Last Saturday, October 7th,  we blended all flavors of local talent at the Canvas space during Secret Sauce. The night featured a little something for all our senses: ear nourishment, eye-candy art, Light Pong fun, and last but certainly not least, homemade, heartwarming chili for our taste.

Cachet kicked off the evening, grooving and planting that ever-so-infectious earworm in all of us with her Afro-Funk beats. Soon after, Warik took the stage and gave us a dose of his chill, lo-fi tracks.

Amid the music, Street Modder X — an action-packed video game created by Kyle Roman, Reese Murdock, and Luke Wisher — sparked friendly rivalry in everyone who attempted to amp their saucy street cred. Meanwhile, Adrian Stein, Delisha McKinney, and Sarune Puc showcased their art in mini-exhibits around the space. The vibrancy found within each artist’s style reflected the bustling energy in the room, setting the tone for headliner Rich Jones to keep us vibing with his charismatic Hip Hop sound.

Outside, party-goers enjoyed drinks and tried their hands at Light Pong, which was not only mesmerizing, but also brought out the competitive side in everyone. From start to finish, the entire night was fueled by the incredible eats dished out by our friends at Haute Boxx food truck. Chef power-couple Jacob and June Paul blessed our bellies with hearty servings of chili over chips that were guaranteed to tantalize the taste buds.

DJ Fire Aux kept the Secret Sauce energy going during his set, which had everyone hitting the dance floor with his captivating beats that combined a special flare to familiar Hip Hop tunes. Then, Cachet wrapped the event up with a closing set that had us jiving all the way home.  

Overall, the night was a pinch of art, a dash of music, and a whole lot of fun. Our first Secret Sauce will definitely not be our last.

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Stay saucy, friends.

A very special thank you goes out to our sponsors Virtue Cider and Tromba Tequila, as well as everyone who came out to support and made the event happen.

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