CANCELED: Art in the Arboretum
Greensboro Beautiful has canceled Art in the Arboretum
due to the anticipated inclement weather.
Event Coordinator Mebane Ham cited the interest of public safety and conditions of the garden.
Come out to Greensboro’s Arboretum
for the annual Art in the Arboretum
on Sunday, October 2 from Noon until 5 pm.
This is free, family-friendly event which will have arts and crafts on display, food trucks, and of course, music on two stages. The Fiddle & Bow sponsored stage will have a diversified selection of musical and dance artists.
Gospel and Roots from Noon – 12:45
Ms. Lashon R. Hill, Accompanied by Mr. Derensky Cooper
LaShon R. Hill is an established international Singer, Actor, and Performer. She studied Vocal Music Performance at Winston Salem State University. LaShon has been featured in multiple theatrical shows such as the 2019 National Black Theatre Festival’s production of “Jelly’s Last Jam”. In 2017 she made her Carnegie Hall debut and was a part of 2018 TEDxGreensboro (“Road to Empathy”) dramatic production.
Latin Dance from 12:45 – 1:00
Corazon Gitano Flamenco and Classical Spanish Dance
Corazon Gitano, a flamenco dance group made up of professional, semi-professional and student dancers specializing in Flamenco Dance and Classical Spanish Dance. They perform Flamenco, Rumba, and Allegria dances, among others. They seek to publicize the diversity of dance and culture. Velmy Trinidad, coordinator of the group, offers Flamenco classes at the Greensboro Cultural Center. Her students will perform 2 dances.
Argentina Folk Music from 1:00 – 1:45
Siempre Puente [means “forever bridges”]
with Franco Martino & Sol Vidales Beduchaud
Siempre Puente is visiting from Argentina, formed by Sol Vidales Beduchaud and Franco Martino (from the 2019 Grammy nominated band Che Apalache). Playing as an acoustic duet, they perform their own original compositions mixing different music genres. They also perform their own versions of traditional folk music connecting all of the Americas.
Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist from 2:00 – 2:45
Jim Ritchey is a Greensboro-based songwriter and performer with deep Texas roots who began performing in Kerrville, TX. While living in Austin, he soaked up the songwriting craft from his contemporaries, Jerry Jeff Walker, Michael Martin Murphey, Townes Van Zandt and B.W. Stevenson. Later Kenny Rogers recorded Jim’s song “Tennessee Bottle” on his 1978 “The Gambler” album, which sold 35 million copies. Kelley Hunt, Bob Margolin Ann Rabson, and BeJae Fleming have also recorded Jim’s songs.
Renowned Piedmont Blues multi-instrumentalist from 3:00 – 3:45
Lightnin’ Wells is one of North Carolina’s most authentic Piedmont Blues players and is a veritable encyclopedia of American music, particularly the music of NC! As a multi-instrumentalist he performs American old-time music from the 1920s and 30s. His performances and his 6 solo albums include blues, jazz, ragtime and country music and old pop tunes played on vintage stringed instruments. NC-based Wells has been performing at significant venues and blues festivals for over 50 years across the United States and Europe.
Photo credit: Bob Powell
World Music from 4:00 – 4:45
Travis Williams Group
The Travis Williams Group is a world music ensemble performing a fusion of traditional Arabic music with jazz, modern classical music, rock, and world music. The group includes of Travis Williams (Oud [a fretless 11 string lute] & original compositions), Kinard Douthit (Flute), Ken Simonds (Bass Guitar), and Bill Smith (Percussion). His love of the instrument led him to study traditional Arabic music and the theories of Maqam. Soon, he began composing his own unique take on the Arabic tradition. The group infuses each composition with influences from the world of rock, classical, jazz, and world music. A truly unique ensemble that captures and holds the listeners’ attention. They also will be performing at the 2022 NC FOLK Festival.