Night 1: Wed. June 7 with Black Joe Lewis, Alanna Royale, and Gene Jackson.
Night 2: Thurs. June 8 with Erika Wennerstrom (of Heartless Bastards), John Paul White, and John Henry.
Night 3: Fri. June 9 with Robbie Fulks, Parker Millsap, and Cave States.
Night 4: Sat. June 10 with Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express, the Flat Five, and Town Cars.
KASIMU TAYLOR TRIO & special guests | 9pm – 11pm
Part of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s #JazzCrawl in Grand Center, along with KDHX Magnolia Café Jazz Happy Hour, Kranzberg Arts Center’s Jazz Jam, and Nancy’s Café Simulcast at Jazz at the Bistro.
The Dark Room is the third leg of an evening of live jazz standards and collaborations, featuring “The Trio”:
Kasimu Taylor – Trumpet, Nathan Jatcko – Piano, Ben Wheeler – Bass
“Wine Flight Wednesdays”, where sommelier selected wine flights are only $15. Experience exciting wines from around the world while listening to some of STL’s finest jazz practitioners!
$25 General Admission
This contemporary dance theater performance challenges us to look within and at our shared history to rediscover the power that fuels “We the people!” Using dynamic movement, music, drama and spoken word Gitana will take you on a journey “between worlds.” Our past makes us who we are in the present so what must we be doing now? As diverse Americans, what do we want to become together? How does democracy depend on our ability to connect with each other in authentic ways?
Vivian Anderson Watt, Director and Choreographer for BETWEEN WORLDS is a 2017 winner of the St. Louis Visionary Award. The music composed for this program is the result of a collaboration between Aska Kaneko, musical director and internationally known violinist and local musicians Dawn Weber, Christian Oncken and Phillip Graves. This work was conceived and written by Cecilia Nadal, Founder of Gitana Productions and a fellow of Encore.Org.
Join STAGES in ancient Egypt as Joseph, his eleven brothers, and the miraculous coat of many colors comes to vivid life in this inspirational rags-to-riches tale as old as time itself. This fun filled musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber has an enchanting rock-inflected score that includes the hit songs “Close Every Door To Me”, “Go, Go, Joseph”, and “Any Dream Will Do”, making it a dream of a show for the entire family!
An immigrant has come to our shores. The newest nobody in the funniest century yet. And he's here to save us all. The brilliant, provocative script by Will Eno (author of THOMPAIN) is a "haunting, fiercely funny take on life as a state of permanent exile" (NY Times) with "mesmerizing ong rhapsodic passages that leave you happily word-drunk" (Chicago Tribune). Performed by Joe Hanrahan, directed by Sarah Whitney.
Next To Normal, a rock musical, opened on Broadway on April 2009 with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, and music by Tom Kitt. It won three Tony awards in 2009 including Best Musical Score. It also won the 2010 Pulitzer Award and made numerous Top Ten Best Shows lists.
Next to Normal examines how one typical suburban family handles the slow retreat into manic depression that the mother is battling. Critics call it “an emotional powerhouse” that explores how a family deals with grief and weighs the ethics of psychiatry, as it depicts family life in a suburban setting. It is presented with love, sympathy, and punch. Talk backs with cast after Sunday productions. Directed by Edward Coffield, starring Debby Lennon*, John Flack*, Libby Jasper, Max Baneham, Ryand Scott Foizey, Spencer Davis Milford* (*member Actors Equity)
DETAILS ARE EMERGING! Stay tuned to http://www.sacredearthopenair.com/
// OUR VISION
Sacred Earth Open-Air, our longest running festival, is created as a Cosmic Condensate in which our music, motion, light and love form a structure in space and time… a microcosmic celebration of the infinite. We invite all to come dance, relax, join our community workshops and explore the wonder for 4 days and 3 nights in celebration of the full moon of June 2017.
Sacred Earth Open-Air is a gift that we all give to each other. Come celebrate this phenomenon of the cosmos as The Chilluminati continues in our twelfth year of bringing psychedelic trance music, tradition and culture to North America.
