KPTZ Party at the Fort w/ Polyrhythmics + Lowire
KPTZ 91.9FM cordially invites you all to the Party at the Fort - a concert and fundraiser in the USO Building at Fort Worden on Friday, June 1st, offering live music by critically acclaimed funk maestros, Polyrhythmics. Local opening act Lowire will get the evening started, featuring Sean Mugrage, Frank DePalma and Cameron Dalsimer.
Rich with bold brass and hypnotic percussion, Polyrhythmics latest album, Caldera, showcases the instrumental eight-pieces impossibly tight grooves and virtuosic musicianship as they tear through a singular blend of funk, soul, psychedelic rock, R&B, progressive jazz, and Afrobeat.
The record follows the Seattle bands stellar third album, Octagon, which earned them tour dates around the country along with plenty of critical acclaim. The Stranger dubbed Polyrhythmics a group to watch, hailing their sophisticated slinkiness and expressive brassiness, while WNCW praised their modern afro-psycho-beat blend, and the Seattle Times dubbed them funk maestros. The band was invited to perform live on influential Seattle NPR station KEXP, shared bills with everyone from Snarky Puppy to Booker T, and played massive festival stages including Bumbershoot, High Sierra, and Vancouver International Jazz Fest.
This exciting concert is another exciting opportunity for KPTZ to broaden its cultural impact by promoting live musical performance to complement its robust broadcasting schedule. KPTZ has teamed up with Port Townsend Brewing to craft a special release beer, the Fort-ifier Pale Ale, which will also be unveiled at the June 1st party. We will be working with Port Townsend Brewing to get this pale ale in area restaurants and bars, and proceeds from every keg sale and every draft or bottle sold will contribute to KPTZ's capital campaign for relocation and expansion of its studio and transmitter to Fort Worden over the next two years.
This is a 21+ event featuring a beer and wine garden and raffle prizes. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. with local favorite Lowire, Polyrhythmics to follow at 8pm. Advance Ttickets are $25 and available through Brown Paper Tickets (partyatthefort.brownpapertickets.com) or at Crossroads Music, Quimper Sound or the KPTZ radio station at Mountain View Commons. This event is being proudly sponsored by the Port Townsend branch of New American Funding and Port Townsend Brewing.
USO Hall - Fort Worden State Park (View)
200 Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|