Thursday, October 6, 2016

Aurora and Prelude Lights Get Ready To Light Up Dallas Nights

Aurora 2015 Photos from Aurora 2015 c/o Stevan Koye, Nathanael Rehlander and Carter Rose 

On the heels of the successful biennial Aurora public art event last year, the nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center, in partnership with the founders of Aurora, today announced that the tradition of a mini-event in the off-year will continue. Prelude: A Preview of Aurora 2017 – Powered by Reliant will be held on two nights this year instead of one, Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 2016. Prelude, which remains free to the public, will have a more compact footprint transforming parts of the AT&T Performing Arts Center campus and the Meyerson Symphony Center with light, video and sound-based, immersive arts installations.

Live music to precede each night of Prelude.
Friday, October 21: Brave Combo - 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. - Strauss Square
Saturday, October 22: Larry g(EE) - 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. - Strauss Square
Both performances are free to the public.

This year, the AT&T Performing Arts Center will also be hosting its first major fundraising event, Prelude Lights, on the night before Prelude, Thursday, October 20. The ticketed event will take place in the Center’s outdoor amphitheater Annette Strauss Square surrounded by the city’s skyline. Prelude Lights is an extraordinary evening of culinary delights and interactive art in varied mediums of light and sound featuring a live performance by Denton-based electronic band Neon Indian and a DJ set by Zhora. Guests will also be the first to see and interact with the curated Prelude. Christy Berry will serve as Gala Chair, Mary McDermott Cook is the Honorary Chair and Preston Evans is the Young Professionals Chair. Proceeds from Prelude Lights will support arts education, community programs and future imaginative projects presented by the nonprofit Center. To sign up for updates and to RSVP to this free event visit For more information about Prelude Lights, including tickets and sponsorship opportunities, is available at