For the first time you can listen to Ringling Underground without attending. Ringling.org will host a live stream a Ringling College produced broadcast of the night’s events. Full line-up is below:
On March 5, Ari and The Alibis will open Ringling Underground. They are new to the Sarasota scene, and the five members of the group combine to create a funk, jazz and samba sound that has been compared to bands like Chicago or the Tedeschi Trucks.
Y Los Dos Pistoles will take the stage next with their noisy garage pop sound. This foursome from Tampa have been perfecting their category defying music since 2008.
Rising from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Johnson City Tn, The Penny Dreadfuls bring an indescribable brand of performance art and song telling to the Underground. Grown from dime novel tales of the 20th century these multi-instrumentalists have played together for eight years.
“Expressive Bodies,” a collection of photographs, rare books, and works on paper that surveys the human form through four centuries of Western art, will be the featured exhibition for this edition of Underground. Tricia Brown, a choreographer/painter featured in the exhibition, documented her dance by pressing her feet in ink and dancing on a blank sheet of paper. Visitors are invited to similarly record their body movements by painting on a communal “Body Drawing” mural without using their hands.
Ringling Underground is always free for college students with a valid college ID. It is an extension of the Art After 5 program held on Thursdays after 5 p.m. After hours discounted admission is $10 for adults; $5 for children 6-17, children 5 and under and Museum Members are free. Ringling Underground is a rain or shine event. Food and refreshments are available for purchase. Share your Underground experiences on social media using the hashtag #RinglingUnderground.