March 7 – March 11 // Artist in Residency
Home City: Denver, CO
Jon Shockness, aka Kid Astronaut, is an artist/creative from Denver. His mission with his art includes creating soulful, thoughtful and heartfelt music paired with an equally visionary approach to community and culture building. In 2015 he became the co-founder of Conscious Creatives an artist network that creates opportunities and support for artists and creators to meet, collaborate and showcase their work. In 2018 Kid Astronaut released a new album titled “FULLMOON” as well as a string of music videos and other creative content. Check out his album at the bottom of this page!
During his Music District residency, Jon spent 3 days working in our rehearsal rooms with 3 different Northern Colorado musicians. Bevin Luna, Diego Felix (Fullmetal) and Mary Claxton (The Burroughs). Each day they built upon the recordings and work done the day before. This culminated in a video by EvrGlo Media showcasing the collaborations as well as the Music District as a whole. Jon also jumped onto the Salt Magazine showcase at Cloverlick banjo day of show and played to a sold out silent audience.