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The Beat Goes on! Experience an intimate festival filled with poetry readings and painting improvisation set to the rhythm of live jazz. Hosted by the Cultural Action Committee, this is a unique opportunity for attendees to experience exclusive performances, a thorough collection of Beat art, and later meet firsthand with the world-renowned poets, jazz musicians, and painters of the Beat Generation.

This 7th annual event is the premier collaborative conference in the region. A concurrent gallery-wide exhibition of Beat art will include paintings from the some of the most intriguing artists of the era. Our two live venues will feature the artists working at a rapid pace in a public venue- a unique and exclusive privilege for the audience. Additionally, the Jack Kerouac Annual Poetry contest will be held offering the winner the chance to read their poetry at the conference as well as a cash prize to the first, second, and third place winners. See the official rules and guidelines.

Friday, October 4th:

At the John Natsoulas Gallery

7:00 to 7:30 Linda Bair Dance Group

7:30 to 8:00 D.R. Wagner World Renowned Poet

8:00 to 8:30 Phil Weidman World Renowned Poet

8:30 to 10:00 Jack Kerouac Poetry Contest winners read; Dr. Andy Jones is MC and Tony Passarell Trio accompanies

*Guest Poets: D.R. Wagner and Phil Weidman

Saturday, October 5th:

Main Stage at Davis Commons sponsored by John Natsoulas

12:00 to 5:00 Jazz Painting Wall for kids

1:00 pm: Delbert Bump and friends

2:00 pm: Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet with Performance Painting by Victoria Smith

3:00 pm: Now! Miles… with Performance Painting by Laura Hohlwein

4:00 pm: Davis High School Jazz Band with Performance Painting by Myron Stephens

5:00 pm: Special Guest musical group (sponsored by the Mondavi Center)

6:00 pm: Cave Women

Evening at the John Natsoulas Gallery

Opening Reception for the Beat Generation and Beyond; Lyrical Vision: the Figure

7:00 pm: Poet Indigo Moor with Bassist Gerry Pineda

8:00 pm: Thin Air Mostly String Orchestra w/ Laura Hohlwein conducted by Tony Passarell

featuring Laurie Amat (voice), Phillip Greenlief (clarinet), Tara Flandeau (violin) Keith Cary (cello), Casey Lipka (acoustic bass), Dan Barker (cello), Christina Maradik-Symkowick (viola), John Mahoney (violin, flute), Jaroba (bass clarinet), Michael Frost (viola), Tom Monson (percussion) John Vaughn(flute, clarinet).

Rooftop After-Party

9:00 – 11pm – Tha Dirt Feelin’


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