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Lady Ace Boogie, Joshua Burge, others perform with WMCAT teen artists Sunday, Jan. 21 at Creston Brewery

Prominent local musicians performing with teen artists from the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology at Creston Brewery on Sunday, January 21, 2018 4-6 p.m.

Creston Brewery Hosts WMCAT teen artists

Sunday, January 21

Creston Brewery 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. will donate 15 percent of sales all day to the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology. WMCAT student photography will be featured in a new exhibit. And from 4-6 p.m. local musicians will peform with WMCAT teens.

/Erion Adams

An eclectic roster of well-known local musicians takes the stage this Sunday alongside teen artists from the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT). On January 21, Creston Brewery will host this collaborative performance of original work from 4-6 pm and donate 15 percent of sales all day to WMCAT’s Teen Arts + Tech Program. The musicians, including Joshua Burge (Chance Jones), Rebekah Tahira, Nathan Mabie (The Extra Texture), Lady Ace Boogie, and DJ Monk Matthaeus, have worked with the students to refine their original pieces and give them a glimpse into the local music industry. WMCAT t artists have also collaborated with students from All of the Above, a hip hop academy at Ottawa Hills High School.

Performances will include live music, poetry, and beat making. Creston Brewery is also featuring a large format photography show by WMCAT teen artists. There is no cover charge to attend.

The event at Creston Brewery is one of five events in a series called WMCAT on Tour, focused on giving teen artists opportunities to perform and work with local musicians, while raising support for WMCAT’s Teen Arts + Tech program. The tuition-free afterschool program is open to any Grand Rapids Public high school student, and offers both semester and year-long studios in illustration, ceramics fashion design, photography, audio and video production, and video game design.

The tour began at Harmony Hall on November 13, and the remaining tour stops are WYCE’s The Jammies on February 9, WMCAT’s annual iBall gala on March 22, and an all-ages show at The Pyramid Scheme on May 3.

More information can be found at www.wmcat.org/happenings.

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