Friday JULY 11 is an OPEN STAGE, a chance for people to volunteer their talents on our stage.
Saturday JULY 12 accomplished musicians and songwriters DAVID STODDARD & BETH WOODwill perform. David has been playing music for over 40 years and is a well-regarded songwriter, performer, and teacher who travels across North America. He is widely known for his lyrics. “It’s not often I hear a songwriter that can write funny and write serious. David Stoddard is one of the rare ones. I love his stuff.” –John McCutcheon
Beth is a modern-day troubadour and believer in the power of song. She is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet with an expressive voice, and a guitarist. Beth describes her music as soulful, organic, free-range, barefoot music delivered through a high-energy communicator of joy.
NO LUNCH- free or otherwise this Thursday Friday or Saturday because some people feel the need to go swimming.
More good stuff with the return of SLAID CLEAVES on Thursday the 17th.
“I’m glad I found Slaid Cleaves, because my life would have been poorer without him. You’ll feel the same, I think, when you listen to this beautifully crafted album. Listen, go to one of Slaid’s shows, take a friend, and pass on the news: Not all the good guys wear hats.”
“A sharply observant songwriter with a deep appreciation for the ageless fundamentals of folk, country, and rock … one of the country’s most compelling roots artists.”
—Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
Friday the 18th- A repeat of last year’s great combo ofCOLIN O’BRIEN with friends CHRIS WAGONER & MARY GAINES. After their respective sets Colin Chris and Mary will unite for culminating set of Whimsical Tin Pan Alley Jazz, Celtic Romps and Singalongs. They’ll likely set a record for the number of instruments on the Carpe stage: two Banjos, two Fiddles, a ukelele, steel guitar, Guitar, upright cello, a mandolin and if it’ll fit, a harmonica. They did this last summer and a great time was had by all.
On Saturday the 19th sweet-voiced local musician KAREN JOHNSON has a great list of songs, favoring the likes of greats like Allison Kraus and Nancy Griffith.
As always, please call to reserve.