Live Music and Theater at the Bandstand begins this week
Join us on Thursday, June 7th and Friday June 8th for the first concert and live theater performance of the season at the Bandstand.
On Thursday, you can catch Schuyler Grant performing from 6-8pm. Schuyler is an American songwriter and performer based here on the Cape. He was introduced to the creative world early in his youth by his father, multi-media artist William Hemmerdinger, accompanying him to exhibition openings and private collection appraisals in the Los Angeles area. Grant’s music, a Blues-driven Americana, is greatly influenced by his years in New Orleans and Manhattan’s West Village.
Working with Grammy-nominated producer Jon Evans (Tori Amos, Sarah Mclaughlin), Schuyler recorded his first studio album, “Moving On.” Written in April of 2014 in American icon and actor James Dean’s former Manhattan apartment, the four song LP documents the progression of a difficult breakup. The album was released on May 1, 2016 and is available now on iTunes and Spotify.
Schuyler is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, LA (class of ’12) where he spent four years absorbing the city and its culture. “A show at Preservation Hall is the best $12 you could ever spend,” he says of the French Quarter’s storied dixie-jazz joint. Upon graduating, Schuyler moved to Manhattan’s West Village, cutting his teeth as a songwriter in many of the same clubs where his idols (Bob Dylan, Jeff Buckley, Ray Charles, and Ritchie Havens) did the same.
On Friday, June 8th, swing by the Bandstand to catch a theater performance by The Canalside Players. Canalside is the Drama Club of Upper Cape Tech. This talented group of students will be performing live beginning at 6pm.
All events at the Bandstand are free, open to the public, and family friendly. The only thing you need to bring is your own chair or blanket to set up on the lawn in front of the stage. Check out the complete schedule of music, movie nights, and theater performances here, and be sure to mark your calendars for some of these fabulous Cape Cod events.