Chewstick Culture Hub Open House Fundraiser Weekend

Open-House

Get ready for a dynamic presentation of local talent, handmade merchandise, cool refreshments and conscious vibes all day and into the night, at The Chewstick Culture Hub at 81 Front Street over the Louis Vuitton America’s World Series weekend and beyond! Starting on Friday, October 16th through to Monday, October 19th The Chewstick Foundation will feature a range of entertainment and activities that should not be missed.

The weekend will kick off 9pm Friday, October 16th with reggae soul band Fire & Ice, guaranteed to blow away visitors and residents alike with their musical mastery, dynamic presentation and mix of reggae soul lyrics. Their sound will make audiences feel the music in their heart and get them out of their seats, swaying to the music.

The festivities will continue 10pm Saturday, October 17th as hip hop fusion band D.I.A. take centre stage, sharing music from a variety of genres including hip hop, reggae, Rock and Soul. Their imaginative covers, remixes and mashups have been exceptionally well-received locally and internationally, they’re fun to watch and even more fun to dance to. Entry for each show is $10 with door proceeds going to the bands. Audiences are encouraged to come through to the Chewstick Culture Hub early  to catch happy hour drink prices, chizzle and more from 5pm with bar proceeds going toward The Chewstick Foundation!

Fire & Ice

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Saturday and Sunday 12 – 6pm, The Chewstick Foundation is inviting the community to experience the Chewstick Culture Hub in transition. They will host guided tours of the facility, house local vendors and feature live solo entertainers through the day. This is the chance to get a look at the progress, make a donation, support local entertainers, purchase clothes, homemade jewelry, artwork, books and more while contributing to the completion of Bermuda’s only purpose built live entertainment venue, whose purpose to be a resource to strengthen youth, arts, culture and community.

Then stick around, Sunday night from until 7pm as The Chewstick Foundation test runs their Legendary Open Mic Jam Session for the first time at their front street venue. Everyone is welcome to attend and share their, voice, talent, story, musical instrument or whatever, to get a taste of authentic Bermuda culture, entertainment and heart. Entry is $10 with proceeds going toward The Chewstick Foundation, to enhance the mission to empower storytelling, creative expression and social justice to enrich youth, arts culture and community. Chewstick breaks down barriers and creates opportunity for social interaction and intellectual growth. 

Chewstick’s Legendary Neo-Griot Open Mic Jam Session is BACK this Sunday!

One such opportunity will be available, Monday, October 19th at 6pm. The Music Institute of Bermuda in conjunction with The Chewstick Foundation and sponsored by the African Diaspora Heritage Trail, Fort Knox and Muse will host a workshop featuring Maxi Priest and Livingstone Brown. Current and aspiring artists will  learn the fundamentals of songwriting, music production, showmanship and how to earn a living in the music industry. For $25 attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and collaborate with Maxi Priest in a relaxed setting before being treated to a short performance by the international reggae star. Participants can sign by emailing The Bermuda Institute at tmibinfo@gmail.com or using this link to sign up.

None of the Chewstick Culture Hub Open House Fundraiser Weekend events are to be missed, as not only is there a lineup of awesome activity on offer, but it is also an important fundraising venture support the completion of The Chewstick Culture Hub. For more information about The Chewstick Foundation programs, the weekend’s events and ways you can help call The Chewstick Foundation office at 292-2439, email info@chewstick.org or visit www.chewstick.org for more information.

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