Mayor Proclaims February 1, 2013 as “Neal Cassady Day” in Denver!


Mayor Michael Hancock has proclaimed February 1, 2013, as “Neal Cassady Day.” In his proclamation, the Mayor cited Cassady’s “major impact on American literature as an author and as the muse of literary figures including: Jack Kerouac, Hunter S. Thompson, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, and Tom Wolfe.”

The Fourth Annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash will take place on February 1st, 7-9 pm, at the Mercury Café in Denver. The event is free and open to the public of all ages and features members of the Cassady family, readings, music, poetry, and a special performance by noted musician and Kerouac and Cassady collaborator David Amram.

Denver’s “unnatural son”, Neal Cassady would have been 87 years old on February 8th.

JKS’s own MFA candidate Chris Shugrue will be performing at the event!

For additional information, contact:

Mark Bliesener
(303) 477-6987

What: 4th Annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash
Where: Mercury Café 2199 California Street Denver, CO 80205
When: February 1, 2013 7-9 pm