Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 12 from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at the Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch for a festival-style celebration of the arts, the end of school and the beginning of Summer Reading @ KDL with music, film, poetry, food and more.
Here’s the complete schedule:
1:00 PM — JibberJams
Crane Wives drummer Dan Rickabus will lead a round of intelligent silliness for all ages. This energetic, engaging interactive performance features original songs and improvisation performed in the universal language of jibberish.
1:00 PM — Ongoing Art
Watch local artist Barbara Williams collaborate with about a dozen East Kentwood High School National Art Honor Society students on the creation of a large mural that will hang inside the library when completed.
2:00 PM — Kent County Teen Film Festival Encore
If you missed these teen-created short flicks in February, see them now and meet a few of the young filmmakers who created them.
2:00 PM — Guitar Workshop with Justin Dore Join Big Dudee Roo’s lead guitarist in exploring different playing styles and what makes those styles unique. Find out what it means to be a lead guitarist and hear the dos and don’ts of joining a band. Also, get some practice techniques and hear about the history of the instrument and notable guitarists.
3:00 PM — Songwriting Workshop
Max Lockwood, lead singer and songwriter for folk rock band Big Dudee Roo, will perform some of his songs, discuss the songwriting process, share ideas for building a song from the ground up and show how to put together all the elements of a song.
5:30 PM — Writing Workshop
Published writer and poet Hazel Foster will explain how to take working drafts from revision to publication, addressing revision strategies, submission etiquette, venues for publication and how to survive rejection.
6:30 PM — Poetry Reading and Awards Ceremony
Winners from the Kent District Library Teen Poetry Contest will share their poetry.
4:00–8:00 PM — Live Music on the Amphitheatre
4:00 PM — December Assembly (Electronic Alternative)
5:00 PM — Phantom (Ivory Alternative)
6:00 PM – Virgo (Alternative Rock)
7:00 PM — Big Dudee Roo (Grungy Folk Rock)
Kentwoodpalooza is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Kentwood Library.