"Hey Jack Kerouac" was all Natalie Merchant had to say, and you had to listen to the song. The Beat Generation's impassioned chronicler, patron saint of the open road and the search for cosmic kicks, his name compels to this day, ringing the allure of bohemia.
It's that energy the Boynton Beach Arts District -- that fervent, funky DIY arts engine -- has seized upon the name of their annual celebration of the free spirit. They're on their third KeroWACKED, which, as with most BBAD events, is the brainchild of resident sprite/evil genius Rolando Chang Barrero.
Like the Beat Generation's culture, this year's KeroWACKED is all over the place (in a good way). It includes live music, dance, flow arts, readings (including one of Allen Ginsberg'sdefinitive Beat epicHowl!), and a drum circle (natch).