Sacramento attends Unsilent Night

December 15, 2018 by  

Sacramento kids, dogs, bike riders and anyone who enjoys holiday music is invited to attend the 4th annual outdoor participatory sound sculpture – Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night stroll.

This will be a modern uptake on the traditional caroling parties and medieval strolling minstrels. Walkers will be turning up their mobile devices, laptops, megaphones, and boom boxes and playing one of four tracks of holiday music that will be emanating from speakers carried along the 45-minute route.

The devices will be synchronized before the parade at the center of the park.

The route will begin and finish at Fremont Park Center Fountain, Q & 15th Streets. Taking benefit of new protected bike lanes, the procession will go down the R Street Corridor, along 10th Street in front of the Capitol, up L Street through Capitol Park, and down 15th Street returning to Fremont Park.

Walkers are encouraged to wear holiday jammies, glowing ugly sweaters, and lots of LED battery operated lights. Wearable glow sticks will be passed out as long as the supply lasts. Highly creative business people can advertise their businesses by wearing promotional products such as hats, T-shirts and sweatshirts that light up.

The Unsilent Night: Sacramento Edition will be tomorrow, December 16, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at Fremont Park, 1515 Q Street. The parade will take place rain or shine, so participants need to dress accordingly. Comfortable shoes are suggested.