Benefit For ‘Home Away From Home’Front Porch Music - 505 E. Lincolnway - Suggested Donation $20 (or whatever you can)
Once again, Mami Matsuda is hosting a benefit concert to raise funds for Home Away From Home, the wonderful people that cared for her mom and still care for other elderly citizens.
Food provided by Veronica Carter
The Dark Nut RisesElgin Fringe Festival - 15 Ziegler Court - $10+$3 Fringe button
Captain Ambivalent went to sleep back in 2016 and woke up in this underground complex full of secret mutants and traitors controlled by an insane computer with no idea how we got there! And now, he’s been assigned to explain it all in song to you, the heroic survivors of the amnesia gas incident on level 12. Report to your re-education pods for a sidesplitting musical history of the future, the eighties, student debt, unintended consequences, and being replaced by a robot.
“The Captain returns taking on mutants, corporations, aliens, and student loans. … Captain Ambivalent’s catchy songs and clever insights will have you saying to yourself ‘oh yeah, that’s right’ before he moves on to the next part of his nerdy tale. A crowd-pleaser with an accordion, this show is definitely worth seeing…” – Elgin Walkabout
“… a rollicking, entertaining hour full of lots of great music and lots of family-friendly fun.” – Plays With John and Wendy Blog
“The show is a tongue-in-cheek, satirical look at the American Landscape since we all fell asleep one night in 2016 and awakened in disbelief, confusion, and despair…The Show isn’t about the costume, the accordion (very well-played), vocals, or accompanying sound track and visuals. It’s about the lyrics. And that’s why you should go and listen to this show.” – IndyFringe Talks Blog
ALBUM 3: Save The Orcs – EP
Debuted in the halls of GenCon and National Association of Crazed Gamers (Nascrag) awards ceremony Aug 19th 2017!
GenCon 50Gen Con - 100 South Capitol Avenue
Fifty years of GenCon! Do you know what this means? FIFTY YEARS OF ORC SLAUGHTER! Once again I will be playing in the halls and selling my new benefit* EP, “Save The Orcs!” (* all proceeds benefit me)
150 Year Celebration Talent ShowCarver Park - 111 S Elm St. - FREE
A century and a half of history has all been leading up to this: James Neary! Kirk Saffle! Bill Bielby! Buddy Pearson! Peter Nye! Travis Forker! and… me! in a musical death match I mean talent contest. Prepare to be DESTROYED!
5th Annual Front Porch Music FestivalCentral Park Plaza - 63 Lafayette Street - $15 / kids 12-18 $10 / under 12 $5
A great day of local music! Approximate schedule (subject to change):
3:00 GARAGE BAND STUDENTS
4:00 MAMI MATSUDA W/ JUNA AND HAYNEN JOHNSON
4:15 JOHN DERADO & RONN BARANY
4:45 PAUL AND JANE SCHREINER
5:00 THE OSCARS
5:15 BETH NIEMANN
5:30 THE BLUES PROJECT
6:00 NOLAN CLIFFORD
6:15 EVAN AND ROB
6:30 CAPTAIN AMBIVALENT
6:45 ANGELO CICCO
7:00 PETER NYE
7:30 THE CODE NAMES
8:00 COUNTER THEORY
9:30 NATALIE GAZA & POST OP TRANCE
10:00 COGNITIVE BLUE