King Street Coffeehouse logo

September 27, 2012
By Brenda Brosius

King Street Coffeehouse logoCreated back in January of 1996, a small group of members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Susquehanna Valley gathered at the Priestley Chapel in Northumberland, Pa. They had found that the Central Susquehanna Valley, local musicians and music lovers in the area had a need. This small group comprised of music lovers, musicians and UUCSV members had a possible solution to this need.

They wanted to create a new venue for local musicians and music lovers to gather. Hence…….The birth of The King Street Coffeehouse.

It began with three acts, twice a month for four months. They built a lineup of local performers. In the beginning they found local groups and businesses to host the shows. Now seventeen years later, there are shows every second and fourth Friday of the month. The season runs from September until April and in January there are shows every Friday night. What an achievement to have grown from eight shows a year to eighteen!

Hosting the venue for the past several years has been Townside Garden at 253 Front Street in Northumberland, PA. Cost for each show? $7 at the door. The money collected at the door goes to the performer and the venue for use of the space. The King Street Coffeehouse itself gets no money. It has been manned by a devoted group of volunteers over the years.

The season begins this Friday September 28th at 7pm.

Here is the schedule for the 2012-2012 Season. Doors open at 6pm and there are beverages, deserts and light snacks available to purchase.

September 28, 2012 Alf Bashore, Don Shappelle, & Chicken Tractor
October 12, 2012 Lester Hirsh, Kevin Neidig, & Jim Dandy
October 26, 2012 Phil Brosius and Shirl Harris, Earl Pickens, & Buc Hill Aces
November 9, 2012 Tom Patten, Kimbo and Bryan, & Mid Life Cowboys
November 23, 2012 Tom Fladmark, Degrees of Syncopation, & Michi Eggar
December 14, 2012 Chris Whitmer, Susquehanna String Theory, & Gift Troutman and Gift
January 4, 2013 Dawson, Leo Armbruster, & Lux Bridge
January 11, 2013 * Nate Myers Trio, Ann Kerstetter, & Frank Wicher
January 18, 2013 John Sweeney, Steve Quelet, & Don and ED
January 25, 2013 Garry Gyekis, Bill Eck, & DePortorLand
February 8, 2013 Eric Sundberg, Antonio Andrade, & Lawson and Disorder
February 22, 2013 Gypsy Lizards, Doug and Hannah, & Bruce Barr
March 8, 2013 Juice, Don Mease — Full Circle, & Stained Grass Window
March 22, 2013 Tom Rosencrans, Jack Brunner, & Jeremy DePrisco
April 5, 2013 ** Chris Carithers, KJ, & Van Wagner
April 19, 2013 Quentin Feitner, Mandolin Ensemble, & Rich Ahern

* Anniversary Show
** Change to First Friday

By Brenda