Calling All Poets … and everyone interested in poetry and the spoken word … EXPRESS YOURSELF!
Welcome to the Westfield Community Poetry Experience! This is the final event in the series of monthly open mic poetry events and experiences culminating in a celebration of National Poetry Month.
We celebrate National Poetry Month at this event with light refreshments, open mic poetry readings and recognition of some of the poetry written and read during the Community Poetry Experience series run from January through April.
This event is FREE and open to all, marking the series finale!
Write, read or just stop by and listen! Watch for writing prompts for each session on Facebook, inspired and motivated by art work by local and regional artists to stimulate written works and discussion.
Write. Read. Share. Listen. You’re invited …
Even though Roomful of Blues’ lineup has changed over the years, the band has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded fresher or stronger. Singer Phil Pemberton brings his sweet and soulful vocals and adds another bright new dimension to the jazzy, jump-blues musical roots. Their winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card, as does their ability to fill the dance floor. Along with bassist John Turner, trumpeter Carl Gerhard, drummer Chris Anzalone, keyboardist Rusty Scott, baritone and tenor saxophonist Alek Razdan, and tenor and alto saxophonist Rich Lataille, Roomful keeps on rockin’ into 2020!
With a non-stop performance schedule for over 50 years, Roomful of Blues has earned critical, popular and radio success and a legion of fans across the globe.
According to DownBeat magazine, Roomful of Blues “are in a class by themselves.” With their masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy, hard-edged blues and R&B, it’s no wonder why the great Count Basie called them “the hottest blues band I ever heard.” Since 1967, the group’s deeply rooted blend of swing, rock ‘n’ roll, jump, blues and soul has earned it 5 Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including 7 Blues Music Awards and the prestigious DownBeat International Critics Poll for “Best Blues Band.”
For additional info see www.roomful.com
Fireworks, live music, games and food, at the Northampton Family Fourth Celebration at Look Memorial Park, Florence, MA
** Look Park closes to vehicle traffic at 4:00pm, or earlier if full.
– Free shuttles from Smith Vocational High School, 80 Locust St., Northampton, starting at 5pm.
– Parking at JFK Middle School for a donation. (until full)
– Don’t want to drive to the park for the festivities? Take a ValleyBike! There will be a Virtual Station at the Visitors center.
* Rain date is Sunday, June 28th
* Fireworks go off at dark, approximately 9:15-9:30pm.