Where: Kenny Dorham's Backyard
1106 East 11th Street
When: July 26th @ 7:00pm
Arroyo Grande (Under-18 Performers)
Austin Guitar School’s Rock & Blues Band Summer Camp
Ibrahim Aminou from African Groove band
Cost: Suggested donation fee of $5 for Adults, Children Free
DiverseArts Culture Works is pleased to present this month’s East End Fourth Fridays!, the community-focused, family-friendly celebration of art, music and community in East Austin. This month’s event will take place at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard on Friday, July 26 starting at 7pm and will feature a diverse array of talent from Austin’s under-18 live music scene with performers from Austin Guitar School’s Rock & Blues Summer Camp and the band Arroyo Grande. The night will also include Ibrahim Aminou, the leader of the West African band Zoumountchi.
The event will commence with talented students from the Rock & Blues Band Summer Camps at Austin Guitar School. The all star lineup of young musicians involves participants from the current session of the camp. Our headlining under-18 band, Arroyo Grande, showcasing students from previous camps, features 11-year old guitarist, Jack Montessinos. In this case, young Jack is special in that he is a star student of blues guitarist, Jake Andrews.
The evening will come to a close with the rousing percussionist, Ibrahim Aminou, from the West African band Zoumountchi.
Kids and parents alike will also enjoy the Kids’ Tent featuring arts and crafts sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama.
Adult BYOB (No glass containers please) | Blankets and lawn chairs welcomed
East End Fourth Fridays! is a unique art- and culture-driven cooperative event 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. This monthly event brings a relaxed, open-air art and cultural market experience to the newly revitalized East End.
DiverseArts is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that .....a great nation deserves great art.
Arroyo Grande -
Jack Montesinos sometimes known as “Little Jack” has been sparking interest and lighting fires around some of the most enthusiastic and experienced blues veterans in Austin. The explanation to all the fussing and cussing comes from Jack’s ability to play the blues ever so sweetly at an exceptionally young age. Little Jack formed a band with other very young and talented musicians. The band goes by the name of Arroyo Grande, and their music has just got to be bluesy.