Penobscot’s monthly musical event, The Music Buffet Coffeehouse is held on the third Friday of each month in the annex of Penobscot’s Methodist Church. An ever-appreciative audience of 30 to 60 people comes to hear and share a wide variety of music during the open-mic hour from 7 to 8 . Following a short “eat and greet”, the feature act performs from 8:15 to 9 p.m. Since its inception in January of 2010, hundreds of open-mic and featured performers, ranging from age 3 to 83, on all manner of instruments, have contributed a virtual smorgasbord of music: blues to bluegrass; reels to rock; classics to classical; sing-along to dance-along; original to traditional; and jazz to jugband. Over 30 different featured acts have included established “pros” as well as other talented acts from our peninsula and “away”. Founder, former co-host, and musician Skip Bean says, “Don’t be shy. Our audiences warmly receive all performers regardless of experience.”
The coffeehouse, continues to satisfy not only a wide variety of musical tastes, but serves a higher purpose as well. A free-will donation is collected each month, with all money going to a community fuel assistance fund and the Tree of Life Food Pantry in Blue Hill. Thanks to the generosity of the audiences and performers, the noteworthy milestone of $10,000 has been passed and we are hoping to reach $20,000 by our centennial month, May 2018.
Information/questions: Lin Parker, host, 207-326-8501