Presented in conjunction with Blues For Smoke, this weekend-long festival showcases an emerging generation of younger artists working in the rap, hip-hop, and soul genres.
Friday, April 5: 6–9 pm
Saturday, April 6: 11 am–6 pm
Sunday, April 7: 11 am–6 pm
Saturday, April 6: King Holiday Presents: BLOO VOYAGE
King Holiday will be featured live in concert amidst an immersive installation environment conceived of by group members Leslie Dumouchel and Benjamin Martin. The second-floor gallery spaces will be transformed into a poetically suggestive series of vignettes depicting the life of an anonymous traveling blues musician. Throughout the day, visitors are encouraged to move through the galleries and experience the installation through film, soundscape, kinetic sculpture, and immersive set design; live performances will take place at 1 and 4 pm.
King Holiday band members:
Leslie DuMouchel (Bandleader/Lead Vocalist)
Benjamin Martin (Percussion)
Miles Spillane (Drums)
Ben Warheit (Keyboard and Vocals)
Andrew Friedman (Bass)
Ben Lieberman (Guitar)
Noah Dreiblatt (Tenor Sax)
Dan Lehner (Trombone)
Mike Sailors (Trumpet)
Chesney Polis (Background Vocalist)
Samantha Rise (Background Vocalist)
Cabo Blanco (Live DJ)
Christie Gehrisch and Ed "Preachermann" Holley (Original Live Music). Special thanks to Harris Punyon, Darin Atwater, and The Skainish One
Kesed (Spoken Narrator)
Holly Wetcircuit Daggers (Live VJing)
Benjamin Martin (Cinematographer)
Cosmo Erazo (Video Editor)
Edward Scott (Set Design)
Emma Thomas (Dancer)
Renee Settle (Dancer)
Mark Nagy (Tuba)
Blake Walker (Installation Audio Design)
Lindsay Keys (Photograph)
Special thanks to Mark Cantor and K&M Camera
All festival peformances are free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays, 6–9 pm; no special tickets or reservations are required. Members enjoy complimentary and express entry to the Museum.
The Museum building is accessible and has elevator access to all floors. Service animals are welcome. Learn more about access services and amenities.