3 of Coshocton’s finest play Oct 18 Rent Party

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

7:30pm

The Pom is proud to present an evening of instrumental jamming with Skjold, Wyler & Zinkon, October 18, 7:30pm.

Pete Skjold moved to Coshocton from Las Vegas to pursue his business as a luthier making the kind of bass guitars he wants to play. Tracy Wyler has been playing drums in area bands since the late 70s/early 80s—notable bands include Sneaky Peek and Minus One. Ed Zinkon plays with Big Fat Dog and the Woodrows. The Pomerene Center for the Arts is known by musicians as a great place to mix it up.

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.

WHAT IS A RENT PARTY? During WWI into the 1930’s  African Americans emigrated from the rural south to the labor starved industrial north. They relocated in such large numbers (hundreds of thousands) It was called the Great Migration. Housing was hard to find and rents skyrocketed. In Harlem, the new “northerners” raised money to pay the rent 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 7:15pm on First Friday evenings, September-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 office@pomerenearts.org


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