WCSU Midtown Coffeehouse schedule announced for Fall 2016
DANBURY, CONN. — Western Connecticut State University has released its Midtown Coffeehouse schedule for fall 2016. The Coffeehouse will feature a weekly 8 p.m. open mic, followed at 9 p.m. by a feature act performance, on Thursdays during the fall semester in the Colonial Corner (formerly the downstairs cafeteria and snack bar, Student Center) on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Admission is free and open to the public, although donations to support the Coffeehouse are welcome and appreciated.
Upcoming performers will include:
- Sept. 15: Singer-songwriter Matt Sucich from Queens, New York. Sucich’s eclectic blend of rock and folk has graced the stage at Firefly Music Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and many other famous venues around the country.
- Sept. 22: One-man-band Gary Johnson, who performs every show 100 percent by text message request. Johnson spontaneously replicates all of the instruments, vocals, background vocals, and even special effects using only his guitar, his voice and a one-of-a-kind loopstation.
- Sept. 29: Singer Ian Murray, WCSU senior and aspiring artist from Oxford with influences ranging from Regina Spektor and Kimbra, to Ryan Hunter and Hozier. Opening act: Toure.
- Oct. 6: Connecticut-based band, Tangible, with a blend of folk, rock and jazz music, featuring Eddy Rodriguez on guitar and vocals, Robby Castro on drums and Nicole Jean on guitar and vocals.
- Oct. 13: WCSU Student Jazz Ensemble, a group of student performers.
- Oct. 20: All Night Open Mic
- Oct. 27: New York-based actress and vocalist, Tara Llewellyn.
- Nov. 3: Singer-songwriter and jazz pianist, Emma Casagrande
- Nov. 17: To be announced
- Nov. 24: Thanksgiving – NO COFFEEHOUSE
- Dec. 1: Collaboration with the Writing Dept.
- Dec. 8: To be announced
For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp or call the office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.
Western Connecticut State University offers outstanding faculty in a range of quality academic programs. Our diverse university community provides students an enriching and supportive environment that takes advantage of the unique cultural offerings of Western Connecticut and New York. Our vision: To be an affordable public university with the characteristics of New England’s best small private universities.