Sunday, May 5, 2013
Proceeds from this show will benefit Habitat for Humanity - Plainfield Chapter.
The Coffee With Conscience Concert Series concludes its 13th season with our usual "Ice Cream Social" and by proudly presenting Lipbone Redding and his band at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at 1 East Broad Street. Lipbone Redding is an inventive voicestrumentalist and southern gentleman, who creates original songs that effervesce with New Orleans swing, Memphis grooves and New York City style. Though his songs stand alone, his entire show is greased with uncanny riffs of vocal trumpeting (AKA THE LIP-BONE*), booming mouth percussion, hilarious side moments and esoteric lyrics. Witty, soulful, and sincere, this freespirit has caught fire in Manhattan's downtown scene. Lipbone has been accused of being a Soul singer, Folkie, Vocaltrickster, …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Folk duo takes the stage Saturday, April 20.
The Coffee With Conscience Concert Series continues its thirteenth season by presenting the fun folk duo, Buskin & Batteau! The concert will take place on Saturday, April 20th, at the First United Methodist Church of Westfield, 1 East Broad Street (corner of North Avenue) in Westfield. Doors will open at 7:15 PM and the concert begins at 8 PM. Admission is $19.00 on line and $23.00 at the door. This concert will benefit Homefirst. Tickets can be purchased online in advance by going to:buskinbatteau2.eventbrite.com/ Singer-songwriter-soloists David Buskin & Robin Batteau combine talent, humor and showmanship with the element of surprise to produce a crowd-pleasing performance. They forged their partnership over twenty years ago as …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
All proceeds benefit The Keith Knost Special Needs Fund
The Coffee With Conscience concert series welcomes back singer-songwriter Catie Curtis Saturday, March 16 at the First United Methodist Church. In 2006, Curtis and Mark Erelli won the Grand Prize in the International Songwriting Competition for their song 'People Look Around,' a song written in response to the hurricane Katrina disaster. Curtis grew up in Saco, Maine. She first became a drummer, but then converted to acoustic guitar. After leaving Saco, she went to Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. While at college, she became involved in the local coffeehouse circuit. At the same time, Catie worked as a waitress and social worker while continuing to write and perform. She moved to Boston, Massachusetts in the early 1990s, …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Father-son duo hail from Philadelphia
The Coffee With Conscience Concert Series continues its thirteenth season by presenting the acclaimed father and son duo from Philadelphia, Beaucoup Blue! The concert will take place on Saturday, February 16th, at the First United Methodist Church of Westfield, 1 East Broad Street (corner of North Avenue) in Westfield. Doors will open at 7:30 PM and the concert begins at 8 PM. Admission is $19.00 on line and $23.00 at the door. This concert will benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Tickets can be purchased online in advance by going to:beaucoupblue2.eventbrite.com Beaucoup Blue is the Philadelphia based duo of David and Adrian Mowry. Father and son have been performing their music strongly rooted in the blues, up and down the …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Coffee With Conscience series continues at 8 p.m. on Jan. 12.
Our next show will take place on January 12th, when we'll present GrooveLily, a theatrical power-pop trio consisting of Valerie Vigoda, Brendan Milburn, and Gene Lewin. If you’ve never heard them before, listen to this: Please click HERE! I ordinarily don't send out a notice this far before a concert, but the band has already published the date on its website and we have already presold 89 seats! I thought I'd better get the word out so that the concert series regulars get a shot at seeing these guys. We've presented them before, but not since 2006. They don't tour much anymore. Two of them now work for Disney as songwriters. So, we're very lucky to have them! Get your tickets NOW! Happy Holidays! ~Ahrre
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Singer/songwriters to perform as part of Coffee With Conscience series.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Coffee With Conscience Concert Series continues its 13th season by presenting the amazing and powerful Ellis with her touring companion, Beth Wood. The concert will take place on Saturday, November 17th, at the First United Methodist Church of Westfield, 1 East Broad Street (corner of North Avenue) in Westfield. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $19.00 on line and $23.00 at the door. This concert will benefit HomeFirst -- formerly the Interfaith Council for the Homeless. Tickets can be purchased online in advance by going to: ellisandbeth.eventbrite.com/ Ellis is an engaging and wholehearted writer, singer and performer who is full of light and spirit. Her fans describe her as not only a …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Coffee with Conscience 2011-2012 season closes with its first-ever a cappella performance and an ice cream social.
Remember the Astelin Nasal Spray commercial with the a cappella singers? Well, that was the GrooveBarbers and they will be with us in Westfield, singing in perfect four-part harmony along with lots of silliness between the songs. Coffee With Conscience closes out its 2011-2012 series with Sean Altman and the GrooveBarbers at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at the First United Methodist Church. This is also our 12th Season's Finale and therefore the long-awaited ice cream social! Sean Altman is considered "the father of modern a cappella." For 11 years, he was a lead singer, arranger and composer for the pioneering group Rockapella, with whom he released nine CDs and starred in the five-year PBS-TV series 'Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?' …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Celebrate the weekend with music or meet a cookbook author.
In partnership with the Town Council and the Green Team a spring clean-up and planting has been scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mindowaskin Park in honor of Earth Day. A raindate has been set for April 22. A town-wide clean-up event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon, with a rain date of April 22. Volunteers who are willing to donate a little time and demonstrate civic pride are encouraged to come out to one of the following locations where a member of the Town Council or Green Team will coordinate clean-up activities: Brightwood Park, Clark Park, Grassy triangles on Benson Place at South Chestnut Street and at Salter Place, Gumbert Park (behind the ballfields), Maryland Avenue at Grandview Avenue, Grove Street at Grandview Avenue, …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Though the band was formed in New York in 1991, its sound is reminiscent of that of California-based groups during the 1970s.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
On April 21st there will be a party at Coffee With Conscience and my new favorite party band will be playing. They are called Soulfarm and they will certainly become your favorite party band as well! But before you drop $19 per ticket just on my say so, please check out the following video and read the little blurb below. Watch a short video! Soulfarm was founded in Israel by Grammy Award winner lead guitarist C Lanzbom and guitarist and lead singer Noah Solomon Chase. The two men first met in Israel in a little village called Modii’m in the early '90s where they both were living at the time. In the late '90s they moved to New York City and renamed their band Soulfarm. The band quickly gained a strong and loyal following. Soulfarm has a…
Friday, March 16, 2012
Award-winning ukelele player Victoria Vox will open the show.
Instead of celebrating St. Patrick's Day with the more traditional beer, why not try it with another popular beverage: coffee? And in lieu of bagpipes, how about some folk music? Coffee With Conscience presents singer/songwriter David Roth at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 17. More than just a musician, Roth is also a keynote speaker, workshop leader, and instructor, and has served as a judge on the folk music circuit. The Chicago native also has had the privilege of singing the National Anthem at Chicago Bulls' games. Ahrre Maros, who organizes the concert series, said he is proud to bring back a favorite performer who has played in town numerous times over the last dozen years. As with all of the Coffee With Conscience performances, a …