Friday Night Live
Live art. Live music. Good people.
Friday Night Live is a monthly event that brings together live music and live art. Each event features a live music performance from a local artist. During the performance, featured artists create visual art inspired by and responding to the music. The work is auctioned off by a silent auction taking place throughout the evening. Join us for the evening as we explore the relationship between visual art and music in our beautiful spacious Duke Gallery set up cafe style.
Stop by Our Next Friday Night Live Event!
These events are BYOB and BAYF (bring all your friends). You are encouraged to bring your own tasty morsels to enjoy during the concert. See our latest live music lineup below, and don’t hesitate to call with any questions or artist opportunities.
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS PREFERRED:
For safety, please make every effort to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the CAC office. Attendance is limited. Credit cards will not be accepted at the door. If you are paying cash at the door please bring exact change.
Lawn seating- bring your own blanket or chairs. For safety, parties will be required to maintain 6 feet between themselves and another party from a separate household. We will spread out across the entire lawn, seating at pre-marked spots for safe distancing. Restrooms will be available in the building. Please note that restroom access requires the use of stairs at the front entrance of the building.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED:
All attendees over the age of 2 must wear masks upon entry and at all times during the event unless eating or drinking. If masks are removed to eat and drink they must be put back on before moving from your seating area. If you are not able to wear a mask for health reasons, we recommend you do not attend the event.
General Admission: $15 or CAC Member’s price $10
All events 7:00-9:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm, concert starts at 7pm
Presented by PNC Bank
This season we are celebrating 10 years of
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
2021 SPRING LINE-UP
SAVE THE DATES
April 9 (rain date 4/10)
Musical Artists: The Mini Q’s, featuring Lee Mo Jazz
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THE MINI Q’S HAVE BEEN A STAPLE ON THE PHILADELPHIA JAZZ SCENE SINCE KEYBOARDIST LUKE CARLOS O’REILLY AND GUITARIST BEN O’NEILL JOINED FORCES TO CREATE THE HARD-HITTING ORGAN TRIO IN 2004.
Pulling from a wide range of influences, The Qs meld the rich and flavorful jazz tradition of Jimmy Smith, Don Patterson, Pat Martino and Grant Green with the hip hop and soul sensibilities of J Dilla, Jill Scott, TSOP and an ever-expanding repertoire of spirituals and hymns. For three and a half years, The Mini Qs ran a legendary Monday night jam session that served as a gathering place and proving ground for many of the cities finest musicians. Their debut record, Monday Night Jump came out of that celebrated time. Since then, they have performed at the Kimmel Center, South Jazz Kitchen, Django and other venues in and around Philadelphia and New York City.
Grammy nominated artist, Ben O’Neill has toured the world as the guitarist for John Legend, Jill Scott, Kanye West, Common, Tye Tribbett, and many others. He has released several of his own singer/songwriter records and is on faculty at The University of The Arts.
Luke Carlos O’Reilly
Luke Carlos O’Reilly has recorded and toured with Curtis Fuller, Dave Valentin, Billy Paul, Slide Hampton, Nicholas Payton, Fred Wesley, Red Holloway, Steve Turre, Musiq Soulchild, Carol Riddick and K’naan, among others and is widely respected as one of Philadelphia’s hardest working musicians.
Over the years the Q’s have been joined by many talented musicians, none more important than Anwar Marshall. A fixture on the Philadelphia and New York jazz scenes, Marshall has performed with many of the finest practitioners in the world including Pat Metheny, Dave Douglas, Kurt Rosenwinkle and Russel Malone.
One of the newer voices on the Philadelphia music scene, Lee Mo is taking the city by storm. Known for her killer vocals, soulful feel, and impressive music sensibilities, Lee Mo has graced the stages of some of Philly’s hottest venues. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, she is the musical product of many influences: gospel, jazz, and soul, to name a few. She received her Bachelor’s in Vocal Jazz Performance in May 2014, studying under Philadelphia’s own jazz legend, Joanna Pascale. She has performed often with Vertical Current and has lent background vocals for gospel artists Jonathan Nelson and Jessica Reedy, and R&B singer Vivian Green.
April 23 (rain date 4/24)
Musical Artists: Gumbo Nouveau featuring Lisa Chavous Celebrating the musical world of Harry Belafonte Plus Special Guest Jahiti Opening the evening with original acoustic soul music
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Harry Belafonte’s musical career has spanned many decades and numerous styles, intertwined with his life as an actor and activist. He was the first musical artist to sell a million copies of an album, the mastermind behind the We Are The World project, and a pivotal figure in the introduction of other international music artists to American audiences. Gumbo Nouveau will present songs from various phases of Belafonte’s diverse repertoire including calypso, jazz, blues and folk—a lively and upbeat collection of music. The band will feature beloved local vocalist Lisa Chavous singing lead on a majority of the program.
Opening the show will be a short set by singer-songwriter Jahiti, currently of Wilmington, DE. Jahiti has performed throughout the US, Canada, and Jamaica, bringing his uplifting acoustic blend of original reggae and soul music. His powerful singing style and positive messages make him a crowd favorite everywhere he goes.
May 14 (rain date 5/15)
Musical Artists: Brian Kors & The Lone Star Revue Roots Rhythm & Blues
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Brian Kors is known locally and throughout the region for his unique voice, strong songwriting and overall heartwarming stage presence. He will be performing with a full band including such luminaries as Gusten Rudolph on drums, Keith Giosa on keys, Mike Kennedy on guitar and Tom Craskey on bass. Brian’s original music references artists such as Ray Charles, Willie Nelson and Otis Redding, but with a style all his own that is sure to get your foot tappin’. He is also know to perform creative covers of songs by beloved R&B artists. Everything the band presents is done with class and a high degree of musicianship.
June 11 (rain date 6/12)
Musical Artists: Jawn of the Dead An Evening of Grateful Dead
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This Delaware County based band is quickly rising in the pantheon of Philadelphia area Dead tribute bands. In just a couple years they have gained a strong following of local lovers of Grateful Dead music. The group is led by Rich Hill on guitar and vocals and includes James Tauscher (Gtr/Vocals), Jim Shaflucas (Bass/Vocals), Dean Sophocles (Keys), and Drew Winston Gerace (Drums). JOTD presents a lively take on the Grateful Dead’s repertoire with a focus on musicianship.