MetaPOP—Art & Music Festival

September 20th, 2019 | 5pm- 10pm
Stamford Town Center Annex

Getting There & Access

Park at the Stamford Town Center (mall) parking garage. Access the garage by pulling in from either Tresser or Greyrock Place. The event is accssible from parking level 3. Look for signs and SiW team members. If you are walking or taking Uber/Lyft access the event via the ramp on Edith Sherman Blvd (pedestrian only). 

Parking

Access

Join us for an epic urban art festival amidst a twisting industrial landscape. After the raw space is transformed into an upbeat, electrifying atmosphere, the real fun begins. A seemingly never-ending succession of live painters, live music, street performers, video projection artists, food trucks, beer tents, and popup cocktail bars will take you deep into the early fall night.

The Lineup

The MetaPOP Festival serves as the kickoff to Stamford Innovation Week, an annual gathering of more than 5,000 people to celebrate innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.

2019 Experiences

The Venue

The Annex @ Stamford Town Center

Join us at The Annex, the perfect backdrop for an industrial themed art and music festival. The space will transformed for the evening into a true live performance venue complete with a massive stage and multiple popup experiences.

The Transformation

By Powerstation Events

Event production firm Powerstation Events has produced huge events for the Travelers Championship, University of Connecticut, and other major sporting and entertainment events.

20′ Tall Stageline Stage

Interactive LED Walls

Festival-style Lighting

The Artists

Get ready for an evening with many live performers and musicians. From live painting to projection art to bands and DJs the evening promises to be one you won’t soon forget.

Live Painting | 5pm-9pm

Jahmane

​JAHMANE’s career as an artist began in the form of “Graffiti” and has evolved into a wide spectrum of mediums including works on canvas, photography, fashion design, screen printing, graphic design, large scale murals and interior design.​ Motivated by the idea that “Art” is for the viewer’s eyes and mind, JAHMANE’s work is a constant critique of the world around him fused with thought provoking concepts and imagery, which has been exhibited extensively through galleries, museums, publications and
urban environments from which his talents were born.

Yedi Fresh

A self-taught artist. From day one, Yedi Fresh has been creating. Whether it is illustration, painting, digital art, or mural work, he has allowed his creative nature to explode across canvases, notebooks, and even some walls around y’alls. To him, it is a nonstop vision. From an oversized yeti to some cool color therapy, there are always works in progress. Not a day goes by that Yedi can’t be found with pencil, brush or can in hand.

Jennifer Caviola

Jennifer Caviola received her BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY in 2002 and her MFA from Parsons in New York City in 2007. She has had solo shows in New York City, Brooklyn, and California and has participated in group shows throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East. She has been featured in publications such as Vogue, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Complex Magazine, Papermag, Juxtapoz and High Fructose.

Epic Uno

Epic relocated to New York City in 1996 to further his passion for graffiti and design by attending Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute. As he maintained a strong focus in the design field mastering his craft, graffiti continued to have a strong influence in his design and typographic approach. Today, Epic has over 10 years of professional experience as a successful package designer, corporate identity specialist and illustrator.

He has worked and collaborated with many companies including, Cannondale, Nickelodeon, Coach and Nike to mention a few.

Live Music | 5pm-9pm

School of Rock

5:00-5:30. Our music programs for kids in are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Students (typically ages 8 to 13-years-old) can begin Rock 101 without any prior experience. The goal of this rock program is to quickly develop a basic competence on students’ chosen instruments before moving on to our famous Performance Program.

Change for a $20

5:30-6:30. Change For A $20 is a Stamford-based, five-piece band. Their high-energy shows feature rock and funk favorites by The Beatles, Journey, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, and more, and are sure to have you singing and dancing.

DJ Atom

6:30-8:30, 9:30-10:30. Join renowned DJ Atom for a journey through sound and rhythm. The set crescendos into an integrated show featuring the the projection and video art of Stamford’s Holly Danger.

Projection Show | 8:30pm-9:30pm

Holly Danger

Pushing the boundaries in video art for nearly two decades, Holly Danger is a Creative director, Motion Graphic Designer, Video Editor, and Live-Performance Video Artist. She is also the founder of the experimental art space and post-production studio, Danger Gallery, based in Stamford, CT
 
Danger creates moving experiences with video art, for galleries, galas, brands and bands. Her work explores the sonic synchronization of motion, music and mood through video projection, installation and performances.