Bomb Factory Is Back

Bomb Factory reopens in Deep Ellum to blow up Dallas live music scene

Bomb Factory reopens in Deep Ellum to blow up Dallas live music scene

Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
The Bomb Factory is now open (again) in Deep Ellum. Photo by Enrico Casino
Crowd outside Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
Concertgoers lined up outside Bomb Factory on opening night. Photo by Enrico Casino
Stage at Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
The space has been reconfigured with a stage at one end. Photo by Enrico Casino
Lounge at Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
VIPs, this is for you. Photo by Enrico Casino
People at bar in Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
Concerts make you thirsty. Photo by Enrico Casino
Sarah Jaffe at Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
Sarah Jaffe Photo by Enrico Casino
Sarah Jaffe at Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
Sarah Jaffe Photo by Enrico Casino
Sarah Jaffe at Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
Sarah Jaffe Photo by Enrico Casino
Erykah Badu at Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
Erykah Badu Photo by Enrico Casino
Erykah Badu at Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
Erykah Badu Photo by Enrico Casino
Erykah Badu at Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
Erykah Badu Photo by Enrico Casino
Toadies at Bomb Factory
Toadies Photo by Enrico Casino
Toadies at Bomb Factory
Toadies Photo by Enrico Casino
Crowd shot during show at Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
Crowd during Toadies show at Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum. Photo by Enrico Casino
Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
Crowd outside Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
Stage at Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
Lounge at Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
People at bar in Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
Sarah Jaffe at Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
Sarah Jaffe at Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
Sarah Jaffe at Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
Erykah Badu at Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
Erykah Badu at Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
Erykah Badu at Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum
Toadies at Bomb Factory
Toadies at Bomb Factory
Crowd shot during show at Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum

Concertgoers nursing a nostalgia for the old days of Deep Ellum gained entrance to the revived Bomb Factory on March 26, when Erykah Badu returned to her hometown to help break in the new stage, along with fellow local favorite Sarah Jaffe. The opening weekend continued with a concert from the Toadies on March 28.

Refurbished by Clint Barlow, owner of Trees, the venue has a capacity of 4,300, and it's a far cry from the burned-out hole it was in the '90s, with functional bathrooms, nine 12-person suites and, thank goodness, air conditioning.

Coming up April 4: the annual Pin Show, which celebrates local fashion talent with a high-energy runway presentation and after-party. On April 11, Bomb Factory hosts the first Atomic Music Festival with Animals As Leaders, Tesseract, Entheos, The Red Chord, The Atlas Moth, In Search of Sight, Design of Destiny, Pardon Me and Devil.

On May 7, the Jesus and Mary Chain celebrates the 30th anniversary of their debut album, Psychocandy​.

For tickets to these shows and more, visit the Bomb Factory website.