Indianapolis art gallery, the ARTBOX, presents the film Still Bill on Friday, February 19, followed by The Hip Drop, a funk and soul jam session. The ARTBOX, located in the Indianapolis cultural district Mass Ave, shares an evening of soulful music to celebrate the legacy of singer song writer Bill Withers. Tickets to both the film Still Bill, a portrait of Bill Withers’ life, and the Hip Drop are $5.00. The Hip Drop is twenty and up, so please leave your Indianapolis kids at home.
Still Bill was released in 2009 and directed by Damani Baker and Alex Vlack. In it, the life of soul legend Bill Withers is recounted. Famous for tunes such as “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Lean On Me,” “Lovely Day,” “Just the Two of Us,” “Grandma’s Hands” and more, Bill Withers has left funk and soul music with an important legacy: his own. Known for a soulful delivery of warm heartfelt songs topped with a dash of sincerity, Withers has written and performed a countless number of songs. All of which will go down in music history as an important part of the “fabric of our times.”
With a unique perspective, the filmmakers of Still Bill offer a rare glimpse into the world of this talented and fascinating man. They combine concert footage, interviews with music legends, family and friends and one spectacular journey to Withers birthplace to tell the story of his life. Learn about an artist who truly has his finger on the pulse of man’s heart.
After the film, stick around for The Hip Drop, an anticipated Indianapolis music event. This funk and soul jam session will undoubtedly be inspired by Bill Withers legacy. Join DJ MetroGnome, Salad Bar, Sir Doug Chase, TwinPeaks, Jerb and HellHammer as they spin the best in soul, funk, disco and boogie to honor the legacy of Bill Withers. Join in the party by shaking your “groove thang” until the wee hours of the morning. Plus there will be a FREE Soviet Funk Volume One Compilation give away, thanks to Secret Stash Records. Dance all night and walk out with some jamming new tunes.
Still Bill, the film, begins at 8:30 pm. The Hip Drop follows immediately starting at 10:00 am and lasting until 2:00 am. For additional information about this Indianapolis art event, visit ARTBOX’s official website.
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Friday, February 19 at 8:30 pm
The Hip Drop
Friday, February 19 at 10:00 pm
217 West 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202