From New York to San Francisco, Coffeehouses are legendary for providing timely, socially conscious, and entertaining music and poetry. In the 1950s and ‘60s, the BEAT generation took a firm hold when artists such as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Lenny Bruce, and so many others performed to deliver a social message, along with some pretty darn good
music and poetry, to audiences through their
words and music.
Music and community were key components of these performances.
Enter 2012 and “THE BEAT”at Caffe Amouri, where MUSIC and COMMUNITY come together at Vienna’s Coffeehouse.
Adhering to the mission statement of QUALITY, COMMUNITY and SUSTAINABILITY, and with a nod to those folk heroes of the past, “THE BEAT”is a true coffeehouse experience. It’s a modern day open mic, calling members of the community to allow their voices to be heard. In music, poetry, comedy, or any other artistic expressive form, the floor is theirs for an evening of song and spoken word.
CALLING ALL “NEW” BEAT GENERATION PARTICIPANTS
INAUGURAL “THE BEAT” TO BE HELD ON
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21
Hosted by local artist RAY BENNETT
· 7-10 P.M.
SIGN UP IN THE SHOP OR VIA E-MAIL AT firstname.lastname@example.org
Music (acoustic) – we have mics
Poetry reading or Slam poetry
Comedy – improvisational or prepared
Any other spoken work – monologue
Dance (if you can perform in a small space!)
Any other form of your own artistic creation
DON’T MISS IT – “THE BEAT” COMES TO VIENNA!
CAFFE AMOURI - Where Coffee Meets Community