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Edge of Texas

September 7 - September 8, 2018

Talent announcement for Monday, June 18 includes A.J. Edwards, Alyssa Edwards, Andrew Bujalski, Augustine Frizzell, John Tesar, Rachel Lindsay, Ronnie Killen, Yen Tan, and many more! See the current lineup below, and stay tuned for more updates.

The second annual Texas Monthly Edge of Texas, presented by VisitDallas, will celebrate the most fascinating and entertaining subjects, ideas, stories, and people from across the state. Together, we will examine Texas through several distinct lenses that bring the magazine to life: culture, business, cuisine, film, politics, and music.

Two-days of programming will consist of editorial Q&As, discussions with Texas thought leaders, storytelling as only Texas Monthly can do it, musical performances, celebrations featuring cuisine by the state’s top chefs, and one-of-a-kind experiences designed by the state’s most creative minds. The weekend will be memorable, educational, provocative, and a whole lot of fun. 

Stay tuned for additional announcements on talent, programming, and more in the coming weeks.

Weekend Lineup

Kickoff Party

Friday, September 7 // The Belo Mansion & Pavilion

A special discussion with Texas Monthly editors and acclaimed Texans followed by an Edge of Texas kickoff celebration

Storytelling + Discussion

Saturday, September 8 // The Belo Mansion & Pavilion

A daylong event bringing the magazine to life with editorial Q&As, discussions, and interactive experiences with Texas thought leaders

Finale Celebration

Saturday, September 8 // The Empire Room

A statewide celebration of the best of Texas featuring top chefs, music, pop-ups, and interactive experiences


Alyssa Edwards

Performer & Reality TV Star of RuPaul’s Drag Race

9/8 Daytime panelist

John Tesar

Food Network Star & Chef of Knife in Dallas

9/8 Daytime panelist


A.J. Edwards

Texas Filmmaker

9/8 Daytime panelist

Andrew Bujalski

Texas Filmmaker

9/8 Daytime panelist

Augustine Frizzell

Texas Filmmaker

9/8 Daytime panelist

Austin Alvarado

Guatemalan-American River Guide

9/8 Daytime panelist

Jay Kleberg

Explorer and Conservationist

9/8 Daytime panelist

Ronnie Killen

Houston Pitmaster and Restaurateur

9/8 Daytime panelist

9/8 Saturday night featured chef

Ty Root

VP at Austin XR Studio, SubVRsive

9/8 Daytime panelist

Yen Tan

Texas Filmmaker

9/8 Daytime panelist


Hotel Partners

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

An Uptown Dallas oasis offering impeccable service and a world-class luxury experience, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek is the most celebrated hotel and restaurant in Texas.  Enjoy $255 per night during Edge of Texas Weekend (Sept 7-8) with the promo code VISIT DALLAS. Offer is limited and based on availability. Call 888-ROSEWOOD 214-559-2100 for reservations.

The Adolphus Hotel

One of Dallas’ first luxury hotels on Commerce Street, The Adolphus Hotel is an integral part of the city’s history and culture and less than a mile from The Edge of Texas’ headquarters at the Belo Mansion. Learn about the Adolphus’ recent restoration and visionary transformation covered by Texas Monthly editors. Enjoy 20% off of the best available rate during the Edge of Texas Weekend (Sept 7-8) with the promo code VISIT DALLAS. Offer is limited and based on availability. Click here to take advantage of this special Edge rate.


General Information
When is the event?

The Kickoff Party will take place on Friday, September 7, 2018 at The Belo Mansion. This includes a special discussion with Texas Monthly and a headlining Texan. The discussion will be followed by an Edge of Texas kickoff celebration!

The Storytelling + Discussion will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at The Belo Mansion. This day-long event is filled with editorial Q&A’s, discussions, and interactive experiences featuring Texas thought leaders.

The Finale Celebration will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at The Empire Room. This statewide celebration of the best of Texas featuring top chefs, live music, and pop-up experiences will round out the weekend!

Where is the event?

Both Friday evening (Kickoff) and Saturday daytime (Storytelling & Discussion) will take place at The Belo Mansion & Pavilion, located at 2101 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75201.

Saturday night’s Final Celebration is at The Empire Room, located at 1225 N Riverfront Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207.

Do I need to bring cash/credit cards for purchases?

We recommend bringing cash/credit cards for extra purchases.

Can I buy alcohol at the events?

For the kickoff party (Friday Night) & Storytelling + Discussion(Saturday Night), alcoholic drinks are included.

What happens if it rains during one of the events?

The show will go on rain or shine!

Are the events kid-friendly?

No. The Edge of Texas events are 21 and older only.

Are dogs/pets allowed at the event?

The Texas Monthly events team does love dogs, but only service dogs will be allowed on property.

Is smoking allowed at the events?


Can I be a Texas Monthly volunteer?

With over thirty events annually, Texas Monthly has the right event for you to get involved. Are you a people person? Are you a foodie? Are you passionate about live music and interactive events? If yes, we have a job for you! Email us at [email protected] and tell us why you’d like to be a Texas Monthly volunteer. Please let us know your availability close to the event and any special skills.

Who should I contact for general questions?

For general inquiries, please email [email protected]

Is there a lost and found?

After the events, please email: [email protected] to inquire about lost items. Texas Monthly will not be held responsible for unclaimed items.

What’s included with tickets?

For Friday night’s kickoff party, all food, beverages, and entertainment are complimentary. For Saturday’s daytime Storytelling + Discussion, all panels and daytime programming are complimentary. For Saturday night’s finale celebration, all food, beverages, and entertainment are complimentary.

When do tickets go on sale?

Thursday, May 31, 2018

How much does it cost to attend?


  • Kickoff Party / Friday, September 7 @ The Belo Mansion & Pavilion: $85.00
  • Storytelling + Discussion / Saturday, September 8 @ The Belo Mansion and Pavilion: $85.00
  • Finale Celebration / Saturday, September 8 @ The Empire Room: $85.00
  • The Edge of Texas / 2-Day Weekend Pass (includes VIP access Friday Night & Saturday Night, General Admission Saturday Day): $200.00
Who should I contact about tickets?

If you need assistance purchasing a ticket, have questions regarding payment or if you need your tickets resent to you, please reach out to our Eventbrite support team at

Are tickets refundable?

Tickets are non-refundable.

Is a Texas Monthly subscription included with my ticket?

A one-year subscription, valued at @12.00, is included with a VIP ticket, but can be added-on to any other ticket level. To cancel this subscription and receive a full subscription refund ($12.00 value), please email [email protected].com with your full name and mailing address. Please allow 2-4 weeks for refund.

*Please note that you have 30 days from the date of your VIP ticket or subscription purchase to request a refund. After this time, refund requests will no longer be accepted.

If for any reason within thirty days of your VIP ticket purchase you wish to cancel your subscription, we will send a full subscription refund for the value of the subscription indicated at checkout ($12 Value).

If the Postal Service alerts us that your magazine is undeliverable, we have no further obligation unless we receive a corrected address within one year. Print subscriptions available in the U.S. only. Please allow 4-6 weeks for your first issue to arrive in the mail.

For additional questions regarding subscription refunds, please contact: [email protected]

Will food be included in the ticket price?

For the kickoff party (Friday Night) & Storytelling + Discussion (Saturday Night), food is included. For Storytelling + Discussion (Saturday Day), lunch is on your own. Food can be purchased at neighboring establishments.

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