Featuring eclectic, non-electric performances in a casual cabaret setting
The 3rd Saturday of Each Month
At the Senior Center
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
January 19 • February 16 • March 16 • April 20 • May 18 • June 15 • July 20 • August 17
September 21 • October 19 • November 15 • December 15
How The Island Coffee House Works
- Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for the art exhibition.
- Performances begin no earlier than 7:30 p.m. and no later than 7:45 p.m.
- Noshes, beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and a charming, engaging audience available throughout the evening
- Two or three opening performances of fifteen or twenty minutes each begin the evening
Eat, drink, socialize, buy performer's CDs and be merry
- The headlinertakes the stage for a forty-five minute set
- The evening ends with gentle conversation, libation, noshing, jamming until 10:00 p.m.
- All performances are unplugged. No sound amplification is provided. The Island Coffee House is a listening room
- Where the money goes:
- The cover charge funds the Headliner. The headline performer receives the entirety of the cover charge collected during the evening as compensation.
- The Tip Jar funds the opening acts. Be generous!
- The cost of producing the Island Coffee House (ASCAP fees, facility rentals, liquor license etc.) are covered by the sale of noshes and libations.
The Island Coffeehouse
Provides an opportunity for patrons to sample a farrago of art in a listening room environment. Enjoy performances by local musicians and spoken word artists, view some visual art, and laugh at a bit of collective foolery while savoring snacks, wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverages in a convivial atmosphere.
May Coffeehouse Artists
Young, Local Artists
40 years as a performer, musician, vocalist, recording artist, composer, band leader, educator and artistic director.
Considered to be a virtuoso of tremendous influence in the revival of the hammered dulcimer, Walt’s wide repertoire ranges from old-time Southern Appalachian, to Celtic, to breath-taking original compositions. As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist and he has recorded fourteen albums and instructional videos, appeared at the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, Europe and the UK. His music has been heard on ABC-TV, NBC's Tonight Show, Broadway, BBC, TNN, CBC, OLN and PBS.
Walt has composed and performed collaboratively with both the Pilobolus Dance Theater and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He was the musical producer, composer and recording artist for the Outdoor Living Network’s documentary, Cowboy 101, which premiered in October 2004. In 2005 he collaborated with 5-time Tennessee State Fiddle Champion Jim Wood to produce two instrumental albums featuring his signature hammered dulcimer artistry. His music figures prominently in the feature length movie “The Last Blast” in which he also plays two roles: a punk rocker and a G-man.
Young Local Talent and Pony Mon