July 2010

July 23rd, 2010

What: East End Fourth Fridays!
When: This Friday, July 23rd
Where: Kenny Dorham's Backyard
            1106 East 11th Street
            Austin, TX 78702
Time: 6:00pm-11:00pm

Gates open:
6pm, free kids programming, WOYAYA!'s West African Drumming and storytelling by DeBo,  free books for kids, free EAST SIDE PIE pizza (while it lasts!) for kids, soft drinks, food, arts vendors, family fun

Live Music:
8pm, $5 cover, free Live Oak Beer, food and drinks for sale

For more information:
contact Harold McMillan at (512)  538-5657
or visit our www.diversearts.org

Come to this July's installment of East End Fourth Fridays and enjoy a night out with the whole family! Fun activities for children will be provided as well as refreshments, music, and art vendors for adults. East End Fourth Friday is an open event in the East End along 11th Street. This event will take place on Friday, July 23rd starting at 6 PM on 11th Street. This celebration will reoccur every fourth Friday of the month throughout the summer until the end of October.

Austin's East End Fourth Fridays are culture-driven and community-oriented monthly events developed by DiverseArts to showcase the very specific cultural attributes and historical identity of Austin's East End: The Soul in the heart of the City. We collectively aim to showcase this East Austin’s cultural legacy for the benefit of our community. In partnership with neighborhood artists, businesses, cultural, civic, and governmental groups, this monthly event is designed to bring a relaxed art and culture block party to the newly revitalized East End. Be sure to check out local art vendors, organizations, and sponsors who will be present! Sample food and drink at local establishments, revel in the open-air concerts and great music, and bring the kids to enjoy the East End Kid's Corner at Kenny Dorham's Backyard located at the intersection of 11th St. and Lydia. The Kid's Corner will include fun activities to entertain children and free food!

Our headlining act is Joel Guzman and Sarah Fox, Grammy Award-winning Latin music veterans from Central Texas. Joel Guzman is a record producer, keyboardist and accordion virtuoso whose credits include performing, recording and touring with the likes of Joe Ely, Los Super Seven and many other Texas artists in genres ranging from Jazz to Tejano. Friday's performance features Joel's musical partner, songwriter and vocalist extraordinaire, Sarah Fox. The group rocks everything from Country to Latin jazz.

The opening set features James Robinson--a recent Memphis transplant, gifted NeoSoul artist, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist.

DiverseArts welcomes all visitors from the neighborhood and the Austin area to see the unique cultural and historic aspects of the East End. We hope to establish Fourth Fridays as an event that highlights the East End’s unique culture and commerce. So come out with the family to listen to music, buy some art, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the East End.


Stay tuned for more information about participating vendors, venues and businesses on east Eleventh St. from Branch st. to Angelina.