Rhythm! Discovery Center To Celebrate Grand Opening, 11/21
Indianapolis' Newest Downtown Attraction Celebrates Community Grand Opening with Free Admission, Music Performances, Community Drum Circle, Drum Making Activities and Death Cab for Cutie Drummer Jason McGerr.
Rhythm! Discovery Center, a creative vision of the Percussive Arts Society, invites the community to celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, November 21. Free admission will be offered for all guests from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Door prizes, drum making activities, live music performances, a community drum circle and an appearance by Death Cab for Cutie drummer Jason McGerr are included in this community celebration.
Located in the heart of downtown, Indianapolis' newest attraction offers a creative and engaging experience to visitors by interpreting the role of rhythm and percussion in music and culture through dynamic educational experiences. Interactive exhibits, participatory opportunities, and a hands-on area illustrate rhythm, its role in society, and its connections to daily life. Free admission and tours will be offered to all guests. Live music performances by local artists are scheduled throughout the day at Rhythm! Discovery Center and the Indianapolis Artsgarden. Performing ensembles include the interactive storytelling Griot Drum Ensemble and the Indiana School for the Deaf's Vibrations Visual Performing Arts Troupe. A community drum circle will be facilitated by Bongo Boy Music School. Death Cab for Cutie drummer Jason McGerr is scheduled to appear to welcome visitors, sign autographs and will be teaching ten minute one-on-one drum set lessons that will be raffled off throughout the day. McGerr is heard drumming on Death Cab for Cutie's "Meet Me on the Equinox", the first released single on the new soundtrack for the popular movie "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" that will be released in the USA on November 20.??
Rhythm! Discovery Center is a 15,000 square-foot facility that houses three feature galleries, a hands-on area that allows visitors to play a variety of drums and percussion instruments, and a retail store. Rhythm! explores the expansive history and cultural connections of rhythm and percussion, demonstrates how musical acoustics work through science, and showcases rare percussion instruments and artifacts from around the world. Grand opening gallery themes include Journey of a Rhythm, an exploration into the history and development of the clave rhythm; Set the Scene, a look at percussion in film and theater; and Clair Musser: Restless Innovator, a retrospective look at the instruments and life of innovative percussionist Clair Omar Musser.
Rhythm! Discovery Center is located at 110 W. Washington Street, Suite A, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
For more information call 317-251-5100 or visit www.indyarts.org.