Steadman says theres no shortage of local groups vying for a spot at the event, which marks its seventh anniversary this afternoon. Jamaican, Brazilian, Middle Eastern, Mexican, and African music all show up on the program. We try to represent as many different cultural groups as time allows, she says.
In addition to all the singing and dancing, vendors will exhibit and sell art, crafts, and other items from their communities. Steadman hopes the vast lineup inspires visitors to appreciate their own cultural contributions to popular music. Many people come to the museum with a very classical sense of rock and roll, she says. They look at it from a distance. We want them to learn that many different groups have contributed to rock and roll as we know it today.
Sun., Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 2007