We are excited to announce we have 10 bands participating in ChromaFEST on April 8th! There will be rock, metal, and folk rock. In between each of these great groups we will have singer/songwriters, poets and maybe a comedian or two from Albuquerque sharing their craft. This is going to be a great show featuring several of our Chroma Studios resident bands. Tickets are only $10 for the whole day! More ticket information will be available soon! We weren’t anticipating this kind of participation so unfortunately for this year’s show we will not have any of our past bands perform. We’re thinking next year’s ChromaFEST will need to be a two day event!
The schedule of bands is as follows;
11am: Old Devils/the shine
12:10pm: Humble Waves
8:15pm: Electoral College Dropouts
The Haptics and Psykick Monkey are performing in their second ChromaFEST show.
IF you are a fan and supporter of live independent music, these bands all take themselves serious enough to rent space so they can rehearse and put on shows in their community. Come help us celebrate their talent and dedication to Albuquerque’s indie music scene.
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It’s official! We have set the dates for our 4th anniversary Chroma Fest: Art, Music and Poetry show. First Friday, May 4th at our Central location we will have an open studios and art show opening. Artists who have their studios will open their doors so you can have a peek inside. We also plan to have some of our previous studio and gallery artists showing as well. Saturday, May 5th (also known around here as Cinco de Mayo!) will be the music and poetry show, an outdoor show/street party at our dead end section of Roma street. The patio will become the stage and several if not all of our studio bands will perform along with local poets and other musicians with a Chroma connection. The graffiti art show will be happening down in the Chroma basement halls all day Saturday as well. More information will be released as we know more. Stay tuned…… 🙂
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The featured artist this month is Chroma Studio’s own Paula Manning Lewis, owner/proprietor. Paula will be showing us new work featuring a twist on artistic harmony. This collection of work includes artistically painted guitars, allowing art & music to collide.
Some other features for the evening will be:
Studios downstairs will be open and artists will be here to answer questions and share their work spaces.
Albuquerque SLAM Poets will be here offering their art of the spoken word. Join Carlos Contreras, Kenn Rodriguez, Hakim Bellamy and friends for their thought provoking & always entertaining poetry.
Various musicians will bring us musical entertainment throughout the evening. Wayne Shrubsall will perform his banjo music. Danny Clayburn will entertain us with his talents of playing the bottleneck slide. John Simmons, the “Human Jukebox” will invite us into his world of musical storytelling. This is only a short list of what is materializing in the performance space for this coming First Friday event.
A new twist on poetry, Elevator Haikus with Zack and Té, will be going on throughout the evening. Ride the elevator to the downstairs studios and hear a haiku!
Our kids art studio (for kids of all ages) will be open and chock full of supplies for art making!
There will be a scavenger hunt with prizes!
This will be an evening full of entertainment for all; visually, musically & generally all encompassing good times. We hope to see you here.