The Jefferson Steampunk Christmas Ball- December 15, 2012

The Jefferson Steampunk Christmas Ball- December 15, 2012

JEFFERSON- The first Jefferson Steampunk Christmas Ball will be held on December 15, 2012 at the Jefferson Transportation & Visitor Center, located at 305 E Austin Street, just across the tracks from the Jefferson General Store. The Ball starts at 9:00 pm.  Early arrivals are encouraged to join in “Jefferson’s Old Fashioned Christmas Parade”, starting at 6:00 PM.

Jefferson has become the Steampunk Capitol of the ArkLaTex with it’s many antique shops, historic buildings, ghost stories and location on the hauntingly, meandering Big Cypress Bayou that flows into the mysterious, spanish moss laden Caddo Lake. Jefferson also has hosted the Steampunk Illumination Society’s Nightmare Machine Steampunk Convention, a three day extravaganza.

The night will kick off with a concert and dance featuring Darwin Prophet and the Cronus Mirror.In 2010 Darwin Prophet emerged from the ashes of a hard-working singer-songwriting girl with guitar. She studied and collected musical applications from heavy metal to musical comedy, with some serious pit stops at world famous Gilley’s as a country ingenue and as the rhythm guitarist and co-singer/songwriter of Texas’ only all female progressive rock band Velvet Hammer.

By 2011, Darwin Prophet had carved Literary Rock into the pages of Steampunk’s alternating histories.Bringing poems of Oscar Wilde to musical life, telling tales of Medusa, sowing visions of Once and Future’s simultaneous existence, and paying homage to the great science fiction and fantasy writers of the 20th and 21st centuries, Darwin creates a galaxy of thought and sound traveling through time with The Chronus Mirror.

At midnight there will be a fireworks show visible from the Visitor Center parking lot. The event is BYOB, with set ups supplied by the event. All attendees are encouraged to bring drums as, “There Will Be Drumming!”.

The Jefferson Merchants and Bed & Breakfasts strongly support this event. Jefferson is nestled deep in the Piney Woods of East Texas and seems frozen in time.  It is a charming town and an elegant reminder of a bygone era. There are over seventy buildings in the city with historical markers. Many historic homes offer bed and breakfast accommodations.  Dozens of other historic buildings house museums, craft and antique shops and restaurants.

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If you would like a Media Pass for this event, please contact Preston Taylor at  (925) 497-3915


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