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Mel and Vinnie FL winter music

Dec 29, 2013 - April 19, 2014
Mel and Vinnie FL Music News

We are working on a songbook and a music video of our Lake Worth song. We are always ready for an informal home based song circle so give us a call when it’s happening and we’ll try to come. As we add dates and get details we’ll send another newsletter. Looking forward to seeing you.

SUNDAY December 29th, 2013 parade starts at 2pm King Mango Strut in Coconut Grove, a satirical look at the year in costume. It will be our first time. Check it out on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/maryellen.healy.1

Happy New Year 2014

SATURDAY January 4  5:30-7:30: Vinnie C instrumental electric at the The Living Room 9 No. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach, first light south of Gateway on Congress on the west side, inside Catalina Plaza. Reservations suggested at 561-742-4399.

SUNDAY January 5 6-9pm: Mel and Vinnie acoustic duo and Vinnie C instrumental electric at the The Living Room 9 No. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach, first light south of Gateway on Congress on the west side, inside Catalina Plaza. Reservations suggested at 561-742-4399.

FRIDAY January 17 7pm:  Opening Day South Florida Fair in the Yesteryear Village Pavilion 45 minutes. Allan Aunapu at 8pm. The South Florida Fair is located on Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach, FL, 1.5 miles west of the Florida Turnpike and 1 mile east of 441/SR7. Advance tickets available at all Palm Beach County Publix stores.  http://www.southfloridafair.com

FRIDAY January 24 6:30 – 7pm South Florida Fair in the Yesteryear Village Pavilion. (To be confirmed)

SATURDAY February 1  5:30-7:30pm: Vinnie C instrumental electric at the The Living Room 9 No. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach, first light south of Gateway on Congress on the west side, inside Catalina Plaza. Reservations suggested at 561-742-4399.

SATURDAY February 8 Carry it On: a labor songs tribute to Pete Seeger. Two shows: a matinee and an evening at the Lake Worth Playhouse. Save the date, details to come.

SUNDAY February 16 1-4pm Local Food Local Gardens event with Iron Chef contest at Gray Mockingbird Community Garden, 506 South N Street, Lake Worth.
Save the date, details to follow.

SATURDAY February 22 3-7pm during the Street Painting Festival. South Shores Tavern corner of M and Lucerne in Downtown Lake Worth, on the Patio.

SATURDAY March 22 10-3 (Our time TBD probably after 1pm) Pioneer Family Farmstead Day at Riverbend Park in Jupiter. Historic gas engine and tractor show.  Free.

SATURDAY April 19 1-6pm National Record Store Day, Top Five Records, 10 S J Street Lake Worth. Live music, try and buy vinyl. Save the date, live local music all afternoon, details to come.





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2013 summer in NY

Gosh, it's busy moving around. So busy I forgot to post this here in May when I wrote it up. I've added a slide show of our time in Croton Point Park as festival volunteer site crew and performers.


Mel and Vinnie NY Music News

Schedules for Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival Festival http://www.clearwaterfestival.org/lineup/stage-schedule/

Saturday May 17 Opening Day PINE BUSH FARMER’S MARKET, 9-2 Vinnie C instrumental electric and Mel and Vinnie duo with Tony Nelson (stand up bass).  Music starts around 9:30.  In the municipal parking lot behind the Crawford Cultural Center at the corner of New and Main Street.  Main Street is Route 52.  

Sunday June 9 Beacon Sloop Club Strawberry Festival noon – 5pm.  Mel and Vinnie MC the children’s stage and perform – probably the opening set.  Free sails on the Woody Guthrie.

June 15 and 16   Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, in Westchester County.  Mel and Vinnie are playing at Circle of Song Sunday morning 11:40 – 12:20 with site crew friends.  Later on Sunday we’ll make an appearance at the Hudson River Sloop Singer Reunion at Circle of Song 6:00 – 6:40.   Festival website  We are in the park from June 2 – 20 more or less working with site crew. This slide show is up on Facebook but you don't need to be signed up to see it or share it, it's a public link.

