(photo by Melissa Davis Hennings)
The beautiful and historic Kessler Theatre, which opened in 1942 by Gene Autry, comes roaring back to life with a special holiday open house this Sunday, December 27th from 4PM to 6PM. If you mention BFOC at the door, $2 will be given to support our efforts. The official grand opening won’t be until February, but this event is designed to give everyone a peek at the restoration progress that is now taking place.
The event is free and open to the public with special performances by Emily Elbert who will be showcasing new songs from her second CD – to be released this spring – and some old favorites from her debut album, Bright Side. Opening for Emily will be Austin’s Ruby Jane, a 15 year old singer and violinist who has performed with Willie Nelson, and was featured on the stage of the Grand Ol’ Opry at age 9, so be sure to bring the kids!
Along with the soon to be opened Nova bike pub, owners at the Kessler are also consulting with BFOC to help make the venue “bike friendly”, so stay tuned for some exciting announcements. The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 West Davis Street in North Oak Cliff, 10 blocks West of Bishop Arts.