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
People hearing rorie kelly for the first time often comment, "I can't believe that voice came out of that body."
The singer/songwriter has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Sara Bareilles for her catchy-confessional songwriting
style, and to Alanis Morisette and Janis Joplin for her raw powerhouse vocals. Rorie's debut release, Wish Upon a
Bottlecap, received airplay across the nation. Her followup live CD, Sincerely Live, featured knockout performances
of brand new songs and fan favorites. Rorie is currently working on a new studio release called Rising Rising Rising,
and a women's empowerment project called Songs to Start a Fire.
Jessy Tomsko is a folk singer/songwriter based in NYC. Originally hailing from Philadelphia, she has made a name for herself up and down
the east coast, playing at some of the most prominent venues and festivals. Jessy has been honored to share the stage with such artists
as Joan Osborne, Edwin McCain, Loudon Wainwright, James McCartney, Peter Bradley Adams, Kim Richey, Ari Hest, and Chris Trapper, and her
music has been heard on MTV, Sundance, RoadTrip Nation, and 100+ college radio stations. She recently added a sold-out performance at
Carnegie Hall to her list of accomplishments, and she is currently composing an original folk musical, now being workshopped in
New York City. Jessy's new album "Wild and Good" will be available later this year.
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 and Pizza 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....
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.