A Gala Music Weekend Benefit:
3 Nights, 25 Acts, 42 Musicians
The Listening Room at MindFull Books presents three full nights of music
on Friday, December 14th (7 to 11p.m.), Saturday, December 15th (7 to 11 p.m.), and Sunday, December 16th (5 to 10 p.m.). Unlike the usual weekly performances which begin at 8 p.m., shows will begin earlier (and run later) as indicated above.
A donation of $10 per night is requested, and seating is limited. All musicians have performed previously at The Listening Room, and are donating their time, love, and energy for this event.
MindFull Books & Ephemera and The Listening Room will be closing their doors by the end of the year, and need help to move on. Listening Room co-hosts John Sepe and Diane Stolar hope to re-establish the venue in another location.
The music of the solo performers, duos, trios, and bands will span a range of genres including folk, jazzy blues and swing, acoustic instrumental, Chicago and Delta style blues, classical guitar, Americana, alternative/Indie, folk rock, acoustic roots. Over the course of
the three nights, some of the finest singer-songwriters in New England will take the stage.
Kicking off the weekend on Friday evening will be The Hip Swayers from Worcester, MA who delighted the audience this past July. Also appearing that night are Jane Fallon, John Schindler, David Lister, Peter Biedermann, Off The Cuff, Tim Cardiello, and People on Fire.
Saturday night's line-up includes performances by Michael Orlen, Patti DeRosa, Owen Lodge, Craig Werth, Beth Duquette and Richard Ruane of Bread and Bones, Christopher Worth, Tom Smith, and Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards.
The Sunday evening show beginning at 5 p.m. features Tad Dreis, Hal Pederson and Jeanne Sable, Ursula and John Papp, Mark T. Small, two trios (Dan Warsham, Paul Belanger, and Dan Wheeler, and Doug Farrell, Steve Dionne, and Jack Carlton), and The Solar Sisters. Much loved regional favorite, The Terry Landis Band, will wrap up the weekend's festivities.
Munchies and finger food to share with others are most welcome. MindFull Books is located at 29 Main Street in Jaffrey. For more details, call 603-532-8300. Visit the Web site at www.mindfullshop.com .