What: A convergence of culture and resistance politics
Media: Slam poetry, storytelling, musical performance
When: Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
Where: The High Road on Dawson
Address: 700 Dawson Rd., Austin, TX 78704
Sponsors: Progress Texas and New Journalism Project (The Rag Blog & Rag Radio)
Charge: No admission; $10 donation to NJP optional.
Amenities: Food, cash bar, rooftop deck.
AUSTIN — Rhapsody in Blue (“Revelry for the Resistance’s Sake!”) is a celebration of music, poetry, storytelling and art with — and for — the Central Texas progressive community.
Jointly sponsored by PROGRESS TEXAS and the New Journalism Project, the event happens Thursday, May 10, from 7-9:30 p.m., at The High Road on Dawson, 700 Dawson Rd., Austin TX 78704.
According to Glenn Smith of PROGRESS TEXAS, “Artists always light the way out of dark times, and the political leadership has always championed artists’ freedom. We need each other.”
Headlining the event will be singer/songwriter Jaimee Harris, keyboardist/singer Chip Dolan, storyteller/artist Luis Guerra, slam poets Genevieve Van Cleve and LaLove Robinson, singers Asenath Avinash and Rae Comeau, poets Larry Piltz and Alejandro Puyana, and artist Stormie Corbin. Glenn Smith and Thorne Dreyer will host.
Rhapsody in Blue is free to the public, but a $10 donation to NJP is appreciated. There will be food, a cash bar, and a brilliant view of the Austin skyline with an outdoor, rooftop patio. There will also be silk-screen t-shirt printing and body art, and NJP will have t-shirts and the new edition of the acclaimed book, Celebrating The Rag.
Progress Texas promotes progressive ideals in Texas through a rapid response media and digital strategy. The New Journalism Project is a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit that publishes The Rag Blog, sponsors Rag Radio, and produces political and cultural events in the community.
Please let us know you’re coming with by RSVPing at the Facebook ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ page.