This isn’t just any concert, this is THE Grand Opening Party for the newest entertainment venue to hit North Texas, the Box Garden at Legacy Hall. No one else is better suited for this groundbreaking live show than Sarah Jaffe.
Jaffe has a history of breaking ground for some of the most popular music venues in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and with her electro-pop, storytelling style, it’s the perfect fit for this grand opening party. Plus, with opening act TOMKAT, led by Katrina Cain, the Box Garden is going to make ripples in the DFW music scene and rock the night.
The Box Garden is the answer to the proverbial question; What do you want to do today? Not only will the 4-daylong event complete your weekend plans for May 17-20, but the multi-use, multi-bar, multi-seat, multi-food stall, multi-event venue will be filling your calendar for the rest of the year.
Lineup | Box Garden Grand Opening Party | May 17 – 20
Thursday, May 17 - The Kickoff Party
4:30 p.m. Ribbon Cutting with Chris Watson Band
5 p.m. BBQ Happy Hour
11 p.m. It's DJ EJ
Friday, May 18 - Headliner Sarah Jaffe Concert
7 p.m. Sarah Jaffe with TOMKAT
Saturday, May 19 - Music All Day for the Fans
11 a.m. Taste of Texas
- Sleepy Zuhoski
- Madison King
- Kirk Thurmond & The Millennials
10:30 p.m. Late Night Silent Disco
Sunday, May 20 - Celebrate Local Fare
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Farmers Market & Live Music
4 p.m. Chet Stevens Music
Since her debut EP Even Born Again 2008, Sarah Jaffe’s endearingly stark narratives have gone from homespun folk-pop songs to decidedly cathartic pop ballads without losing any of their thoughtfulness or intimacy.
Her full length Suburban Nature introduced the artist to an international audience. The pace of her music shifted with the release of The Body Wins, Don’t Disconnect and her most recent Bad Baby but the delicacy has not: instrumentations now veer more towards electro-pop, but her storytelling and heartfelt lyricism is still every bit as cerebral.
Jaffe’s voice has been featured in the Disney Pixar short The Blue Umbrella scored by Jon Brion. She can also be heard in the Occulus virtual reality short Dear Angelica and has recently composed music for Never Goin’ Back , which premiered January 2018 at Sundance. She’s toured the US and Europe multiple times, performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and shared the stage with Norah Jones, Patty Griffin, Erykah Badu, Metric, Chelsea Wolfe, Midlake, Blitzen Trapper and Cyndi Lauper.
Jaffe also has a writing partnership with hip-hop producer S1 (Beyoncé, Kanye West, Jay Z). The duo’s first collaboration, “Bad Guy” (on whose chorus Jaffe both wrote and sings), appears on Eminem’s Grammy Award winning MMLP2.
TOMKAT is a band based out of Denton, Texas whose work spends much of its time buried in the grey areas between pop, jazz, rock and dance music, the idea of coordinating complex sounds and musical meters is at the heart of their cross-genre investigations. Led by the haunting croon and ache of Katrina Cain’s voice, as well as the dynamic rhythmic interplay that exists within the band, TOMKAT are looking to express their native pop and electronic instincts without sacrificing their evolved temperament to the confines of a modern musical marketplace.