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Music News November 2015 into 2016

Our summer in NY was busy with home projects and the usual Hudson River Sloop Clearwater events, sloop club events, and the local Pine Bush Farmer's Market.  Here's our FL music calendar.
We had a show on November 8th at Gray Mockingbird Community Garden hosting a circle of song during their picket fence painting event. The show of community in Lake Worth never fails to amaze me. Our Lake Worth song has choreography thanks to Mary Lindsey, it was a fun sing along at the neighborhoods Thanksgiving banquet and food drive. Yesterday we stood with Raging Grannies at the Peace Corner in Delray Beach - a very busy intersection.  The Lake Worth Pedalers are preparing for bike caroling in December. 
November 2015 into 2016

Thursday November 19  8pm  Mel and Vinnie featured at the Marie Nofsinger Invitational Songwriter Showcase hosted by Steve Minotti at Tim Finnigans Irish Pub, 2885 S Federal Hwy, Delray Beach FL. A half hour set of original music around 8pm. Others play after us. Steve broadcasts on periscope via his twitter account. No cover. https:/

Monday November 23 7pm, Musician's Showcase hosted by Bill Hartmann at the Living Room, 1709 N Congress Ave, Boynton Beach  Reservations Suggested 561-742-4399. 6:30 - 9:30 our half hour set is early.
Thursday November 26  10 - 11am, Lake Worth Interfaith Network Thanksgiving Day of Gratitude Service, First Congregation Church of Lake Worth, 1415 North K St.

2016 Save the date

Monday, January 18  7:30am, MLK Prayer Breakfast, St. Andrews Lutheran Church 928 S E St, Lake Worth, FL

Monday January 25  8:30pm  Mel and Vinnie and others, Peace and Love Hootenanny. Sarasota Folk Club Sailing Squardron Concert Series, open mic at 7:15. Suggested donation $10 or more.  Open air pavilion, arrive early or bring a chair.  1717 Ken Thompson Pky, Sarasota.

Friday - Sunday March 11 - 13 Will McLean Music Festival  Sertoma Youth Ranch 85 Meyers Rd, Brooksville, FL 34602.

Saturday April 16  noon - 10pm, Lake Worth Earth Day Festival, Cultural Plaza, downtown LW.

Saturday April 16 Record Store Day visit Top Five Records 10 S J Street. Details to follow. Go in now and check out the incredible selection.
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May 3, 2015 in Lake Worth FL

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May 3rd in Lake Worth, FL

Archival photo by Faith Ward of Pete and Toshi Seeger outside the Beacon Sloop Club
In South Florida on May 3rd with first Captain Allan J. Aunapu , mid 80s 2nd mate Maryellen Healy, early sailor Robert Killian, pumpkin sailor Fifi, former executive director Andy Mele, , rabble rousers Mel and Vinnie Clearwater favorites Bob Luskand Katherine Archer and South Florida favorites Kat MahoneyMarie Nofsinger, Ron and Bari L. LitschauerTracy Sands and Mike Vullo aka Theopolis Wonderbread. Pulling together in fabulous, quirky Lake Worth FL to raise money for the restoration of the Beacon Sloop Club's Woody Guthrie. Looking for sponsors spittoon

Sunday May 3.  2 -6pm.  Mel and Vinnie present:  Sing Out! A Tribute to Pete and Toshi Seeger (On his 96th birth date) Benefit for the Beacon Sloop Club restoration of the sloop Woody Guthrie. $5 adults, children under 12 free. In concert:  Allan Aunapu, Bob Lusk, Fifi, Kat Mahoney, Katherine Archer, Marie Nofsinger, Mel and Vinnie, Robert Killian, Ron and Bari Litschauer, Tracy Sands, Mike Vullo.  Rain or Shine 2000 N D Street, Lake Worth 33460
Community potluck – bring food/drink to share
Garden tours – Gray Mockingbird Community Garden
Concert with some stories from folks who knew Pete and Toshi Seeger
Video –Broad Old River, “Pete Seeger and Friends, an Oral History of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater” half hour followed by Q & A with Andy Mele, former Executive Director, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater  Hudson River Sloop Singers
Followed by the after party - Story/Song share out in the garden
After party 6pm - Story/Song share out in the garden, bring instruments and voices. 
In partnership with the Lake Worth Scottish Rite and Gray Mockingbird Community Garden Seeking sponsors and helpers, contact:, Maryellen (Mel) Healy 845-399-4630.

Mel and Vinnie Calendar Feb 21 - July 2015

FL Music February 20th 2015... more details!  Come hear us, hear others or just be with us. Please support the venues that hire live music, stop in often and eat and drink there.  We are grateful to have places to share the music we love.

Broad Old River Trailer  Mel and Vinnie Present: Sing Out! A Tribute to Pete and Toshi Seeger Sunday May 3rd, his 96th birthday.

Saturday February 21 Mel and Vinnie duo on the patio 2 - 6pm at South Shores Tavern corner of Lucerne and M Street, Lake Worth, FL.  The Street Painting Festival is Saturday and Sunday February 21 and 22nd. 10am - 7pm both days.  Leave time to find parking, tens of thousands of people come to this event. A free festival shuttle will be making a continuous loop from the TRI-RAIL station under I’95 to Lake Worth City Hall transporting visitors to the downtown area.

