Loop Arts Fest
Make Music Day: Thurs, June 21, 4:30-6 pm
ANDREW DAHLE 4:30-5:15 plays a mixture of originals and covers from artists such as Tom Petty, John Prine, Michael Jackson, and more. Lead guitarist Brent Feldman keeps the energy high with his exciting solos and Josh Rivera keeps the beat on a cajon.
TOMMY WASIUTA 5:30-6:00 is a tap dancer who has been training for 17 years. After graduating high school, his focus in tap shifted to creating music and becoming an instrument as a solo artist and with fellow musicians. St. Louis was once a large hub for tap dance, and it is my goal to keep that legacy alive by spreading rhythm across the city.
Readings--some magnificent poets! Fri, June 22, 6:30-8 pm
MATTHEW FREEMAN, poet and musician
Matthew Freeman is the author of seven collections of poetry, most recently Trying to Take a Nap, which was published by Kattywompus Press. He won the Graduate Poetry Prize at UMSL and was twice awarded the Montesi Prize at SLU.
RAPHAEL MAURICE, poet
Raphael Maurice lives in Washington, Missouri.
ERIN QUICK, poet
Erin Quick lives in St. Louis, Missouri and is the Executvice Director of the St. Louis Poetry Center
BRETT LARS UNDERWOOD, poet
Brett Lars Underwood writes near a confused Ficus plant. His influences vary. Think of dogs on the ceiling, free jazz, the sex calls from early-morning birds or jackhammers outside the bedroom window. His verse and riddles have been published by THE BICYCLE REVIEW, 52nd City, THE SUBTERRANEAN, BAD JACKET, BAD SHOE, Ucityreview and included in FLOOD STAGE: An Anthology of Saint Louis Poets and The Gasconade Review presents 39 FEET AND RISING. He unleashed Sunlit Insult his first chapbook, in 2011 and Its Bush Lent Subtle Hints hit the streets in October, 2013. His most recent book, Mush (Spartan Press) was released in February.