WCSU Kicks Off Free Coffeehouse Concert Series Tonight

(Danbury, CT -- January 16, 2014) HamletHub News Service –

FREE THURSDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES

He's a singer-songwriter.  He's a guitarist, piano player and singer.  He's entertainer Beau Badrick, the very first featured act at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU/WestConn) in the 15 week "Coffeehouse" events, each Thursday night on the midtown campus in downtown Danbury, CT

 "OPEN MIC" MUSIC AT 8, BEAU BEGINS AT 9

There will be an "open mic" hour with a wide variety of local artists starting at 8PM, followed by Badrick's performance at 9PM. Admission is free, although good will donations to help sustain the coffeehouse are welcome.

Originally from Long Island, New York, Badrick fine-tuned his songwriting skills by working side-by-side with songwriters who have written songs for Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Justin BieberKelly Clarkson, and many others. He also worked with former Rolling Stones producer Andrew Loog Oldham.

HEAR BEAU SING AND PLAY RIGHT NOW

To hear samples of Beau Badrick's music and learn more about his fast-rising career, click here.

LIVE MUSIC EVERY THURSDAY,  NOW THRU SPRING...FREE

Every Spring and every Fall since 2005, the WestConn Coffeehouse series at WCSU brings to the Danbury area a wide range of musical performers from a range of styles and genres. Badrick is the first in a series of 15 weeks of Thursday evening musical performances including jazz, rock, R&B, blues, Americana, a capella and more.

Although the university is on White Street, the coffeehouse itself is held each week in Alumni Hall, located in a former church along Dr. James Roach Avenue, at the intersection of the Student Center and Higgins Hall buildings.

COFFEEHOUSE MUSIC SCHEDULE - SPRING 2014

This spring's Coffeehouse lineup of entertainment will include:

Jan. 30, soulful singer-songwriter Milton, with Jeff Eyrich on upright bass

Feb. 6, The WCSU Jazz Ensemble

Feb. 13, WCSU alumnus Tyler Cohen, lead singer of the group Forget Paris

Feb. 20, blues, folk and Americana singer-songwriter Robinson Treacher

Mar. 6, New York progressive rock and metal band Valence

Mar. 13, folk/blues/country artist Susan Kane

Mar. 27, singer-songwriter/jazz pianist Emma Casagrande, a WCSU student-musician

Apr. 10, all-female a cappella group Martini Glass, featuring current and former WCSU student-musicians, and students from Danbury High School

Apr. 17, percussionist Reuel Camacho, a WCSU student-musician

Other Thursday night Coffeehouse performers for the Spring will be announced soon. HamletHub will bring you the latest schedule as it's updated.

PARKING, CONTACT INFO, MAP

For free parking for the event, use the campus parking lot, directly across the street from the midtown campus on White Street.

Phone:  Questions?  Contact the office of University relations, 203- 837-8486

Map:  To see a map of the midtown campus area including Alumni Hall and parking garage, click here

Website:  To visit the University's web site, click here.

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