As always, the West End’s talented folks offer lots of opportunities for entertainment. There’s even a chance for those with “special” talent to perform at the Gong Show.
August 27th, Friday 8:30 p.m.- West Enders Ken Risling and Avery Risling-Sholl will be back at Aroma Roasters. By popular demand, they will be performing their mix of traditional Celtic and American, featuring Avery’s vocals and fiddle and Ken’s award winning original songs. Aroma Roasters Ken Risling video
August 28th, Saturday 8 p.m.- The Blasters & Special guest band Quarter Mile Combo. Americana Rockabilly at it’s best. Quarter Mile Combos features the West End’s own Justin Barr. Hopmonk Tavern Watch Quarter Mile Combo
August 28th, Saturday 9:00 p.m.- The return of the Santa Rosa Gong Show- hosted by Kelly Cowan. This is a live version of the T.V. show featuring local talent. PERFORMERS needed! Do you have an act only your mother could love? Arrive by 8:30 to sign up. Location: Toad in the Hole
Every Sunday Night – West End DJ Katie Vrooman has a specialty radio show called “Great Dames, Vintage Chicks,” a collection of torch singers, big band singers and jazz vocalists from the 1930’s- 1960’s. Katie hand selects all the music from the show and talks about it as well. You can also hear Katie on Monday- Friday during mid-day- But the Sunday night show (10 p.m. to midnight) is about female singers who “carry the torch”. The KRUSH 95.9
CHOP’s Artist Series Video and upcoming event: There is a great link on the Press Democrat of a video of the Chop’s Artist Series that was captured at the Art Gala. Thought we might want to share it with our neighbors, especially those who were unable to attend the Art Gala. Click Here to watch! Also, mark your calendars- Sept 24 from 5-7:00 p.m., we will have an “Unveiling Event” for the handcar the teens designed and built to be raced in the Handcar Regatta. It will be a super fun event! Diana Curtin, Executive Director, Chop’s Teen Club
Proud West End Mother, Catherine DePrima reports that her son, Marshall Cook is currently filming his first Feature Film Directorial. Marshall not only directed, he also wrote the script and acted in it. It was not too long ago that Marshall, was a young boy on Boyce Street. For more info on Marshall Cook
Are you a West End performer, artist or other talented individual? Don’t be shy! Share your performance dates and events with the neighborhood. We want to support you. Contact Lea Barron-Thomas at westend @sonic.net
More West End talent and events next week, all events now listed on calendar.