State of Art: Celebrate summer with the Sundown Solstice festival

Hellen Fleming, co-owner of Showdown Productions outside Williwaw Social. (Courtesy of Hellen Fleming)

This week on State of Art we’re talking about the Sundown Solstice festival. The three-day concert features a mix of well-known, up-and-coming and local artists whose music ranges from hip-hop, electronic and rock. The festival starts Friday, June 16 and runs through Sunday at Cuddy Park. We’re joined by Hellen Fleming, co-owner of Showdown Productions, the organizers of the festival. She tells us about the artists, what it takes to put on an event this big and being caught up in city drama.

Showdown Productions website

Ammon Swenson is Alaska Public Media’s Audio Media Content Producer. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from UAA in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and integrated media. He’s previously worked for KRUA radio, the Anchorage Press, and The Northern Light.

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