Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
Opening Benefit Concert for New Amenia Music Hall Performance Space
Fiona Breslin reports from Amenia. When it comes to building a music scene, Amenia — of all places — is becoming a destination. With DIY venues including The Lantern and the Wasssaic Project already drawing in acts from Dutchess County, the Hudson Valley, and beyond, Peter Cascone of Peter Cascone Productions, is adding Amenia Music Hall to the roster. On Sunday, March 31, Cascone launched an opening benefit concert to support the renovation of Amenia Music Hall, a planned performance space currently housed within Amenia Town Hall. Cascone — a music lover and Amenia resident himself — says Amenia Music Hall has become a music venue just by inviting people to perform at it. The evening featured a variety of acts including local guitarist Jonathan Fritz and NYC-based Indie Pop artist Marc Farre, and fans of all ages — including a notable number of interested local twenty- and thirty-somethings — were in attendance. “There is tremendous spirit with sophisticated music,” said Cascone. He couldn’t bear to see a space this good go to waste.
Kate Cascone, Dave Herman, Reuben Traite, and Jaya Blakeslee.
Lubuscas, El Capitan, and Rouben Madieians; Wassiac Project co-director Bowie Barnett-Zunino with daughter Gilvey and Cassie Carello.
Calsi’s General Store’s Bill Kroeger and Sharon Kroeger flank Kenneth Liegner; Lynn Schultz and Cascade Mountain Winery’s George Cafiero. Cascade Mountain provided wine for the evening.
Music lovers from the hamlet of Wassaic showed their support for Amenia Music Hall.