The Century House Historical Society hosts the Hudson Valley Poetry Band Micro Festival at the Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale on Saturday, July 6. This edgy, experimental event brings together five poetry-based bands in the astounding environment of the Widow Jane Mine for a concert benefiting the Century House, curated by Chris Funkhouser, host of WGXC’s Poet Ray’d Yo. Hosted by Beth Lisick, the Micro Festival features performances by the brilliant avant-garde vocalist and composer Iva Bittová; eccentric singer/songwriter (and former violinist for the Breeders) Carrie Bradley-Neves; Satan’s Black Acid, a duo featuring writer/musician Cole Heinowitz and painter/musician Will Staples; Most Serene Congress, the electronic poetry/post-punk improvisational project of Chris Funkhouser, David Hirmes and Leonard Nevarez; and the duo of George Quasha and Chuck Stein. Tickets cost $20, $15 for members.
Hudson Valley Poetry Band Micro Festival
Saturday, July 6, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Widow Jane Mine
Century House Historical Society, Snyder Estate
668 Rt. 213, Rosendale