The CCA Island Coffeehouse

Saturday, April 19 at the CCA Headquarters - 6309 Church Street, Chincoteague Island - 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

The Island Coffeehouse Provides an opportunity for patrons to sample a variety 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. A  light repast is also available for purchase. See this month's menu.

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This Month's Artists 

Opening Act: Kristin & Ryan Sullivan
Kristen and Ryan return to perform their marvelous mix of pop, country and folk music.

The Spoken Word: Sheila Arnold
Master Storyteller Sheila Arnold has been gifted by God with performance skills and has been using this talent since she was eight years old.  She has been a full-time Storyteller since 2003 sharing a variety of stories - “whatever fits in her mouth”.  She travels throughout the country providing Stories, Historic Character Presentations, Christian Monologues and Professional Development for Educators to schools, churches, libraries, organizations and Storytelling Festivals. In March 2014, Sheila was a featured Teller at Culpeper Tells 1st Annual Storytelling Festival and has previously participated in Storytelling Festivals in Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee. Ann's deep, powerhouse voice adapts well to many different traditional styles, though harmony singing is her first love. Overwhelmingly positive reviews of her debut recording, Gathering Stones compare her voice to those of Patsy Cline and Sara Carter. She has performed solo and with a variety of ensembles (including her highly-acclaimed acoustic country quartet, the Blue Moon Cowgirls) at folk venues around the country, including the Augusta concerts, Folk on Broadway, and here at the Community Coffee House.

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Performance Headliner: Ann Porcella and Bill Schmidt
Bill has been playing traditional American music for over four decades. He was a founding member of the Double Decker Stringband, with whom he appeared on the live public radio show A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor; and is also a member of the Hoover Uprights, two time winners of the traditional band contest at the Appalachian String Band Festival in Clifftop, West Virginia. He has played fiddle, banjo, ukulele, and guitar at festivals and concerts in the United States., Canada, and Europe.  Recently, he was interviewed about his banjo playing for the cover story of the January, 2012 issue of Banjo News Letter. Partners in life since 2001, Bill and Ann began performing together while collaborating on Gathering Stones. This concert will feature duets and solos of a wide range of music including gospel, dance tunes, heart songs, and even a rag or two, on guitar, banjo, fiddle, and ukulele.

A Light Repast - This Month's Menu

Chicken and Bean Burrito with a side of Mexican Rice - $7.00 - 25 Servings Available
Enjoy a chicken and bean burrito lightly seasoned with cilantro and mild green chiles, served with a side of Mexican rice. Ingredients: Fresh flour tortilla, stewed chicken breast, refried beans, cheese (cheddar, Monterey jack, queso quesadilla & asadero), onion, garlic, cumin, chile powder, parsley, tomato, green tomato, green chiles, salt, pepper.

Vegetarian Burrito - $5.00 - 5 Servings Available
For our vegetarian patrons, we will offer a limited quantity of vegetarian burritos, consisting of a fresh flour tortilla, butternut squash, pinto beans, corn, black olives, vegetarian refried beans, cheese (cheddar, Monterey jack, queso quesadilla & asadero), onion, garlic, cumin, chile powder, parsley, tomato, green tomato, green chiles, salt, pepper.

Service begins at 6:30 PM
Arrive early to ensure you get a serving. Service will ends when the food runs out or after intermission. All food is served on a first come, first served basis.

Other Items
Baked goods, wine, beer and soft drinks will also be available for purchase.

This Year's Schedule of Coffeehouse Dates

January 18 February 22 March 15 April 19 May 17 June 21 July 19
August 16   September 20 October 18November 15 December 20

Cost of Admission and Libations

$5.00 cover charge for adults, $3.00 for those aged under 22 (please be prepared to show ID).

Cash Only at the door.

Beer, Wine, Non-alcoholic Beverages & Noshes Priced from $1.00 to $5.00.
Light Repast Priced Monthly Depending Upon the Selections. See this month's price and menu.

About the Coffee House - How it Works

  • Doors open at 6:30 PM and beverage and food service begins and you may enjou the visual art exhibition.
  • Snacks and food are sold on a first come, first serve basis. Limited portions are available. Service begins at opening and continues through intermission.
  • 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 are available throughout the evening.
  • Two or three opening performances of fifteen to  twenty minutes each begin the evening.
  • Intermission - enjoy food and beverages, socialize, shop for art and performers' CDs, be merry!
  • The headliner act takes the stage for a forty-five minute set.
  • The evening ends with gentle conversation, libation, noshing, jamming until 10:00 PM.
  • All performances are unplugged.  No sound amplification is provided.  The Island Coffee House is a listening room.
  • 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 gratefully acknowledges these helpful donors

Tyson Foods Incorporated
11224 Lankford Hwy,
Temperanceville, VA 23442
Island Motor Inn Resort
4391 Main Street
Chincoteague, VA 23336
Pfefferkorn Coffee
1200 East Fort Ave
Baltimore, MD 21230

Waterside Inn
3761 Main Street
Chincoteague, VA 23336

Wine Cheese and More
4103 Main Street
Chincoteague, VA 23336

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