PHXDW 2017 Kickoff Party

PHXDW 2017 Kickoff Party


Fri, October 27, 2017

6:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

Get the first taste of Phoenix Design Week in the lively company of your local design community. Join us for a special edition of Bar Flies, a monthly storytelling series, featuring the theme "Wish You Were Here." The show will be followed by live music. Grab a drink, catch up with friends, and enjoy local food trucks, photo booth, and compelling stories curated by Katie Johnson.

Becky Bartkowski
Katie Johnson
Anwar Newton
Robrt Pela
Stina Sieg

BarFlies DJ:
Jason P. Woodbury

6:00 – 7:00pm Grab a Bite/Social Hour
7:00 – 8:00pm Special Edition Bar Flies
8:00 – 10:00pm Kickoff Party/PAO

Admission is included for PHXDW/M+M two-day ticketholders, RSVP will be required. General admission for non-ticketholders $20. Your ticket includes admission to Bar Flies, soft drinks, one entree and side dish from a local food truck, and live entertainment.

PHOENIX AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA [PAO] proudly carries the musical and social torch that was first lit by the powerful duo of FELA KUTI and TONY ALLEN, original inventors of the Afrobeat sound. Led by funky heiress Camille Sledge, the 16-strong orchestra is comprised of the most ambitious and outrageous musicians in Phoenix today - making it the hottest super-group on the hot city scene!

Beginning with a strict repertoire comprised of classic Afrobeat music, PAO has now penned an abundance of original material that melds the eclectic heritage of the ensemble with that classic Afrobeat style. The outcome is a truly powerful sound that pays homage to the masters while maintaining a fierce individuality. Details of upcoming releases are in the works now, so keep your ear to the pavement.

From concert hall to street fair, fashion show to fundraiser, PAO has shared the stage with such musical icons as George Clinton and The Roots, as well as lesser-known masters as wide-ranging as Turkuaz and Morris Alan.
Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016