The Performance Series takes place at the Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center also known
as "The Old Carriage House". The Arts Center faces Watson Road; however, it is part of the Fanwood Borough Hall property
and the actual address is 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, NJ 07023. Please go to our Directions page for in depth directions, maps and photos at:
directions, and our Venue page to learn more about this beautiful historic building.
Mayor Colleen Mahr and The Fanwood Arts Council Present
Bryan Hansen, May 14, 2016 at 7PM
with PetroGrass, a Bluegrass Band
Singer Songwriter Bryan Hansen hails from Edison New Jersey.
Performing since age 15, Bryan Hansen has been seen throughout the Tri State Area both solo and with his band. His unique sound, a blend of acoustic
and funk, has reverberated off the walls at The Village Underground NYC, The Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ, Bar Anticipation, Roxy and Dukes NJ, Court
Tavern, Forum Theater, Alor Café NYC, and Hell’s Kitchen Lounge in Newark NJ. His sound is a blend of many different musical styles ranging from Stevie
Wonder to Bob Dylan. In 2010 he released his 7-track concept EP ‘Ebb and Flow,’ which leads the listener through a relationship navigating the ups and
downs from beginning to end.
August 2013 Brothers Among Wolves debuted as Bryan's first full length album. Comprised of 13 original songs, it features songs like
"Weather in Jersey," "Through A Hero's Eyes," and fan favorite "Amongst The Clouds." Whether you are in the category of 'Brother' or
amongst the 'Wolves', be sure to check out Brothers Among Wolves on CD Baby, Itunes, Amazon, and Spotify. "Weather in Jersey" sung as a
Duet with Kim Boyko is embeded in this page as a youtube video below:
PetroGrass is a Union County bluegrass band that has been performing since 2011. The band has entertained at Westfield Senior Housing,
the Veterans Hospital in Lyons, Runnells Hospital, the American Legion in Scotch Plains, the Garwood Library, the cranford Library, and the Mountainside Library,
as well as at private parties.
Band members include Ed Majeski of Garwood (banjo/harmonica/vocals); Nancy Kelner of Cranford (flute); Russ Kelner of Cranford (fiddle);
Joe Petrozziello of Garwood (mandolin); Greg Purachev of Cranford (guitar); and Chaz Harris of Westfield (acoustic bass).
For bookings and additional information, contact Ed Majeski at (908) 654-2712 or email them at: email@example.com.
Photo (L-R): Greg Purachev, Joe Petrozziello, Chaz Harris, Nancy Kelner, Russ Kelner, and Ed Majeski.
As usual we will be offering refreshments for sale, during the intermissions. We ussually make some home made cookies, have a variety of chips, and
various other finger foods donated by our volunteers and regular attendees. (Please feel free to bring along something for our intermission food table!)
Our newest sponsor is Ahrre's Coffee Roastery in Westfield and Summit! Ahrre's has graciously offered to donate both decaf and regular coffee, as well as
train our vollunteers how to brew and dispense their carefully roasted coffee correctly! We will be brewing up Ahrre's delicious coffees and offering it to
you in our brand new, commercial, insulated dispensers!
Snapple has generously donated beverages for our intermission. They have also donated a new tent to cover the food tables, and 2 great new coolers on wheels to keep
the beverages that they are donating cold.
Nicks Deli (formerly South Martine Avenue Deli) will be adding some of their favorite appetizers and pizza samples to our intermission food table. They
are famous for thier New York Style large slices and delicious garlic knots....
Mara's Cafe will be adding their excellent baked treats to our ussual home made cookies etc.... Mara's grinds their own coffee beans, offers authentic
Italian Gelato, and a huge assortment of pastries, cookies, and delicious canolis. They will be featuring live music of thier own on Wednesday nights!
Experience great performances in a historic setting right in your own back yard! Suggested donation is $15, $10 for seniors and students.
This program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.