593 Gaskill St SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
The Patch Works — in collaboration with Sweet Auburn’s WERD Radio, the nation’s first African-American owned radio station — will be participating in a two-part Salon organized by Music in Common. WERD Radio is located on Auburn Avenue and right above Dr. Martin Luther King’s office. Dr. King used to broadcast his sermons and announce the civil rights marches on the station
The Salon is designed so that each organization will host one night:
The Patch Works will host on Tuesday August 20th, starting at 7:00pm.
WERD will host on Thursday August 22nd, starting at 7:00pm.
Also joining The Patch Works on the 20th will be:
Slim Chance, who will be performing examples of Hillbilly music, which was Country Music’s predecessor and endemic to Cabbagetown.
Dr. Erich Nunn, a professor at Auburn University and a distinguished musicologist, who specializes in the American South.
The current format for the evening:
- Welcoming & introductory remarks by Music in Common curator (5 minutes)
- Brief overview of Music in Common (10 minutes)
- Brief overview of the MIC Salon and featured guest(s) (5 minutes)
- Brief presentation by visiting featured guest of their organization’s work (10 minutes)
- Longer presentation by hosting featured artist of their organization’s work (20 minutes)
- Q & A from MIC curator and audience to both guests (20 minutes)
- Brief intermission (10 minutes)
- Musical presentation by hosting guest that is a representation of their organization’s work (20 – 30 minutes)
- Closing remarks (5 minutes)