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Aspen Art Museum


Midsummer Blowout
with Sparkle Nation’s Gabrielle Rucker, KDNK, and performance by Brothers of Brass

Jul 31, 2021
2:00 PM

Free and open to the public

no registration required

The AAM invites the community to join Gabrielle Rucker of Sparkle Nation Book Club for a special youth program. Live music will be courtesy of KDNK community radio and Denver-based band Brothers of Brass. Other family activities include garden-related art-making activities.

Gabrielle Octavia Rucker
is a writer and literary radio experimentalist from the Great Lakes. Her work has appeared in various media and publications, including the Sundance Film Festival, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Montez Press Radio, Dance Lawyer, and more. Her debut poetry collection is forthcoming from The Song Cave in 2022.

Brothers of Brass
is a New Orleans style brass band based in Denver. In 2014, they started small and from very humble roots, sharing horns, until they had saved enough money to get horns for everyone. Nowadays they’ve grown to a full size brass band with 8 to 10 players at any given point. With influences ranging from R&B to southern brass and psychedelic jam rock to trap hip hop, Brothers of Brass boasts a wide musical lexicon with a little something for everyone.

is public access radio that connects community members to one another and the world. KDNK’s public access mission means that the station strives to serve, reflect, and belong to its community of listeners. KDNK broadcasts from its welcoming studio at 76 S. 2nd Street in the heart of the Carbondale Creative District in downtown Carbondale. Throughout the year, over 100 volunteer DJs and hosts of all stripes independently program the majority of Founded by volunteers in 1983. 1200+ members, underwriters, and innumerable other volunteers are the lifeblood of the station, supporting them with donations and time.