Big News for Deck Park
Polyphonic Spree to headline grand-opening festivities for Klyde Warren Park
Klyde Warren Park – also known as Deck Park or the reason there's now a tunnel on Woodall Rodgers Freeway – has released details of the first concert during its opening weekend celebration. Billed The Concert for Dallas, the show will be headlined by longtime Dallas music icons The Polyphonic Spree and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. The concert will take place October 27 at 7 pm on the park's Great Lawn.
Polyphonic Spree, the trippy, peace-and-love collaborative headed by Tim DeLaughter and his wife, Julie Boyle, is best known for its girth, with more than a dozen members in the band at any one time, and for its flowing robes – sometimes in rainbow colors, sometimes all white. The Spree has toured internationally with major acts such as David Bowie and the Beach Boys, and their music has been featured on numerous TV shows, commercials and soundtracks, including Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Trombone Shorty is the stage name for Troy Andrews, whose trombone and trumpet skills have been noted by everyone from Lenny Kravitz to U2. His group, Orleans Avenue, mixes together elements of funk, hip-hop and pop music.
Other acts will join the lineup, but they'll all be followed by a fireworks display, which should be quite the sight, lighting up the night sky between Uptown and downtown. Around 6,000 free tickets will be available to the public October 9; how you'll get your hands on those tickets has yet to be announced. The opening weekend will also include an outdoor performance by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and an advance look at the park’s ongoing programming.