submitted by Lisa Poushinsky
Read on for info on new partners, sponsorship opportunities, a Music Student Street Piano Concert, and more.
WHAT & WHERE
Wonder what happened to the Street Piano? Remember how much fun the Sunday concerts were? After spending the winter at the N.G. Municipal Centre, the Street Piano is getting spruced (and tuned) up for a second summer on the N.G. Public Library terrace. Starting the first week of June, visitors will find the Kemptville Street Piano ready to play and happy to host another summer concert series.
We are thrilled to announce that the library is now an official Street Piano partner! Concerts will take place on Saturdays at 2pm and the library is extending their Saturday hours to accommodate the series, giving concert goers access to air-conditioned bathrooms until 4pm.
But extended hours at the library means bigger operating costs, and that’s where you come in. We are looking for sponsors to cover library wages and artists’ fees for our featured concerts and the monthly Open Mics and Piano Jams. Sponsors get all sorts of perks, including a chance to play MC! Know a person or business who might be interested in helping out? Please ask them to contact kemptville.street. [email protected]. Donations may also be made via the Street Piano GoFundMe campaign – https://gofund. me/603257b3. The link can be found on our FB page, or you can email us for details.
LOOKING FOR PIANO STUDENTS – The first Saturday in June is shaping up to be a doozy! The Street Piano is starting the downtown festivities on June 3rd with a noon-hour Music Student Concert, followed by the departure of the NG Pride Parade from Crozier Park at 1pm and ending with a Yuk Yuk’s comedy performance at Bubbas & Bugs. For our first event of the season, the Street Piano is calling on North Grenville piano students of all skill levels to participate. Let’s give Kemptville a taste of local rising talent! Contact the Street Piano by email or FB Messenger to register.
A SNEAK PEAK
Our summer lineup is almost finalized and we can’t wait to share it! Look out for monthly open mics hosted by the Kemptville Folk Club, monthly piano jams with Bradley Smith and special guests, and the return on June 10th of last year’s NG Pride Parade Afterparty darling Alanna Sterling. Stay tuned as the Street Piano shares children’s programming and a spoken word open mic with the library and local groups, hosts a music comedy show, brings home some local favourites, and more! ‘Like’ the Kemptville Street Piano FB page and stay up to date on all things Street Piano. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturdays at the library this summer!
The Kemptville Street Piano Concert Series is presented by Lisa Poushinsky in partnership with the Municipality of North Grenville and the North Grenville Public Library (with help from the Kemptville Folk Club and Bradley Smith). Contact kemptville. [email protected].