Thursday, May 10, 2012

Chop Shop celebrates first anniversary with busy bill

It's been a year since NoDa's Chop Shop opened it's doors. Like the events that the crew behind the bar/live music venue (Iron Cordoba's Jay Tilyard and alternative event planner extraordinaire Tracie Nasta) has been putting on for years, the club's anniversary party Friday, May 11, features a variety of performers.

The line-up includes the Funky Geezer, Lucky Five, Groove 8 (pictured), DJ Grandbastard, L-Shape Lot, Birds With Teeth, Miss Collette and Billy 1/2, the Fat Faced Polka Band, DJ Toberlerone, live painting by Jon Norris, John Hairston, Jr. and Tim Sheaffer, and performance art by hoop artists Cory Sunshine and Ariana, bellydancer Naima Sultana, and Queen City Aerialists.

The theme is diversity with music ranging from dance to folk to funk to rock to soul to polka.

Doors open Friday at 8 p.m. Free.