Family fun, comedy and great local and regional music acts on the bill
KENNETT SQUARE — People are rediscovering The Flash and many are experiencing it for the first time — now more than a month since its reopening with a new mix of acts, refurbished venue and better food and if you haven’t yet, the coming weeks might just be the right time for you to see what all the excitement is about.
Great music performances are continuing on Friday and Saturday nights, with Open Mic every Sunday evening, Better Than Bacon improv comedy on Thursday every month, and special events throughout the coming weeks. Special events will include family shows like the Halloween Matinee Show on Oct. 27 and the first annual Flash Auction on Nov. 29.
Organizers at The Flash say it is “heartening and inspiring that performers are giving back because they believe in The Flash.” A few examples: The Melton Brothers donated the proceeds of their show that opened Act II of The Flash. Chris Bruni and Dan Maye have also made donations. Chip Powell, who is recording shows, donated his services for the Sept. 6 opening show. While it is not the intention of The Flash to ask performers to donate any portion of their performances — such generosity inspires one reaction from The Flash staff: “Wow!”
Ticket sales, memberships, sponsorships and donations pay for all operating costs, but such generosity is a big help, they say.
After a great first six weeks, more excitement is to come in the new few weeks. Here are some examples:
Oct. 10, Better Than Bacon, Chester County’s newest improvisational comedy troupe. Every show is a brand new experience, and their fan base is really growing, which is why they are back for their third season at The Flash.
Friday Oct. 11, John Grecia Band. John Grecia Band has been a staple of the Philadelphia-area original music scene for years. The songs travel through modern rock, jazz, indie, reggae, progressive rock, and soul effortlessly.
Universal Funk Order. Universal Funk Order is a Funk/Rock/Hip-Hop band based out of Delaware.
Saturday Oct. 12, The Chuck Anderson Trio. Chuck Anderson performed with legends such as Peggy Lee, Billy Eckstine, Bobby Darin, Nancy Wilson,& Michel Le Grande and he currently writes for Just Jazz Guitar, All About Jazz, Jazz Inside and Jazz Inside New York.
Paul Cullen. Paul is the former bass player with Bad Company. Since his first CD release in 2006 Dreamdance, Paul has played over 1,200 performances, which included wine events with such esteemed vineyards as Michael David, St Supery, BR Cohn and PortoVino Italian Importers.
Sunday Oct. 13, Scott Birney of 91.3 WVUD radio & the Sin City Band will host a special Open Mic on Oct 13. Your performance will be played on the radio.
Open Mic of the new season is usually hosted by Todd Chappelle.
Sunday Oct. 27, Halloween Matinee Show
“The Steve Pullara Cool Beans Show is the beginning series of family kids shows. Come dressed up. Prizes for best costume and interactive fun with this Grammy Award Performer and writer for kids productions.” – Lee Zagorski, Flash Director.
Their music is upbeat, fun and educational!
Some shows are selling out so get your tickets online ahead of the show. Just go to The Flash web site, www.kennettflash.org. Memberships signup is easy on the website. Also, check out the Facebook page from The Flash web site for everything else.