Dallas Strong Memorializes Fallen Officers

In memory of the 2016 Dallas Police Shooting that killed five and injured nine, Dallas Strong Music Festival will take place next year. Organizers will be donating the majority of proceeds to Gold Star families.

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Dallas Strong Music Festival

The festival is set to take place at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas May 25-27. No acts have been announced yet but blind presales begin later today through Kickstarter. The genres for the festival will be hip hop, pop, alternative rock and country.

The festival is founded by Zak Chaouki, the 19-year-old president of Pacific Event Group. He said of the event, “Our goal is simplistic and pure, we’re here to make the world a better place, and inspire others to do the same. Music is a universal language, and we will use it to spread love and kindness in the face of adversity.”

Angels of America’s Fallen will be one of the nonprofits benefitting from the event, set to receive one-third of the proceeds from the event. The organization helps fund a healthy and developmental activity of a fallen soldier or first responder’s child.

The Dallas Police Shooting refers to an incident in 2016 when a rogue shooter killed five police and injured nine others. The shooter was eventually killed with a bomb delivered by a robot.