Little Owl Music And Arts Festival To Include Spoken Word Performers

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Chattanooga Audubon Society will present the third annual Little Owl Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, March 22, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Audubon Acres.

Here are the scheduled events and reviews:

Enjoy the Literary Art of the Spoken Word (Stage Schedule Follows)

Finn Bille, author of Fire Poems and other books of poetry, and member of the Southern Order of Storytellers, will host this stage. He has gathered a unique selection of artists for a pleasing and entertaining variety of programs. 

Music (Stage Schedule Follows)

Hear live bluegrass, folk, ragtime, and blues music from the stage. Musicians include Christie Burns, Matt Evans, Pattee Wilbanks, Northwoods, Russell Gulley, the Tin Cup Rattlers and more. In the event of inclement weather, stage acts will perform in Walker Hall. The lineup will also include noted performer Roy Harper. http://www.nooga.com/165654/catch-roy-harpers-classic-country-at-little-owl-music-and-arts-festival/ 

Michael D. Gray will serve as the master of ceremonies on the stage again this year. Mr. Gray is host and producer of the local River City Sessions show presented each month at the Camp House venue on Williams Street and recorded for later broadcast on WUTC radio, 88.1 FM.

Participatory Music Programs

The Folk School of Chattanooga will offer workshops, jams, and an instrument petting zoo. Children and adults alike will enjoy opportunities to explore their own musical ability. This program takes place at the Spring Frog Cabin and surrounding area.  Local musicians will host jam sessions at the orchard. 

Exhibits and Vendors

The number and variety of vendors grows with each passing day. See craft exhibits and shop for unique gift items created by our arts and crafts vendors. Food vendors from area restaurants will have a varied menu of items available for purchase. 

Birds of Prey

Meet live birds of prey from Wings to Soar, a non-profit birds of prey environmental education organization. Their mission is to educate people about the magnificent birds of prey by bringing them into the classrooms, boardrooms and outdoor venues in our region. 

Children’s Art Contest

Join us for the announcement of winners in our student poster contest. Students in the Chattanooga Area are invited to participate in the third annual Little Owl Music and Art Festival Poster Contest sponsored by Chattanooga Audubon. This invitation is extended to all students, whether they attend Public, Private, or Home School. Chattanooga Audubon will display all submitted posters in a clothesline art show at Audubon Acres during the Little Owl Music and Arts Festival. Winners will be announced at 12 p.m. that same day. Entries must be delivered to Audubon Acres no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 14.

Venue

Audubon Acres, the homestead of Chattanooga Audubon’s founder Robert Sparks Walker. It reflects his values and  creative genius as an author and editor.

Spoken Word Program, Little Owl Music and Arts Festival
All presentations are family friendly: No cussing, etc.
Location: Porch of Walker Hall
 
MC: Finn Bille, Poet and Storyteller.
 
12:15 Native American stories for kids told by Sarah Lord
 
12:45 Southern Frontier Stories and Music with Steve Daugherty, for all ages
 
1:15 Tell your own story, hear others in The STORY SLAM with Ben Schnell
            Theme: “I didn’t see that coming.”
 
2:15 "My Father's Tivoli Ticket", A humorous personal story of racial segregation by Vincent Phipps For adults
"Yes, I am Staring at Your", Love at first sight. A performance poem by Vincent Phipps For adults            
2:45 The landscape and you. Poetry and discussion for adults with Mia Hansford
 
3:00    Spoken word finale in honor of John James Audubon Villanelle on an owl and other bird poems by Kemmer Anderson For adults
 
3:30    Extra session depending on sign-ups Interactive poetry and writing for adults with Mia Hansford  
 
Little Owl Festival Music Stage Line up
 
11:00- 11:40 Russell Gulley
 
11:45-12:00 Announce Winners of art competition
 
12:10-12:55 Mountain Creek House Fire
 
1:05-1:50 Tin Cup Rattlers
 
2:00- 2:45 Roy Harper
 
2:50-3:35 Snopes Brothers
 
3:45-4:30 Scenic City Ramblers
 
4:40- 5:25 Just Us Gals
 
5:30 Northwoods


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