Red Bull Presents Detour’s 5 Pointers is a month-long musical journey from internationally renowned Denver artist Detour, aka Thomas Evans, set in a futuristic and interactive environment. Taking over RedLine Denver in RiNo, Red Bull Presents Detour’s 5 Pointers serves as an introduction to an interpretation of the future of music through storytelling, live performances from the 5 Pointers — a band of Detour’s musical collaborators who interpret and experiment with what music will sound like in the future — and a collection of memorabilia that will bridge the gap of time.
Based in the year 2119, Detour’s environment transports the audience to a museum opening dedicated to a fictional band formed the turn of the 22nd century. Featuring non-traditional and innovative instruments, envisioned and created by Detour and utilizing mixed media, the 5 Pointers will compose original music as an interpretation and exploration of what music will sound like 100 years from now, providing attendees a fully immersive journey through art, narrative, and sound.
Fictional artifacts and memorabilia – including Grammy’s, ticket stubs, jerseys, magazines and more – personify Detour’s futuristic world further illustrating the story of the 5 Pointers and their musical journey.
Thomas Evans, who is better known in the community as Detour, has been a solid contributor to Denver’s creative scene for over a decade. Initially, his work was largely inspired by the world of hip-hop and Detour ventured into the world of street art, producing colorful portraits that quickly turned heads and became common backdrops on social media.In 2018, he was asked to paint portraits of David Letterman and Jay-Z for Letterman’s Netflix original TV series, My Next Guest Need No Introduction.
Detour has invited Denver musicians Felix Fast4ward, Venus Cruz, Carl Carrell, and DJ Check One (Dameion Hines) to collaborate with him as the 5 Pointers band.
Each musician will perform in character, fully transforming into their 5 Pointers personas. Felix Fast4ward performs as Wex, Venus Cruz as Lola Devine, Carl Carrell as Carl Remington, and DJ Check One takes on King Tempo – and together they are the 5 Pointers.
Throughout the month, Detour and the 5 Pointers band will host multiple performances and artist talks to further create an experience that allows the audience to engage in conversation. The first artist talk and 5 Pointers performance will take place on opening night, Friday, November 8.
Detour will host a stand-alone artist talk on November 13, and the 5 Pointers will join him for a performance and artist talk on Friday, November 22 and Friday, December 6. Performance tickets are $10 and available here.
The exhibition itself is FREE (though there is a suggested $5 donation if you can afford it) and open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. from November 8 through December 6.
Additional information and the full schedule of performances and artist talks is available here.
RedLine Denver is at 2350 Arapahoe St., Denver.