The DeSoto Arts Commission is gearing up for the 2nd annual DeSoto Arts Live! Music & Arts Festival on Saturday, September 30th. This is the event that featured the concert with the Original Lakeside band in 2016. The Commission is working hard to make it bigger and better this year by expanding the art show with many more vendors displaying and selling their work, a free gaming truck and inflatables for the kids, lots of great food and non-stop musical entertainment on three stages culminating in a special performance by 80’s recording artist Midnight Star.
DeSoto Arts Live! Celebrates The Visual Arts with:
- An expanded Artist’s Row featuring booths with local visual artists selling and displaying their work
- Visual artists participating in the Plein Air competition capturing the sites and images of the event as they paint on-site
- A breath-taking demonstration of spray paint art provided by Cosmo Universal Art at 5 pm
DeSoto Arts Live! Celebrates Dance with:
- A Dance Party on the Green from 2 to 6 pm in the plaza in front of the Corner Theatre
- Trinity Christian School’s Drumline will get the dance party started at 2 pm
- Followed by a free Zumba demonstration, and line dancers
- And a special performance at 4 pm on the “green” by Bandan Koro African Drummers and Dancers.
DeSoto Arts Live! Celebrates Various Genres of Music on two stages with:
- Kid’z Zone Stage featuring L Jay doing Karaoke all day, the Hip-Hop Gospel sounds of TROMP at 2 pm and the R&B and NeoSoul of Elise Amara at 5 pm
- On the Main Amphitheater Stage enjoy great George Strait-style Country Music performed by DeSoto’s own singing cowboy, Joe King, at 1 pm, followed by the hot sounds of Latin Fire at 3 pm
- You’ll want to be sure to have a great spot at the Amphitheater Stage beginning at 6:30 pm to hear Celebrity the Comedian, followed by the winner of the Beneath the Star Poetry Contest. The Inspiration Band will really get the party started at 7:30 pm leading up to “No Parking On The Dance Floor” and other Top 40 Hits performed by 80’s recoding artist, MIDNIGHT STAR at 8:30 pm.
The DeSoto Arts Commission is hosting a special VIP Experience at 6:30 pm featuring a Meet N’ Greet with members of the Midnight Star band, appetizers, drinks, and reserved seating in the Outdoor Amphitheater for the Midnight Star concert. Tickets for this event are $35 and only 75 will be sold. Go to www.desotoartslive.com to purchase VIP Experience tickets or call 972.230.9648 for more information. All other seating for the concerts and activities is free and available on first come basis.
Remote parking and free shuttle will be available at DC3 church beginning at 4pm. For more information go to www.desotoartslive.com or call 972.230.9648.