Ricochet at CityLine: A Citywide Celebration of Arts & Creativity

Saturday, October 21, 2017
12 - 9pm
CityLine Plaza

Join us for LIVE MUSIC in the Plaza from noon – 9pm as part of  Ricochet!

Ricochet, presented by AIR (Arts Incubator Richardson) is a city-wide focus on the arts featuring arts organizations, individual artists and other creatives in the region. Presented as a collaborative effort between AIR and many creatives and businesses, Ricochet is the basis for creating a “culture map” of the city while also creating awareness for National Arts & Humanities Month in October. Ricochet is designed to be an annual event focused on the arts and creativity.

An all-day events on Saturday, the ricochet effect will be exhibited as lovers of all types of creativity go from place to place across Richardson enjoying and engaging in a variety of creative activities. The different venues exemplify the long-range strategic plan for the arts’ concept of creative clusters and public art.

CityLine will be the home of live music and other activities from noon – 9pm. See the full lineup below.

12 – 2pm | Ellis Island (retro-pop): Named as best local band by Richardson Living Magazine, Ellis Island plays music that challenges listeners to stay still in their seats. The music of Ted and Karen Ellis appeals to all generations and evokes fond memories with familiar songs that set toes to tapping.  A native Dallasite, Ted has been playing guitar and singing for local audiences for many years. He and Karen have joined forces as an energetic duo, bringing to life songs by such favorites as Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Eagles, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, Van Morrison, George Strait, Willie Nelson, and many more.

2 – 4pm | Matthew Banks (jazz, R&B, pop): Matthew began playing clarinet and saxophone in middle school. After graduating from high school, Matthew attended the University of Evansville majoring in music education, then on to Texas A&M University, Commerce, to get a Masters in Music Performance. Matthew performs throught the DFW metroplex at festivals and events, as well as lounges and bars.

4 – 6pm | Mike Finkel & Ginny Mac (texas swing, blues): “One evening with Ginny and you will have traveled to the West Texas plains, reminiscent of Bob Wills’ soaring fiddle tunes, or perhaps to a sidewalk cafe in Paris beside a sprightly l’accordeoniste. Take her hand, don’t hold back…she’ll invite you to two-step or dance the tango under Texas skies…” Hailing from Fort Worth, TX, Ginny Mac fronts a dynamic group that brings a fresh and exciting twist. Ginny is also a former member of the two-time Grammy Award winning group Brave Combo. Mike is a music educator for over 30 years, and has worked as a mentor with singer/songwriters, records with various musicians worldwide and performs regularly in the DFW area

6 – 9pm | PKTBK (neo indie jazz fusion): PKTBK (Pocketbook) is an 8-member collective whose unique sound is an amalgamation of traditional and non-traditional black musical styles. Made up of artists of different perspectives and backgrounds, PKTBK found humble beginnings in 2014 as a small band in Denton playing local venues. Over the years, PKTBK has grown immensely, garnering the praises and recognition of many other talented artists and music connoisseurs around the DFW Metroplex.