Our next show will be at the Museum of Commerce located in Historic Pensacola on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the show starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. Our featured artists are Ben Bedford, Hiroya Tsukamoto, The Macs, and The New 76ers.
Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased online in advance until 2:00 p.m. on the day of the show. You will receive an email confirmation of your purchase and you simply check-in at the door under your name. Tickets may also be purchased at the door if seats are available. Seating is first-come first-served.
Ben Bedford has established himself as a songwriter and storyteller in the tradition of musical icons ranging from Bill Morrissey to Woody Guthrie.
A true son of the heartland, Bedford dives deep into classic American literature and writes with the ‘old soul’ quality of his literary idols, such as John Steinbeck and Toni Morrison.
In the past twelve years since the release of his first album, Ben Bedford has played his music for audiences all over the United States hitting notable venues such as the prestigious Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and the world famous Folkstage Concerts in Chicago.
Recently Ben was named one of the 50 Most Significant Singer-Songwriters of the past 50 Years by WFMT in Chicago. The list also includes Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and John Prine.
Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and performing songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the 5 string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar a short time later.
Just a few years after that, he received a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. While studying, he formed a popular world fusion band, InterOceanico.
Hiroya has headlined major concerts around the world and plays regularly at the famous Blue Note Club in New York City and for the NHK (Japanese Public Broadcasting). Last year, Hiroya won 2nd place in the prestigious International Finger Style Guitar Championship. He has 4 solo studio albums to his credit and 3 with InterOceanico.
Don and Karen, performing as The Macs, are talented Nashville songwriters and performers. Originally from Memphis, they offer a variety of styles and put their unique stamp on all of them, ranging from serious and soulful to playful and hilarious.
The last few years have offered the opportunity for extensive travel. Don and Karen have played throughout the United Kingdom and Germany, where they performed with their friend, Fred Guggenburger, known as the Bavarian Johnny Cash. While touring Australia, Don was awarded the People's Choice Award, for "Favorite International Artist" at the Canberra Music Festival.
All these experiences have led Don to author a book on performing, called Things I've Learned from the Audience, available wherever downloaded books are sold.
The New 76ers are an acoustic folk-rock band based in Tallahassee. Our sound comes from a collective respect for acoustic and electric music. We rely on instincts to meld the vocals into harmonies and let them take the spotlight.
We believe that music is a force to compel change, and we strive to let our music speak for itself.