School's canceled, activities are canceled, prom's canceled — or is it? Deep Ellum music venues The Bomb Factory, Canton Hall, and Trees are teaming up to give students a one-of-a-kind free virtual prom on Friday, May 16 at 8 pm.
"Bomb Prom 2020" will stream via Vimeo, Facebook Live, Twitch, and YouTube, and purports to be the first online production like this that's dedicated to bringing a virtual prom experience to the high school students of Dallas-Fort Worth.
Attendees can expect a number of traditional elements through interactive and virtual formats, including voting for a royal court, surprise celebrity cameos, a virtual photo booth, and DJ battles featuring High School Hype vs. Kings of Prom.
Local school districts are also collaborating with businesses in the Deep Ellum neighborhood to produce the Bomb Prom Box. This goodie box of prom-appropriate items will be hand-selected by Deep Ellum boutiques, encouraging attendees to safely patronize local businesses for their prom night essentials.
The goal is to reach as many students and families as possible — even outside the DFW area — and anyone and everyone is welcome, say the organizers. Additional information regarding Bomb Prom can be found at TheBombFactory.com/Bomb-Prom.