Mel and Vinnie weekend at the Living Room, 1709 North Congress Ave (Catalina Shopping Center) Boynton Beach, FL  (561)742-4399
Saturday February 28 Vinnie C 5:30 - 7:30pm
Sunday March 1  Mel and Vinnie duo with Ron 5:30 - 8:30pm

Save the Date Sunday May 3rd. Contact us to help, lots of small ways to contribute. spittoon  Mel and Vinnie Present: Sing Out! A Tribute to Pete and Toshi Seeger 2-6pm at the Lake Worth Scottish Rite Center 2000 N D St., home to Gray Mockingbird Community Garden.  Music and sharing will move outside at 6pm to the garden. $5.

March 13-15 is the 26th Annual Will McLean Festival. We MC, host a Sunday morning workshop "Sing Out for Pete" and have a performance set. In Brooksville, (North Florida) great folks, nice campground, Florida folk music with Youth Showcase, Project Banjo Seed, Acoustic Under the Oaks, 3 stages and two Workshop tents.  Festival starts Friday March 13th at 12:20 with a synchronized opening performance.  Friday we open and MC at the Azalea Stage until 3pm. Saturday we MC at Magnolia Stage from 12:30 to 3pm.
Sunday March 15 1:30 - 2:30 Mel and Vinnie at Workshop 1, Sing Out for Pete with Robert, Fifi, Karen, Rik and friends. Then we MC Acoustic Under the Oaks until 4pm. The festival wraps up with "Hour of Power"  Will McLean's Songs and Stories at 5pm at Magnolia.

Tuesday March 17  Showcase 7-8:30 first set 3 acts in the round Vincent Cerniglia, Maryellen Healy and Rik Palieri.  Second set 8:30 - 10 Bill Hartmann and two acts in the round. The Brewhouse Gallery  Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It is possible that the venue will rent to a private party that day, check in with us before you travel up to Lake Park. Watch from the internet

Sunday March 22 Mel and Vinnie duo with Ron on the patio 5 - 9pm at South Shores Tavern corner of Lucerne and M Street, Lake Worth, FL.

Another Mel and Vinnie weekend at the Living Room 1709 North Congress Ave (Catalina Shopping Center) Boynton Beach, FL  (561)742-4399 - reserve for Sunday, it’s Easter.
Saturday April 4 Vinnie C  5:30 - 7:30.
Sunday April 5 Mel and Vinnie duo  5:30 - 8:30pm.

Thursday April 9 Mel and Vinnie Duo with Ron on the Patio 7 - 10 at South Shores Tavern corner of Lucerne and M Street, Lake Worth, FL.

Sunday April 12 afternoon concert/open mic Pete’s Gang 2 in the Venice/Sarasota area.

Saturday April 18th Record Store Day at Top Five on J Street in Lake Worth

Sunday April 19th Sunday April 19, 1:45-5:30 p.m. Save the date and time for a
Pete and Toshi Seeger Commemorative Concert in the Ft. Lauderdale area, details will follow.

Saturday April 25th  Mel and Vinnie duo 1 - 2pm at Earth Day Fest/ Fiesta Dia De La Tierra in the Cultural Plaza in downtown Lake Worth (across from the library and TooJays) 10am - 9pm. Free tree giveaway, eco-exhibits, Earth Ball Games, live music (noon - 9pm), Kids Activities (noon - 5pm), Tot Play Area, Make and Take Crafts, Drumming Circle, Family Fun FREE. sponsored by Lake worth Kiwanis, Downtown Cultural Alliance and City of Lake worth.  Vendor inquiries for food, retail and non-profit exhibit space, obtain and complete form as soon as possible.

Wednesday April 29 Vinnie C on the patio 7 - 10pm at South Shores Tavern corner of Lucerne and M Street, Lake Worth, FL.

Saturday May 2 Vinnie C  5:30 - 7:30.  1709 North Congress Ave (Catalina Shopping Center) Boynton Beach, FL (561)742-4399

Sunday May 3  2 -6pm.  Mel and Vinnie Present: Sing Out! A Tribute to Pete and Toshi Seeger. Community potluck, Broad Old River (half hour video with discussion) concert with speakers, story/song swap open to any and all and a grand finale. Music in the Garden after.  Save the Date. Volunteers needed. spittoon  2000 N D Street, Lake Worth. Lake Worth Scottish Rite Center home to Gray Mockingbird Community Garden. $5

Saturday May 30  Mel and Vinnie duo, Vinnie C 9 - 2 Opening Day of Pine Bush Farmer's Market, NY 62 Main Street. Hoping Tony Nelson will be with us on bass.

Wednesday June 3rd Mel and Vinnie duo 1 - 4pm on the sloop Clearwater Public Sail from Cold Spring, NY

Saturday and Sunday June 20th and 21st  Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival 2015.
We are there most of June with site crew and will host a workshop at Circle of Song. Early bird ticket pricing ends 3/23/15. Clearwater members save 20%. Seniors, students, disabled save 10%. kids under 12 free. Volunteer - do good work and have a great time. Performer lineup is emerging.

Saturday July 18 Newburgh to Beacon Swim for River Pool, Mel and Vinnie duo and Vinnie C entertain on the Beacon shore.

In December we started working with Inspirit in FL. The mission of Inspirit is to bring the joy and healing power of live music and the performing arts to those isolated members of our community who are living in a restricted environment. We had another performance in February. Worthy of your support.  
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