As the spring semester draws to a close, we have some exciting events planned.
4/25 Thursday, 8pm. Our last full-length Open Mic of the semester! Be sure and sign up to perform at 7:30 as spots fill up quickly. Join the Facebook event!
4/26 Friday, 7-9pm. Our final Final Fridays art gallery opening of the year, “Seeing New” by our longtime curator, graduation fourth-year Manya Cherabuddi. Refreshments provided. Facebook event here.
5/2 Thursday, 8pm. Our last Open Mic of the academic year, featuring high-energy rhythmic folk-rock/Americana band The Winter Line. Facebook event here.
Are you interested in having an art show at our gallery in the fall semester? Check out our gallery application. Submissions due Friday, March 29th by 5pm.
Join us at The Garden for two shows this week!
Thursday (2/28) we’ll have our weekly Open Mic featuring DC-area duo The Sweater Set. Our Open Mic portion will be at 8pm, with The Sweater Set’s set at 9. If you’d like to perform, be sure and sign up around 7:30 because the schedule will fill up.
Since their early years, Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin have developed a unique musical relationship. Intricate soprano harmonies soar over multi-instrumental arrangements of ukulele, guitar, flute, hand percussion, and the occasional kazoo/glockenspiel solo. Listeners are invited into The Sweater Set’s joyful friendship as their songs play out like musically elaborate gossip about (what else?) the perils of courtship, lust and heartbreak. Robyn Mincher of The Washington Post Express wrote “(The Sweater Set) weaves through personal narratives as if Curtin and Andary are whispering juicy tidbits in your ear. But don’t let the vintage-clad gossiping girls fool you — their songs are tales of self-governing women.” 2011 Washington Area Music Award for Best Contemporary Folk Duo/Group.
Check them out at www.thesweaterset.com
Friday (3/1) at 8pm we’re hosting a show featuring featuring local musicians Rob Martin and Neil Ackroyd. Rob is a 21-year-old folk-rock singer-songwriter whose music suggests influences ranging from James Taylor to John Mayer. Born in Charlottesville, he has been playing solo acoustic music locally for almost ten years. Rob’s performances are noteworthy for their awkward attempted witticisms as well as rambling and passionate music. Rob is currently working on his sophomore release to follow up his 2009 album “From Where We Began”. http://
Two shows this week:
Our weekly high-quality open mic is this Thursday, as always, at 8pm! Show up early to sign up. Free.
On Friday, February 8th, at 8pm we’ll have a show featuring two of our favorite local artists, Michael Coleman (with band) and Matthew McAllister. Pass the hat.
Michael Coleman burst seemingly out of nowhere onto the Charlottesville music scene in early 2011. As a singer and songwriter he draws from his religious upbringing, life experiences and influences ranging from Otis Redding to Dave Matthews. His skills as a jazz drummer translate themselves to the guitar to create a truly unique rhythmical sound. Rounded off with a voice that is as raw as it is soothing and passionate, Coleman’s music has struck a chord with the people of Charlottesville and beyond. Check him out athttps://www.facebook.com/
Videos of past performances:
Check out our shows tab for the rest of our upcoming events!
We’ve added a tab for all of our upcoming shows. We’ve booked quite a few for the coming months, and there are more to come, so keep checking back!
Welcome back for the spring semester! We hope the holidays left you feeling refreshed. We have some exciting events and activities coming up this week.
This Thursday (1/17) we will be having our first open mic of the semester at 8pm. Come to play or enjoy some great local music. We will have our community meal at 6:30. Bring friends, and join the Facebook event.
Our Sunday morning class “Living a Gospel-Shaped Life” will resume next week,January 20. We meet weekly at Para Coffee on The Corner at 8:45am, led by Evan Hansen and Garrett Trent. Contact Evan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We’ve added some new shows in the coming months. Check the Schedule tab of our Facebook page for the listing. We’ll be adding more soon!
Our Final Friday art gallery opening will happen on January 25th, from 7-9pm. It will feature work from Sarah-Louise Dechow, entitled “The Forgetfulness of Time.” Check out the Facebook event for more details.
Next Tuesday (12/11) we are having a special late-night exam break event at 11:30pm. All Souls Charlottesville is providing us with pancakes and all kinds of crazy toppings, and we will be watching Elf and getting on some Christmas spirit. Join the Facebook event.
Open Mic on November 29th will be headlined by country singer/songwriter Ashley McMillen. See image below, and stay tuned for details. www.ashleymcmillen.com
Our Final Friday gallery opening on November 30th is entitled Hand & Soul: Works by Victor Hugo Azevedo. Mark your calendars! 7-9pm.
Next week we have two shows at the Garden. On Monday, (10/22), Cuddle Magic will play a show, featuring local favorite Jesse Harper. Cuddle Magic is a band from Brooklyn that performs lush, playful songs with wide-ranging instrumentation. Cuddle Magic balances folk timbres with sometimes atonal harmonies, pop song-craft with rhythmic complexity, and direct emotional lyrics with dense wordplay. Doors at 8pm. $5.
Stay tuned for details on our Final Fridays gallery opening on October 26th!