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American Idol Watch Party Featuring Ron Bultongez

April 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a live screening of American Idol’s Top 24! We’ll be on the patio watching with this Sunday’s featured contestant, Ron Bultongez.

12,000 auditions and we are down to the Top 24!

Plano and Dallas’ very own, Ron Bultongez is one of the Top 24 Finalist.

Ron will air this upcoming Sunday as he performs his Top 24 Solo song for Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan… and he invites you to watch the show with him at The Rustic.

Ron will be doing a solo acoustic intimate performance for his fans after the show.

Free with RSVP and ALL AGES welcome! Be sure to bring a friend.


5:30pm-7pm Meet & Greet with Ron
7pm-9pm American Idol Top 24 Episode
9pm-10pm Ron’s intimate solo performance

About Ron:

Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he grew up speaking nothing but french. After immigrating to the United States, Ron Bultongez now calls Plano, TX home. An abusive home life, being separated from his family at a young age, enduring years of homelessness, multiple homeless shelters, and a community that truly invested in Ron has shaped the Artist and person he is today.

Since December 2015, Ron has been on a mission to share his music with anyone who’s willing to listen. His Singer-Songwriter genre is Bluesy, accompanied by guitar or piano, and is deeply rooted in soul. His original work is always story-oriented. Ron’s unique sound is a combination of mellow melodic vibes berthed from the pain of his past and soulful-toned harmonies berthed from the hope within his dreams. Ron was nominated for and won 4 different 2017 Ghosty Music Awards. The awards include: Best New Artist, Best Male Vocalist, Best Acoustic Music, and Best New EP (Thank You PLANO EP.) Slowly but surely Ron’s name and story is becoming the talk of the town.

When he’s not touring, in the studio, or in an interview, he is often found investing in under developed communities, schools, and non-profit organizations. Ron was recently recognized at JPAR’s annual Christmas Benefit for the work he has done in the community. Ron is also a public speaker and has spoken to thousands of students over the last 2 years. Ron has released 3 singles and an EP so far and plans to release more music in the near future.

It will be a packed house so be sure to RSVP and get there as close to 5pm as possible. We’ll see you there!


April 15, 2018
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Rustic, Dallas (Uptown)
3656 Howell St.
Dallas, TX 75204 United States