Friday Night Live!
at the art Museum
Art comes to life with monthly performances at the Art Museum
Admission is Free Thanks to our sponsors:
Alberta Barker, Jim and Sandy Bodenmiller,
and The Purdue Federal Credit Union
Performances 7 - 8 pm, Doors open at 6 pm
seating is limited, come early and view the galleries,
January 26 Matt Monta - Struggles and triumphs
Matt Monta is an original singer/songwriter whose songs tell the stories of everyday struggle and triumph in Midwestern America. With several albums and songwriting credits to his name, Monta is recognized for his resonant lyrics as well as his passionate performances. Hear music, read lyrics, and learn more at www.mattmonta.com.
February 23 Lafayette Master Chorale
The Lafayette Master Chorale, formerly the Bach Chorale Singers, has been performing master works from the choral repertoire since 1964. Now in its 53rd season, the group has grown to more than 150 singers, with groups featuring children as young as age 6 through adult. The Chorale provides both educational and performance opportunities, focusing on challenging music for all ages and delighting audiences in the Lafayette area.
March 30 Billy Brand - billy and friends
A first time music and entertainment presentation traveling through Billy Brand’s twenty five year path as a musical performer. This project, featuring Roger Barnhart puppeteering the upright string bass and Billy on the guitar, is a biographical chronology of Billy’s memories, moments of growth, and a cross-genre kaleidoscope of cover favorites and original pennings for 6 strings. Billy and Roger first met in 2012 at the New Harmony Music Festival in New Harmony, Indiana where Roger was the festival’s resident visual artist and Billy was a festival production assistant. Over the years their friendship has grown from chums, to pen pals, to room mates, to collaborators.
April 27 Scott Greeson
Scott’s songs are best described as poetic snapshots of folks living in America’s heartland, his lyrics painting the picture of real, hard-working people whom Scott encounters in everyday life. These people and their stories have been a constant source of inspiration for Scott as a person and a songwriter. Radio stations call Scott’s music “Americana,” a format blending folk, traditional, bluegrass, alternative country and acoustic blues.
may 25 Classic Bang
Classic Bang is two dudes who play alternative/indie rock with a sound as fulfilling as a hungryman's breakfast. They are fiercely devoted to melody, expressed in rich harmonies that unfold in their music. Their aura is reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel, but with added crunch and raw intensity. Jake lays down jazzy guitarwork over moody contemplations, while Matt blends deep vocals with upbeat basslines. Their Two Robes EP was released in the fall and is available on Spotify and Apple Music.
June 29 The Prannies
The Prannies perform their own compositions, styled after ‘60s & ‘70s British and American bands. Richard Fudge is from Portsmouth, England. Influenced by Bob Dylan’s lyrics, he witnessed first hand the early years of the Rolling Stones, The Who and other bands from that era. Don Staley is from Madison, Indiana. He was influenced by the “surf” music scene of the mid ‘60s and by early Delta Blues styles of guitar playing. Gary ward is from Winamac, Indiana. He is a multi-talented musician. Not only is he a great drummer, he also plays lead guitar, keyboards and vocals. Gary also contributes his talents to “The Prannies” original songs. Dick Landrum is from Monticello, Indiana. Dick grew up listening to country and western music. He is influenced by the late ‘60s, early ‘70s British invasion bands and progressive rock artists. He also contributes to “the Prannies” solid rock sound and songwriting.
july 27 Howie Clark
The band is called The Hazelnuts String Band. The members are: Hazel Zetee (86 yrs old!) vocals, guitar; Janet Glossic, vocals, fiddle and mandolin; C.J. Brown, vocals, banjo-ukulele; Walt Wilson, bass; Howie Clark, vocals, banjo, dobro. We play a rather eclectic mix of Country, Old-Time, Bluegrass and Gospel music, basically any song that we like to sing. . We have since played at events all around the area such as the Haan Museum, many churches, Gospel sings, the Fiddlers' Gathering and (for the past 8 years) at the Indiana State Fair.