Join The Franklin Imagine Group for a Gospel Brunch on the patio of the Sanford House Inn and Spa at 12:30pm Sunday, October 3 as a part of the inaugural Ramblin' Roads Music Festival, presented by Downtown Arlington. The event features immersive performances celebrating the rich history of gospel music with dynamic choral, solo, and music presentations led by Grammy Award-winning artist Myron Butler. Brunch will be created by Chef David Pacheco of the award-winning Restaurant506 and served in a beautiful outdoor setting.
On the Program
The Ramblin’ Roads Music Festival welcomes these powerful voices, sure to lift your spirit and fill your soul.
Tommye Young-West: A nationally-recognized gospel artist, Tommye Young-West has always been driven by her love of God and connecting with people. She grew up in Dallas, singing in the church of her father, the late Bishop TL Young. Her inspiring career includes a wide range of vocal work, first with many great R&B artists then exclusively as a prolific gospel recording artist. Her career also includes performances with the Dallas and North Carolina Symphonies, acting in a dozen gospel theatre productions, and singing the movie soundtrack theme for A Woman Called Moses starring Cicely Tyson.
Angela Blair: A multi-talented entertainer and community advocate, by her teens Angela Blair was opening for headliners like Mighty Clouds of Joy and Shirley Caesar. Not long after she won the 2005 Kraft Gospel Talent Search, her career soared with performances at the Essence Festival, Bobby Jones Gospel on BET, Super Bowl 46, the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, and more. Her talent has earned her many accolades, including being named one of the top ten independent artists of 2013 by Examiner Magazine. In addition to her recording career, ABJ appeared in the feature film Leap of Faith and served as an associate producer on Universal Studio’s documentary short film, Barack Obama, The Man and His Journey.
Shanaillion Thompson: After working several years as a school teacher, Shanaillion Thompson began to pursue a life of Christian ministry through music. Her performances in gospel theatre productions, including He’s Here and A Love Story presented by The Potter’s House in Dallas, have captivated audiences as well as her appearance on BET Gospel Show Sunday’s Best. She says her new song The Lover of My Soul is a further glimpse into her testimony.
Dean Mills: A talented vocalist and saxophonist, Dean Mills grew up on a farm in rural Michigan. He began singing in his local church at the age of 15, and four years later, he moved to California to pursue a music career. Now a Texan, Dean combines jazz and R&B with gospel, creating a unique singing style that reaches a wide variety of audiences.
Get Your Tickets Now!
Access to the Gospel Brunch is not included with the purchase of any festival passes and must be purchased separately. Space is limited. Ticket sales end October 1, so click here and get yours today!
About the Franklin Imagine Group
The mission of The Franklin Imagine Group is to impact lives through the arts by establishing a foundation for learning, knowing and growing in the basic tenants of a career in the arts. The TFIG inaugural Camp Lotus took place in Summer 2019 and offered local students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshop sessions about the music business, promotion, marketing, performance, songwriting, recording and a live performance as a means to develop character, skills and abilities for future successes in life, family and work environments.
Festival Passes Available Now
Three Day VIP Passes, Three Day General Admission Passes and Single Day General Admission Passes are available for the Ramblin' Roads Music Festival, and range in price from $45-$100. Gospel Sunday Brunch tickets are sold separately. Special group ticket packages are also available. Kid’s tickets are available too; some restrictions apply. Check out the website for all the details!
About Ramblin’ Roads Music Festival
Founded and coordinated by the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation, the Ramblin’ Roads Music Festival is created through the collaboration of the community and its many businesses that make up Downtown Arlington. Proceeds from this event benefit the continued renewal of Downtown Arlington. ramblinroadsfest.com
About Downtown Arlington
Designated by the State of Texas as the Arlington Cultural District, Downtown Arlington is where creativity, authenticity, and hometown pride thrive and drive what's next. Within its less than a two-mile radius, Downtown is home to a top tier public research university, prolific visual and performing artists and arts institutions, live entertainment, exciting NCAA and professional athletics, one-of-a-kind dining and retail, and a supportive business climate. downtownarlington.org