Fri, February 9, 2018
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2018-02-09 8:00 pm
Neal Cassady Birthday Bash at Mercury Cafe
On Friday February 9th the David Amram Quartet will headline the 9th annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash featuring music, poetry and reminiscences celebrating the life of Neal Cassady. The Bash starts at 8:00pm, upstairs at the Mercury Café located at 2199 California Street in Denver.
Joining Amram and band will be Neal's "kids" Jami Cassady and Bob Hyatt. Plus poets; Jennifer Dunbar Dorn, Zack Kopp, Ed Ward, Tom Mosley and others. Books will be on sale and dinner and drinks will be available. All ages are invited.
The Bash is held annually in cooperation with the Cassady Estate to celebrate the life of Denvers self-described unnatural son, Neal Cassady. Cassadys influence on literary and pop culture is well documented. He was the archetype Beat writer as well as the protagonists of Jack Kerouacs On the Road, muse for Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe and driver of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters bus, Further. Throughout his life Neal exuded a style and distinct Denver cool which secured his stature as a true American original.
Neal Cassady would have been 92 years old on February 8.
Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street