The holidays will be over, but the music keeps going! Unwind at the BuxMont Coffee House on January 4 at 7 PM. Share a poem, a song, a story, or some tasty treats to eat. Sit back and listen to an eclectic mix of artists from BuxMont and our community. If you want to sign up to perform go to http://www.buxmontuu.org/activities/coffeehouses/ or watch for a sign-up on the Music Bulletin board.
Our Coffee Houses have become a warm, open community where people share funny, creative and touching parts of themselves. Where we can enjoy getting to know each other better though our music, the spoken word, and conversation. Children are welcomed, and there is child care for when they don’t want to join their parents listening to the show. But there are often songs for them, and occasionally songs by them as well. We’d love to hear more from the younger set!
Everyone is encouraged to bring goodies to share which are laid out on tables along one wall. The Social Hall is transformed with small tables and clusters of chairs. Those who want to have extended conversations drift out to the Library. Some people show up a bit early to help with set-up, and some stay a bit later to put it all away.
Our performing artists enjoy sharing their gifts with the community in this informal setting. We have a warm and welcoming audience for both those who are just starting to perform as well as for our seasoned veterans. Heck, we even get a Grammy Nominee every now and then. But whether you’re nationally known, or totally unknown, you will find people who want to hear your artistry, and who will warmly support you. It is a very friendly audience.
The performing format is simple, each performer or group signs up for a time slot of up to 10 minutes. Often there is time for a second set depending on how many other performers are available. Since children are present, particularly in the first hour, we schedule acts which are more for adults later in the program, and make sure the kids music and stories are done before the sleepy heads begin to droop.
Hats off to the Music Committee Members who organize our Coffee Houses and Song Circles! Every month they provide a way to enjoy an evening or afternoon of music at BuxMont! We’re always looking for new members of this merry band of volunteers who make the music possible!