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In the spirit of the rent party tradition, which offered a DIY solution for families facing eviction in the 1920s while playing a major role in the historic development of jazz and blues music, South Oakland Shelter presents: The Rent Party.

The event will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at the former Stanley Kresge estate – renovated by Paddy Lynch –  in the Arden Park-East Boston Edison Historic District. The event features three stages of jazz, including Mike Jellick Quartet, Ralphe Armstrong and I.D. Quartet, RJ Spängler's Planet D Nonet with special guest Thornetta Davis; an open bar featuring Two James Spirits, Motor City Brewing Works, Motor City Wine and a delicious strolling dinner provided by Selden Standard, Wright & Co, and Supino Pizzeria; and special pre-party Arden Park estate tours featuring live music by Oscar-winner Luis Resto and Marie Jesse Bennett & Pathe Jassi on vocals and guitar for our sponsors. 

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