343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY, US
Bio: In addition to its long standing concert series Common Ground Coffeehouse at the First Unitarian Society of Westchester, and its two-year old series Common Ground Downtown at the James Harmon Community Center, both of which are based in Hastings-on-Hudson NY, Common Ground Community Concerts also hosts occasional concerts at South Presbyterian Church in Dobbs Ferry NY. Common Ground was founded as an effort to build community and to support regional and national musicians and other artists. Since 2005, Common Ground has used its profits to operate the Common Ground Microcredit Fund. The fund raised has raised over $20,000 for local, regional and global community groups and organizations that provide either much needed social services or work toward progressive, nonviolent social change. Now in our ninth year, Common Ground has hosted such beloved national and regional artists as Steve Forbert, Chris Smither, Susan Werner, The Holmes Brothers, Kimya Dawson, Jen Chapin, Guy Davis, Sloan Wainwright, The Kennedys, and many more. For many years, Common Ground was a regular stop on the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s Annual Most Wanted Preview Tour. In addition to traditional and modern folk artists and singer-songwriters, we frequently feature other musical genres, such as jazz, blues, cajun-zydeco, popular song, R&B, and even the occasional evening of avant garde gamelan music!