Saturday June 29 PINE BUSH FARMER’S MARKET 9 - 2

Saturday July 20 PINE BUSH FARMER’S MARKET 9 - 2

Saturday July 27 RIVER POOL AT BEACON, 10th ANNUAL NEWBURGH TO BEACON SWIM. For more information about swimming, sponsoring, kayaking or volunteering go to www.riverpool.org. Splash In at 11:50. Hear Pete Seeger sing them off from Newburgh then come over to Beacon and cheer in the swimmers.  We entertain on the Beacon shore. One set instrumental, one set river songs. Weather Date Sunday July 28.

Sunday August 11  Beacon Sloop Club Corn Festival noon-5pm.  Mel and Vinnie acoustic duo time TBD. Free sails on the Woody Guthrie.

Saturday August 24 PINE BUSH FARMER’S MARKET, 9-2 

James Venable now has DVDs for sale of the video Music Folk he made about the Phil Ochs show last winter in Lake Worth, FL.   Here's a link to it.

Mel and Vinnie FL Music News March-April 2013

Mel and Vinnie Florida Music News
Spring is here this week and we will be heading north April 24th.  Five weeks left in quirky Lake Worth, it’s been a wonderful winter. We hope to see you before we leave. 

MARCH 2013
Thursday, March 21             7:30, Mel and Vinnie duo 15 minute spot at Ric Pattison’s open mic at the Living Room in Boynton Beach 7:30 – 10.

Friday March 22 Benefit for the Lake Worth Recreation Board Easter Project 6-8pm at the Lake Worth Municipal Golf Course clubhouse, 1 7th Ave North, Lagoon Sports Bar and Grill. $5.

Saturday March 23  1:45  Mel and Vinnie duo followed by Allan Aunapu  at Pioneer Family Farmstead Day at Riverbend Park  9060 Indiantown Rd, Jupiter.   10-3 Historic gas engine and tractor show.  Free.
10:30 a.m. Ron and Bari -- Florida folk music
11:30 a.m. Cal Van Ives -- contemporary folk music
noon          Judge Nelson Bailey  -- tales of Florida history
12:45 p.m. The Po' Boys -- string band music
1:15 p.m.    Marie Nofsinger and Harvey Rosenfeld -- Americana music
1:45 p.m.     Mel and Vinnie -- bluesy folk music
2:20 p.m.     Allan Aunapu -- humorous calypso & island music
3:00 p.m.    Acoustic Open Jam

Thursday, March 28             7:30, Mel and Vinnie duo 15 minute spot at Ric Pattison’s open mic at the Living Room in Boynton Beach 7:30 – 10.

Sunday March 31  Mel and Vinnie duo at Ashton Place Assisted Living in Sarasota (private)

APRIL 2013
Thursday, April 4  7:30, Mel and Vinnie duo 15 minute spot at Ric Pattison’s open mic at the Living Room in Boynton Beach 7:30 – 10.

Saturday April 6  5:45 – 7:45  Vinnie C instrumental electric at the Living Room 1709 No. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach, first light south of Gateway on Congress on the west side, inside Catalina Plaza. Reservations suggested at 561-742-4399.

Sunday April 7  6 – 9  Mel and Vinnie acoustic duo and Vinnie C instrumental electric at the Living Room 1709 No. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach, first light south of Gateway on Congress on the west side, inside Catalina Plaza. 561-742-4399.

Tuesday April 9 8pm  Mel and Vinnie acoustic duo at Bill Hartman’s Singer/Songwriter Showcase at StarLite Lounge, 960 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach. 954 946 3477 Music from 8pm-12:20am.

Saturday April 20 1-6pm National Record Store Day, Top Five Records, 10 S J Street Lake Worth. Call or email for our time. Fun day full of local talent.

Monday April 22 6:30 – 9:30pm Earth Day Mel and Vinnie duo and Vinnie C instrumental electric at the Living Room 1709 No. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach, first light south of Gateway on Congress on the west side, inside Catalina Plaza. Reservations suggested at 561-742-4399.

