CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Corpus Christi blues-rock band The Shakedown performs at 6 p.m. Friday at House of Rock for the Live! at the Loop Studios concert series. The charity event also will be broadcast on Classic Rock 104.5 FM.
CORPUS CHRISTI — The ArtWalk is going to dance.
The First Friday tradition supporting Corpus Christi’s local art scene is branching out this week to support a local band in conjunction with the Live! at the Loop concert series, Classic Rock 104.5 and the House of Rock for a fundraising concert to benefit St. Jude’s Hospital research.
Dylan Ely, who owns the Loop recording studio is thrilled to have The Shakedown playing.
“The Shakedown is just a band that has a really good following here locally,” Ely said. “They are involved in the community and being that St. Jude is part of the fundraiser it just sort of made sense.”
The friend of a friend introduced Dylan and his wife, Michelle, to The Shakedown.
“We really try to show bands that are ready to take it to the next level,” he said. “The Shakedown is one of those bands that sort of stand out.”
ArtWalk takes place the first Friday evening of every month at Retama Park and features a host of downtown galleries with open doors and refreshments for art lovers.
Ely invited Daniel Ericson, a high school friend also known as The Street Sign Artist, to auction off some of his artwork for the festival.
Ericson paints “hip-hop tableaus on deteriorating street signs,” according to an article on the Denver Westword blog.
“He’s been a real good friend of ours and we wanted to bring him here to get him a little recognition here,” Ely said.
Ericson will auction of some of his paintings with the proceeds going to St. Jude’s research.
Ely credited the House of Rock and Radio Station 104.5 with helping with the Live at the Loop series as well.
The Shakedown’s concert will be filmed and the radio station will rebroadcast it Sunday.
The concert will be at the House of Rock. The doors open at 5 p.m. with the music starting at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
IF YOU GO
What: Live at the Loop in conjunction with ArtWalk
Where: House of Rock, 511 Star St.
When: Doors open at 5 p.m. Friday.
Cost: Admission is free.
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