Celebrate the summer solstice with Summer SOULstice!
Co-hosted by 97.9 WRMF

In the summertime when the weather is fine, a little rock ‘n’ roll – or blues, or country, for that matter, can be good for the soul. And the Norton is providing plenty of each—and then some, at Summer SOULstice, a joyous, music-jammed, activity-laden, food-filled, photo-packed party. This coolest of events—an extended Art After Dark— is set for 5 p.m. to midnight Thursday, June 21—the first day of summer. (Museum galleries will close at the standard time of 9 p.m.)  Regular Museum admission applies and parking is free.

Summer SOULstice celebrates the advent of summer, and the opening of the photography exhibition, Clubs, Joints, and Honky-Tonks: Photographers Experience the Music Scene, which runs through Sept. 30, 2012. SOULstice features many of South Florida’s most talented and popular music acts, including The Spam Allstars, Suenalo, The People Upstairs, Hot Java Band, Max Dubose, Damon Fowler, Melissa “Moonchild” Stokes, among others. The summertime fun also includes a drum circle with tribal dancing; an acoustic campfire with open mic hosted by Ric Pattison; a children’s stage, featuring music and entertainment for kids and by kids; face painting, DIY art activities, steel drum lessons, and more!

The following schedule is a work in progress. Keep checking for updates:

Theater Stage:
5  pm Melissa “Moonchild Stokes”
6:30  pm  The People Upstairs
8  pm  Suenalo
10 pm   Spam Allstars

Maze Garden Stage:
5 pm   Drum Circle and Belly Dance Performance
6 pm   Ladies & Gentleman
7:30 pm    Max Dubose
8:15 pm    Fire Dance Performance
8:30 pm    Damon Fowler

Central Garden
5 pm   Acoustic Campfire - Open Mic with Ric Pattison
5-7 pm     Face painting for kids
8 pm   Hot Java Band

5:30 pm  Stars of the Future
Nichole Blake 19 years old- Country / Pop Artist
Taylor Renee 16 years old - Pop/Country/ R&B
Lexi Luca 15 years old - Pop / Country /R & B
Jade Evori Master 11 years old - Pop /Country/ R & B/ Broadway / Gospel
Sivan Ben David 9 years old- Pop/ R&B / Broadway

7:30 pm  Steel Drum Lessons for Kids
9 pm Silent Disco - DJ Rumble

5-7pm  97.9 WRMF / Morning Show Radio Host Joe Raineri
7-9pm  Broward New Times street team
Various Acoustic Acts
DJ Tony

East Loggia
9pm  View NBA Finals/ Miami Heat Game

Tours & DIY Art
6-7:30 pm   DIY art activity: Huichol Yarn Art Suns
6-8 pm         Sketchbook Thursday
5:30 pm       Tour: Music in Art sponsored by pbpulse.com