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Friday Night Live Concert Series

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.

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS PREFERRED:
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.

SEATING:
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.

COVID info:
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

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Presented by PNC Bank

With additional funding provided by PECO

September 16

Ultrafaux Ensemble

We are pleased to welcome this excellent band from Baltimore, MD.  Ultrafaux Ensemble crosses the boundaries between style and genre, performing original music inspired by Gypsy swing, be-bop, Balkan music, Bluegrass, swing, funk, blues, choro, and musette. The group has thrilled audiences at top music festivals and concert halls all over the world both as a trio and as a larger ensemble featuring top guest musicians from the jazz, bluegrass, folk, classical, and world music scenes.

Ultrafaux has been featured at Festival Django Reinhardt in France, Django By The Sea, Django-A-Gogo, Napa Valley Jazz Society, The Kennedy Center, Midwest Gypsy Swingfest, Charm City Django Jazz Fest, Django Birthday Festival, Charm City Bluegrass Festival, The Djangoary Soiree, IMT Folk Series, Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival, International Folk Alliance 2020, and Valhalla Boathouse Theater to name a few. This performance will include new instrumental compositions that blend various styles. The band will perform as a quartet featuring Michael Joseph Harris – lead guitar, Aaron Malone – violin, Connor Holdridge – rhythm guitar, Blake Meister – bass.

Purchase tickets <here>

October 21

Plenty Pepper Steel Band

Plenty Pepper was formed in 2015 to celebrate the musical traditions of Trinidad and Tobago and to build new audiences for the steel band art-form.  The name of the band comes from the lingo of Trinidad’s food vendors…  When a non-Trinidadian places an order, they’ll often be served a mild, “tourist-safe” version of the dish.  In order to get the true authentic flavor, you must order with the phrase “Plenty Pepper!”  The band’s philosophy is to present music the same way – with all the spice you would expect from the Caribbean. The band will consist of 7 musicians (playing steelpan and percussion instruments) and a narrator.  Plenty Pepper will present a suite of original music for steelband inspired by the monsters and supernatural creatures of the night from the folklore of Trinidad and Tobago. The work will evoke these creatures (the lagahoo, the soucouyant, the jab-jab, the midnight robber, the douen, la diablesse, and the phantome of the crossroads) through short musical vignettes. The music is a departure from music typically heard by steel bands… It will draw from early Caribbean dance and folksong styles and also rely on playing techniques that are rarely used in steelpan music.

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November 18

Ndichu

Ndichu performs high powered, tightly wound, groove based original music spanning funk, world, reggae, soul, fusion, and rock. The 8 piece band features powerful lead vocals, masterful improvisation, and creative horn lines, presented over a foundational rhythm section delivering hefty amounts of funk. The band will perform carefully selected covers as well as original music including new work that will be included in their forthcoming second album.

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