UUA General Assembly 2022: Entertainment at GA! - Archived

June 22-26, 2022
GA Entertainment Night: Virtual Events
An Evening of Storytelling and Song
with Rev. Robert B. Jones, Sr.
Friday, 6/24 6:30 p.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. MT
8:30 p.m. CT / 9:30 p.m. ET
Rev. Robert Jones, Sr. is a native Detroiter and an inspirational storyteller and musician celebrating the history, humor and power of American Roots music. His deep love for traditional African American and American traditional music is shared in live performances that interweave timeless stories with original and traditional songs. For more than thirty years Robert has entertained and educated audiences of all ages. At the heart of his message is the belief that our cultural diversity tells a story that should celebrate, not just tolerate. https://www.revrobertjones.com/
Virtual Game Night
Friday, 6/24 6:30 p.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. MT
8:30 p.m. CT / 9:30 p.m. ET
Join us for a night of gaming fun as we play the JackBox game Quiplash! Much like last year’s gaming platform Kahoot, attendees can go to Jackbox.TV and enter the game code on their screen to participate. This year there’s an added twist! Instead of all attendees playing against each other, we’ll spotlight four featured players who will provide answers to funny prompts in the game. Audience members can use their mobile device or web browser to vote for their favorite answers. Much like “apples to apples” the players with the funniest will rack up the highest votes – So let the belly laughs begin! Attendees who don’t have a second device or phone to play on can simply add their comments to the chat to participate, or sit back and watch the game unfold. The winning player will lead us in a post-game dance party where we’ll go into gallery view, share sound, and boogie as you’re willing and able.
GA Entertainment Night: In-Person Events
Song Leading for Community and Justice
Friday, 6/24 8:00 p.m. PT
Convention Center Oregon Ballroom 201-202
On Friday, join Rev. Sara Dendy-Green and Matt Meyer for Song Leading for Community and Justice! Here they’ll share songs and skills for building a more musical movement together, rooted in the context of our values and tradition. For anyone who leads or would like to lead community singing in worship or in the streets, let’s remember and level-up our community singing skills.
GA Silent Disco Dance Party
Friday, 6/24 8:00 p.m. PT
Convention Center Portland Ballroom Lobby
Break out your dancing shoes and most festive party attire for the GA Silent Disco Dance Party. Groove to your choice of music from our live DJ, GA Emcees playlist, or Youth/Young Adult playlist. Playlists will be available on demand.
In-Person Exhibit Hall Entertainment
Thursday, 6/23 11:45 a.m. PT
Convention Center HALL AB Stage
Portland-based Saxophonist Eldon “T” Jones will perform live in the GA exhibit hall on Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 11:45am-1:45pm. Enjoy lunch, visit with GA exhibitors, and enjoy the sounds of smooth jazz! Check out Eldon’s recently released single “T’s Jam”, which reached #1 on the Groove Jazz Music Most Added chart, and #4 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Most Added chart. Eldon is elated to share it with the world because it captures the essence of his joyous personhood and musicality.
Kevin Karrick playing an acoustic guitar
Friday, 6/24 11:45 a.m. PT
Convention Center HALL AB Stage
Come hang out, eat lunch, chat with exhibitors, and enjoy the soothing sound of acoustic guitar played by Portland’s own Kevin Karrick.
Friday, 6/24 5:30 p.m. PT
Convention Center HALL AB Stage
Join us for dinner and live entertainment by Portland-based Chica band, Oleada! What is “chicha” you ask? It’s a form of cumbia (a common South American rhythm) that was made popular in Peru in the 1970s. Oleada updates the sound with touches of post-rock, dub reggae, jazz, psychedelic guitar and surf. For a taste of their sound, watch this video of Oleada’s live performance of “Charco Profundo”.
Saturday, 6/25 12:30 p.m. PT
Convention Center HALL AB Stage
Heather Pierson is a singer/songwriter, pianist, song leader, and nationally touring performer who has released 14 albums and several singles of her original music, ranging in style from folk to jazz to vocal chants. She is co-creator with Bernice Martin of Heart Songs & Circle Songs, a community singing project inspired by the power of music and song to cultivate harmony, connection, joy, and peace. Heather served as the music director of First Universalist Church of Norway, Maine for 16 years, and currently lives in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Sunday, 6/26 11:45 a.m. PT
Convention Center HALL AB Stage
Join us for a live performance by award winning indie artist and guitarist, Mr. Dragonfly! Monshjay Davis, of Aloha, Oregon, who performs as “Mr. Dragonfly”, was recognized as Music Professional of the Year in 2021 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for his outstanding achievements and contributions in the fields of music production, motivational speaking and ministry. He is the owner of Monjie Enterprises LLC, an international music production service, and an unsigned indie artist and guitarist. Raised around music, Mr. Dragonfly fell in love with the sounds of Earth, Wind & Fire, James Brown, The Ohio players, Florence Price, and George Benson, his favorite guitarist. Mr. Dragonfly has 7 albums, has been featured on College Underground Radio, ranked #3 on Spotify. He derives inspiration from old-school classics and plays them with a contemporary touch. Combining jazz, hip-hop, rock, blues and orchestral music, Mr. Dragonfly stands out as a composer and artist, and has performed live all over Oregon.
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GA Virtual Exhibit Hall
Checkout the Virtual Exhibit Hall in the GA App powered by Whova! The Whova exhibitor webpage is available to the general public. As a GA registrant you can peruse the virtual exhibit hall, network, plan meetups, and so much more in the GA App by Whova!
virtual GA exhibit hall
A hotel room with a view of the Oregon Convention Center
Housing Reservations Closes May 23
The GA Housing Reservation System will close for new reservations on Monday May 23. Room cancellations after this date are subject to a non-refundable $50 cancellation fee for each reservation. If you need to cancel your reservation, please use one of the following methods:
Dormitory Housing at Portland State University
Dormitory reservations can be made at Portland State University (PSU) by visiting the PSU Housing Reservation system. PSU Dorm housing is located in Broadway Residence Hall and Ondine Residence Hall. Both Broadway and Ondine Hall are accessible by MAX light rail. Free MAX light rail passes will be available at the Travel Portland desk at the Oregon Convention Center.

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