From Staff Reports
DESOTO—Picture DeSoto Eagle Stadium with a frenzied capacity crowd of 10,000+ singing Word Up alongside Cameo Snap a shot of Rachelle Ferrell churning out one of her almost 7-octave range ballads Paint a vivid portrait of a large concert stage complete with LED screens, sub-woofers and multi-colored lighting truss. The frame would be supplied by the over 1,000 additional participating musicians, staff, supporters and students that will be involved with this inaugural monumental event and then decide Are YOU Ready...(start drumroll here)
The 2012 DeSoto SolJazz Festival (DSJF) promises to be the start of a new era of events that expand the infrastructure and financial base of the surrounding areas by providing exciting, interactive and participatory events from June 1st 10th that involves five major components: Family, Health, Music, Food and Fun!
The DSJF Calendar of Events will be centralized in the best southwest area and will showcase SolJazzy Happy Hour events at select Official SolJazz Partner venues. There will also be a community-based Walk for Diabetes Prevention whereas you can register now via www.desotosoljazzfest.com. Join us for SolJazz Karaoke Contests where you can belt out your favorite songs and win SolJazz tickets and VIP access.
The SolJazz Spotlight Concerts will be held at the DeSoto Amphitheater in the Town Center and will feature diverse artists with their own original style and music. There will also be a Celebrity & Partner Golf Tournament with more details to come, along with a Comedy & Casino Night that will set the stage for the spectacular SolJazz Saturday!
Saturday, June 9th also known as SOLJAZZ SATURDAY will highlight an All-Star lineup of over eight (8) national musical artists including Cameo, Rachelle Ferrell, MC Lyte, Doug E. Fresh and Pieces of a Dream! The campus of DeSoto High School will be transformed into a megaplex of sorts that will include Food Trucks, Food Vendors, Retail Vendors, Community Group Areas and a Health Pavilion complete with blood pressure checks, dental exams, chair massages, and a Kidzz Cool Down Area. To close out the almost 10-days of festivities, there will be an Official Soljazz Brunch to celebrate Rejoice Sunday
The DeSoto Chamber of Commerce teamed up with Gemstone Management to get this project off the ground and make this event the most successful event possible in its first year. With over 20 years of experience managing events, Gemstone CEO, Meredith Capleton knows what it takes for events like this to have longevity and that is The community--The community is the basis for all events of this magnitude, because the event has to create a foundation, and the foundation is not the artists, or the sponsors, it is the people--The people that this event involves will evolve. The students who will benefit from scholarship dollars provided by sponsors and matched by businesses alike.
The fans and admirers of the performers are the core of the event and in the end will solidify popularity and demand. We just have to keep the great artists on stage, have a little something for everyone and get the tickets on sale!
www.desotosoljazzfest.com or call 888-430-6549 for more info. You really do not want to miss this exciting festival! Book your hotels, get your tickets and start planning to get to DeSoto (Dallas) Texas right now!
The inaugural 2012 Desoto, Texas Soljazz Festival will be held from June 1-10 with the finale concert being held at the beautiful Desoto Eagle Stadium, which will be transformed into a spectacular concert venue complete with an elevated sound stage, multiple jumbo LED screens and featuring international and nationally-renowned musical artists, local musicians, dancers, community groups, vendors, food, contests, free giveaways and family fun. Visit www.desotosoljazzfest.com or call 888-430-6549 for more info!
Source: Focus Daily News