Matt Powell, Keyboard and Vocals, The Copper Kettle, Saturday, June 28 2-4 pm

Matt Powell has a non-musical day job, but lives it up after hours playing and singing at the Silver Creek Cafe and Bistro, for local charities such as the Optimist Club and the Saturday Centre, at retirement homes during the holidays and really wherever he can get his hands on a piano.

chateau marmontOnce, he took it upon himself to play the old grand piano in the middle of West Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont.  That night, his Beatles covers attracted all sorts of new and great friends, and led to his being invited to an awesome party in the Hollywood Hills.

Come check this guy out – wethinks you’ll like him.

Bill Craig, Irish/Traditional, The Shepherd’s Crook, Friday, June 27 @ 8 pm

bill craigBill Craig, the Irish Musician and Entertainer, has been well received by audiences at The Shepherd’s Crook.

From his Website:

“Bill Craig’s performance is relaxed eclectic, thought provoking, goofy and entertaining. His casual attitude is designed to include, not exclude his audience, be it eight or eight hundred people. Bill puts all his energy into his songs and makes a point of having a good time on stage. This usually translates to his audience having a similar experience.”

Youth Open Mic at Roxy Coffee in Acton

open-micOpen Mic is a monthly event held the last Wednesday of each month at 7 pm by Roxy Youth at Roxy Coffee in Acton. Anyone can come and share their artistic talents! Whether that be in music, poetry, drama, or whatever, all are welcome to come, share, and hangout.Be a part of a fun community of art people! And maybe enjoy a drink or two from Roxy Coffee as well 🙂If you would like to sign up beforehand to play just message Dan Dreise. Or you can take your chances and hope there is a spot open the night of.

Georgetown Bach Chorale to perform St. Elias Church benefit concert, Saturday, June 21, 7:30 pm

Georgetown Bach Chorale in front of St. Elias Church last year.

On Saturday June 21, at 7:30 p.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church, the Georgetown Bach Chorale will present a benefit concert to aid in the rebuilding of the Ukrainian Church of St. Elias the Prophet.
On April 5, fire ravaged this unique spiritual monument, taking with it glorious icons imported from the Ukraine and breathtaking hand-painted art work which adorned the dome and walls of this sacred space.
The Georgetown Bach Chorale sang many times at St. Elias, and the choir considered it to be one of the most exciting yet intimate venues in which they have performed.
The members of the choir, its Board of Directors, Artistic Director Ron Greidanus and valued patrons, are committed to seeing the structure rebuilt and the spiritual family of St. Elias restored to our community.
We invite you to join us to help make it happen. All proceeds from this performance will go directly to the rebuilding fund of this beautiful church.
The program will largely step out of the traditional GBC repertoire, and will instead feature more mainstream works, (even Simon and Garfunkel!) as well as a few classical favourites. In addition to choral music, instrumentalists Roxolana and Karl Towes, members of St. Elias Church, will be highlighted in works for cello, violin and piano.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at Foodstuffs or Pat’s Prime Cuts and Deli in Georgetown, and at the Holland Shop in Acton.  Additional donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt.  Please join us to share in our gift of music and show your support.