UNT COMM teams up with Resolana's Westside Music Festival | Communication Studies
September 14, 2011

UNT COMM teams up with Resolana's Westside Music Festival

On Saturday, September 24, Resolana will host its 2nd annual Westside Music Festival from noon-6pm at 511 W. Commerce in Dallas. This family-friendly event includes music from the Mark McKenzie Quartet, Janet Davis and the Velvet Living Room, Brent Byrd, Regina Chellew, Wolf at the Door, & La Parranda Venezuela. Enjoy a silent with over 100 items ranging from art items (some made by faculty and students in the UNT Communication Studies department) and donations made by area businesses and a live auction of a painting created during the music festival by Ivonne Acero.

The festival will also auction off Good Girl and Bad Girl doll sets crafted by area high-profile celebrities and organizations--come find out what our community thinks about "good" and "bad" girls. Kids will be entertained by a bounce house, hoola hoop contests, face painting, storytelling, and art projects from the Dallas Museum of Art and adults will find yoga classes and chair massages. Gandolfo's will be selling food and donating profits to Resolana.

The Department of Communication Studies is partnering with Resolana to support the Westside Music Festival with in many ways. Three of our graduate students (Rachelle Avery, Miranda Chesson, & Blake McDaniel) are conducting internships with Resolana right now in conjunction with the music festival and many more will be volunteering at the festival in a wide variety of capacities. The department's honorary organization, Lambda Pi Eta, is also helping to volunteer at the festival. Resolana is still looking for volunteers for Friday night set-up-- e-mail resolanamusic@gmail.com if you're available between 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm if you're available to help.

Tickets are still available for the Westside Music Festival--Buy yours now and save! Individual tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door; family passes are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets are available through the Westside Music Festival website -- www.resolanamusic.com -- or by seeing Dr. Suzanne Enck-Wanzer in GAB 320E.

Resolana is a community-based nonprofit organization providing holistic, gender-sensitive, rehabilitative programming for women in the Dallas County Jail. These programs educate and empower women to break the cycle of incarceration and become healthy, contributing members of society. See www.resolana.info for more information about this community organization.

All proceeds from the Westside Music Festival benefit Resolana.