EDGE: the Texas monthly festival, featuring live music, on-stage storytelling and access to exclusive interviews between Texas Monthly editors and some of the most influential people making waves in Texas and beyond, is set to take place in Dallas November 8–10.
Presented by VisitDallas, the third annual event will shed light on what’s at the forefront of Texas culture through unique discussions and amazing performances at some of the best venues in Dallas. Weekend passes, which include a gift bag and access to the entire weekend, start at $150.
The festival opens on Friday, November 8, with a special edition of Texas Monthly LIVE at the Bomb Factory, located in the heart of Deep Ellum in Downtown Dallas. Audience members will experience a live issue of the magazine, reimagined for a theater audience. The 90-minute presentation uses music, video and narration to take guests on a storytelling journey showcasing the rich tapestry of Texas. The evening will be hosted by the magazine’s columnist The Texanist (David Courtney).
On Saturday, November 9, the afternoon will focus on engaging interviews with Texans who are shaping the national conversation. Some of the featured speakers announced include Grammy Award-winning musician and record producer Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, discussing her directorial debut; fashion designer and television personality Brandon Maxwell; and cancer immunotherapy experts Dr. Jim Allison, Nobel Prize winner, and his wife, Dr. Padmanee Sharma.
Saturday evening will conclude with Grammy Award-winning recording artist and songwriter Leon Bridges. He returns to the metroplex during his most recent tour to headline and curate a showcase highlighting some of the best up-and-coming artistic talent in Texas. The festival concludes on Sunday, November 10, with a community-wide outdoor picnic open to the public in Klyde Warren Park. Weekend passes and individual tickets are available. For more information, visit texasmonthly.com/events.