If you want to experience the sights, sounds, and soul of Dallas, you’ll have to make a stop at the House of Blues. The House of Blues, Dallas, is a popular rock and blues-themed chain with celebrated southern cuisines such as fresh jambalaya and po boys. You will find regular concerts and constant delicious dishes here on North Lamar Street in Dallas, this particular House of Blues always pumping with live music and lively guests. While here take some time to not only enjoy the music and food but also learn a little bit about the restaurant and its impact on local culture in general. A quick history lesson inside will tell you all about Isaac Tigrett, the originator of this brand, as well as the very first House of Blues in Cambridge, Massachusetts, built in 1992. Find out exactly how this nationally recognized music brand has ‘educated and celebrated the history of southern culture and African American artistic contributions to music and art’ since the very beginning.
One of the biggest local impacts the House of Blues Dallas plays is in the community itself, the brand being highly dedicated to serving the community, from donation dinners to helping the homeless. Learn about the world famous Gospel Brunch, a morning event in which you can ‘praise the Lord and pass the biscuits’, or perhaps about the Crazy Quilt stage curtains dedicated to those brave members of the Underground Railroad. If you see a show here be aware of the Delta Mississippi mud welded into a box under the stage, keeping the roots of the south close at all times. This venue is the largest curator of Outsider Art in the world as well, the entire place filled with several folk and self-created ‘visual blues’ pieces.
The food will definitely not disappoint during your visit, either, the House of Blues serving up an amazing mix of American and International dishes regularly. St. Louis style ribs, shrimp and grits, or sweet southern deserts, they are all really delicious!! Be sure to stop at the HOB Gear Shop before you go to pick up some apparel, accessories, drinkware, music, art, or donate to the community!