***WE PROVIDE: 3 stages of sound, visuals and light, 4 days and 3 nights of camping in natural beauty in the Missouri Ozarks about 1 hour south of St. Louis at Astral Valley. Multiple campsites, natural beauty including caves and a stream on over 200 acres. Full vending onsite including art from leading regional artists.
***YOU PROVIDE: A tent, preparation for rugged conditions, enough food and beverages for the weekend (or some cash – food and beverages will be available for sale, including alcohol for 21+)
ABSOLUTELY NO GLASS and NO RENEGADE SOUND! (this includes sound systems at your campsite!)
Please respect the venue by keeping the grounds free of litter.
**This is a LEAVE NO TRACE EVENT**
Become part of the community. Help the planet, and help us. Pick up after yourself. Leave the site, and our reputation as a community, better than you found it.
About the venue:
Astral Valley is an interactive art gallery & organic orchard nestled on over 230 acres in the Missouri Ozarks. Located only 45 minutes South of St. Louis, it was originally settled by Dutch-German immigrants in the 1800s. Not long after, the town of Koester, MO was founded, complete with a general store, post office, blacksmith shop, steam mill, livestock barn & school house. Today only a few old buildings & mostly foundations are what remain. With over 230 acres to be explored the opportunities to get close & interact with nature are endless. In addition to miles of nature trails, a crystal clear creek, wild caves & a spring, it is home to over 200 species of wild animals. Astral Valley has unique rock outcroppings, two wild caves, 20-40 ft granite cliffs, and quartz crystals galore. Prepare to immerse yourself into a perfect integration of the longest running psychedelic trance festival in the Midwest and the wonder that is Astral Valley for Sacred Earth Open-Air 2017.
About The Chilluminati:
Psychedelic trance, chill and ambient are the music that we play. Music in itself is a transformative and psychedelic agent. Our gatherings are more than music, however. They are multidimensional and multifaceted experiences–incorporating musical, visual, art and kinetic performances, as well as interactive workshops and community.
Our gatherings are about transformation and becoming. Whatever your sense of spirituality is, you bring that to the event. At our gatherings everyone takes responsibility for the event, others and themselves.
Our gatherings have an atmosphere and a vibe. The event is a field of energy that connects us. Our gatherings are about expressing yourself, being creative, and being an individual. Our gatherings are inclusive and open.
Our gatherings are both local and planetary; reflective of the American Midwest, yet global and culturally diverse.
We respect local laws and customs.
Our events are a gift which we all (organizers, artists, DJs, stagehands and attendees) give to each other. This is not about money, commercialization and exploitation. This is not a product; this is a community.
Portals & Dimensions is a group exhibition curated by Ethan Meyer, focusing on painters and sculptors who encapsulate what the curator describes as "Contemporary Futurism".
Curious about what the Folk School of KDHX has to offer? Current or former Folk School student? Just want to jam? Come on down and check it out! KDHX DJ and Folk School Instructor Keith Dudding will be spinning tunes, and we'll have snacks and drinks available. Sponsored by Urban Chestnut in partnership with the Bullivant Gallery who will be hosting an opening for their Music Seen Photography Exhibit.
Jazz and world music
WILDE at KDHX is a monthly drag show and dance party thrown in the whimsical spirit of Oscar Wilde, showcasing experimental performance artists and experimental music.WILDE is thrown by GutterGlitter, a group of quierdo, antiracist, antifa, intersectional feminists who throw underground parties for fellow marginalized folk in the St. Louis area.
A juried exhibition of photographic works, up to 3 per artist.
Juried by Janice Nesser-Chu, Assistant Professor of Art at
STLCCC Florissant Valley. Cash prizes to be awarded.
Reception Saturday, June 10, 6:30-8:30. Refreshments.
Entry form at www.stcharlesart.org
Folk School jams are a great way to spend a weekend afternoon. Musicians of all skill levels come together to play and enjoy music under the guidance of a Folk School instructor. Jams are free and open to the public. Participants take turns leading songs and choosing tunes. These informal gatherings are a great way to get back to the basics and simply enjoy playing. Join in!
Folk School Jams are made possible by
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