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Bonnie Riot to Rock Palm Beach Art and Music Festival Saturday

Seems like a new festival pops up about every two weeks in our parts.

This recent phenomenon isn't so awful, though; it never hurts to try to

up one's cultural pursuits. The inaugural Palm Beach Art and Music Festival intends to do just that. The festival's sponsor, West Palm Beach's

Downtown Development Authority, hopes to attract 3,000-plus visitors to

the Meyer Amphitheatre so they can witness the talents of our area's

artists and musicians. Event organizers Art Nouveau Events -- known for

mounting strategically unrevealing body-painting parties at the Lounge --

have done their part too, culling a well-balanced array of local

creative types.

The lineup includes six bands -- West Palm Beach grrrl

group Bonnie Riot, brooding post-punks the Mission Veo, commanding pop act Leading the Heroes, funky Boynton Beach's

People Upstairs, the perfectly pleasant We Kill Giants, and rockin'

reggae sensation the Many Ones -- and more than 50 art vendors, body

painters, and interactive children's arts and crafts. Throw in a few

fire-breathers and a break dancer or two and just about every artistic

endeavor will be covered this day. General admission is free. High

rollers, pay $30 for VIP and receive two free drinks and added surprises

with your tickets.

Check out the badass Bonnie Riot performing below:


Palm Beach Art and Music Festival kicks off at 4

p.m., Saturday, November 6, at Meyer Amphitheatre (104 Datura St., West Palm Beach). Call 561-833-8873, or visit here.

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Alex Rendon