Plans are underway for a drum circle to coordinate with the eclipse of the sun (see https://eclipse.aas.org) on the morning of Aug. 21, 2017, the last day of the Jazz & Beyond Festival. August 21 is the date of one of the most interesting solar eclipses in decades, one that will be observed from the west coast of the U.S. and end on the east coast. Carson City is not under the direct path, but we are in a position to observe the eclipse (with the appropriate filters or pin-hole box projects) at 85% of the total eclipse.
In Carson City, the beginning of the eclipse can be observed at 9:04 a.m., the maximum (85% magnitude) can be observed at 10:20 a.m., and the end can be observed at 11:43 a.m. I think it would be interesting to start the drum circle at 9:04 a.m., play for a while, maybe have some expert talk about eclipses, and play again for a number of minutes on either side of 10:20 a.m., when the eclipse is at its maximum. Artists might want to gather in the BAC Courtyard. I’m not sure where this might go, but it could be a lot of fun! Burners are welcome!
If you are interested in participating, contact me, David Bugli, at 775-883-4154 or Brandon Dodge.