STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN: See The Proposed $148,000 Tribute To The Dallas Native & His Big Brother, Jimmie
Monument Comes 26 Years After Vaughan’s Death
Stevie Ray Vaughan lives on 26 years after his death as a blues legend and master musician. Now, the city of Dallas, Texas is about to tack on one more title: hometown hero. Born and raised in Oak Cliff, Stevie and big brother Jimmie are slated to be honored with the Vaughan Memorial in nearby Kiest Park, just blocks from where they grew up on Glenfield Avenue and where they played as small children.
The memorial, designed by Spanish artist Casto Solano and currently pending approval, is absolutely genius: as the city of Dallas describes it, the proposed sculpture consists of four corten steel framed screens with images of Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan cut into the metal with each panel showing images of the Vaughan Brothers’ lives, including photos/stills of both brothers and their song lyrics.
Jimmie Vaughan Reacts
“I am happy and excited and honored beyond what I can even think of to say,” he said. “And actually surprised. All those kind of feelings. And sad Stevie couldn’t see this. The whole gamut of emotions.”
With a proposed price tag of $148,000, the sculpture is a long time coming and if approved would be the first of its kind in the city that helped launch Stevie’s career and was certainly made better by the Vaughan brothers. Here’s hoping for a speedy approval of this gorgeous tribute!