Sunday, May 14, 2017

May 20, 2017 6:00-8:30PM Summer Series: Sun Ra Arkestra & RU Bhangra

Saturday, May 20

Sun Ra Arkestra w/ openers RU Bhangra

On Saturday, May 20th the Sun Ra Arkestra will return to the 40th Street Summer Series with a very special hometown performance. This acclaimed big band demonstrates the unrivalled expertise, joy and passion that have been the foundation for their musical journeys since Sun Ra founded the Arkestra in the mid-1950s. Band leader Marshall Allen, who will turn 93 this year, has been called one of the most distinct and original saxophonists in jazz. Opening the show will be RU Bhangra performing traditional Bhangra dancing that focuses on combining folk flavor with an entertaining twist.

6pm at 40th & Walnut St (Field on 40th Street between Walnut and Locust, behind the Walnut West Free Library)

Each summer UCD, Penn, and The Rotunda host free outdoor concerts and performances that capture the soul of the neighborhood. This is the 13th Anniversary of the 40th Street Summer Series.

bring your chairs, blankets, etc

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