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Texas Summer Music Conference
Texas Summer Music Conference

After the conference, I rode way out to Frisco, Texas to have a late dinner with my homegirl (and publicist extraordinaire) Skyylife at the Cheesecake Factory.

Texas Summer Music Conference, July 16, 2011

More scenes from the Texas Summer Music Conference, July 16, 2011

For ten years, Mic Moodswing has put on the Texas Summer Music Conference in Dallas. Consisting of panel workshops, model and rap showcases, the event has furthered the careers of any number of Texas artists.

The 10th Anniversary of the Texas Summer Music Conference was held at Heroes Sports Bar and Grill on Upper Greenville in Dallas, July 16, 2011. 

Before the conference, I grabbed a lunch at Elevation Burger, a new, eco-friendly chain of fast-food restaurants. The beef is grass-fed, and recycled materials are used for cups and even tables and chairs. The burgers are good and juicy, although they don’t have bacon, because so far they have been unable to find an organic supplier. 

As I posted previously, Griff’s of America was born in the late 1950’s in Kansas City, but somehow it gained a real foothold in Dallas, Fort Worth, Shreveport and Ruston. This location in Southeast Dallas is the oldest location I have seen. 

For breakfast, I decided to try I place I have often heard about in Dallas called Breadwinners. The place was sheer pandemonium with the Saturday crowds, but the food is really good. They are also a bakery, and the desserts were really tempting, even at 9 AM!

Morning view from my balcony, Dallas, Texas Summer Music Conference, July 16, 2011

The Dallas-based label Hulk Entertainment threw a private set on the Friday night before the Texas Summer Music Conference at the Hotel Zaza in Dallas, which is quite a happening place.