Friends of The Opera House and Future History are kicking-off a benefit concert series at the historic Clermont Opera House. The goal being to raise funds for stage and light renovations; so that the arts can be just as much a draw for Clermont as our river and bike trail system. These will showcase diverse local as well as national talent. By coming together for the enjoyment of music and art we can save and continue to benefit from this piece of our history.
The inaugural event is scheduled for Saturday May 12th. All ages show starts at 5pm, doors at 4pm. Ticket price is $10 available at the door. All proceeds go towards stage renovation. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.
A nationally touring independent artist based in Chicago,
Jaik plays 200+ shows per year! And has had his songs
written about in the Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune,
and featured on Neil Young’s website. His 4-octave voice
stretches out in vocal solos, scatting & beatboxing; over
his high-energy acoustic guitar work on songs which are
both accessible and lyrically intriguing. www.reverbnation.com/
Best known for his banjo skills, this multi-instrumentalist has
become a legend in pushing the boundaries of what the banjo
can sound like. Jon’s expertise also includes guitar, vocals,
dobro, and percussion. Currently residing in Iowa City, Jon is
closely involved with community activities as well as being a
nationally touring artist. Jon WILL change your perception of
how the banjo should “sound.” www.jonericmusic.com
Having a singing and song writing career that
spans decades, Patsy is a jewel of northeast Iowa.
Always on tour playing festivals, bars, & community
events her real-life sounds have touched the hearts
of thousands she has met along the way. Her voice
is beautiful and her guitar work is fierce. Do not miss
Art Installation by Andrew Phelps of Warped Gallery
All of his contemporary, abstract paintings are original pieces, and are either U.V. light reactive or are self-illuminating. Paintings will be available for purchase.www.warpedgallery.com
Big thanks to KPVL The Blend for providing air-time and support to promote this event! Check them out, and all their events, @ www.891theblend.org
Sound, lights, and engineering provided by Future History Productions, Clermont, IA
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