Music in the Courtyard
“Music in the Courtyard” at 200 First Street in Neptune Beach plays 7 to 10 pm every Friday night April through October. Sponsored by all of the 200 First Street Courtyard Shoppes, this season, each Friday night will include special promotions and giveaways to make the evening even more festive! It’s a free event open to the public.
The weekend doesn’t stop there: Saturday Evening Jazz is sponsored by Lillie’s Coffee Bar, rain or shine, inside or out from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.
This month features:
Friday, May 3 Dan Coady
For as long as Dan can remember, he's had a guitar in his hands. After a brief foray into the music industry, he stopped to do some important work…raising a family. Once you hear his strong and powerful voice, singing the songs he loves, such as music pieces from the 60s through the 90s, you won't soon forget him.
The artists that influence him the most are Jim Croce, Bruce Springsteen, Cat Stevens, Jethro Tull and the Who, just to name a few of them. Dan is a regular performer at your favorite local establishments and likes to attribute his "new beginning" to the encouragement of his friends at Acoustic Night and Songwriter's Night in Atlantic Beach and, of course, his beloved family.
Saturday, May 4 Besanya Santiago
Friday, May 10 Sam Rodriguez
Rodriguez is recognized for his strong and creative imagination that presents a fresh sound and approach to both drum and percussion. Born in Chicago and raised in Puerto Rico, Sam strives to preserve the African American Heritage in Latin American Popular Music.
Saturday, May 11 Just Jazz
The Just Jazz Quartet plays classic jazz ballads, standards, latin, swing and light R&B. All musicians are professionally trained. Core members are Lloyd Hoppe, bass, Bill Lewis, piano, Melanie DiLorenzo, drums, and Ernie Lombardi, trombone.
Friday, May 17 Lawrence App
For nearly 25 years Lawrence App, a.k.a Laree, has been performing along the coasts and waterways of the southeast, developing his own unique blend of tropical music. His musical experience brings together elements from the U.S., such as jazz and rock, with Caribbean reggae, calypso, salsa, zouk, and other musics from around the world, creating a sound that reflects the multicultural mix of present-day Florida. Laree became known as the lead singer and musical director of the Caribbean-pop group Windjammer which he has led since 1980, and his venture into solo performing expands upon the musical ideas he’s been developing for years. In addition to singing, Laree plays guitar and steel drums during his shows, effectively combining traditional folk idioms with modern technology into an experience that transcends time and place. Take a musical journey through the musical styles of Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Harry Belafonte, Paul Simon, UB40, and many others in a single set! www.laree-music.com
Saturday, May 18 TBA
Friday, May 24 Penguin Teeth
In the fall of 2009 a young man, Bjorn-James Hanrahan, 14, wanted to start a musical group that would blow peoples brains out of their nostrils. And so, Penguin Teeth was born. When BJ asked Christian Powers, then 13 and Evan Ellison, then 12, to play drums and bass guitar respectively.
The three member band is still comprised of the three talented native St. Augustine, FL teens - BJ and Christian both now 16 and Evan, now 15 are former next door neighbors and now best friends in their St.Augustine community. The name Penguin Teeth originates from the symbolistic history of oxymoron with band names in rock & roll. So as the Led Zeppelin could not fly, but did, penguins could not grow teeth, but gad zucks, they hath!
Penguin Teeth has achieved quite a lot in their 2 short years together. They began by winning St. Augustine schools Battle of the Bands 2 years in a row, both in 2009 & 2010. They play playing gigs consistently in St. Augustine and Jacksonville and are regularly booked for gigs around North Florida as well as out of state.
In July of 2011 they were chosen for and featured on Your Jax Music TV show where they got to record their first CD and music videos, three of which were featured on the TV show. In October, Penguin Teeth caught the attention and favor of Producer Dan Hannon/Eldest Only Productions in Atlanta, GA. The band is currently working on original material in hopes of having their first album produced by Hannon & Eldest Only productions.
Saturday, May 25 Legacy
Friday, May 31 3FOLDCHORD
Sean and Amanda Doyle were married in September 2011 and began playing music together shortly after. Formerly called "The Doyle Duo," they started playing a mixture of pop, country, and rock music at restaurants and coffee shops. Sean and Amanda changed their name to "3FOLDCHORD" and released their first original album in January 2013, which can be purchased at www.iTunes.com/3foldchord.
This evening of community fun is sponsored by the Shoppes at 200 First Street and Lillie’s Coffee Bar. Come out and try a yummy sandwich, sip on an iced cold beer, share an ice cream cone and enjoy life at the beach!
Shoppes open late! For more information call 249-2922.