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Hosted Event  |  Buffalo Infringement Festival at the Burchfield Penney

Barging into the Burch: Opening Thursday Front Yard Blitz

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 5:30–10 pm

Front Yard  

Don't be caught off-guard thinking you know that opening day of Infringement means waiting around for Nietzches Opening Ceremonies, if it's already late in the day then you're already missing infringing of epic proportions! This year BiF is turning 10 and we're letting it go to our heads, crashing on the Front Yard of the Burchfield Penney Art Center while the Art Barge is being fabricated on the inside. With a crew of 4 outrageously groovy local bands, dance troupes galore, and a veritable circus of street-performers, the evening will be an arkfull of acts you can expect to see for the next 11 days, as well as those you never thought to expect. We're even taking over the fancy new sound system and state-of-the-art projectors at one of Buffalo's foremost art institutions, but all this is still just a taste of what's in store for this year... 

5:30pm Intrepid Travelers - Musical quartet from Buffalo, that keeps crowds on their toes with an original blend of grooving rhythms and sonic exploration.

6:30pm Ish Kabbible - Ish Kabbible is a Jazz/Funk/Progressive/Metal Father/Son Duo.

7:30pm Blue Rootz - Funk/Soul/Jazz Get your boogie shoes on and be ready to get down and get funky.

8:30pm ould pound - We make crazy instrumentals you can dance to.

9:15pm Flatsitter - Flatsitter is a psychedelic sound & video experience by Jax Deluca and Kyle Marler featuring live music performance by Deluca, Marler, Bobby Griffiths, and Kevin Cain. Preview online: flatsitter.com

          All Evening:

          Contact Improv Jam - Come explore motion, gravity, inertia and the exciting possibilities of movement and dance.

          Free Beets Root for Food Justice - Join the Free Beets as they dance out of the reach of conventional agricultural methods and into Buffalo's new, locavore-centered future!

           Coexisdance - An improvisational, articulate+ inspiring communication between dancers and musicians.
           "El the Mime" - 'Airport Agony'-unpleasant discoveries are made at airport.'Early Morning Hysteria'-items are misplaced in the frenzy.--Balloon sculpting

           Paint by Hoop - Body painting with a hula hoop. Bring a blank t-shirt or paint right on your skin!

           Genie on a Magic Carpet - It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a genie on a magic carpet, weaving, dancing and flying to festival, rub his lamp if you dare, get a fortune.

           Hoopnosis Fire Faery Show - Come feel the warmth and allure of Madia the Fire Faery's fantastic fire dancing!