Performances,  Rent Parties

Matt Opachick Plays November’s Rent Party

Matt Opachick, acoustic | Friday, November 2, 7pm
Genres grassroot, folkfunk
Influences the Dead, Phish, MMW and the Derek Trucks Band
suggested donation $10

composite of photos by Erica Woodrum-Opachick

Matt OpachickĀ  crafts his unique yet comfortable blend of grassroots folkfunk music after such influences as the Dead, Phish, MMW and the Derek Trucks Band. His folky-fingerpicking guitar stylings combined with a refreshing attention to the human-condition provides the listener with sounds thatĀ  ease the mind and challenge the most cavernousĀ  souls.

WHAT IS A RENT PARTY? At the time of the Great Migration north (1910-1930), blacks emigrating from the south settled the problem of Harlemā€™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 7:00pm on First Friday evenings, October-April and present great acoustic musicā€“ great times (especially if you bring your friends!) ā€“and great food $3 per plate. Suggested donation $10 at the door.

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