Arts Garage, Delray Beach's multi-disciplinary cultural hub for arts, performances and entertainment, is pleased to announce the kickoff of Urban Underground, Arts Garage's newest series that offers audiences a blend of R&B, Reggae, Jazz and Hip-Hop. The premier performer, Eric Biddines, will take the stage Saturday, November 5, 2011.
Urban Underground will showcase some of South Florida's finest local and regional musicians with the ambition to change the way Hip-Hop is perceived. Audiences will be treated to a variety of performers and special guests, backed by the Arts Garage house band. In efforts to bring the streets of Brooklyn to the stage at Arts Garage, in a polished, Delray Beach fashion, the series will feature soulful artists whose lyrics are set to the backdrops of live Jazz, R&B and Neo-soul. The debut performance, Eric Biddines' Aye Story about Love, will feature Neopopsicle, Neo Soul singer, and Chloe Dolandis, a Palm Beach County singer/songwriter whose recently released album Bring Back the Fever has received rave reviews.
Eric Biddines, a Palm Beach County resident, owns a unique style and approach to Hip-Hop that reaches across a variety of audiences. Self described as an artist who feels need to create music that is universal; his influences are likewise diverse - spanning from Motown to Southern Rap. Biddines, who has been compared to Cee-lo, Goodie Mob and Outkast, released a successful independent Mixtape, Da Coffee Shop, which lead to a working relationship with his current mentor and manager, Tremaine "T-Green" Green. His most recent EP A story About Love, is getting regional radio play and is featured in some of the area's hottest nightspots.
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Biddines, Neopopsicle and Dolandis will take the stage at 9 pm. Backed by the Arts Garage house band, audiences can expect an evening of hypnotic and dangerously seductive rhythms and flows. The house band, headed by Drew Tucker, is a force of its own, comprised of talented and dedicated musicians who also seek to bring the arts alive. Tucker, Drummer and Musical Director, will be backed by Kiki Sanchez on the piano, Brad Miller on bass, Zach Rickers on guitar, Katharine Yarbrough and Kendra Williams, both on vocals.
"Urban Underground is the next step in the cultural evolution of Delray Beach," explains Tucker. "This event is yet another affirmation that Arts Garage is South Florida's home for the best and most diversified live performances."
The Arts Garage event is sure to be the first of many successful sessions of Urban Underground, which is already gaining momentum as one of South Florida's best Urban Arts series. To purchase tickets, visit: http://artsgarage.eventbrite.com
About Arts Garage
Arts Garage, created and managed by the Creative City Collaborative (The Collaborative) is the venue of choice for a diverse array of local, national and international performers, as well as the preferred destination for those in search of arts seekers and aficionados. Established in April 2011, its mission is to collaborate with emerging artists and cultural innovators to facilitate an exchange of art and ideas and present cutting-edge, interdisciplinary performances and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of Delray Beach, at 180 NE First Street in Pineapple Grove, Arts Garage seeks to transform Delray Beach into a boutique metropolitan city through arts and culture. The venue's casually intimate ambiance reflects the feel of its City, and the Garage's BYOW (Bring Your Own Whatever) policy, where guests are encouraged to bring their own beverages and snacks to enjoy during the performance, is wildly applauded.
For more information on Arts Garage, performances and to book tickets, visit the Arts Garage website: http://delraybeacharts.org
About Creative City Collaboration
Creative City Collaboration is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization created to build the cultural infrastructure that celebrates Delray Beach as a creative, authentic and intimate City. The Collaboration is tasked with implementing the City's cultural plan, adopted by the City Commission in 2006 and CRA Plan's Arts Based Economic Development Program.
Major funding for the Creative City Collaborative is provided by the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Authority (CRA) and Stuart and Shelby Development.
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