A Summer Series of Pre-Recorded Video Sessions Curated by Common Ground Concerts
Dear friends of Common Ground,
I hope each and every one of you, as well as your loved ones, are managing just stay healthy and sane in these crazy times. As you know, Common Ground was forced to prematurely end our 2019-2020 season back in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Like many of you, we look forward to the day that we can all gather safely once again in person for live music at Common Ground Coffeehouse, Irvington Theater, or another favorite venue near you.
In the meantime, I’m pleased to announce that Common Ground has been working with Irvington Theater on its terrific online “Solo Series”, which the theater describes as “[a] collection of artists from all areas who are bringing our home to yours in a virtual solo series.”
Each Thursday morning, the theater posts a new session in the series, and emails out a link to the video to its supporters. This Thursday, June 18, the first of four Common Ground-curated sessions Will debut. We will also be sharing each of the four sessions with our supporters via email, Facebook, and this website.
You will notice that our schedule actually includes more duos than solos, but we assure you that no CDC guidelines have been breached in the making of these videos!
Our schedule is as follows:
Thursday, July 8: Abbie Gardner (with Craig Akin)
Thursday, July 23: The Mammals
Thursday, August 6: Joe Crookston Workshop
Many thanks to all the artists who have participated in this online series — both those listed above as well as the others hosted by the theater. Music and the arts in general are more critical at this time than ever. Although each of these sessions is free, we hope you will do your part in generously tipping each of these artists — who are unable to perform live in concert.
Again, we look forward to the day we can see you in person at Common Ground, and hope you stay healthy in the meantime.
— Carter Smith, Common Ground