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RAW: Natural Born Artists Presents Provocations Showcase at Martini Ranch

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On Oct. 11, RAW Artists Phoenix  will present its Provocations showcase at Martini Ranch. This month’s event will include a special appearance by Kevin Gassman, who will be broadcasting live on 106.7 FM throughout the showcase. There will also be a food truck on site for eats and a signature “RAWktail” available.

The RAW independent organization operates in 65 cities nationwide, including Phoenix. As a collective developed by creatives and for creatives, it strives to provide artists with exposure and resources. Through workshops, seminars, networking and showcasing events, it encourages and applauds creativity in a variety of forms.

Showcase events, held every month in multiple cities, feature handpicked artists in the realms of fashion, film, hair and makeup, performance, visual art and music. The gatherings allow people to network within the community and experience local talent.

The musical entertainment for this month includes four local bands ranging from acoustic pop to instrumental rock, listen below…

  1. Field Tripp (folk, rock),  listen HERE.
  2. Jackson Difé (rock), listen HERE.
  3. The DanDan Noodles (acoustic folk, pop), listen HERE.
  4. Meaningless! Says the Teacher (post rock, instrumental), listen HERE

RAW is currently accepting nominations for the annual RAWards. Through Oct. 15, people can cast one vote, per category, every day for their favorites. At the end of voting, the top five finalists from each of the nine categories -film, fashion, music, art, performing art, hair, makeup, photography and accessories- will participate in the their city’s semi-finals awards showcase.

At the Nov. 8 event, three local judges and event attendees will select nine winners from the 45 semi-finalists. The winners from each category will be given the title of RAW: Phoenix Artist of the Year, an award package and the opportunity to represent Phoenix at the RAWards National Finals.


WHO: Creative people with talents to share. See a full list of participating artists here.

WHAT: RAW presents Provocations, an artist showcase

WHERE: Martini Ranch, 77295 E. Stetson Drive

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 P.M. – midnight

HOW MUCH: $10 pre-sale tickets, $15 at the door

If you, or someone you know, is interested in becoming involved with RAW, visit the official website for more information.

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