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Summer Solstice Party at Cleveland Museum of Art on Saturday June 20th

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Summer Solstice Party at Cleveland Museum of Art on Saturday June 20th
June 04, 2009 07:00PM
Dan Deacon, Slavic Soul Party!, Balloon Bass Trio, Hot Club of Detroit, DJ Rekha, DJ Dante Carfagne, Jeremy Bible & Jason Henry, and Emeralds at the Cleveland Musuem of Art on Saturday June 20th.

from the CMA website:

The Unveiling of the New East Wing

Featuring 21 galleries with the museum’s Impressionist, modern, contemporary, and photography collections

Saturday, June 20 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Inside, outside, and throughout the new east wing, celebrate with us all night. Enjoy performances on the main stage that start early and go late, plus strolls through the new galleries and surprises throughout the evening. Choose your admission time and ticket price from three options, then stay as late as you like. Please reserve tickets in advance. Call 216–421–7350 (or toll-free from outside Cleveland 1–888–CMA–0033) or visit us online at www.clevelandart.org/tickets.


Enjoy the festivities all night. Circles Members, free admission
All other museum members, $100 per person
General public, $150 per person

Hors d’oeuvres and open bars from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Mingle with the curators in the new galleries


5:00 p.m. Jonathan Godfrey & Benjamin Kunkel. These classical guitarists provide a wonderful backdrop to the party’s opener, with music ranging across cultures and styles.

From 5:00 to 7:00 pm, please enter the museum through the garage connector on level P2 or use the north lobby entrance.


Enjoy the festivities from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Members at the Fellow level or higher, free admission
All other museum members, $35 per person
General public, $55 per person

Tapas appetizers and cash bars


Dante Carfagne spins Cleveland’s lost soul and R&B singles from the ‘60s and ‘70s throughout the night.

7:00 p.m. Hot Club of Detroit. Djangostyle gypsy jazz in the great Parisian “hot club” tradition.

8:15 p.m. Balloon Bass Trio. Genius balloon twister Addi Somekh, inventor of the supercool balloon bass, boogies with multi-instrumentalist Ralph Carney (Tom Waits, Black Keys) and drummer Kenny Wollesen (Sex Mob, Bill Frisell).

9:15 p.m. Slavic Soul Party! Seriously funky, old-world brass reinterprets oldschool harmonies and undercurrents with broken beat and hip-hopped style, making for infectious, joyous fun.


Party from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

All tickets, $15 per person

Snacks and cash bars


10:00 p.m. Jeremy Bible & Jason Henry. Ohio sound artists exploring the edges of musique concrete, electroacoustic, and electronic music, transforming the galleries into an immersive environment.

10:15 p.m. Dan Deacon. Famed for his live shows, Deacon surrounds himself with the audience while crafting his raging, maxed-out party music that moves everyone to dance.

11:30 p.m. DJ Rekha. NYC’s “Basement Bhangra” queen melds Indian dance music with electronica in an atmosphere reminiscent of a South Asian nightclub.

1:00 a.m. Emeralds. Cleveland’s very own fast-rising stars of radiantly improvised bliss-out music
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