Bikeology Festival Day 2013
June 15, 2013 is the ultimate day for velo-love in Edmonton and you are invited to Sir Winston Churchill Park at noon. Stay till 4 p.m. when we call it a day. Best of all, IT’S FREE!
Bikeology this year will be having many of the old favourites and more new events:
- Local musicians powered by Music is a Weapon, so bring your bike shoes, folks!
- Spoken word musings on the bicycle.
- children’s entertainment
- craft table for all-ages bike bling
- local stores’ information booths
- pedal powered smoothies
- free mechanic tune ups
- wide range of bike information and bike enthusiast to chat with
- a wide range of bikey games and prizes
- bus-bike rack loading time trials
- more prizes!
Bring your bike, there’ll be plenty o’ bike parking AND free mechanical checks.
See you there!
Bikeology: Festival Day Itinerary June 15th,
~~~~12:00 – Jay Kuchinsky and Garry O’Brien – Jay Kuchinsky is an Edmonton-based musician with 35 years of playing experience . His musical journey has included collaborations with many wonderful musicians and bands, including Cowboy Pride, Goldrush Trio, the Jay-Tones, Les Bucherons, Bill Bourne. These days he plays mostly with his band The Pure and his daughter and fellow fiddler Georgia. Jay can be found playing around Edmonton at such locations as Fort Edmonton, The Edmonton River Queen (for Maritime Night, with The Pure), and O’Byrnes Irish Pub
~~~~12:40 – Locution Revolution – Locution Revolution are a tri-kulturalband/group made up of the dreadlock sporting, harmonica playing iD, the charismatic Khiry Tafari, and the Deejay Budakron.2010 brought about the first full length from the group album called “WALK TALL.” A ten song collection of melody filled, inspiring raps, brain teasing concepts. The album peaked as high as #5 in Canada (earshot.com & chartattack.com)and stayed in the top 10 for six weeks. Further more the album hit #1 in Calgary and at home in Edmonton(CJSR 88.5FM). Locution Revolution hold workshops in the teachings and fundamentals of Hip Hop Kulture.(Elementary Schools, Youth Centers, Festivals) iD, Khiry, and Budakron have become a force and staple throughout Edmonton and are only a hand full of a few in their field putting out quality, creative, community driven music.
~~~~1:30 – Paula Eve Kirman – Paula Eve Kirman is a Western Canada-based singer/songwriter who writes and performs music with a message. Whether singing about life, love, social concerns, or spirituality, she focuses on the passion behind the words. Much of Paula’s work deals with social justice, in no small part due to her active involvement in the peace movement and a variety of other causes such as poverty and the environment.
~~~~2:10 – Elliot Thomas (Elliot Thomas, Matt Grier and Keith Rempel) - Elliot Thomas is a singer-songwriter who calls Edmonton home. Since moving to Edmonton from Hong Kong six years ago he has developed a unique voice on the banjo and on the lapsteel guitar, and has refined his guitar playing. Elliot uses the distinct textures that these instruments afford to present very personal musical observations and stories. Drawing inspiration from traditional forms of music including the blues, bluegrass, and Celtic, as well as from contemporary songwriters, his sound is fresh and daring, yet relatable. He is joined in performance by staples of the Edmonton music scene, Keith Rempel on bass and Matt Grier on drums.
~~~~2:40 – Bike Nic Poet, Anna Marie Sewell - Anna Marie Sewell is Edmonton’s current Poet Laureate. She is a cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural artist. Her past work includes co-coordinating Honour Songs, a tribute to Aboriginal women, for Edmonton’s 2007 Cultural Capital project. Her first book of poetry, Fifth World Drum won critical acclaim across Canada, from the Malahat Review to the Globe and Mail. She started and ran Big Sky Theatre (1998-2001), where she produced original Aboriginal theatre. She facilitates literacy classes in the community. (bio courtesy of Women’s Words)
~~~~3:35 – Frantically Atlantic (Rob Taylor and Rod Olstad) – These two troubadours are anything but tiresome. You’ll be diggin’ their jigs and feelin’ their reels with a touch of Celtic to turn your wheels! (Fiddle, Voice & Guitar loops)
Interspersed amongst all the performers are children’s entertainments, the opportunity for checking out displays that showcase cycling, active transportation AND active living, games, prizes, and the Bus Bike Rack Loading Race (a festival classic!)