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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

GumptionFest 4 Schedule

All times are subject to change but probably won't. Be sure to pick up a schedule the day of the performances for any updates.

Musicians: Please e-mail gumptionfest@gmail.com if you have any changes or questions about scheduling.

Poets: Not all poet slots are indicated. Poets will fill the space between bands. Sign up with Christopher Fox Graham when you arrive. Once you have your slot(s) get to the venue at least 20 minutes before, as some bands may run short or go long. Contact the stage MC when you arrive so he or she knows who you are and that you're present. As soon as the band finishes, the host will announce you. Start performing. The previous band will be breaking down behind you and the next band will be setting up. You are the distraction for the audience, and your mission is to ensure there is no break in the artistic performance, so ignore the distraction and own the stage. The audience would rather hear you than watch techs anyway.

Friday, September 4th – 6pm
GumptionFest Kick-Off Party
at Ken’s Creekside


6 - Jay Fout & Keith Martini
*Poet
7 - Jake Payne
*Poet
8 – Julia Jordan w/Dinora Walcott
*Poet
9 - Busker Eaton
*Poet
10 - Decker & The Doppelgangers
*Poet
11 - Deepa (Flagstaff)
…and Christopher Fox Graham hosts Performance Poets Mikel Weisser, Jessica Laurel Reese, Nika Levikov.

Saturday, September 5
Oak Creek Brewery
M.C.’s: Jessica Laurel Reese
12 – Chicky & Tommy
*Poet
1:30 - Decker & The Doppelgangers
*Poet
3 – Busker Eaton
*Poet
4:30 – Deepa (Flagstaff)
*Poet
6 – Clover (Flagstaff)
*Poet
7:30 – OptimistiChaos
*Poet
9 – Yin Yang & Zen Some
*Poet
10:30 – What Laura Says Thinks & Feels (Tempe)
*Poet: MC Antranormos and The Canyon Animals (10pm–Close Between Bands)
12 – Dry River Yacht Club (Tempe)

GumptionFest Cabaret Tent
M.C.’s : Christopher Fox Graham
11 – Mikel Weisser
*Poet
12:30 – Ryan Biter (Flagstaff)
*Poet
2 – Eric Miller
*Poet
3:30 – Jazz Bedouins
* Poet
5 – Haiku Death Match
* Carrie Kohnya (6:15)
6:30 – Radio Dogma
*Poet
8 – Professor Big Swinger

Devi Yoga Outdoor Stage
M.C.’s: Walker Marchal
12:30 – Julia Jordan w/Dinora Walcott
*Poet
2 – Jake Allen (San Diego)
*Poet
3:30 – Lindsay Dragan (Flagstaff)
*Poet
5– Courtney Nicole (San Francisco)
*Poet
6:30 – Jake Payne
*Poet
8 – Skin Deep

Studio Live
10 – Beginner Mini-Laughing Yoga Class
10:30 – Performance Poetry Workshop w/ Mikel Weisser
12 – Bellydance Workshop w/Habib
1 - Technical Vocal Workshop w/ Susannah Martin
*Poet
2 – Blues Dawg
*Poet
3:30 – Summer Cygal
*Poet
5 – Ralf Illenberger
*Poet
9 – Concert w/ Freedom, Jake Allen and Naathan $15 Door

Creative Flooring Open Mic Tent
Noon–4 – AZ Dunan Ensemble
4-8 – Open Mic (Sign Up)
Any musician, poet or performer is welcome to perform. This tent will be in front of the venue among all the vendors.

Sunday, September 6
Oak Creek Brewery
M.C.s: Jessica Laurel Reese
12:30 – Luminaria (Flagstaff)
*Poet
2 – Ray Reeves Band (PHX)
*Poet
3:30 – Damn Close (Flagstaff)
*Poet
5 – MOS Funnel (Chicago)
*Poet
6:30 – The Ominators
8 – GumptionFest After Party
Dirty Water Jump Band?
The Devil Whale (Salt Lake City)
David Williams & Glade (Salt Lake City)
Jake Payne

GumptionFest Cabaret Tent
M.C.’s: Christopher Fox Graham/Kathy Perry
12 – Linda Ayers (30min.)
12:45 - Mikel Wiesser (30min.)
*Poet
1:30 – Kelly Cole w/Kayt Perlman
*Habib (2:45)
3 – William Hoshal Quartet
*Poet
4:30 – Jason Vargo w/ Eva George
* Women Divine-Acapella & Rhyme (5:30)
6 – Sam Cavanaugh
*Poet
7:30 – Kenzo

Devi Yoga Outdoor Stage
M.C.’s: Walker Marchal
11:30 – Stephen Sokola
*Poet
1 – 2 Suns
*Poet
2:30 – The Sirens
*Poet
4 – Larry 4 Life
*Poet
5:30 – The Time Bandits (Tucson)
*Poet
7 – Dave Harvey & Friends
*Poet
8:30 – Freedom

Studio Live
10 – Beginner Mini-Laughing Yoga Class
10:30 – A’Capella Singing Workshop w/ Wendy Davis
12 – “Writing our way to Happiness” Writing Workshop w/ Martha Entin
1 –Intro to Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop w/Rick Cyge
2 – Hank Levine
3:30 – Connie Fisher
5 – 3rd Point
6:30 – Baba Shibambo

Creative Flooring Open Mic Tent
Noon–6pm – Open Mic (Sign Up)
Any musician, poet or performer is welcome to perform. This tent will be in front of the venue among all the vendors.
(From GumptionFest Part Deux in 2007, I just think the image is awesome.)

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