Burnside: Letters to the Heartland Party

Burnside Perseids

Sat, April 28, 2018, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Arlene Francis Center Presents:

Dear friends and dancefloor revelers, this just in: we’re gearing up for an epic adventure and we want YOU to come with us! Join Burnside for an interactive, funk-filled, people-powered kick-off to a musical voyage across the heartland of America.

This May we’re touring coast to coast, traversing our great if sometimes divided, always screen-enslaved nation. But y’all know as well as we do that what unites all humanity is a funky tune, putting down the damn phone to shake yer groove thang and of course… handwritten letters.

So before we rock your socks off at the Arlene Francis Center, we’ll be inviting attendees to hand-write anonymous letters that we’ll carry with us to each gig we play, truck stop tryst and hospitable home that takes us in. Everyone we meet along the way will be invited to take a letter, leave a letter, as we cross-pollinate strangers throughout more than a dozen states—red and blue, landlocked and coastal, rocky mountain and deep swampy south—with a good old-fashioned analogue epistolary exchange.

Doors open at 6pm with food, drinks and letter-writing. Special musical guests begin at 7pm.

Then at 7:30 check out Lightworkers Union (featuring special guest Daria Johnson – drums and vocals). This is a project whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The rotating lineup of players have individual lives and endeavors, but when they hear the call to action, they assemble to bring the healing balm of positive music to where it is most needed, and thus, become Lightworkers Union. Lightworkers Unite!!

Last but never least, Burnside takes the stage shortly after 8pm. $10 Admission at the door or online.

Sadly, we can’t fit everyone in our van. So we do hope you’ll at least join us on the road through words; meeting new people is the best part of traveling anyhow. And by June, when we return, expect a festive sequel to this here party where an eager reply to your own letter awaits…

Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics

99 W. Sixth Street

Price: $10.00

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