"In It Together" to Build Community & Benefit Social Justice Groups

Watermelon Wednesdays Presents:

"In It Together" to Build Community & Benefit Social Justice Groups

Wed · January 18, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

General Admission-Box Office or Phone: $25/Internet: $26.75/Student :$15(In person only w/ valid ID)

Watermelon Wednesdays, assembles musicians from all genres of acoustic music: classical, jazz, folk, Americana, and bluegrass for a community concert.

Performances by The Wisteria String Quartet w/ cellist Wayne Smith, violist Delores Thayer, violinists Sarah Briggs and Kaila Graef. Mr Sun with legendary fiddler Darol Anger; Joe K. Walsh, a leading contemporary mandolinist; Grant Gordy, a standout guitarist; & Ethan Jodziewicz, a virtuosic bassist. Charles Neville plays sax in The Charles Neville Quartet covering rhythm & blues, funk, jazz, be-bop, popular & even American Indian. Chris Brashear, an exceptional fiddle, mandolin & guitar player and Ben Demerath combine experience, raw talent and formidable vocal duets. There will be a finale of collective singing led by Valley Diva & Friends.

The Markham-Nathan Fund has been picked to benefit from the concert. This agency funds small grassroots social justice groups in Western Massachusetts.

"In It Together" to Build Community & Benefit Social Justice Groups
"In It Together" to Build Community & Benefit Social Justice Groups
For the past 17 years, Watermelon Wednesdays, Inc., a nonprofit musical education organization, has been holding summer concerts in the historic, West Whately chapel. These concerts showcase musicians from all genres of acoustic music: classical, jazz, folk, Americana, & bluegrass.

Watermelon Wednesday's program for the Academy of Music concert is true to that model.

Performers include The Wisteria String Quartet with cellist Wayne Smith, violist Delores Thayer, violinists Sarah Briggs and Kaila Graef. This quartet brings new and classical works to communities throughout the Valley. Mr Sun has three generations who apply themselves to the American String Band repertoire: legendary fiddler Darol Anger, at home in a number of musical genres, some of which he helped to invent; Joe K. Walsh, a leading contemporary mandolinist; Grant Gordy, a standout in the crowded field of ‘Acoustic Guitar Wunderkinds’; and Ethan Jodziewicz, a virtuosic and versatile bassist. Charles Neville, one of the famed Neville Brothers and saxophonist in The Charles Neville Quartet plays rhythm & blues, funk, jazz, be-bop, popular and even American Indian. Chris Brashear and Ben Demerath combine experience, raw talent and formidable vocal duets. Brashear, is an exceptional fiddle, mandolin and guitar player and Demerath is a pure talent in every sense. There will be a finale of collective singing led by Valley Diva & Friends.

Watermelon Wednesdays has picked the Markham-Nathan Fund to benefit from the concert. A representative will be at the performance to talk about Markham-Nathan’s mission and accept donations. This agency funds small grassroots social justice groups in Western Massachusetts.
Venue Information:
Academy of Music Theatre
274 Main Street
Northampton, MA, 01060
http://aomtheatre.com/