The Greatness:  Gameshow of the Arts

The show where a show where arts meets smarts and hilarious chaos

The Greatness: Gameshow of the Arts

Derrick Brown, Your Terrific Neighbors, The Booze Brothers, Sky Candy Aerial Arts: Colleen Tabolt vs. Jacob Perkins, Poetry: Da'Shade Moonbeam vs. Jomar Valentin, Mystery Austin Celebrity Roast-Off: Andy Buck vs. Keith Ruckus

Fri, March 1, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

North Door Main Stage

Austin, TX


Tickets Available at the Door

This event is all ages

The Greatness!: Game Show of the Arts, hosted by author and Write Bloody publisher Derrick Brown, and curated by a team of local performers and arts organizers, will present a fast paced monthly showcase of performers who will compete in their respective genres in the first half of the show, and in a game show following intermission. This special Friday edition features Poetry (Da'Shade Moonbeam vs. Jomar Valentine) vs. Sky Candy Aerial Arts (Colleen Tabolt vs. Jacob Perkins) vs. Mystery Austin Celebrity Roast-Off (Andy Buck vs. Keith Ruckus), plus hosts Derrick Brown and Curtis Luciani, house band The Booze Brothers, your cast of coaches and assorted merrymakers, live radio-style commercials, and YOU! (A member of the audience goes against our genre winners in the game show half of the show. The evening concludes with a medal ceremony honoring the performer and coach; the medal doubles as a beer opener. Slow jam dance party to follow

Derrick Brown
Derrick Brown
Derrick Brown is an American storyteller, poet and publisher who most recently won the Texas Book of The Year for Poetry for his collection, Strange Light. [1] He was born February 7, 1973 in San Francisco, CA. His Father, Cliff Brown, is an Irish, German, Choctaw and Cherokee native of Texas. His Father was a former Air Force Butcher in San Francisco, CA. Cliff Brown is a retired Emu farmer, Naval dockworker/gasketmaker that worked in Long Beach, CA and now lives in Splendora, Texas. His Mother, Nancy Counts is a church counselor from San Francisco, now living in Cypress, California. His parents are divorced.[2] He has a sister and a step-father.
Brown graduated from Pacifica High School in 1991 and became a highly decorated paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina for three years from 1991-1993.[3] He was also trained in combat arms as an Airborne Artilleryman, expert M203 Grenadier, expert Humvee Driver and expert M60 marksman. He is a disabled veteran due to hearing loss from artillery while being enlisted during the First Gulf War. He studied Speech and Debate (Forensics), Playwriting and Broadcast Journalism at Cypress College, Palomar College and Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff Arizona.[4] Prior to beginning his career as a poet and publisher, Brown held numerous odd jobs, including a weatherman (Flagstaff Arizona, 1997),[5] a magician (Knotts Berry Farm, 1988 to 1990) , a singing gondolier (Naples, CA from 2000 to 2004)[6] and a writer and director for a children's show called Kidmo/Invision (1998- 2007).[7]
Venue Information:
North Door Main Stage
502 Brushy St.
Austin, TX, 78702