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 café style or on our side lawn (bring you own chairs or blankets)
Friday Night Live Spring Season!
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.
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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 concert is held outside. If you are paying cash at the door please bring exact change.
For outdoor concerts it is lawn seating: bring your own blanket or chairs. Restrooms will be available in the building. Please note that restroom access requires the use of stairs at the front entrance of the building. For concerts held indoors, seating will be set up in the gallery café style.
Maskes are now optional here at the Arts Center. The COVID situation continues to change and we reserve the right to make changes to this policy as necessary for safety and to adhere to restrictions/recommendations in place at the time of the concert.
NO PETS, please.
General Admission: $15 – CAC Member’s price $10 – CAC Benefactor’s FREE – children under 12 price $5
All events 7:00-9:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm, concert starts at 7pm
Fall 2023 Friday Night Live SAVE THE DATES!
Friday 9/29, outside on the sidelawn
With Aaron Graves (piano), Mike Boone (bass), and Leon Jordan, Sr. (drums)
Somewhere near the intersection of Norah Jones and Billie Holiday, you will find Philadelphia’s soulful and stylish singer, Maci Miller. Whether she’s interpreting the Great American Songbook or her own compositions, Maci captivates and entertains audiences around the globe with her unique vocal blend of jazz, pop, and blues.
On recordings and live on stage, Maci has worked with some of the greatest in the business, including trumpeter Steve Jankowski (Nile Rodgers, Chicago), saxophonist Larry McKenna (Woody Herman, Buddy DeFranco), Dean Schneider (former M.D. for the late Diahann Carroll), Demitrious Pappas (Smokey Robinson’s Musical Dir.), and the late, great George Mesterhazy (Shirley Horn), to name just a few.
Maci has sung in legendary rooms such as the The Jazz Standard and Danny’s Skylight Room in NYC, Ortliebs and Chris’s Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia, Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, and Bally’s, Harrah’s and the Claridge in Atlantic City. Her travels have also taken her to the iconic Bamboo Bar in Bangkok,Thailand for several extended runs. Adding to her extensive musical experiences, Maci is a featured guest vocalist with numerous notable symphonic orchestras, big band and pops concerts, and cruise ships.
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Friday 10/20, In the Duke Gallery
Nadine Lafond & the Gumbo Collective
Caribbean-American Jazz and Blues
Nadine is a musician and visual artist. Born in Brooklyn, NY to a proud Haïtian family, Nadïne grew up surrounded by art and a rich mix of multicultural music. As a musician, she performs and composes songs that embrace an eclectic mix of styles, cultures and eras to create a unified original sound. She is inspired by Caribbean and American roots music, blues, jazz, hip hop, classical influences and her expanding love of global rhythms. After 20 + years of live performance and collaboration with a variety of groups and traditions, she transitioned into the next evolution of her music, starting with her debut solo album, Wisdom Child (2014); a chronicle of songs about transforming adversity into light as inspiration to keep moving beyond struggle. Currently, she is working to deepen her tradition of storytelling into concerts, multi-disciplinary performances and film that bridge music and culture.
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Friday 11/17, In the Duke Gallery
For this performance, Darlingtyn will present an evening of “outlaw country”, performing songs by Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and more, interwoven with their original material.
Darlingtyn is the love child of Philadelphia musicians Jack Shoudy and Emily MacDonald. Their unique style of Americana and real Philly folk with outstanding original songs has made them a rising act in the Philadelphia folk and jam communities. Swiftly gaining steam as one of Philly’s artists-to-watch within these scenes, Darlingtyn has shared bills with artists like Tyler Childers, Del McCoury, Yonder Mountain String Band, Bela Fleck, Steve Earle, Dopapod, & Andy Frasco. Mixing deeply personal lyrics, vocal harmonies, and a cosmic take on the folk tradition, Darlingtyn brings a unique and powerful new sound to the jam and Americana scenes. Rising organically from the relationship between Jack and Emily, Darlingtyn has been a consistent presence in the Southeastern Pennsylvanian folk scene since 2012. From the saloons and coffee houses of the east coast to Summer Camp Music Festival and beyond, Darlingtyn’s music has brought together audiences and musicians from folk, jam, and jazz scenes.
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