By Sarah Bahari (original Dallas Morning News article)
The Uptown Theatre is a historic downtown Grand Prairie landmark that was restored to its 1950's look along Main St., Thursday, June 25, 2020.
Grand Prairie will be designated a Music Friendly Community on Sept. 11 by the Texas Music Office. The city will celebrate on Saturday with a certification ceremony and live music. Performers will include local singer and songwriter Cas Haley, who won second place on Season 2 of America’s Got Talent, and Remy Reilly, a Dallas-based indie pop singer. Grand Prairie Firefighters Pipes and Drums will also perform a special tribute in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Community members are encouraged to attend the ceremony, which begins at 6 p.m. at Firehouse Gastro Park, 321 Main St. with the first 50 guests receiving a commemorate guitar pick. Tickets for the concert that will start at 8 p.m. are available to purchase online. The Texas Music Office seeks to foster music-related economic development in Texas cities and communities. Other music friendly communities include Arlington, Fort Worth, Denton, McKinney and Austin.