Davis Media Access welcomes the community to “On the Backlot: Celebrating Local Music & Media,” from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at 1623 Fifth St.
The event is “a celebration of the ways in which the media center connects to, and supports, our community,” said Andrea Jones, event co-chair. DMA is the nonprofit community media center serving Davis and surrounding areas.
DMA’s main projects are Davis Community Television Channel 15 on the Comcast cable system; educational access Channel 17 on the Comcast cable system; and KDRT-LP, 95.7 FM, low-power community radio for Davis and beyond. DMA programming is also available at Channel 99 on the U-verse system.
Highlights include live music by local musicians Nat Lefkoff, Tha Dirt Feelin, Belle Francisco and Hardwater; music by DJ Vee, free hot dogs; beer and wine sales by Soroptimist International of Davis, and a kids’ art space.
The event will feature a celebration of KDRT 95.7 FM’s 7th birthday, the unveiling of DMA’s newly rebuilt community television studio. and dedication of the facility’s new ramp in memory of longtime volunteer George Moore. Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza will cut the ribbon on the new studio.
A fundraiser for DMA’s programs and services, tickets are $10 to $20 on a sliding scale and will be available at the door. Parking is very limited. The Departnent of Motor Vehicles is making its lot down the street, at Fifth Street and Pole Line Road, available. Otherwise, car-pooling and biking are encouraged.
For more information, visit davismedia.org.