What should a Vaughan brothers monument look like?

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Muddy Waters backstage at Nick's Upstairs. Photo by Kirby Warnock
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Muddy Waters backstage at Nick’s Upstairs. Photo by Kirby Warnock

Neighbors, fans and supporters raised $61,000 to pay for a permanent monument to the Vaughan brothers, Stevie Ray and Jimmie, at Kiest Park.

Oak Cliff’s own blues brothers were raised near the park and attended L.V. Stockard Middle School and Kimball High School.

The city is calling a community meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Hampton-Illinois Library,  where neighbors can give their input for what they’d like a public monument to look like. After that, they will put out a call for proposals.

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  • A tribute yes, statues no. A human form is so common, Jimmie is still among us and a statue of Stevie exist. Look at many ideas but make it interactive, perhaps a small sound shell or acoustic cube where a young artist can sit and play or sing while the walls play back to them. Simple walls of durable granite that can be carved with a message. Make this tribute an inspiration to others, The Vaughn Brothers Sound Garden a place of reflection and inspiration.

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