Win at Deep Ellum Arts Festival with a QR Code

Win at Deep Ellum Arts Festival with a QR Code

QR codes help you win at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival

Use a QR code to win at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival

Free Festival

The most anticipated event of the year, the 19th annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival, transforms six city blocks of Main Street in the Deep Ellum entertainment district into a spectacular visual and performing arts festival featuring 200 juried decorative and visual artists from throughout the country. There will also be 100 original bands, singer/songwriters and performance artists performing only original music from 5 different stages, bountiful food and drink and the renowned Sunday Pet Parade. An “Arty Party” for all of the senses, this unique gathering with tantalizing sights, sounds and flavors showcases everything that makes Deep Ellum the most interesting and evolving neighborhood in the Metroplex. Even the people watching is amazing! Admittance to the Festival is free.

Buzz-In, Discover and Win

Detailed Festival information and the Festival guide can be found  by scanning the BestBuzz QR code. For the second year in a row , BestBuzz is a proud sponsor of the Deep Ellum Arts Festival.  The QR code delivers all of your festival information in a handy “guide in the palm of your hands”. The custom branded Mobile Friendly Landing Page lists all of the artists, food vendors and musicians as well as a site map. So remember to scan the QR code to keep up to date with all the festival events. The QR codes will be printed on pre-event posters and flyers and can be found at the event on banners. You can also enter to win a commemorative poster from the festival by scanning the QR code, just text BUZZ to 63566, download the FREE BestBuzz app and enter your details. Winners will be notified by email and posters will be given to the lucky winners at the event.

Scan this QR code and win at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival

Deep Ellum Arts Festival are using the QR code for the second year
in a row.

Dates and Times:

Friday, April 5 – 5:00pm to 11:00pm

Saturday, April 6 – 11:00am to 11:00pm

Sunday, April 7 – 11:00am to 8:00pm


Dallas, Texas in the Deep Ellum Entertainment District on the 2600-3100 block of Main Street between Good Latimer and Hall St. and Elm and Commerce Streets. Zip: 75226


200 decorative and visual fine artists from around the country will have their distinctive one-of-a-kind works on display. Festival attendees can stroll through displays of cutting-edge decorative arts and admire, commission, and purchase the art of sculptors, muralists, jewelers, painters, and fine artists; some of whom will be creating pieces on the spot.

Free Concerts

More than 100 bands and singer/songwriters will perform all original music from five separate open-air stages, reflecting the ever-evolving music scene in North Texas. All stages will be rocking simultaneously with an eclectic mix of genres, including Texas Roadhouse Blues, Roots, Rock, Rockabilly, Indie, Punk, Jazz Fusion, Big Band, Country, Reggae, Singer Songwriters, and other “genre-breaking” bands  

Featured Performers include, The Effinays, Dallas’ most up & coming reggae-fusion sound. John Gaar – a captivating, soulful singer with a deft and provocative guitar style that converges to create a powerful and indelible impression.  With rotating instruments and multiple lead vocalists, Fox and the Bird plays the types of songs you could sing along to the first time you hear them. Kirk Baxley is a soulful, genuine performer rooted in honest song-writing with a raw, gospel influenced voice.  For high-energy folkin’ excitement that’s been making Dallas dance for several years, there’s really none better than Parallel Play.  Brave Combo is returning to the festival as a favorite, ”America’s Premier Dance band and a rollicking, rocking, rhythmic global journey”.  And before they head out to Rock USA 2013 to join a ridiculous lineup including Saliva, Sevendust, and Van Halen to name a few – Midnight Empire will melt Deep Ellum’s faces!

Also featured are Christian Brooks, Buggaboo, The Jones’ Band, Chris Watson, Reinventing Jude, The BoomBachs, Matt Barron, Playdough & DJ Sean P, Confederate Soul, Nicholas Altobelli & the Gigawats, Jonothan Fox, and many more.

 Deep Ellum Texas Village & Stage, on Crowdus St. between Main and Commerce features signature Deep Ellum restaurants selling samples of their most popular dishes accompanied by local visual and performing artists displaying and playing the original compositions one would expect to find in the “hood”. Local restaurants this year include Lemongrass, Mama Faye’s BBQ, Buzzbrews, Cane Rosso and others

 Delicious, Festive cuisine: Festival concessionaires will also be serving a myriad of culinary delights throughout the festival including corny dogs, turkey legs, BBQ, Mexican, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Cajun, American, and Italian cuisine, crepes and specialty desserts and health-foods. Beer, wine, and soft beverages will also be available for purchase. In a restricted Festival Lounge cocktails can be purchased. In support of festival vendors and permit regulations, no outside food or beverages may be brought into or consumed on the festival site.

 Artists Underground is part of a visual and performing collective curated by local favorites Three Of One Arts (The Davies Brothers), that will showcase a cutting edge selection of their work and that of their top picks for up and coming names in underground art such as Beau Ethridge, Joe Skilz, Infinity Crew, and many others. Also featured is the Just.Us.League, a volunteer freestyle art squad of 11 artists who will paint collaboratively on the same canvas at the same time, as well as live body painting, graffiti demonstrations, and eclectic performance artists. The Just.Us.League auctions off their work to benefit different charitable causes.

 Street Performers throughout the festival will entertain with an engaging and exciting mix of theatricality. You will find jugglers, mimes, sidewalk performers and other whimsical characters roaming the festival throughout the weekend.

 Pet Parade:

Pet owners are invited to take their “Best Friends” on a tail-wagging promenade down Main Street for the popular annual Deep Ellum Pet Parade. Register to be eligible for prizes at the Deep Ellum Bark Park starting Sunday at 11:00am, or just join the parade anywhere along the way. Awards and pet-related activities will take place near the intersection of Main Street and Malcolm X starting at 12:00 noon. Well-trained dogs are welcome to the festival all day Sunday only. 

The Deep Ellum Community Association and The Deep Ellum Foundation, 501(C)(3) organizations benefit from this annual free-to-attend community festival.  

This is an “adult-oriented” visual and performing arts festival – while supervised young children and teenagers are welcome during the day, there are no specifically planned activities for them.

The Deep Ellum Arts Festival® is the signature event for Deep Ellum Texas and has remained free-to-attend thanks to the generosity and support of past and present sponsors.  

This year’s sponsors include Pabst Blue Ribbon, Texas Ford Dealers, 5 Hour Energy, Science Diet, The Dallas Observer, Yelp, CBS Radio Stations 100.3 JackFM, 98.7KLUV, 103.7 LiteFM, Mega 107.5, Indie-Verse, Best Buzz.Bz, Green Mountain Energy, Magnolia Hotels, Silverleaf Resorts, Texas Roadhouse Blues Tour & Maddskillz Entertainment, AXZM and numerous other sponsors and civic organizations.

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