Archive for July, 2013

July 28, 2013

Design, Build, >>Your Shade Structure Here<<

One thing the plaza desperately needs is more shade. And we know there are tons of talented artists, builders and architects in Dallas ready to impress with their creativity & craftsmanship. So here’s your chance.

We’re opening the plaza to display original shade structures designed and built in Dallas, from August 19th through the 24th. You can build one yourself or form a team from your design firm or friends. The only stipulations are 1) under 400 sq ft, 2) not attached to the plaza in any way, 3) wind and rain resistant, since it’ll be on display for a week.

Anyone interested in designing and building a shade structure can apply by sending an email to amanda[at]


July 26, 2013

Storm Cancels Jazz on July 26th. See August 23rd

We’re officially calling it a draw with the rain this week. Last week we waited it out and it was beautiful!! This week, it looks like we’ll be getting another dose of storms just as we’d be ready to get started tonight.

So put your picnic back in the fridge and your blanket back in the closet…..until August 23rd. That’ll be our last outdoor evening concert of the season! More details to come – we look forward to seeing you there!



July 24, 2013

Jazz in July I…II…..III This Friday!

Jazz in July III Poster - smaller

Our mild July weather has made for 2 especially-pleasant evenings of Jazz. We have one more to go this season! Did you know that the City Hall Plaza has a big grove of shade trees and a stepped, half-circle ‘stage’? It’s perfect for a evening of good music good friends, and meeting new ones.

5:30     Setting up*

7-8pm      Yells at Eels

* Note the conspicuous absence of a beer garden this week – it wasn’t hugely popular, but it’s hugely expensive! And the music sounds great with or without it.

Photos from the first two events are on our Facebook page.

Here’s a snippet of what we enjoyed last week from Jack Don Loe.

See you Friday!

And, as the poster says, if you’d like be a part of making our plaza a pleasant place like this every day, join us next Tuesday the 30th at high noon in the L1FN-A conference room of City Hall where we’ll be getting down to business. We have one more event this season coming up in August, where our new council members get to see Living Plaza for the first time!

July 17, 2013

This Friday – Concert on the Plaza

This just in, Jackie Don Loe will be performing at this Friday’s concert on the plaza!

We’re starting a little later this week since it really cooled off and became quite pleasant around 6:30pm. And, once again we’ll be under the shade of the grove of trees near Young St.

So bring your blanket, picnic dinner, dog, frisbee, and kids. Nammi, YellowBelly and Cool Haus will be there too.


6:30pm    Beer garden opens

7pm            Jackie Don Loe begins


Jazz in July BannerII

July 11, 2013

Standing With Texas Women on the Plaza

Yesterday morning the Stand With Texas Women tour stopped by the Dallas City Hall Plaza for their press conference before heading to Fort Worth for an evening rally.

Organized by Planned Parenthood, the tour is in support of Wendy Davis’ fillabuster fight against legislation regarding women’s healthcare centers.

Not that our City Government has much if anything to do with this, but the Plaza really is a great, big stage to the world. Especially with room for so much press!