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Music Under Glass with avery r. young & de deacon board

September 14, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us for the Music Under Glass 2022 music concert series!

In Collaboration with Old Town School of Folk Music – Music Moves Chicago , Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance present Music Under Glass with avery r. young & de deacon board.

avery r. young & de deacon board featuring eryday new mercy(s) pt. 4


Interdisciplinary artist Avery R. Young, along with his soul/funk band de deacon board, present one of a series of sound-monuments dedicated to the West Side communities where uprisings happened at news of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Inspired by home films of the riots from west Madison St., the performance will merge history, music and the spaces where we are the author and practitioners of both our culture and joy. Church and jook-joint at the same time blk!

About the Artist:
Interdisciplinary artist and educator Avery R. Young is a 3Arts Awardee, Cave Canem fellow and a co-director of The Floating Museum. His poetry and prose have been featured in anthologies such as Break Beat Poets, Teaching Black, Poetry Magazine and along side images in photographer Cecil McDonald Jr’s, In The Company of Black. As artist-in-residence at the University of Chicago, Young created a series of assemblage and sculpture along with his first recording, Booker T. Soltreyne: A Race Rekkid. His theater credits include co-writing and co-producing the soundtrack for Lise Haller Baggeson’s Hatorgrade Retrograde: The Musical and writing the libretto for The Chicago Lyric Opera’s Twilight: Gods. His performance and visual work have been exhibited and/or presented at The Art Institute, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The National Jazz Museum and other institutions. An award-winning teaching artist, Young co-mentors the Rebirth Poetry Ensemble. He is the featured vocalist on Nicole Mitchell’s Mandorla Awakening and has tours planned with his band De Deacon Doard. Young’s latest full-length recording Tubman. is the soundtrack to his first collection of visual and traditional poetry, Neckbone: Visual Verses.


IG: @avery_r_young


General Admission Tickets: $10

Garfield Park Resident & Neighbor Tickets: Free with Promo Code

Please contact Drea Slaughter at for Garfield Park Resident & Neighbor promo code.

Tickets go on sale August 1st 2022


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Accommodations: When you register for this program you will be asked to provide any accommodation requests. If you have any questions or would like to request an additional accommodation, please contact Mattie Wilson at, at least 72 hours prior to the event start.

Refund policy:
For all fee-based programs and tours, we are able to provide full refunds up to two weeks prior to the program date. Within two weeks, we can offer a credit for a future event/program, or a refund in the event that we have a waitlist for the program and we can fill your spot.

The Music Under Glass series is made possible in part by The MacArthur Fund for Culture, Equity and the Arts at Prince, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, The National Endowment for the Arts, DCASE and Music Moves Chicago – Old Town School of Folk Music.


September 14, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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