Best Bets in the Bull City for Thursday, June 21st


John Akomfrah: “Precarity”
Nasher Museum of Art
2001 Campus Drive
FREE admission on Thursday nights

“Precarity” is a video installation created by John Akomfrah, CBE that delves into New Orleans by way of the life of Charles “Buddy” Bolden, the musician who was the first person to export what we now call jazz music.

From the Nasher:
Precarity is consequently as much a ghost story as it is a portrait of a historical figure. It is also a lyrical exploration of the city that gave rise to jazz, the preeminent art form of the 20th century—a development that owed itself, in large part, to New Orleans’s position as a cultural crossroads. Akomfrah has also situated Precarity at a crossroads, or intersection, of genres: namely, of the film essay, the historical documentary, the costume drama and the music video. In that fertile space, Precarity presents a sonographic and visual history of Bolden and his legend, the emergence of jazz and the incomparable city of New Orleans.


Will Hoge
WUNC Music on the Lawn
American Tobacco Campus (on the lawn beneath the Lucky Strike tower)
Starts at 6:30pm, get there early to get a good spot on the lawn

“Hoge has spent countless years and miles on the road, but he’s just recently recorded the magic fans love, on “Solo & Live – December 2015” released in March 2016. Known for his connection with audiences as well as his impressive vocal ability, he recorded the album in December of last year. The collection captures the full experience of Hoge’s show – an event that’s never predictable. Hoge’s unique connection with his fans lies in his ability to stir up somber, acoustic moments in one turn and then spring a hard-rocking, plugged-in number the next. “The magic happens in the unsafe moments,” he says. The album showcases songs from Small Town Dreams as well as older entries from his catalog, including crowd favorites “Through Missing You,” “Jesus Came to Tennessee” and “When I get My Wings,” among others. “


Check out his song, “Too Old to Die Young,” and get there early so you get a prime seat to see this interesting singer-songwriter.


Fleet Feet Pony Run
Ponysaurus Brewing
219 Hood Street
615pm to check-in, announcements and run starts at 6:30pm
All levels and speeds are welcome!
Save time and register online here

Get in a run with a fun crowd and then reward yourself with one of Ponysaurus’ excellent beers! 3 and 5 mile routes are planned, and all roads lead back to the brewery.

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