Places we try to get to:
Tuesday 7-11pm             ToST (Clayton and Julius) host open mic  at South Shores Tavern, 502 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL 561-547-7656.  Host’s set 7-8, open mic starts around 8.
Friday 5-6pm Peace Vigil in Curry Park at the MLK Memorial on N Flagler Drive and 23rd St in West Palm Beach. Bring a sign or pick a message from Bob’s supply.

Calendar FL Feb - March 2013 and more...


Mel and Vinnie Florida Music News
Check in with Mel text/email/phone for more information.
We have two blogs:  Turtle Island Tales http://www.melandvinnie.blogspot.com  and Broad Old River 2 The Hudson River Sloop Singers http://broadoldriver.blogspot.com linking to our project to give back financially and intrinsically.
FEBRUARY – MARCH 2013
Saturday February 23 3 – 7pm   South Shores Tavern during Lake Worth Street Painting Festival. 502 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL 561-547-7656.  Mel and Vinnie acoustic duo and Vinnie C instrumental electric out back on the patio.  City starts partying Friday night closing off Lake and Lucerne. Bonfire on the beach, taste of Lake Worth and dancing in the street. Street Painting continues through Sunday.

Lisa says “It’s a Mel and Vinnie weekend at the Living Room!”
Saturday March 2  5:45 – 7:45  Vinnie C instrumental electric at the Living Room 1709 No. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach, first light south of Gateway on Congress on the west side, inside Catalina Plaza. Reservations suggested at 561-742-4399.   
Sunday March 3  6 – 9  Mel and Vinnie acoustic duo and Vinnie C instrumental electric at the Living Room 1709 No. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach, first light south of Gateway on Congress on the west side, inside Catalina Plaza. Reservations suggested at 561-742-4399.

Saturday March 23  around 1:30  Mel and Vinnie duo followed by Allan Aunapu  at Pioneer Family Farmstead Day at Riverbend Park  9060 Indiantown Rd, Jupiter.  Two day event Saturday 10-5:30, Sunday 8-1. Historic gas engine and tractor show.  Free.

OF INTEREST
March 8-10            Will McLean Music Festival  We’re gong to spend five days camping, jamming and listening to Florida folk music with our friends Bari and Ron. Expect to meet new friends and reconnect with others.
Places we’re likely to be:
Tuesday             ToST (Clayton and Julius) host open mic 7 – 11pm at South Shores Tavern, 502 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL 561-547-7656.  Host’s set 7-8, open mic starts around 8.
Thursday             Ric Pattison’s open mic at the Living Room in Boynton 7:30 – 10.
Friday 5-6pm Peace Vigil in Curry Park at the MLK Memorial on N Flagler Drive and 23rd St in West Palm Beach. Bring a sign or pick a message from Bob’s supply.
NY NEWS:
Saturday May 17  Opening Day PINE BUSH FARMER’S MARKET, 9-2  Music starts around 9:30.  In the municipal parking lot behind the Crawford Cultural Center at the corner of New and Main Street.  Main Street is Route 52. 

June 15 and 16   2013 Clearwater Festival at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, in Westchester County.  Mel and Vinnie are playing at Circle of Song, probably Sunday morning.  There is likely to be a Hudson River Sloop Singer Reunion there Sunday evening.  The festival is an annual fundraising event for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.  Festival website

Saturday June 29 PINE BUSH FARMER’S MARKET, 9-2  Music starts around 9:30.  In the municipal parking lot behind the Crawford Cultural Center at the corner of New and Main Street.  Main Street is Route 52. 

Saturday July 20 PINE BUSH FARMER’S MARKET, 9-2  Music starts around 9:30.  In the municipal parking lot behind the Crawford Cultural Center at the corner of New and Main Street.  Main Street is Route 52. 

