An all day event!
Local Chaos Roadside Skateboard Museum
Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11
Free and open to the public between 12 noon-6 pm each day
Wes Dean, Ann Arbor resident and legendary skate local, has created and documented skate culture and underground rock and roll in Michigan since the late 1970s. Parts of his collection have been shown in Los Angeles and Europe. Wes will be displaying selections from his collection including skateboards and other equipment, magazines, photographs, and stickers and other ephemera, providing context and historical perspective for the unique collaboration which is Falling Up And Getting Down.
Autograph session with pro skaters:
-Natalie Krishna Das
Conversation: The Art of the Improvisers
Saturday, September 10, 2 pm
Great improvisers are known for their ability to adapt quickly, and creating your own individual style through improvisation is at the root of both jazz and skateboarding. Join celebrated jazz pianist and MacArthur Fellow Jason Moran and professional skateboarders Andy Macdonald, Ron Allen, Jordyn Barratt, and Natalie Krishna Das for a conversation that will center around the intersection of improvisation in music and in skateboarding as well as the overlap in both cultures. Co-moderated by Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark board president and local skate ambassador, Josh Meisler, and UMS senior programming manager, Mark Jacobson. Athletes will be available for signing following event.
Live local bands start at 3:00
and one more to be announced!