Simon Fink is a pretty cool guy.

His musical career began when a violin abandoned on a bus found its way into Simon’s life at the age of 3. In middle school, he learned to play bass guitar in order to participate in a friend’s band, then followed that with learning the guitar, mandolin, and banjo.

Fast forward a few years, Simon now holds his Ph.D. in Musical Composition from the University of Chicago, and in addition to the various accolades and awards he has received, he has had his compositions featured in museums, institutions, and festivals across the US. Simon has also had the opportunity to collaborate with Grammy-award winning artists Tunisia88 and the Pacifica Quartet, among others. He currently performs with local folk/bluegrass quartet Under The Big Oak Tree.

Come hear this multi-talented artist play his eclectic, intriguing, and refreshing music in a serene and picturesque environment during your lunch break or bring the kiddos with a picnic.

Simon Fink, Wednesday, June 20th from 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm in West Terrace Park, 8th & Pennsylvania

Click these links for more information about Art in the Loop‘s ongoing summer program of visual and performance art all around Downtown KC, and about musician Simon Fink.