Saturday July 27 RIVER POOL AT BEACON, 10th ANNUAL NEWBURGH TO BEACON SWIM. For more information about swimming, sponsoring, kayaking or volunteering go to www.riverpool.org. Catch Pete Seeger singing them off from Newburgh then come over and cheer in the swimmers.  We entertain on the Beacon shore. One set instrumental, one set river songs. Weather Date Sunday July 28.

Saturday August 24 PINE BUSH FARMER’S MARKET, 9-2  Music starts around 9:30.  In the municipal parking lot behind the Crawford Cultural Center at the corner of New and Main Street.  Main Street is Route 52. 






February 2013 Mel and Vinnie Music News


Mel and Vinnie Florida Music News
Check in with Mel (melhealy@yahoo.com) for more information.

February 2013
Tuesday February 5 ToST (Clayton and Julius) host open mic 7 – 11pm at South Shores Tavern, 502 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL 561-547-7656

Wednesday February 6 We’re going back to The Shed right here in Lake Worth to put down some more tracks. Not putting a project together, just recording more original, parodies and some of our “signature” cover tunes. Ric Pattison has a good vibe going there.

Thursday February 7 8:15 and 9:15pm Ric Pattison’s open mic at the Living Room in Boynton Beach. 15 minute sets. Mel and Vinnie acoustic duo at 8:15. Vinnie C instrumental electric at 9:15.

Friday February 8 noon We’ll be on Wes Blackman’s internet radio show High Noon in Lake Worth with AnnaMaria Hunt who will be talking about the Art Stroll on Sunday.  She has a blog, Lake Worth every minute.

EVERY Friday 5-6pm Peace Vigil in Curry Park at the MLK Memorial on N Flagler Drive and 23rd St in West Palm Beach. Bring a sign or pick a message from Bob’s supply.

Sunday February 10 noon – 5pm Mango Groves Neighborhood Association Art Stroll. On North L Street, the 200 block. Street parking in a residential neighborhood, volunteers will be there to direct you to available spots. Music by Mel and Vinnie all afternoon and Master story teller Javier Del Sol at 3 p.m.  Artists include: Karine Albino, Aidana Baldassarre, Jack Barry, Celestial Hunter Drums, Elise Crohn, Ray Gross, Consuelo Grushin, AnnaMaria Hunt, Steve Horan, Jill Karlin, Stacey Mautino, Pam Melvin, Raymond Neuray, Not Fade Away, Annette Rawlings, Audrey Scott, Janet Vallasmil, Julie Williams, Rosemary Otto, Morreale-Tavares. Informal modeling by London Edge & Trash Fashions and food at Pop-Up CafĂ©.

Monday February 11 8:15 and 9:15 Thursday is Valentine’s Day so no open mic at the Living Room. Moved it to Monday. Ric Pattison’s open mic at the Living Room in Boynton Beach. 15 minute sets. Mel and Vinnie acoustic duo at 8:15. Vinnie C instrumental electric at 9:15.

Tuesday February 12  Mardi Gras at South Shores Tavern ToST (Clayton and Julius) host open mic 7 – 11pm at South Shores Tavern 502 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL 561-547-7656

Tuesday February 19 ToST (Clayton and Julius) host open mic 7 – 11pm at South Shores Tavern 502 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL 561-547-7656

Thursday February 21 8:15 and 9:15pm Ric Pattison’s open mic at the Living Room in Boynton Beach. 15 minute sets. Mel and Vinnie acoustic duo at 8:15. Vinnie C instrumental electric at 9:15.

Saturday February 23 3 – 7pm South Shores Tavern during Lake Worth Street Painting Festival.  They start Friday night closing off Lake and Lucerne. Parking gets tricky, many pay lots spring up. Great fun time in the city. Still time to volunteer.  Street Painting continues through Sunday.

Tuesday February 25 ToST (Clayton and Julius) host open mic 7 – 11pm at South Shores Tavern 502 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL 561-547-7656

Thursday February 28 8:15 and 9:15pm Ric Pattison’s open mic at the Living Room in Boynton Beach. 15 minute sets. Mel and Vinnie acoustic duo at 8:15. Vinnie C instrumental electric at 9:15.

