April 11, 2018 – (Key West, FL).“Cinco de Papio Family-Friendly Party” post-parade festival and concert to feature hit band Poi Dog Pondering
The annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade—Key West Art & Historical Society’s rolling revelry of recycled art and tribute to rebel artist Stanley Papio—set for May 5, is taking a turn in a whole new direction this year – down Duval Street and then towards the Truman Waterfront Amphitheater, where it will culminate with a “Cinco de Papio Family-Friendly Party” post-parade festival and concert featuring the internationally acclaimed band Poi Dog Pondering.
The ticketed festival, which kicks off as the Parade concludes at the Amphitheater, is to feature an awards ceremony for winning Papio Parade entries, some of the area’s favorite food trucks for feasting, refreshing libations, popular DJ Untamed Shane, a rockin’ kid’s zone with face-painting, inflatable giant slide, giant blocks for creative constructing, and recycled art workshop with Gabriela Guerrero Tapia. Poi Dog Pondering, the eclectic band noted for its cross-pollination of diverse musical genres, including various forms of acoustic and electronic music, will take the stage at 7:30pm.
Festival tickets are available at papiokineticparade.com/concertand are $25 for adult general admission; free general admission for youth and children 17 and under (general admission is “picnic” style seating, i.e., BYO seats and blankets to sit on). VIP tickets are $75 and include access to a private, tented VIP “lounge” and bar, an exclusive front row section with seating, two drink tickets, an autographed Poi Dog Pondering poster and two passes to Fort East Martello Museum, where the Stanley Papio exhibit is featured.
Those who opt to ride and roll in the parade get free general admission entry to the festival and concert included with their parade registration fee of $25 for kinetic sculpture floats or $15 for art bikes. For registration information, event schedule, entry guidelines, and sponsorship information, visit www.papiokineticparade.com.
Presented by Key West Art & Historical Society and co-produced by Wonderdog Studios, the parade and festival celebrate pioneering folk artist Stanley Papio along with the creativity and rebel spirit of the Florida Keys. The Parade kicks off at 5:00pm at the Custom House Museum and rolls down Duval Street, turning onto Southard Street and finishing at Truman Waterfront Amphitheater, the festival’s location. Parade watchers are invited to bring chairs and blankets to the festival and enjoy the wildly imaginative floats and art bikes as they roll onto the Amphitheater grounds.
The Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of the Arts and Culture, and the State of Florida. Additional “Papio’s Pals” support provided by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, Helmerich Trust, Historic Tours of America, Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina, Pirate Radio, The Peace Store, Jimmy Lane Real Estate Team, Premier Painting, All Keys Insulation, Camping Florida Keys, Sam Kaufman Law Firm, Papa’s Pilar,Shipyard Brewing Co, Islamorada Brewing Co and South Beach Brewing Co, Tiki House Key West, and Blu on White Vacation Rentals. Your Museums. Your Community. It takes an Island.
The third annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade on May 5 culminates with a ticketed festival and Poi Dog Pondering concert at the newly opened Truman Waterfront Amphitheater. For full details on a full weekend of fun and fascinating happenings – all in tribute to Florida Keys rebel artist Stanley Papio, visit papiokineticparade.com. ###