By Carole Bernard
With winter days continuing to shorten, and the warm days of spring still just a dream, there are a few things to look forward to. Anyone who enjoys live music and sharing time with others in a comfortable and family-friendly venue with homemade munchies will love the series presented by South Congregational Church.
On Saturday, March 19, Roosevelt Dime rocks the house with their Empire State style. From Brooklyn to Granby, Roosevelt Dime’s blend of classic R & B with acoustic Americana instrumentation, a boogie woogie banjo, swinging blues guitar and soulful vocals will warm the night. The New York Times has called this band “a perpetual crowd pleaser” so mark it now on your calendar. Visit www.rooseveltdimemusic.com.
Pale Cowboy, a popular local band, will welcome spring on Saturday, May 7. This 5-person indie rock band hails from Northampton, and uses a modern approach to Americana and classic pop styles to envelope listeners in an energetic vibe. With a large following in Granby, the house will be full and rocking for this show. Visit www.palecowboy.com.
As part of South Church’s goal to encourage and support aspiring performers, local youths or groups will open for the featured performers. Opening for Roosevelt Dime is The Charlie Gates Project. Olivia Papa and Ryan Stupienski will open for Pale Cowboy.
Tickets for all shows are $15 in advance and $17 at the door. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com, or by calling Arlene at 860-916-5066. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the shows start at 7:30 p.m. Homemade goodies and beverages are available before and during the shows, and donations can be made at the consumer’s discretion.
All funds raised from the concerts and sale of refreshments go to support the mission and goals of South Congregational Church, 242 Salmon Brook Street in Granby. For more information, visit www.southchurchgranby.org.