Smart Bets: Better Dads Festival

In its second year of providing “opportunities for exploration, connection, healing and celebration around issues of masculinity and fatherhood,” the Better Dads Festival is set for Saturday, June 16 — one day before Father’s Day. Among the slate of activities, music, storytellers, speakers and panels is a performance by Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, who will be debuting his new album, Wake Up the Dream. The quasi-concept album centers on the nature of dreaming as well as dreamlike songs. Collaborators include such Asheville artists as Jamar Woods, Phill Bronson, Marley Carroll, Indigo De Souza, Matty Williams, the Cramer brothers, Jacob Rodriguez, Justin Ray and Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band. The festivities run 12:30-9:30 p.m. at Pack Square Park. Free to attend. betterdadsfestival.org. Photo courtesy of Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, center, with Ryan RnB Barber, left, and Debrissa McKinney

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Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for ashevillemovies.com and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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  1. boatrocker

    Just for a break from work and being a smartarse-
    For making music for kids all these years, cool,
    but what did the tophat guy do with the rest of the Fruit of the Loom folks?
    Is it just grapes now?

    Feel free to make fun of my kayaking-themed name.

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