Saturday, September 21st, 10am - 4pm
Swasey Parkway, Downtown Exeter
30 Artists | 10 Food Vendors | 20 Musical Acts | Kids Activities | Yoga
10am Laney & Lu Yoga ft live music from Qwill
12pm Bluegrass Jam ft Rockspring, Artty Francoeur, and Todd Hearon w/ Myrtle
2pm Groove Lounge ft Bria Ansara
10am Tom Powley
11am Rich Amorim
12pm Brian Walker
1pm Dean Harlem
2pm Red Mavis
3pm Tito Mambo
Actor, comedian & Exeter native, Matty Cardarople is coming home and will hold a meet & greet at Krypton Comics from 10am - 6pm on Saturday, September 14th, to help benefit local non-profit Arts Industry Alliance & TEAM and their 5th Annual Team Equinox Fest.
Matty was born, raised and inspired to entertain in Exeter. He plays “Keith” in Stranger Things, “Hench Person of Indeterminate Gender” in A Series of Unfortunate Events, and was featured in JURASSIC WORLD, DUMB & DUMBER TO, SELFIE, SCRUBS, COMEDY BANG BANG, and more. He also voiced “Apple” in the Cartoon Network's Apple & Onion and “Preston” in the new DreamWorks Jr. & Netflix animated series ARCHIBALD'S NEXT BIG THING.
Come get an autograph for $40, a selfie for $20, or both for a combo deal of $50. Say hi and feel good knowing that a portion of the proceeds will support TEAM programming in Exeter.
Krypton Comics & Pop Culture / 177 Water Street, Exeter, NH
TEAM will be hosting an indoor/outdoor Arts Jam on August 24th. located on the RiverSide of Water Street, aka "Artist Alley", along the Squamscott in Downtown Exeter.
Foundation Art Space, which serves as the headquarters for Arts Industry Alliance and TEAM, will be showcasing the final day of the #Morph exhibit from Dana Nastee of AS3M Art & Apparel.
There will also be live music featured on the small stage inside of the gallery throughout the afternoon and evening featuring KIOEA, Bitter Pill, Jake Mehrmann and Alberta & The Dead Eyes.
5:30pm Jake Mehrmann
6:30pm Bitter Pill
8:00pm Alberta & The Dead Eyes
Check out the CUSTOM TEAM KIT from Jeff Beck of Exeter Drum Works!
Outdoor DJ Sets from #GrooveLounge and #ForumFunktion
Grillables available courtesy of #GrillMaster #RoostyLaRue.
Beer & Wine with Suggested Donation
There will also be guest artists and a pop-up art show located at the vacant 121R Water Street Space, directly across the hall from the Magenta Suite gallery.
$10 cover for the entire afternoon and evening of LIVE MUSIC
ORDER TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE
Foundation Art Space
111R Water Street, Exeter, NH
Photographer : Chris Dempsey / Model : Ellie Willis / Clothing : Cynthia's Attic / Lighting Assistant : Lana Ruffner / Producer : Scott Ruffner
For More Info and Schedule of Events visit :
6-8pm : Family Friendly Costume Party in the Main Hall
Dress as an author, in the style of any historical period, as a literary or film character, or just come as yourself. Costume NOT required. Live & DJ music, dance performances, kids activities, costume contest, photo booth. Featuring music from Groove Lounge, Romany dance demonstration from Miri Keliphen, and aerial silk performance from Hannah Beck.
7-9pm : Joe Hill & Bitter Pill in the 2nd Floor Gallery
Joe Hill is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman and Heart-Shaped Box. His novel, Horns, was made into a feature film starring Daniel Radcliffe, and his book NOS4A2 is forthcoming as a TV series from AMC. His book of short stories, 20th Century Ghosts, won the Bram Stoker Award and British Fantasy Award for Best Collection. His most recent work, Strange Weather, is a collection of four short novels. Joe will do a short reading, Q&A, and book signings.
Bitter Pill plays a dark and anachronistic combination of bluegrass, country, vaudeville and psychobilly. They just released their critically-acclaimed first album, “Prepare Your Throats,” a collection of traditional and original songs from the soundtrack of their staging of William Shakespeare’s grotesquely ridiculous abomination of a play, “Titus Andronicus”, which NHPR called “Exhilarated. Stimulated.” There will also be literary readings and open mic poetry.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children/seniors in advance, and $13/$8 at the door.
Proceeds from the event will help raise funds for the Exeter LitFest and the 2019 Exeter Arts & Music Fest.
