- Anita Simmons, Uptown Dallas Inc.


Uptown Dallas Inc., the public improvement organization of the Uptown district, will hold their 5th Annual Uptown Block Party on Thursday, October 14 with a free concert featuring the Emerald City Band and DJ Spinderella, with a performance by Booker T. Washington’s contemporary RJAM group.

The Uptown Block Party will take place beginning at 5:30 PM on the closed streets of Cityplace West Blvd. and feature music, a market, games, food, beverages, and fun for the whole family.

“Dallas is getting back to events in a big way,” said Anita Simmons, Director of Marketing and Events for Uptown Dallas Inc. “The Uptown Block Party gets bigger and better with each year and it’s the perfect place for the community to come together and dance in the street.”

Emerald City Band is one of Dallas’ most high-energy super groups. The band has performed for the Bush presidency, Super Bowl XLV, Apple, Southwest Airlines, Microsoft and more. Their songs include hits that will have the audience singing and dancing all night long.

Deidra Muriel Roper, known as DJ Spinderella, has made her mark in the music industry and is best known as a member of the hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa. Throughout her career, she has hosted multiple radio shows, appeared on VH1 and the BET Hip Hop Awards.

DISD’s Booker T. Washington, known for producing some of the world’s greatest artists will also have a set to impress. Students from the Root, Jazz & American Music group known as RJAM will kick off the night’s event. RJAM is a contemporary division of the school’s music conservatory led by Terence Hobdy.

A free yoga class will also take place at 7:30 AM on the closed streets of CityPlace West Blvd. hosted by Uptown Dallas Inc. and CorePower Yoga.

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About Uptown Dallas Inc.

Uptown Dallas Inc., the non-profit that manages and enhances the public improvements of the Uptown district, programs the Uptown district with year-round events like yoga in Griggs Park, movies in Griggs Park, the Annual Uptown Block Party, small business markets, merchant meetings, coffee with cops, and more. For additional information on upcoming events and to learn more about Uptown Dallas Inc., go to uptowndallas.net and follow them on Instagram @uptowndallas.

Media Contact:
Anita Simmons, anita@uptowndallas.net