Nook and Crannie perform Saturday in Holland Patent


On Saturday, Sept. 8, Park Coffee House in Holland Patent opens its 2018-2019 season when Ann Carey and Matt Mielnick, as Nook and Crannie, return for an evening of acoustic music. Show time is 7:30 p.m.

Seasoned performers, both Carey and Mielnick are familiar to those who follow the music scene in the greater Utica area. Carey is an accomplished vocalist in genres from rock to musical theater. Like Carey, guitarist Mielnick was a member of the popular local group, Puttin on the Ritz. Recently, Nook and Crannie has been performing at area venues such as The Barn at the Paris Hill Café and Unity Hall in Barneveld.

Nook and Crannie covers artists such as John Prine, Allison Krause, and Joni Mitchell. They have a reputation for throwing in the unexpected, from a tune from Bruce Springsteen to standards such as “The Tennessee Waltz.”

The doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 show. Admission is $12, $5 for students, and no charge for children 12 and younger.

Refreshments, prepared and served by Park Coffee House volunteers, will be available for a donation before the performance and during intermission. The proceeds benefit the local food pantry operated by Foothills Rural Community Ministry.

Foothills Rural Community Ministry, the parent organization of Park Coffee House, is a non-denominational charity that helps families in need.

Park Coffee House is located in the village of Holland Patent, in the historic Twin Churches, just off Main Street, across from the park.

The PCH season continues on Sept. 22 with the return of the Dyer Switch Band, and The Cadleys perform on Oct. 27, followed by Nick Piccininni and John Delaney on Nov. 10. The current season will conclude with a Local Favorites Fundraiser on Dec. 1.

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