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‘Culture Shock’ music fest set for August 22
12 August 2009

BISMARCK (UTN) - Five bands are scheduled to appear at the United Tribes “Culture Shock’ mini-fest scheduled for Saturday, August 22 in Bismarck.

      The event is an alcohol and drug free social for area students. It takes place on the United Tribes Technical College campus. There is no entrance fee.

      Live music is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. with Alter Ego and Izzie Loveswar, Fort Yates, ND, followed by local singer Ben Suchy. The Stoned Kings, Yakima, WA, take the stage at 6 p.m., followed by the Seattle, WA group Daisy Chain. The final show of the evening will feature Bismarck’s Gypsyfoot. Between sets there will be open mic to allow amateur artists to perform.

      Area students and the Bismarck-Mandan community are invited to attend. The event is an opportunity to share culture, food and entertainment in a drug and alcohol free environment. Artists and artisans are invited to display their creations. Food vendors will provide a variety of ethnic foods.

      Culture Shock is organized and sponsored by UTTC’s Career and Leadership Development staff. Security will be provided by the college’s Security Department.








3 p.m.   Alter Ego and Izzie Loveswar, rap music, Fort Yates, ND

4 p.m.   Ben Suchy, proto-punk/funk artist, Mandan/Bismarck

6 p.m.   Stoned Kings, Yakima, WA, Adrian Aricpe, Javier Cholico, George Hernadez

8 p.m.   Daisy Chain, Seattle, WA, Leiloni Finau (Haida/Samoan) and Waylon Mendoza (Lakota/Mexican) singer/songwriters; blend of blues, funk, rock, soul, and hip hop.

10 p.m. Gypsy Foot, seven piece jam group from Bismarck that combines elements of jazz, funk, Latin, blues, rock and reggae in its musical mission to “unite people from all walks of life through musical diversity"