The Performance Series takes place at the Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center also known
as "The Old Carriage House". The Arts Center faces Watson Road; however, it is part of the Fanwood Borough Hall property
and the actual address is 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, NJ 07023. Please go to our Directions page for in depth directions, maps and photos at:
, and our Venue page
to learn more about this beautiful historic building.
Bobby Belfry is an award winning singer/songwriter whose latest album, entitled “One Lucky Day”, is a collection of pop classics set to the
thrilling jazz virtuosity of The David Budway Trio.
Born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, Belfry’s work on “Day” has been greatly influenced by The Big Apple’s immeasurable wealth of
culture, which can be felt and heard on all 13 tracks. Bobby can also be heard (and seen) on his first two albums, LIVE:In The Heart of The
Universe (a CD/DVD) and "Imperfect Rhymes" which have both received great critical notice: "Bobby Belfry is one to savor, embrace and lend the
hand of fame to...smooth jazz outlets will have a ball with this shrewd offering" said Chuck Taylor of Billboard Magazine. Two cuts from Rhymes
have been included on a popular jazz compilation, "In Love With Jazz", released in Europe and Asia. He also appears on Broadway:Unplugged 2 and
Chip Deffaa’s “The Johnny Mercer Jamboree”.
A mainstay at Feinstein’s, The Metropolitan Club, and Brandy's, Bobby has also performed at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, The Russian Tea Room, The
Rainbow Room, Bitter End, China Club, CBGB’s, Smoke, The Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, The Kennedy Center,
and The Cinegrill in Hollywood. Bobby has also appeared on national television on "The Morning Blend", a news/talk show on MSNBC (interviewed by
Soledad O’Brian), and was a frequent guest on WOR Radio's The Joey Reynolds Show, whose theme song, penned by Bobby, was played for an audience
of 5 million listeners, nightly.
Bobby has been the recipient of the Back Stage Bistro Award for Outstanding Vocalist. Imperfect Rhymes and "So What", a cut off the album,
were 2nd and 3rd place finalists for the Just Plain Folks Independent Music Awards, in a field of 10,000 submissions. He has also received
the MAC Award for outstanding Pop/R&B Vocalist and several Critics Choice Vocalist Awards.
For more information about Bobby, visit: www.bobbybelfry.com
Sarah Donner is an alt pop singer/songwriter who has embraced her inner cat lady. Her songs teeter back and forth between playful, nerd core,
and ballads, all tied together with bright melodies and driving, energetic instrumentals. Sarah Donner’s music has been featured on Conan O'
Brien's blog, NPR, Buzzfeed, i09, Showtime, and CBS. "Sarah Donner and the Sleepy Kitten" and "The Motherf**cking Pterodactyl Song"
(co-written with The Oatmeal) catapulted Sarah into weblebrity status with over four million views on YouTube alone.
Sarah Donner is a graduate of Westminster Choir College. After stretching her legs with musical theatre, she picked up a guitar, abandoned her
classical roots, and started rocking out (with fantastic breath support). When she is not touring, Sarah Donner fosters kittens, teaches
privately, and paints portraits.
For more information about Sarah Donner, visit: www.sarahdonner.com
As usual we will be offering refreshments for sale, during the intermissions. We ussually make some home made cookies, have a variety of chips, and
various other finger foods donated by our volunteers and regular attendees. (Please feel free to bring along something for our intermission food table!)
Our newest sponsor is Ahrre's Coffee Roastery in Westfield and Summit! Ahrre's has graciously offered to donate both decaf and regular coffee, as well as
train our vollunteers how to brew and dispense their carefully roasted coffee correctly! We will be brewing up Ahrre's delicious coffees and offering it to
you in our brand new, commercial, insulated dispensers!
Snapple has generously donated beverages for our intermission. They have also donated a new tent to cover the food tables, and 2 great new coolers on wheels to keep
the beverages that they are donating cold.
Nicks Deli (formerly South Martine Avenue Deli) will be adding some of their favorite appetizers and pizza samples to our intermission food table. They
are famous for thier New York Style large slices and delicious garlic knots....
Great performances in a historic setting right in your own back yard!
Suggested donation is $15, $10 for seniors and students.
This program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.