Media Advisory: Funk-Filled “No Tables, No Chairs” Returns to Atlanta’s Westside Park as part of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine’s 15th Exhibition Season

Tenth installment of the family-friendly arts and culture festival, presented by Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective

A day filled of art and culture at ‘No Tables, No Chairs’. Photo by The Sintoses.

Saturday, June 15 | Atlanta’s Westside Park

ATLANTA (June 11, 2024) –  Art on the Atlanta BeltLine’s 15th exhibition season will welcome back Mausiki Scales & the Common Ground Collective for its 10th installment of “No Tables, No Chairs.”

Since 2011, the Collective and friends have “electrified” the Atlanta BeltLine with its day-long parade, concert and artist market. The funk-filled festival invites families to engage on a journey through the pulsating rhythms of the African Diaspora.

“‘No Tables, No Chairs’ marries the spirit of the HBCU marching band with New Orleans second line jazz and blues. It’s an amalgam of different styles of the African diaspora and the through line between those styles. Our objective is to erase the distance between the performer and the community, while honoring the ancestral traditions that connect Africa to her diaspora,” said event creator Mausiki Scales.

Festival-goers will also have the opportunity to enjoy a food and artisan market with family-friendly art-making booths, presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Community Market and the Atlanta Food Truck Park. More information can be found at art.beltline.org. Event is free and open to the public.

 

WHERE: Atlanta’s Westside Park, 1600 Johnson Road Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30318

WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 2024, Noon to 9 p.m.

WHY: Mausiki Scales has been a force in the Atlanta indie music scene for over two decades as a sought-after keyboardist and founder/musical director of the critically acclaimed ensemble Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective. A recipient of the 2015 Georgia Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities, Mausiki is also a folklorist and historian who translates his knowledge into musical arrangements that leave his audiences moved and moving…literally. They have performed in numerous celebrations, concerts, and special events throughout Africa and the Americas, including Ghana’s Golden Anniversary Celebration, the National Black Arts Festival, Funk Jazz Café and the Atlanta Jazz Festival. They have also collaborated with artists such as Roy Ayers, Babatunde Olatunji, Les Nubians, Stevie Wonder, The Last Poets, Third World, and Julie Dexter.

Stay abreast of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine announcements and events at art.beltline.org, or follow on social media @atlantabeltline and with #beltlineart.

 

EVENT MEDIA ASSETS: Photos | Video | Event Flyer

 

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The 2023-24 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition is sponsored by Delta Air Lines and Norfolk Southern at the Gold level; Jamestown – Ponce City Market and Northside Hospital at the Silver level; and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Kaiser Permanente at the Bronze level. This program is supported in part by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Major support for this project is provided by:
Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs and Moving Atlanta Forward logo Fulton County Arts Council logo Georgia Council for the Arts logo

 

About Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s vision is to be the catalyst for making Atlanta a global beacon for equitable, inclusive, and sustainable city life. As one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs in the United States, the Atlanta BeltLine is building a more socially and economically resilient Atlanta with our partner organizations and host communities through job creation, inclusive transportation systems, affordable housing, and public spaces for all. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit www.BeltLine.org.

 

About Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is the largest temporary public art exhibition in the history of Atlanta. It showcases the work of hundreds of visual artists, performers, and musicians along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. This spectacular project places working professionals alongside emerging artists, and draws residents and visitors into some of the most unique public spaces in the City of Atlanta, providing powerful new perspectives on the city and its vibrant neighborhoods. The exhibition showcases how art strengthens and beautifies current and former industrial areas and creates signature spaces exemplifying the transformation of the city through the Atlanta BeltLine. Art on the Atlanta BeltLine touches almost 20 intown communities.

 

Media Contact for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Office of Communications and Media Relations
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