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Denton Black Film Festival Announces Grammy Award-Winning MonoNeon as Featured Musical Performer

Festival names talented bassist and experimental musician to perform at the Margo Jones Performance Hall in Denton, 8 p.m.,
Jan. 27

Musical performer

Grammy Award-Winning MonoNeon will be the Denton Black Film Festival’s featured performer during its eighth annual event that will be both in person and virtual, 8 p.m., Jan. 27 at the Margo Jones Performance Hall, 1100 Oakland St, Denton, TX 76201, located on the campus of Texas Women’s University. Tickets are now available.

The talented bassist, who has a massive global audience on Instagram and YouTube, recently jumped out on his own as a solo performer. He has performed with some of the legendary artists of our time, including Prince, shortly before his death. In 2020, he won a Grammy as part of his participation on the 2020 NAS studio album King’s Disease.

What’s unique and impressive about the right-handed MonoNeon is that he plays he plays left-handed upside down on a right-handed bass guitar, which allows him to use heavy string bending on the upper strings.

The night’s performance will kick off with jazz and R&B vocalist Ashleigh Smith, winner of the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition.

This year, DBFF is offering live, in-person events taking place January 26th – 30th and a series of virtual events, January 29th to February 6th. Festival-goers will be able to enjoy a wide selection of high quality films, comedy, screen dance, visual arts, spoken word and the DBFF TechExpo, showcasing some of the latest technologies.

In addition to ticket sales for MonoNeon, DBFF is offering early-bird pass prices through December 16 where you can save up to 25% on the VIP Gold Experience Pass provides attendance to all in-person and virtual screenings and events, the Silver Experience Pass, allows access to all in-person film screenings, the Bronze Experience Pass provides access to virtual film screenings only and the Block Experience Pass allowing festival goers to select five tickets between in-person and virtual film screenings for any days of the festival. (Include current ticketing link).

The festival schedule releases on December 17 when Pre-Festival prices begin and all tickets and passes are available for purchase.

For on-going updates about DBFF, go to and follow the festival on social: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

About the Denton Black Film Festival
The Denton Black Film Festival is an annual cultural event, featuring the works of emerging filmmakers, creatives from around the country and talented college students, musicians, artists and spoken word poets. Held each January, thousands attend the celebration of storytelling in various art forms, that takes place in venues in Denton, Texas.

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