Exotic Rhythms BellyDance 11:00
Exotic Rhythms Bellydance was formed in 2006 by Ami Amore’ under the premise that every woman should be able to dance and feel empowered and good about themselves! The ERBD Gang is a group of no-nonsense fusionistas all about doing the unexpected and putting on a great show! We are full of attitude, humor, sensuality and sass and continue to push the limits of fusion bellydance to the max!
SJ Tucker 12:00
"Without our songs and stories, we are nothing.” S. J. Tucker has been the glad captain of her own independent music career since 2004, when she left the workaday world behind to travel the continent, singing songs and changing lives. Named a vanguard of the Mythpunk movement and even “the face of neo-tribal Paganism” by Witches & Pagans Magazine, Tucker is the voice of lore at the campfire and the sharp laughter of modern myth. With one hand anchored in her art and the other held out to you, she is songs and stories, community and wit.....
Aalim BellyDance 1:15
Aalim Dance Academy was originally founded in 1987 by Diane "Soraya" Chope of London, England. Today, Aalim Belly Dance is led by Artistic Director Salwa.
Salwa has a great history of performing and teaching Middle Eastern Dance in St. Louis and the surrounding region. She began her study of Middle Eastern dance mentoring under Simone Prouty. In more recent years she has studied extensively with the world renowned Suhaila Salimpour. In addition, Salwa has regularly sought out the instruction of many other nationally and internationally known belly dance artists in genres including modern, traditional, fusion, and folkloric styles.
Tuatha Dea 2:00 Saturday
CELTIC TRIBAL GYPSY ROCK! Tuatha Dea is pure primal energy with a Celtic and World twist. The bands eclectic sound blends the tribal vibe of primitive drums with conventional and non conventional instruments such as guitar, bass, modern and Native American flutes, Didgeridoo and more as well as a myriad of vocal styles to create a truly unique sound. Born of a family drum circle, the group delivers an authentic tribal and clannish feel that not only draws the audience into the music but into the moment and family as well. Their rhythmic groove naturally inspires audience participation which has become a staple of their performances. From the beginning the band....
Raw Earth 5:00 Saturday
We all like to think we march to the tune of a different drummer…Raw Earth is that experience. In 2004 a group of neighbors... got together and started making sounds…The current leader of the group wanted to improve and hone his drumming skills in order to bring what he describes as “urban tribal fusion” to the people….From the start this was a vehicle to help build community and keep people in touch with the sounds of traditions that were the building blocks of our modern day popular music. Most of the drummers in the ensemble have some formal training from local and international masters but Raw Earth is a musical chain that needs all links to be the rich blend of “urban and tribal”. The use of the sax and flute, the banjo, fiddle and the ancient art of bone rattling blend a rich roux for the listener… West African pepper and North African spice permeate the mix to compliment the REDs (Raw Earth Dancers) in our performances… Jazz in its freest form and rawest sense is the driving force of taking world rhythms and creating sound…there is nothing smooth or mainstream in this process…We are “something before the blues” …
River Rats Border Morris 11:00
We are a mixed Border team in St Louis, practicing weekly, usually on Sundays, at the Focal Point, 2720 Sutton Blvd in Maple...wood, OR, weather permitting, at the park on the corner of Sutton and Lyndover. We are an inclusive, patient bunch of people; we welcome new dancers, spectators, patrons and musicians. We dance for festive special occasions, including Mayday, weddings, funerals, NewYear, or because we feel like dancing. If interested, contact foreman Judy Stein (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info or or to invite us to dance for your event.
Jenn "Osci" Lutke
Brian "Boo" Greenway 12:00
Folk rock, storytelling, and a whole lot of fun! That's what you get when you take parents who played on St. Louis' Southside in the 60's & 70's and mix it with a record collection that has everything from The Beatles to Pac-Man Fever, and from Springsteen to the Beastie Boys. Brian "Boo" Greenway is here to tell you a story, and he wants you to come along for the ride. "Boo" has been back on the music scene for the last 5 years, and he's a regular guest at Wolvenwold in Southern Missouri and Freeman Sanctuary in Paragould, AR. This will be his 5th consecutive year at the Pagan Picnic after a several year absence since the Unnamed Pagan Band days. Gather round gang...it's story time!
Mama Gina 1:00
Mama Gina - Pagan Bard
Mama Gina feels most at home when she can feel the earth beneath her feet and taste the freedom of the open sky. She is a Pagan Bard, a singer/songwriter, fearless storyteller, and wanderlust. With down-to-earth, bluesy vocals, a bit of humor, and straight-ahead, rhythmic, acoustic guitar, djembe and frame drum, she tells the true stories that fall into her head and heart. She sings of life, death and rebirth. She sings of holding on and letting go. She speaks to the Gods and Goddesses and they speak back. Boy, do they speak back. She sings their stories ...
Kevin Bilchik - Singer/Songwriter - Bio
With his precise and soulful rhythm on the acoustic guitar, Kevin Bilchik guides each song with energy and purpose, with an intent to draw the listener in to his lyrics and music. Bilchik’s songs range from upbeat rhythm and blues tunes about love found and awkwardly lost, to introspective folk and country songs about the daily challenges, and rewards, of life and family.
Combining his wry modern perspective, with the roots and Americana music that he loves, Bilchik can make you laugh, smile, cry, and tap your toes, all in under four minutes.
You can find him here
Summer Osborne 3:00
Summer Osborne is an award winning American singer-songwriter who entertains audiences throughout the US and Canada with her magical brand of melodic and lyrically potent genre-jumping performances. She masterfully amalgamates the human condition, spirituality, truth, love and healing. When Osborne’s kaleidoscope of music is infused with her charismatic stage presence and naturally humorous personality, every show leaves the listener wanting more...