Music at the Mansion

music_at_the_mansion_logo_color_100x36The Friends of Crawford Park are proud to present Music at the Mansion, an acoustic music series held at the historic Crawford Mansion on the grounds of Crawford Park in Rye Brook, NY.

The mission of Music at the Mansion is to raise money for the park through a series of musical events that feature a combination of nationally-renowned and exceptional local talent. The music will be eclectic, diverse, and will definitely entertain you. Our intimate venue seats about 100 and we host shows approximately every two months. Previous shows have featured Bill Kirchen, Sloan Wainwright, Guy Davis, and more.


Upcoming shows:

Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 7:30PM: Our first OPEN MIC NIGHT plus guests Julie Corbalis and Deuces Child
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 8PM: Comedy at the Mansion featuring LoHud Comedy w/ Andy Pitz and Adam Oliensis


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017, 7:30PM:
Town of Rye Revue: Open Mic and guests Julie Corbalis and Deuces ChildBuy Tickets

open micSpend an evening in Crawford Park hearing local musical talent! We’ll start the evening with an open mic: show off your skills by playing up to two songs in front of your best friends! All genres welcome: folk, acoustic, country, rock, alternative, celtic, bluegrass, opera, a capella, jazz, R&B. Anybody can play, but we’ll reserve 4 spots for Town of Rye residents.

Julie CorbalisSinger-songwriter and Rye Brook resident Julie Corbalis has been performing all over the world since 1996 and has recorded six albums, including her latest, “What’s Up with This Heart.” Her musical influences are as diverse as her musical catalog and include the Beatles, Sheryl Crow, and a sub-genre to what she whimsically refers as “White Boy Blues” including the likes of Eric Clapton, The Animals, and the Rolling Stones. Corbalis enjoys steady exposure in local media radio outlets, including WFUV 90.7, WHUD 100.7 and The Peak 107.1, and her cover of The Faces “Ooh La La” was featured on the hit TV show “Bones” in June 2016.

Deuces ChildDeuces Child is the acoustic duo of Port Chester native Gigi Tanglewood and fellow singer-songwriter Lou Patrick. They create a unique and lively musical program with their acoustic guitar interplay and amazing harmonic vocals. As veteran performers coming from different musical backgrounds, they offer up an inspiring and versatile collection of cover and original songs by blending blues, folk, country and classic rock into a fresh new sound.

Tickets for this show for this show are $14 in advance and $18 at the door. This benefit show is presented by Friends of Crawford Park and all proceeds go toward beautification of Crawford Park. Refreshments are available at the show, including beer and wine. Doors open at 6:30pm, open mic sign up is at 7:00pm, and show starts at 7:30pm. NOTE EARLY 7:30 START TIME!!


SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018, 8:00PM:
Comedy at the Mansion
Featuring LoHud Comedy w/ Andy Pitz and Adam OliensisBuy Tickets

LoHud Comedy was founded in 2010 for the purpose of bringing stand-up comedy to the Lower Hudson Valley. Since then, LoHud Comedy has presented both local and nationally-reknowned talent, including comedy legends and luminaries such as Robert Klein, Colin Quinn, and Gilbert Gottfried.

Andy PitzAndy Pitz (in his own words): “I’m a standup comedian based in New York City and I’ve been doing standup for over 20 years. I was born and raised in Buffalo NY, and I lived in Westchester for a number of years with our cat, a dog, and a baby girl. Not to mention my wife’s mom and her boyfriend also live with us. Yes, pretty brutal.

“I’ve been featured in Westchester Magazine and I’ve been on TV a number of times, highlighted by appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. I was also on Star Search but that was pretty lame. The other two shows were really fun and awesome experiences. Clips of those appearances are on my videos age and here’s the link to that video.

“The topics I talk about change all the time of course but lately I seem to be focusing on my marriage, fatherhood, technology / social networking and just everyday things that I get obsessed with.”

Adam OliensisThe Journal News labeled Adam Oliensis as Rockland’s King of Comedy. Thumbtack.com has named him the #1 Comedian for Hire in New York for 2015, 2016, & 2017.

In his stand-up, Adam explores the lessons in humility he’s learning from his wife and especially from his children, along with the adjustments being forced on him by genuine adulthood. Having lived as a child in East Africa, studied martial arts in India, and languished spiritually in New Jersey, Adam is attuned to the absurdities that arise in the everyday, mining both the ironies and silliness that exist in the most humbling situations (with which he continues to gain vast experience, especially as a husband and a father).

Adam has recently opened for such comedy legends and luminaries as Robert Klein, Colin Quinn, Gilbert Gottfried, and Larry Miller. He performs at comedy clubs all over New York City and the surrounding area, including regularly at Gotham Comedy Club and Levity Live, as well as at Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Also at colleges, corporate & private events, synagogues, theatres, and JCCs throughout the Northeast.

Tickets for this show for this show are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. This benefit show is presented by Friends of Crawford Park and all proceeds go toward beautification of Crawford Park. Refreshments are available at the show, including beer and wine. Doors open at 7:00pm.


THINGS WE LIKE

CaramoorWe are pleased to be a cultural partner with the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts in Katonah, NY.

Other great live music we like: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival on August 4-6, 2017, and Freshgrass Festival, September 15-17, 2017.

Sound City Music of Stamford CT does an excellent job of ensuring that the PA system sounds great at our shows. They also have rehearsal spaces for musicians.

Acoustic Live has listings of live music around the NYC area.


SPECIAL THANKS

Music at the Mansion would like to thank:

Town of Rye for providing the mansion for our use.
Port Chester Council for the Arts for providing our stage and lights.


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