Showcase 61 at The Palace Theatre in Stamford

Showcase 61 at The Palace Theatre is incredible! We feel so fortunate to have been a part of it.

Theatres like Stamford’s Palace have important positive impacts on communities all over the world. They bring people together to celebrate and experience the arts. They foster a wide appreciation of culture, religion, and art forms of all kinds through enriching performances and events. It really was a special night for us to play for a room filled with patrons of the Palace Theatre.

The room we played in was filled with cute candle lit round tables and the stage was large with dynamic colorful lighting. Behind the stage was a large glass window through which you could see ‘SHOWCASE 61’ reflecting off of the brick wall of the adjacent building outside. Wine, craft beer, and specialty cocktails from a bar in the back were served to the tables so that audience members could enjoy the show without having to get up. It felt just like a hip and cozy nightclub!

Our friend Bikash Rajkarnikar caught this photo of our set 🙂

the rungs at palace theatre

Ithaca Porchfest 2013

Porchfest is a neighborhood festival where bands use porches as stages. It takes place each year in September for a full day of music and dance through the streets of Ithaca’s fall creek neighborhood. This year, over 100 bands spread out on porches across the neighborhood and rocked out as audiences walked, biked, and danced up and down the streets and sidewalks. From classical to roots rock to country to pop to reggae to punk rock and from Appalachian to Brazilian to Irish to Swedish to Zimbabwean, porchfest celebrates all types of music.
We played on a particularly special porch. It was the house that we first lived in together when I moved to Ithaca and the house that we started playing music in together! Coincidentally, at the very time that we moved out, one of our friends moved in. So, when Porchfest rolled around, our friend was kind enough to open the porch up to our music.
The weather was sunny and cool, our friends filled the street in front of the porch, and we blasted our tunes through three little amps. Porchfest is something I look forward every year as the summer ends. It is a sign of fall, a chance to share our music with new listeners, meet new people, discover new bands, and play on a porch! Who doesn’t want to rock out on a porch?!
Porchfest is catching on in other towns! See if your town is one of them or learn how to start one in your neighborhood! http://www.porchfest.org/porchfests-elsewhere/
at porchfest 2013