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Free Wristbands Tomorrow for Klyde Warren Park "Concert For Dallas"

Tomorrow at 10 a.m., Klyde Warren Park is giving away free wristbands to its opening concert, featuring the Polyphonic Spree, Trombone Shorty and DJ Lucy Wrubel on Sat. Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.

You’ll have to jump through a few hoops to get them:

To obtain these complimentary wristbands, go to www.klydewarrenpark.org and click on the “Get Tickets” button in the upper right hand corner. From there you will be directed to a registration page. Simply fill out the form and submit your order. Once you have completed this process, a confirmation page will be seen on screen and will be emailed to you. Simply print out this confirmation and take to participating Chase bank and Albertsons supermarket locations, while supplies last. There you will be given your wristbands.

Six thousand wristbands will be given away for the event.  Only folks with wristbands will get in to see the concert on opening night.

If you don’t get them and want to check out the new deck park linking the Arts District to Uptown, don’t fret.  There will be entertainment in the park all weekend, including a DSO performance and a concert by Bob Schneider and Jimmy LaFave that will also be free, no wristband required.

Jump for the press release.

DALLAS (October 8, 2012) – Approximately 6,000 free general admission wristbands will be made available at 10 a.m. CST tomorrow (Oct. 9)to The Concert for Dallas Presented by Deloitte, the signature music festival highlighting the Klyde Warren Park Grand Opening Celebration Presented by Chase and J.P. Morgan. The show, slated for Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in Klyde Warren Park, features performances by Grammy-nominated Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Dallas indie rock icons, The Polyphonic Spree. DJ Lucy Wrubel will also perform.

The evening will culminate in a fireworks show presented by Oncor.

Wristbands serve as tickets to The Concert for Dallas. No one will be admitted without a wristband. The rest of Grand Opening weekend will be free and open to the public, and will not require wristbands.

To obtain these complimentary wristbands, go to www.klydewarrenpark.org and click on the “Get Tickets” button in the upper right hand corner. From there you will be directed to a registration page. Simply fill out the form and submit your order. Once you have completed this process, a confirmation page will be seen on screen and will be emailed to you. Simply print out this confirmation and take to participating Chase bank and Albertsons supermarket locations, while supplies last. There you will be given your wristbands.

A list of participating Chase and Albertsons locations (with addresses and phone numbers) will appear on your confirmation.

Entertainment production is sponsored by Jenny and John Kirtland and Tami Thomsen.

A limited number of reserved section passes are also available for the show. “The Concert for Dallas: Party in the Park” passes include access to a hospitality area featuring a variety of foods provided by leading area restaurants, drinks, valet parking and a membership to Friends of the Park.These packages are available for $200 each on the Park’s website, www.klydewarrenpark.org. Proceeds support Klyde Warren Park and the Klyde WarrenPark Grand Opening Celebration Presented by Chase and J.P. Morgan.

Food sponsors include: Bread Winners Café & Bakery, Bandito’s Tex Mex Cantina, The Capital Grille, Dee Lincoln’s Dining Room & Bubble Bar, Katy Trail Ice House, Kelly’s at the Village, Original Cupcakery, Place at Perry’s, Potbelly Sandwich Shop and The Common Table. Beverage sponsors are Coca-Cola Refreshments, Ben E. Keith Co., Hall Wines and Republic National Distributing Co.

Other highlights of the two-day Grand Opening, which will spread across the Park’s 5.2 acres and adjacent Arts District, include a dedication ceremony, an outdoor performance by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and a sneak peek at the Park’s ongoing programming, a Sunday concert featuring Jimmy LaFave and Bob Schneider, and a movie night. The opening will coincide with the final weekend of Art in October, the annual celebration of the Arts District.

Film actor and Dallas native Owen Wilson serves as the event’s Honorary Chair.

Additional Grand Opening sponsors include: Fossil, Sheila and Jody Grant, Museum Tower, Texas Capital Bank, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Hunt Consolidated, Inc., Nancy and Randy Best, TXU Energy, Ernst & Young LLP, 2000 McKinney, Albertsons, Boardwalk Auto Group, Carlson Capital, LP, Vinson & Elkins L.L.P., McKool Smith, Bernadette Schaeffler Collection, Integrated Design Group Inc., Lambert Landscape Company, Rosewood Hotels, City of Dallas, SPACE LIGHTING OF TEXAS by Airstar, Pyrotecnico, UrNameOnIt,com, Ducky Bob’s Event Specialists, GoVision, Todd Events, DJ Lucy Wrubel, CBS Radio, CBS 11/TXA 21, KERA and KXT.

The Klyde Warren Park Opening Celebration Presented by Chase is produced by Fay + Sawers Productions.

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About Klyde Warren Park:

Klyde Warren Park serves as a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors to enjoy in the heart of the city. The 5.2-acre deck park, designed by the Office of James Burnett, creates an urban green space over the existing Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul Streets in Downtown Dallas. The highly programmed park includes a performance pavilion, restaurant, shaded walking paths, a dog park, a children’s park, great lawn, water features, and an area for games and much more. To volunteer or make a donation, please visit www.KlydeWarrenPark.org or call 214-716-4500.

About Art In October

The Dallas Arts District presents the third annual Art in October with a line up of more than 170 events, many free or at a reduced price, during the month of October on Flora Street in Downtown Dallas. The month-long art celebration of the Dallas Arts District spotlights the district’s organizations, venues, exhibitions and programs with a variety of events while raising the bar from last year’s successes. Art in October 2012 is a diverse mix of stunning district-wide exhibitions and community-oriented elements designed to entertain and engage audiences of all ages.

For event information, please visit www.artinoctober.com