Purchase tickets by clicking HERE
9-11 pm AFTER PARTY & Literary Trivia Contest at Sea Dog Brewery
Immediately following the Cosplay Celebration, featuring "Literary Trivia Contest" and Live Music from critically-acclaimed Exeter Singer/Songwriter David Drouin, a Boston and New England Music Award winner. This is a free event, but please sign up early to reserve your trivia spot.
Doors 8pm | Show 9pm
Cold Engines, Qwill, and Groove Lounge will share a night of music at the recently renovated and re-opened Press Room, located at 77 Daniel Street in downtown Portsmouth.
Tickets available here on EVENTBRITE
The Press Room website: PressRoomNH.com
About Cold Engines
Cold Engines is a band with roots in the Boston and North Shore music scenes, composed of Dave Drouin (guitar and vocals), Aaron Zaroulis (drums and vocals), Eric Reingold (bass and vocals) and Geoff Pilkington (percussion). The band was founded in 2014 by frontman Dave Drouin, one of the region’s most respected guitarist, producer and songwriter. They have released four well-received studio albums in four years, and were awarded 'Rock Act of the Year' at the 2016 New England Music Awards and were nominated for 'Song of the Year' at the 2017 NEMA awards for the single, “Show You Crazy.”
Critics note the group's use of intricate vocal harmonies and describe their sound as a blend of rock fueled R&B and soul music. Cold Engines is known by fans for their virtuosic high-energy live performances, playing over 150 shows a year. The band has supported touring American rock bands Blues Traveler and Los Lobos. Many may also recognize Drouin from his days with The Brew, a seacoast-based jam band that toured nationally with Bruce Hornsby, and sold out the Music Hall in Portsmouth at a homecoming show where the band filmed a DVD concert video.
Qwill, aka Jesse Ciarmataro, is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer currently based in Salem, MA. His music cannot be traditionally labeled, weaving electronica, roots, downtempo, jazz and even R&B, but it is Qwill’s soulful voice that truly grounds his sound. He performs regularly with a full band, as well as beat-backed duo and solo sets. No matter the venue or format, every Qwill show is a soulful reflection of where he is as an artist on that given day. As a vocalist, he is known for his intensity and passion, dedicated to experimentation and always pushing the envelope.
Qwill is not new to the scene. He has toured the US, Canada and Europe and has shared the stage with such notable acts as Richie Havens, Kaki King and The Violent Femmes, to name a few. He was awarded the 2002 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize in the Jazz category, and has also been an active session player for some of Boston’s talented artists such as Jesse Dee, Ryan Montbleau, Christian McNeill and Sea Monsters. He has collaborated with MC Esoteric, including the single “Falling”. His music has been featured on MTV and in various independent films, and featured on the ''Groove Lounge'' compilation series from TVP Records showcasing New England's top producers and recording artists. Qwill’s single “Ghost” was named one of the “Top 10 Local Songs of 2015” by Sound of Boston, and was featured on his latest EP entitled “Phoenix” on his own label Simple Truth Records.
About Groove : Lounge
Groove Lounge is the latest project from Seacoast, NH based music producer, songwriter and DJ Scott Ruffner aka Sir Buck. Combining break beats and looped grooves with live instrumentation, Groove Lounge has produced several critically acclaimed releases, including multiple compilation CD’s featuring some of the region’s top producers and artists in the downtempo, hip-hop, pop, soul, house and jazz genres. Groove Lounge features the stellar guitar work of Seth Weete, a master technician whose soulful playing shifts seamlessly from rock, to blues, to jazz. Their latest release was named one of the top 5 releases of 2016 by The Sound, “Like DJ Shadow with a gentler touch, or Thievery Corporation with a more domesticated vibe, “Groove Lounge x Bria Ansara” is a manifestation of the fun, funky music of the ’70s, with drops of acid jazz, R&B, and electronica.”
As a producer, Ruffner has been the force behind TVP Records for the last 20 years, with highlights including Minnesota Music Award nominations for “Best R&B Album” for his band Vanguard alongside Grammy winners Prince, Johnny Lange, Mint Condition and Next. The group was also The City Pages Critics’ and Readers’ choice for “Best R&B Band”, with the song "Good God" named one of the "10 All Time Twin Cities Funk/R&B Classics NOT Recorded by Prince". Vanguard also had an impressive run of supporting act appearances, including hip hop and funk legends The Roots, The Ohio Players, Zapp, and P-Funk. Many may recognize Ruffner as the architect of the popular “Flush : Funk & Fashion” live music and fashion series that rocked the seacoast region from 2009 – 2012.
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