Philadelphia Music Comes to Old Franklin Schoolhouse
Philadelphia Music Comes to Old Franklin Schoolhouse on Saturday, June 28, part of Metuchen Folk Weekend
Philadelphia Folksong Society, producer of famed Philly Folk Festival, Presents Evening of Acoustic Folk, Blues and Roots Music, featuring Sonoma Sound, Daniel White & Sharon Goldman
Metuchen, NJ: Philadelphia is coming to New Jersey! On Saturday, June 28, the Philadelphia Folksong Society, which produces the famed annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, will present an evening of acoustic folk and roots music in Metuchen, NJ, featuring three artists who are members of their regional music co-op: Philly-based roots band Sonoma Sound; roots/jazz singer-songwriter Daniel White, also based in Philadelphia; and Metuchen’s own folk-pop songstress Sharon Goldman. The evening will be co-hosted by Philadelphia-area native and Metuchen resident Michael P. Regan.
Sponsored by the Borough Improvement League (BIL), the local organization that runs Metuchen’s historic Old Franklin Schoolhouse venue, the evening is part of the Metuchen Folk Weekend, which also features a free performance from New Brunswick alt-folk trio The Hazy Souls on Friday, June 27 at 7 pm and a special family-friendly, folk music afternoon on Sunday, June 29, 1 pm (outdoor if weather permits) featuring well-known performer Spook Handy as part of his “Remembering Pete Seeger” tour, as well as local favorites Danny Adlerman and Renee Maskin.
“The Borough Improvement League is always looking for great music to present to the local community, as we’ve done recently with tributes to Bob Dylan, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, as well as current artists such as Matt Witte and Scott Paynter,” says BIL president Tyreen Reuter. “We’re thrilled to bring these Philadelphia musicians to Metuchen as well as present an entire weekend of folk and acoustic music for those of all ages to enjoy.”
Sharon Goldman will start the Philadelphia Folksong Society night at 8 pm, followed by Daniel White, while Sonoma Sound will close the show with a bang. There will be homemade Philadelphia cheesesteaks, as well as beer and wine, for sale. Grounds open for picnics at 6 pm, doors open for music at 7 pm.
Tickets for Saturday night, June 28 are $10, available at the door or for advance sale at Marifiki Fair Trade (20 New Street). Tickets can also be purchased online at BrownPaperTickets.com. Kids 12 & under can attend for $5.
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