NY NEWS:
If you are in NY in June now is the time to buy tickets for the 2013 Clearwater Festival which will be held June 15 & 16 at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, in Westchester County.  The festival is an annual fundraising event for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.  The Early Bird Period for purchasing tickets ends on February 16. The initial line-up features diverse artists from around the world including: Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Son Volt, Hot Tuna, Patterson Hood, Keller Williams & The Travelin' McCourys, Antibalas, David Bromberg Quartet, Jason Isbell, The Lone Bellow, Red Baraat, Vieux Farka Toure, Jorma Kaukonen & Steve Kimock, Toshi Reagon & Big Lovely, Delhi 2 Dublin, FLOODWOOD (feat. Al Schnier & Vinnie Ammico of moe.) and many more to be announced. Festival website





January 2013 music calendar


Mel and Vinnie Florida Music News
Check in with Mel (845 399 4630) text/email/phone for more information.
South Florida Fair tickets discount prices up to Thursday night January 17th. Advance tickets available at all Palm Beach County Publix stores.  http://www.southfloridafair.com

January 2013
Tuesday January 15 ToST (Clayton and Julius) host open mic 7 – 11pm at South Shores Tavern, Lake Worth. 502 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL 561-547-7656

Thursday January 17 We will not be at the open mic in Boynton Beach.  There is a house concert for Kim and Reggie Harris at Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Art Gallery 605 Lake Ave in Lake Worth.  Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door.  http://www.kimandreggie.com  Friends of ours from the Hudson Valley in NY.

Friday January 18 7:30 pm in the pavilion at Yesteryear Village in the South Florida Fair.  Stay for Allan Aunapu at 8:30pm. Here’s a You Tube of him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN6HTEdXt8Y The South Florida Fair is located on Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach, FL, 1.5 miles west of the Florida Turnpike and 1 mile east of 441/SR7. Advance tickets available at all Palm Beach County Publix stores.  http://www.southfloridafair.com

Monday January 21 8 pm in the pavilion at Yesteryear Village in the South Florida Fair. Come early to hear Roadside Revue at 6:30. http://www.roadsiderevue.com  Happy MLK Day. Happy Inauguration Day.

Tuesday January 22 ToST (Clayton and Julius) host open mic 7 – 11pm at South Shores Tavern, Lake Worth.

Thursday January 24 at 8:15 and 9:15 pm  Ric Pattison’s open mic at the Living Room in Boynton Beach. 15 minute sets. Mel and Vinnie acoustic duo at 8:15. Vinnie C instrumental electric at 9:15.

Friday January 25 5:30 to 6 pm AND 8:30 to 9:30 pm In the pavilion at Yesteryear Village in the South Florida Fair. Irish dance band before us at 7:30.  The South Florida Fair is located on Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach, FL, 1.5 miles west of the Florida Turnpike and 1 mile east of 441/SR7.

Saturday January 26 5:45 to 7:45pm Vinnie C instrumental electric at the Living Room, Boynton Beach 1709 No. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach, first light south of Gateway on Congress on the west side. Reservations suggested at 561-742-4399. Good music, good food, good people.  http://livingroomboynton.com 

Sunday January 27 6-9pm It’s a Mel and Vinnie weekend at the Living Room (unless someone rents the place and has their own music in mind). Acoustic duo and instrumental electric.  1709 No. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach, first light south of Gateway on Congress on the west side. Reservations suggested at 561-742-4399. Support places that support live music.

Tuesday January 29 ToST (Clayton and Julius) host open mic 7 – 11pm at South Shores Tavern, Lake Worth.

Thursday January 31 at 8:15 and 9:15 pm  Ric Pattison’s open mic at the Living Room in Boynton Beach. 15 minute sets. Mel and Vinnie acoustic duo at 8:15. Vinnie C instrumental electric at 9:15.