Community Music Series Kicks off with FREE Event in Croton Falls!

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Somers residents, Adam Bernier & Jacque Roche are joining forces to co-produce a 4-hour Community Music Event introducing the community to a variety of talented musicians & genres of music on October 27,2017.  The first of the series is presented by The Schoolhouse Theater & Arts Center and will commence with 3 individual acoustic performances in the venue’s stunning art gallery.  Attendees are encouraged to attend one or all of the individual musical experiences that appeal to them.  Doors 7:00 pm.

7:30 - 9:00 pm: Art Gallery Appetizer Hour - Sponsored by Soup Ninja, Lonnie Lum, North Salem.  A light serving of appetizers & sandwiches will be offered to attendees as they mingle & enjoy GERT MATHIESEN’s traveling art exhibit & Edward Walsh’s sculptures on display in the gallery, while enjoying live music.

9:00 - 10:15 pm: Mainstage Electric Rock Concert featuring North Salem HS.  The theater is a 99-seat auditorium complete with stage, lights & great sound that will provide the audience with a full concert experience in an intimate setting.  There isn’t a bad seat in the house.

10:15 - till 11:00 pm:  Meet n Greet After Party: Sponsored by K’s mini cookies of Bedford Hills & Lola Granola Bar, Croton Falls, offering coffee, soft drinks & desserts.  Featuring DJ music TBA.  There will be an awarding of the raffle prizes & recognition of sponsors & performers.

Art Gallery Performances by:

Thomas Roberto Aponte: is a Purchase-based singer/songwriter, primarily working with acoustic guitar in his solo work that has conveyed many eclectic influences. His music is a blend of soulful folk & punk rock with confessional lyrics.  Check out “Losing it All” & more songs at Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/thomas-roberto-aponte/losing-it-all

Joe Disto: Ossining NY resident Joe plays both acoustic & electronic sets. An obsession with synthesizers & drum machines will be evident when you see him perform live. When backed by a band, Disto's album comes to life & the rock n roll antics begin. Performance is a huge passion, as well as a constant compulsion toward writing & recording new, original sounds in the studio, named Distotone Recorders. Songs, videos, & photos available at Disto’s Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/Disto-122535705096898/

Natalie Austin:  A Mahopac, HS student, Natalie is a captivating singer-songwriter with a unique style & musical intuition that is well beyond her 16 years. Her influences range from classic rock, to country, & jazz & blues.


Main stage Electric Rock Concert by:  GILBERT!  Members;Tara Curran - vocals, Justin Giacchetto - guitar, Eddie Fiscella - keys, Owen Hughes - drums, & Wilson Yarnall - bass.  You’d never guess that the members of Gilbert are all in high school (North Salem and John Jay). This powerhouse of talented musicians is quickly gaining recognition. Gilberts’ sound is rock with soul/funk influences.  The vocals of Tara Curran have been described as rich & inviting with the styling’s of Janis Joplin, Susan Tedeschi while distinctly her own.  Their live performances include soul/funk/rock covers interspersed with originals. This past month Gilbert was in the recording studio & their originals will soon be on everyone’s playlist.  See Gilbert in some amazing live performance videos via their Facebook & get ready to rock. Hard:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/GilbertTheB&

Adam Bernier’s Production Studio, INVISIBLE MASSES provides Audio Services including;Editing / Cleaning / Mixing, Tracking / Recording, Producing & Artist Development, Original Compositions & Sound Design.  For details please visit the website at: http://www.invisiblemasses.com

Jacque Roche DBA JacqueButterfly is the author of a weekly newsletter entitled, Positive Insights & contributor to More Sugar Magazine.  The popular host of Jacque’s Giant Hudson Valley Music Show, and monthly Music Hall Showcases,  Roche can be heard streaming Wednesday & Sunday nights on PawlingPublicRadio.org.  A Trustee on the Board of Directors at Pawling Public Radio, Jacque is also the founder of a dozen plus Eat, Drink & Party Group Pages on FB.  

The Schoolhouse Theater & Arts Center, Croton Falls.  The Theater is a 501(c) nonprofit organization & venerable cultural center devoted to professional theater at the highest possible standard.  They are committed to bringing new, innovative & groundbreaking programs & plays to the community.  It is a place where new work is explored & a place where things begin.  Additionally, the galleries host local artists, sculptors, & photographers from all over the county. For the full history & additional information, please visit their website at; https://www.schoolhousetheater.org

Sponsors & Supporters of this Free Community Music Series:

Underwritten by JacqueButterfly, Somers, NY & a team of sponsors:

INVISIBLE MASSES, Somers, NY:  Donating all production services including; producing, editing, recording, mixing

The Schoolhouse Theater & Arts Center, Croton Falls is presenting the event

Brewster Ice Skating Arena, Brewster:  donating a gift basket of merchandise for the raffle

Cardsmart & Gifts of Mahopac are donating a gift basket of merchandise for the raffle

K's mini cookies, Bedford Hills:  is donating hand-decorated cookies for Meet N Greet After Party catering

Lola Granola Bar, Croton Falls is donating mini granola bars for Meet N Greet After Party catering.

Mahopac, McDonalds: donated gift certificates for the raffle

Muscoot Tavern, Somers: donated gift certificates for the raffle

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, North Salem, NY is donating the event decorations. Guests will be welcome to take home some decorations at the conclusion of the event.

Pawling Public Radio will be broadcasting the performances on WPWL, 103.7

More sponsors are being added daily!

Join the Event’s FB Page found at https://www.facebook.com/JacqRo to keep up-to-date on the sponsors & performers being added daily!


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