For the eighth year F.A.M.E. (Friends Advancing Music Education) will be bringing a fun and diversified night of music as a fundraiser for the Westford Public School’s Music Education programs. The Music Café, which sold out the last three years, is being held on Friday, October 21, 7-11 pm at the Parish Center for the Arts, located at the Westford town common.
Two groups, well known in the area, but new to the Music Café, will fill the night with music and fun.
The night bursts open with the hot sounds of The Usual Suspects Band, an eight member group featuring three-part harmonies from six vocalists. Guitar licks, keyboard, harmonica and a four-piece horn section don’t just back the vocalists, but shine with their own creativity and style.
The second part of the evening will bring a change in pace and style with The Jazz Punishers, known by many for their gigs at The Back Page in Lowell and other local music spots. Their sense of humor is shown in their name, but when it comes to music they love to play and it shows. Their fresh interpretation of many jazz standards along with contemporary jazz and a little R&B snuck in is a great way to end the night.
Tickets are $25 through October 10 and include delicious seasonal appetizers and desserts. There will also be a beer and wine cash bar. As of October 11 tickets will be $30. Tickets can be purchased at www.westford.com/fame or by calling Kathleen at 978-392-9081.Because the event has sold out in the past, it is advisable to buy tickets in advance.
F.A.M.E., a 501 C (3) volunteer organization, has been supporting music education at all grade levels of Westford Public Schools since 1983. F.A.M.E. ensures opportunities for both music teachers and students to enrich their educational environment through a variety of music endeavors. For more: www.westford.com/fame