For Florence Night Out this year, we have a lineup of fantastic performers to be presented at Pivot Media (70 Maple Street)!
First of all, a new mural will be revealed outside Pivot Media in honor of Florence Night Out! Then, 5:30-6:30: Catch dance performances by Bisko (of WOFA African Dance and Drum Group)!
6:30-7:30: Listen to music by the Two.Five Duo — “Boy meets girl. They both sing. Music happens and probably joy, but definitely music.” Find them on Facebook!
7:30-8:30: The band Jerks on the Loose will be performing to close the night! Jerks on the Loose is the all-star vocal group of three long-time Valley musicians, Katy Schneider, Christine Andrews, and Kay McKinstry. Together they perform the songs of The Roches, the folk-pop sister group known for their unusual and rich harmonies, quirky lyrics, and casually comedic stage performances. Named for a Roches song lyric, Jerks on the Loose is as much a project of musical study as it is of performance — the group enjoys teasing out the intricate tunes and vocal gymnastics of each Roches song as much as they enjoy singing them. Luckily, they’ve also discovered a fiercely Roches-loving fan base locally and have performed at such venues as The Academy of Music, Luthier’s, the Parlor Room, and the Iron Horse. Find them on Instagram @jerksontheloose or on Facebook! On why they enjoy participating in Florence Night Out, they said “We are all Northampton residents and always enjoy Arts Night Out. We are excited that Florence is continuing their new tradition. Donnabelle Cassis is a friend and anything connected with her is fantastic.”
We can’t wait to catch all of these great artists and more!