Bean Creek Coffeehouse 03.03.10

Written by David Green.

The Fayette Arts Council will conclude its 2010 Bean Creek Coffee House winter schedule next week at the Opera House.

Music and storytelling are featured at the program from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Rorick Gallery.

 Arts Council director Tom Spiess noted the strong turnout for both of this season’s programs, coupled with the success of the initial pilot project. This, he says, shows the Coffee House concept has been embraced by performers.

“It may surprise some, but we have plenty of people willing to fill the two hour open stage schedule,” Spiess said.

According to Coffee House coordinator, Rebecca Lovelass, the March event will feature Colleen Grisier-Rufenacht on the hammered dulcimer, Gerry Gonzales on the bagpipe, the storytelling of Eddie Jarzembski and many more.

This “coffee house” experience has brought performers back to the Opera House to form the core of its audience base, Spiess said.

“The event has become a haven for people who simply enjoy performing in front of a live audience.”

There is no cover charge for admittance and the Bean Creek Coffee House Café Crew will serve up soups and beverages to add to the informal atmosphere of the event. All refreshments are provided for donations only.

The Bean Creek Coffee House is looking for performers for next year’s series.  For more information, call 419/237-3091 or leave a message at the Opera House Box Office 419/237-3111.

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