Tonight's performers @Aliveon25 Arts Stage THU JUL 13 2017 @eastendarts #AO25 #Riverhead #

The Alive on 25 Arts Stage enjoys it's first edition EVER tonight, THU JUL 13, 2017 on the grounds of the East End Arts, in Riverhead NY USA.

Stage director is Dorene Rose, host is Mick Hargreaves, and the sound / staging is provided by the Lantern Sound Recording Rig.

Seating will be available, and area visual artists are invited to attend and create their art, live,  in the grassy area around the stage. There is NO FEE. Check in with Dorene Rose when you arrive.

 5PM - MARK MANCINI: On faculty at The East End Arts, Keyboardist Mark Mancini is a natural, having been a part of the Tri-State Blues scene since the early 70's. He has brought his own style of blues to such luminaries as Chuck Berry, Little Buster, Todd Wolfe, Johnnie Allen, Peter Conway, Bill Sims, Dianne Lotny, and a variety of original projects. Influences are mind-boggling: Otis Spann, Roosevelt Sykes, Pinetop Perkins, Detroit Junior, Johnnie Johnson, Willie "The Lion" Smith, Big Bill Broonzy, Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Professor Longhair, James Booker, Allen Toussaint, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Jon Cleary. R'n'B groups such as The Shirelles, The Marvellettes, the Coasters, the Platters, the Drifters, and Ronnie Spector have relied on his blues feel for authenticity in the R&B shows. Mark's life's work, a book called "The Proper Way To Play The Piano", can be purchased by contacting him directly:

5:45 PM - Spoken Word performance by Nina Yavel

6PM - JULIA KING: Based out of Greenport, New York. Julia King is a Singer-Songwriter with Folk, Blues, Country, and Rock & Roll roots. The songs from her first EP "The Morning After" will have you blushing, laughing, and crying from start to finish.

6:45 PM - Spoken Word performance by Mellissa Longo

7PM - ROBERT BRUEY grew up in rural New England and lives on Long Island’s North Fork. His roots and how they have helped to shape him are reflected in the original music on his recently released CD, 'Carousel', and are even more evident during a live performance. Robert Bruey’s music is honest and real, raw and meaningful, gritty and naturalistic. His deft, spare and unique finger-picking style -- with notes carefully left alone to be heard in the moment -- provides a perfect complement for his earthy and soulful voice and the meaningful, introspective lyrics of his songs. As a musical artist, he paints with words -- imbuing his songs with imagery that enables listeners to visualize his stories as he sings them.Although he cites such diverse artists as Dave Matthews, Van Morrison, Waylon Jennings, Jackson Browne and Damien Rice as influences, Robert Bruey is his own muse blazing his own musical path – one that should lead him into listening rooms and living rooms far and wide.

7:45 PM - Spoken Word performance by Courtney Lee

8PM - Dan Horton is a singer, guitarist, and writer likes to play music that shakes, grooves jumps, shimmies and sways. He is a primary instigator in "The Rainy Day House Painters" a loose collective of like like-minded performers including Scott O'Hare, Sandy Hendrickson, Dan Reyburn and brother Josh Horton. FILE UNDER: Rock, Blues, Folk, Swamp Jazz.