Variety Lineups

Short sets in festival or variety show settings.

Chicago, IL Variety Lineup

South Specific: Personal Storytelling On The South Side

Beverly Area Planning Association - 1987 W. 111th St. - $10
Fri 11/22/19 8:00 PM Part of “South Specific: Personal Storytelling on the South Side”
Media Coverage
Wed 09/18/19 “Best Of The South Side 2019” (re "South Specific" series in general) at South Side Weekly

Rode the emotional rollercoaster that is “Propellor Beanie Chicken: The Song, The Story”! With storytellers Grace Kuikman, David Boyle, and Madeline O’Malley.

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Valparaiso, IN Variety Lineup

Art Barn Art Blitz

Art Barn School of Art - 695 N. 400 East
Sat 09/21/19 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM ArtBlast Festival

Part of the entertainment lineup for their annual outdoor art festival that runs 11:00-4:00 Saturday and Sunday.

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Chicago, IL Variety Lineup

Cabaret On The Lake

Berger Park Coach House - 6205 N Sheridan Road - FREE
Fri 08/09/19 7:30 PM Three Cat Poductions’ Cabaret On The Lake

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

Front Porch Music Festival VII

Central Park Plaza - 63 Lafayette Street - $15 adults / $5 kids
Sun 07/28/19 3:00 PM – 9:30 PM Front Porch Music Festival
Media Coverage
Sat 07/27/19 “Front Porch Music staff rallies to rock in the park” at Northwest Indiana Times

A beautiful summer day with the many talented students, teachers, and friends of Front Porch Music!

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Valparaiso, IN Variety Lineup

Stars Over Valpo

Valparaiso University Center for the Performing Arts, Deusenberg Recital Hall - $20
Sun 04/14/19 6:00 PM “Stars Over Valpo” benefit for WVLP
Media Coverage
Mon 04/15/19 “Stars Over Valpo” report at Valpolife.com

Part of an evening of local talent benefit for community radio station WVLP.

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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 “Uncle Fun: You’re The One” documentary screening

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 Front Porch Music Festival

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 Americana Jubilee!

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 Three Cat Poductions’ Cabaret On The Lake

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 Benefit for ‘Home Away From Home’

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 Talent show/contest

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 Front Porch Music Festival

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 Front Porch Music Festival

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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