A weekend-long celebration featuring live music, a symposium and art exhibit will celebrate the dedication of the Frank Zappa statue in Baltimore, organizers said.
Zappa Plays Zappa, a tribute act fronted by Zappa's son Dweezil, will perform; Zappa's widow, Gail, will give a symposium; and the Southeast Anchor Library will launch an exhibit in conjunction with the Sept. 19 statue dedication, according to producer Sean Brescia.
"It's going to make it what it should be," Brescia said. "It's going to be a cool tribute weekend."
His wife is putting together a symposium at the library on First Amendment rights, his son is planning a master class and the library will launch an exhibit tentatively titled "What's New in Baltimore: The Best of Baltimore's Contributions to the Performing Arts," Brescia said. The exhibit will include music and literature from Baltimore natives such as Zappa and John Waters.