Steven Johnson, grandson of Robert Johnson, stands in front of 508 Park where his grandfather recorded. He came to help us celebrate the groundbreaking for the amphitheater which will be next door to 508.
Mission Statement for 508 Park
508 Park is an innovative outreach program of The Stewpot and the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas that seeks to bring together people of all cultures and faiths through dialogue, education, music, and art.
508 Park is a landmark building at the crossroads of the past and the present that works to transform lives.
508 Park is a multi-use facility with a music academy, a recording studio, a concert amphitheater, a rooftop terrace, a community garden, the Open Art Program, and the Museum of Street Culture.
The Museum of Street Culture features permanent and rotating exhibitions that link the growth of blues, jazz, country and other styles of vernacular music with the living history of tramp, hobo, and homeless art.
The Open Art Program provides opportunities for homeless and at-risk individuals to improve the quality and enjoyment of their lives by developing and expanding their creativity.
The Community Garden provides individuals with access to a space for plants and herbs.
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All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
March 23 @ 508:
Three blues acts unite for FREE outdoor garden concert @ 508 Park
Blues music will again fill the air at the historic 508 Park Ave. building on Saturday, March 23. The free, all-ages Music @ 508 Park will feature guitarists Holland K. Smith, Hunter Hendrickson and Troy Cartwright delivering upbeat country music along with blues riffs and solos at the south side of 508 Park in the community garden, just east of The Stewpot. Gates open at 3:40 p.m. and the concert will conclude with an "All Star" jam by 7 p.m. Free parking will be available at First Presbyterian Church, 1835 Young Street.