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Troy Cartwright

Dreaming of playing his music for the world since he was a teen, Troy Cartwright is finally making that dream a reality. Having gotten his start by playing in bars and churches in his hometown, Troy eventually made his way to Berklee College of Music in Boston. After a string of miscellaneous jobs in the music industry, he finally decided that it was time to take his own music seriously. In 2015 he released his debut album to much fanfare, and continues to tour and write.

city guide:
Dallas, TX
food
Velvet Taco
Local chain featuring handmade tortillas and everything made from scratch. 
3012 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
shopping
Tone Shop Guitars
The largest acoustic showroom in the DFW area featuring one of three Taylor guitar rooms in the county. Founded by two, local musicians, Grant Sheffield and Tommy Roberts who are passionate about providing a world class selection of instruments, accessories and information to fellow music lovers.
15317 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001, USA
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bar
Twilite Lounge
Local bar featuring New Orleans-inspired cocktails, live music nights, and a cozy patio.
2640 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226, USA
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coffee
Garden Cafe
Neighborhood coffee shop and eatery, serving up Southern-style brunch fare.
5310 Junius St, Dallas, TX 75214, USA
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shopping
Bill’s Records and Tapes
Vintage record store featuring obscure finds and occasional concerts on a small stage.
1317 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215, USA
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outdoors
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
The Dallas Arboretum is considered one of the top arboretums in the world. At 66 acres located on the shores of White Rock Lake, it features 19 gardens, seasonal festivals and events, and much more.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218, USA
outdoors
White Rock Lake
White Rock Lake is one of Dallas' most beloved and frequented parks, and is one of the best places to experience natural areas and wildlife in an urban setting. It is home to 33 types of mammals including rabbits, skunks, raccoons, possums, bobcats, red foxes, and minks; reptiles, including rattlesnakes, turtles, lizards, and horned toads; amphibians; and hundreds of bird species, including swans, pelicans, loons, and many more.
White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX, USA
venue
Kessler Theater
Historic theater staging music shows, performance art, and films, with a separate dining area and bar.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
landmark
Nasher Sculpture Garden
Located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center is home to one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world, the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, featuring more than 300 masterpieces by Calder, de Kooning, di Suvero, Giacometti, Hepworth, Kelly, Matisse, Miró, Moore, Picasso, Rodin, Serra and more.
Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
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