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Martha-Palooza Unplugged

Doors 4:30pm • Music 5:00pm

“MarthaPalooza Unplugged” For 7 ½ hours on a hot afternoon two summers ago, a Brighton backyard channeled the freewheeling musical spirit of a mini Woodstock as local musicians, individually and collectively stepped up to the mic, plugged into their amps and delighted listeners as they let loose with a variety of rockin’ and bluesin’ and rollicking good tunes. This “happening” inspired the promoters to encourage the eclectic cross-pollenization of musically inspired friends from different genres and backgrounds. This event came to be known as…”MarthaPalooza.”

We will recreate the spirit of this communal event on this chilly March night with your host, Martha Schermerhorn. Martha is a Rochester, NY based visual artist, sculptor and photographer whose works have been widely exhibited nationally. The dream and creation of a music festival in her own backyard, for her, was “a major bucket-list item.” Martha is delighted that Abilene was willing to help keep the spirit of MarthaPalooza Summer 2016 alive. She loves music of all genres..and she also loves a good party!

Here’s the line-up…and it is very, very good!!!

Grant Cos and friends, including “The Marthas”

Dave Puls

Comedy by Shawn and Fred (Gray and Pienkowski)

“Just Us” - Cathy Smith and Maureen Oberman

“The Greenes” - Richard, Nevada and Dallas Greene

Geoff Tesch

Maddy Every - spoken word

"Dear Cecilia” featuring Shanyne O’Neill and Lucas Carillo

Jake Kane and Company

No Cover Charge...Just a tip jar!

Earlier Event: March 29
Tail Light Rebellion
Later Event: March 31
Lara Hope and The Ark-Tones