Become a member
Join our all-volunteer team and get in front of the challenges Dallas will face as we shift from our 20th Century, 9-to-5 roots to a mode better suited for the new millennium.
24HourDallas is an all-volunteer non-profit organization
Your membership — or the membership of your company or organization — shapes our areas of focus, sets our goals, and sees to it that we restore and reimagine Dallas at night.
- If you enjoy Dallas dining, culture, music, live music, concerts, clubs, dancing, bars, or events, join us.
- If you work or employ others in Dallas at night, join us.
- If you believe we can make evenings safer, more inclusive, and more culturally and economically vibrant, join us.
In the Night?
24-hour places are not only statistically different than sprawling 9-5 cities but have statistically superior economic performance.
A culturally diverse nightlife can lead to a more inclusive and ethnically diverse city. We need creative, smart policy that drives cultural innovation.
Cities are no longer 9-to-5 systems. They are 24-hour organisms that require free, open, and inviting spaces to live, work and enjoy.
The idea is to change the dialogue from the city government thinking about life in the daytime to thinking about – and allocating more resources to – our life at night.
London's night-time economy is integral to our success as a city – employing 1.6 million and contributing billions to our economy.
Once you get people to see that the issues and the opportunities at night are really something that have to be planned, rather than policed, then you're going to have a much more successful social economy.
Night-time is the new competitive edge for post-industrial cities.
In the past, the presumption of nightlife has been that it's in the dark, and that it's where dark things happen. It's really just the other 9-to-5.