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The Slyboots School of Music, Art & Dance presents: Slyfest

Slyfest-Buffalo-NY-1If you haven’t purchased your tickets to Slyfest, you better step to it! The Slyboots School of Music, Art & Dance is hosting this year’s festival at The Griffis Sculpture Park. By supporting Slyfest, guests will also be supporting The Slyboots School of Music, as the organization gears up to take its rightful place in the Richmond Ferry Church – an art complex project that is currently underway. For years, Slyboots has been looking for a home, where the group can spread its wings.

Slyboots director and founder, Griffin Brady, tells me that not only will they have a majestic roof overhead, the socially engaged school will also be surrounded by like-minded arts organizations that will all be working towards a greater cause.

As Slyboots grows, they will offer more programming at their church headquarters, and throughout the region. Slyfest is the organization’s biggest festival fundraiser, and helps Slyboots to run its music, dance and art programs.

The Slyboots School of Music, Art & Dance presents: SLYFEST 10 @ The Griffis Sculpture Park | September 5 & 6, 2015

Internationally renowned performances | Interactive Workshops | Vendor Village, Featuring Park Tours and Light Show

Festival highlights include:

  • Kaki King performing “The Neck is a Bridge to the Body”
  • Arthur Lipner & Brasilian Music Soul will be performing, teaching a master class and screening his feature documentary “Talking Sticks” with Q&A session afterwards
  •  Bernard Woma performing, teaching a master class and joining in on the Q&A session with Arthur Lipner about the “Talking Sticks” documentary in which he is also featured.
  • The Slyboots CIRCUS featuring Bernard Woma, Erico Ansuade and Mohamed Diaby
  • On The Sly (REUNION featuring the original trio Griffin Brady, Andrew Moore and Mike Sisto)
  • Eric T. Crittenden with Critt’s Juke Joint
  • Family Funktion and the Sitar Jams featuring Ravi Padmanabha and Naryan Padmanabha
  • Buffalo Afrobeat Orchestra featuring Preach Freedom, Steve Baczkowski and Ringo Brill
  • Mike Gantzer & David Loss (of Aqueous) Acoustic Wonder Emporium
  • Universe Shark
  • The Michael King Project
  • Sonder
  • Sara Rodriguez & Yen Ko

1-day pass – $15
2-day pass- $30
VIP Pass- $50

At the Gate-
1- day pass – $20
2-day pass- $40
VIP Pass- $70

Kids under 12 are FREE
Performance Schedule:

2:00pm Sonder
3:30pm Michael King Project
5:00pm Arthur Lipner
—Slyboots Circus Intermission—
6:30pm Preach Freedom & the Buffalo Afrobeat Orchestra
—Slyboots Circus Intermission—
8:00pm Critts Juke Joint
—Slyboots Circus Intermission—
10:30pm Kaki King
12:00am Talking Sticks Documentary followed by Q&A

12:30pm Sara Rodriguez & Yen Ko
2:00pm Mike and Dave of Aqueous
3:30pm On the Sly/Aqueously
5:00pm Universe Shark
6:30pm The Slyboots Drum Ensemble
Workshop Schedule:

10:00am YOGA
11:00am Talking Sticks Documentary Screening
1:00pm Mallet Percussion Workshop and Q&A with Arthur Lipner and Bernard Woma
1:00pm Drumming Workshop with Bernard Woma
3:00pm Dance Workshop with Erico Ansuade
4:00pm Griffis Park Tour with Griffis Family

10:00am YOGA with Sara Rodriguez
11:00am Drumming Workshop with Griffin Brady
12:00pm Dance Workshop with Erico Ansuade
1:00pm Griffis Park Tour with Griffis Family

SLYFEST 10 is brought to you by:
The Slyboots School of Music, Art & Dance
The Ashford Hollow Foundation
Ripe Audio
Lemur Studios
Musser Industries-
Mike Balter Mallets-
The Rupp Foundation
Richmond Ferry Church LLC
Flying Bison Brewing Company


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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