After flirting with staging themselves in the Warehouse District this year, SPARKcon will again be back on Fayettville Street all weekend long and for the first time, the SPARKcrew will be utilizing the newly renamed Red Hat Downtown Raleigh Amphitheater for their opening ceremony on Thursday, September 13th.
Each fo the SPARKs will have their own presentation slot and the annual FashionSPARK Showcase will be the main event. Each year, SPARKcon grows and the use of the Red Hat Amphitheater is another example of how the VAE and crew are starting to make bigger leaps in how to display the local talent.
OPENING CEREMONY SCHEDULE
6:00 pm MusicSPARK presents Once and Future Kings
7:00 WheelSPARK presents a skater exhibition
7:15 PoetrySPARK performance
7:30 TheatreSPARK presents “Catch Me If You Can”
7:45 DesignSPARK introduction
8:00 FashionSPARK “Wear What You Are” Showcase
9:00 DanceSPARK performance
9:15 CircusSPARK Fashion Show
10:00 IdeaSPARK Pecha Kucha presentation by Geoffrey Neal
Thursday 6pm-10pm @ The Raleigh Amphitheater
Downtown Raleigh, Fayetteville St area and 17+ local venues
Thursday Highlights: Opening Ceremony! Circus, fashion, skateboarding, music, dance and theater at the Red Hat Amphitheater.
Friday Highlights: Main Stage Music on City Plaza and a circus performance and fire jam on Fayetteville Street. IdeaSPARK Pecha Kucha @ The Architect.
Saturday Highlights: A Main Stage line-up of music, dance and theater, street painting on Fayetteville Street and an art bazaar in City Plaza. Film to screen in the evening. Galleries featuring design, art and new media/digital work in multiple venues.
Sunday Highlights: The bazaar continues, the music stage will present a full day’s lineup and skateboarders will take over a block of Fayetteville Street. View the finished Street Paintings.
Full info over at SPARKcon's website.