Written by Anne Cornell on . Posted in Performances, Rent Parties

JOHN ZINGG NEW WORK November 3,  7:30pm

To reserve your spot or a table for you & your friends email or call 740.622.0326
suggested donation $10 per person

John has been on the music scene in Coshocton since he was in 7th grade playing with his buddies Bill Given and Steve Shaw.  He played the Pomerene Center many moons ago when we started throwing Rent Parties (we’re in our 10th season) That was way before he struck out to write music on his own (the years pile up). We’re happy to welcome him back for our first performance of the 2017-18 Rent Party season.

Come out and help us celebrate the release of John’s first CD.  Here’s what he says about his music on soundcloud 
“I’ve been playing in bands as long as I can remember. As I approached retirement, I decided it was time to create some of my own music. So I quit the band, set up a modest (cheap) studio in my basement and went for it. Not trying to make it in the big time, but I do want as many people as possible to hear what I’m doing…I hope you like my stuff.”

WHAT IS A RENT PARTY? At the time of the Great Migration north (1910-1930), blacks emigrating from the south settled the problem of Harlem’s inflated rents by throwing parties. Furniture was moved to the outside walls, musicians and refreshments were brought in, card tables were set up out of the way of the dance floor, and the doors were opened in exchange for a few bucks.

In an effort to relieve stress on our monthly budget, the Pomerene Center has adopted/adapted the Rent Party to help meet our monthly gas bill. YES! We open our doors at 6:45pm on First Friday evenings, October-April and present great acoustic music– great times (especially if you bring your friends!) –surrounded by great art. Suggested donation $10 at the door.  Make your reservation by contacting us @  740.622.0326 or


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