Lorelei K performs with elegant grace in her headlining show at the Kessler Theater

Lorelei K headlined at the Kessler Theater Friday night, bringing her unique and elegant performance to the heart of Oak Cliff in Dallas.

Leader of the band Dahlia Knowles shared her current aspirations in an interview with KXT’s Preston Jones ahead of the show, emphasizing her love of touring and plans to continue the journey of sharing her music with the world.

A full band on stage

Lorelei K performed with her band to headline the Kessler Theater on August 19, 2022. Photo: Jessica Waffles

A woman plays keyboard and sings on stage

Lorelei K’s voice filled The Kessler in a sea of exquisite melodies. Photo: Jessica Waffles

Her set included featured guests saxophonist Emilio Mesta and violinist Leoncarlo Canlas alongside her band, which includes audio engineer Michael Briggs.

The dreamy set filled the room with a sea of exquisite melodies, playing unreleased songs and music from her February release Swimming Pool Eternity.

A full band on stage

Lorelei K performed some of her set while playing keyboard while singing. Photo: Jessica Waffles

A woman sings on stage while holding a rose

Lorelei K dedicated a song to a special person in her life while holding a beautiful rose. Photo: Jessica Waffles

A three piece band in blacklight reactive outfits on stage

The Helium Queens ask the “earthling crowd” if they’re out there, seeing if they can get them to say hello. Photo: Jessica Waffles

The Helium Queens opened the show, setting the tone with ethereal space opera vocals and out-of-this-world stage presence that transported the audience to an alien world of their own creation.

The trio includes Poppy Xander on keys, Sharla Franklin on violin and Chelsey Danielle on drums.

A woman in pink neon outfit playing violin on stage

Sharla Franklin performs as her Helium Queens persona Starre Lux Nectaris. Photo: Jessica Waffles

A drummer in neon green outfit on stage

Chelsey Danielle performs as her Helium Queens persona Venoo Andromeda. Photo: Jessica Waffles

A woman in orange neon outfit playing keyboard and singing

Poppy Xander performs as her Helium Queens persona Piscea Xandaria. Photo: Jessica Waffles

Helium Queens opened the show at the Kessler Theater, filling the room with haze to emphasize their blacklight stage setup. Photo: Jessica Waffles

A full band on stage

The elegance of Lorelei K’s presence on stage elevated the performance for the eager crowd. Photo: Jessica Waffles

Jessica Waffles is a freelance photographer/videographer and regular contributor to KXT. 

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