Variety Lineups

Short sets in festival or variety show settings.

Michigan City, IN Variety Lineup

“Uncle Fun: You’re The One” Documentary Screening

The Nest - 803 Franklin St - $7 advance/$10 at door
Sat 10/13/18 7:00 PM

I have an original song and some other music bits in this documentary by Laura Force Scruggs about the iconic late novelty and toy store and the magic man behind it. I was the opening act for the screening with a half hour set.

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Valparaiso, IN Variety Lineup

Front Porch Music Festival

Central Park Plaza - 63 Lafayette Street - $15 adults / $5 kids
Sun 07/29/18 3:00 PM

A short set in a lineup of truly excellent Front Porch Music instructors and students.

3:00 Garage Band Students
4:00 Drew and Brian
4:15 Blue on the Moon
4:30 Mami Matsuda
5:00 Captain Ambivalent
5:30 Code Names
6:15 Cognitive Blue
7:30 MegaBeatles
9:15 Fayde

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Elgin, IL Variety Lineup

Americana Jubilee!

Elgin Fringe Festival - 15 Ziegler Court
Wed 07/04/18 10:00 AM

Side Street Studio Arts, Blue Box Cafe, City of Elgin-Government, City Services and Community News, and Elgin Fringe Festival, with the support of Kirkpatrick, Jones & Herzog Insurance Agency, Inc. and the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin IL, are hosting the 5th Annual Americana Jubilee following the City of Elgin 4th of July Parade.

There will be fun and sweetness for the whole family, including a bake-off, a pie eating contest, a visual art exhibition, free kids activities, and… me!

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Chicago, IL Variety Lineup

Cabaret On The Lake

Berger Park Coach House - 6205 N Sheridan Road - FREE
Fri 12/08/17 7:30 PM

A free, monthly variety show giving singers, storytellers, comedians, performance artists, musicians, dancers, poets, and solo artists of every type a place to develop their work.

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Valparaiso, IN Variety Lineup

Benefit For ‘Home Away From Home’

Front Porch Music - 505 E. Lincolnway - Suggested Donation $20 (or whatever you can)
Sun 11/12/17 3:00 PM

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

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Three Oaks, MI Variety Lineup

150 Year Celebration Talent Show

Carver Park - 111 S Elm St. - FREE
Sat 08/05/17 10:00 AM

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!

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Valparaiso, IN Variety Lineup

5th Annual Front Porch Music Festival

Central Park Plaza - 63 Lafayette Street - $15 / kids 12-18 $10 / under 12 $5
Sun 07/30/17 3:00 PM

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
8:30 CRAWPUPPIES
9:00 RITO
9:30 NATALIE GAZA & POST OP TRANCE
10:00 COGNITIVE BLUE

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Valparaiso, IN Variety Lineup

4th Annual Front Porch Music Festival

Central Park Plaza - 63 Lafayette Street - $15; kids 12-18 $10; under 12 $5
Sun 07/31/16 3:00 PM

A wonderful day of local music.

3:00 – 3:45 Garage bands
3:45 – 4:00 Pawn Shop Casey
4:00 – 4:15 Mike Forest
4:15 – 4:30 Taylor Fleming
4:30 – 4:45 Carolyn Rodea
4:45 – 5:00 Collin & Evan
5:00 – 5:15 Patrick Jansen
5:15 – 5:30 Juna Johnson
5:30 – 5:45 Captain Ambivalent
5:45 – 6:00 The Oscars
6:00 – 6:15 Beth Nieman
6:15 – 6:30 Mami Matsuda
6:30 – 6:45 Folkgrass
6:45 – 7:15 The Code Names
7:15 – 7:30 Angelo Cicco
7:30 – 8:00 Thanks Again
8:00 – 8:30 Rito
8:30 – 9:00 Peter Nye Band
9:00 – 9:30 CrawPuppies
9:30 – 10:15 Planetary Blues Band

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Valparaiso, IN Variety Lineup

Benefit for Home Away From Home

Front Porch Music - 505 E. Lincolnway
Sun 10/11/15 3:00 PM
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Valparaiso, IN Variety Lineup

Front Porch Music Festival

Central Park Plaza - 63 Lafayette Street - $15, kids 12-18=$10, younger=$5
Sun 08/09/15 3:00 PM

Part of a fantastic lineup of local artists at downtown Valparaiso’s Central Park amphitheater from 3:00-11:00 – Head Honchos – Crawpuppies – Planetary Blues – Rito – Kaleidoscope Eyes – Mami Matsuda – The Pigeon Boys – Taylor Fleming – The Oscars – Beth Newman – Paul & Jane Schreiner and more – Garage Band Students

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Valparaiso, IN Variety Lineup

Mami’s Fundraiser For a New Car

Front Porch Music - 505 E. Lincolnway
Sun 07/19/15 3:00 PM

Mami’s car is pooping out and she needs to keep playing her wonderful music, working at Front Porch Music, and taking her kids places. There will be live live music, food, and a raffle.

3:15-3:30 Juna & Haynen Johnson w/Jordan & Evan
3:30-3:45 Ben Blue
3:45-4:00 Liz Bianco
4:00-4:15 Jane & Paul Schreiner
4:15-4:30 Mitch Bright
4:30-4:45 Patrick Jansen
4:45-5:00 Paulette Cialdella
5:00-5:20 Pancho & Carolyn Rodea
5:20-5:35 The Oscars
5:40-6:00 Captain Ambivalent
6:00-6:20 Solar Ropes
6:20-6:40 Buddy Pearson
6:40-7:00 Mami Matsuda

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Hammond, IN Variety Lineup

Live in the Ville

Live In The Ville - 6725 Kennedy Ave - FREE
Sat 06/13/15 6:45 PM
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Hobart, IN Variety Lineup

County Line Orchard

County Line Orchard - 200 S County Line Road
Sun 10/12/14 2:00 PM

Played in the loft overlooking the welcome barn floor packed with folks buying apples, cider, and donuts. Chad and I got to use our PA powers for good helping two brave toddlers whose parents had gotten lost.

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