Simple Gifts Tour Schedule

Please contact the venue or Simple Gifts to confirm.

 
September 2020
Wed
9/2
Prince Gallitzin State Park
Patton PA (near Altoona)
5pm Learn to Play Spoons! (Please bring 2 spoons)
6pm concert
All events will be outdoors
814.674.1000
Fri-Sat
9/11-9/12
Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering
ONLINE
ONLINE - Click HERE for schedule and Zoom link.
This annual event will be held online this year
Two days of workshops, jams, concerts for all levels and instruments, including non-musicians
814/643-6220
Mon
9/14
ONLINE - Sponsored by
Parkland Community Library
Allentown PA
ONLINE - Click HERE at concert time.
7pm online concert
610-398-1361
Sun
9/20
Waldheim Park
Allentown PA
6:30pm outdoor concert 484-333-1069
Sun
9/27
Acoustic Brew Concerts
State College PA
6pm outdoor concert 814-571-5182
October 2020
Sat
10/3
Mary S. Biesecker Public Library
Somerset PA
4pm outdoor concert 814/445-4011
Mon
10/5
Online class: Beginning Ukulele - sponsored by
Mary S. Biesecker Public Library
Somerset PA
4pm online, appropriate for total beginners
continued 10/19
ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
814/445-4011
Sat
10/10
Chapman State Park
Clarendon PA (near Warren)
3pm outdoor concert
jamming afterwards (bring instruments)
814-723-0259
Sun
10/11
Chapel Church
Red Lion PA (near York)
1pm outdoor concert under covered pavilion 717-244-6375
Wed
10/14
Online, sponsored by
Nottingham Elementary School
Oxford PA
7pm Family Concert
ONLINE - Check back for a Zoom link
814-238-8048
Thur
10/15
Tarentum Third Thursday
Tarentum PA (near Pittsburgh)
5-8pm outdoor concert 724-882-2185
Sat
10/17
Newhouse Park Pavilion
Delmont PA (east of Pittsburgh)
Outdoor concert and workshop
Sponsored by Delmont Library
3pm learn to play spoons
3:45 concert
724-468-5329
Mon
10/19
Online class: Beginning Ukulele - sponsored by
Mary S. Biesecker Public Library
Somerset PA
4pm online, appropriate for total beginners
ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
814/445-4011
November 2020
Sat
11/7
FEATURED EVENT
MINI FOLK COLLEGE

ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
6pm social hour
7pm concert
8pm jam session

814-238-8048
Tue
11/10
Online, sponsored by
Oswayo Library
Shinglehouse PA

ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
4pm workshop for ages 4-7
5pm workshop for ages 8-12
6pm workshop for teens & adults

814-697-6691
Fri
11/13
Johnstown YMCA
Johnstown PA
2pm concert and workshop
in a large gym with masks and social distancing
814-535-8381 x2
Mon
11/16
Online, sponsored by
Abiding Hope Lutheran Church
Erie PA
ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
7pm concert and workshop
814-868-8685
Tue
11/17
Online, sponsored by
Oswayo Library
Shinglehouse PA

ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
11am workshop for senior center (but all welcome)
5pm workshop - learn to play spoons!
6pm concert

814-697-6691
Wed
11/18
Online, sponsored by
Juniata College
Huntingdon PA

ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
9pm concert & discussion with focus on international music, especially for Juniata College international students but open to the public

814-238-8048
December 2020
Fri
12/4
5:00pm
Online, sponsored by
Hanover Area School District
Wilkes-Barre PA
ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
We worked with the students on 12/1 and 12/2. The 12/4 program is a time for anyone interested in learning more to have informal conversation with Simple Gifts and to hear more music. The session will be targeted to 4th and 5th grade students but open to the public.
5:00pm workshop
Fri
12/4
6:30pm
Online, sponsored by
Dover Public Library
Dover DE

ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
Passcode: 746860
6:30-8:00pm online concert

302-736-7030
Fri
12/11
6:00pm
ONLINE for
Northwest Middle School
Reading PA

ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
(passcode = music)
Week of school workshops ends with an event open to the public. We begin with "open mic" for student performers, and then Simple Gifts will play a free concert.
Sat
12/12
7:00pm
Online, sponsored by
Worthington Lutheran Church
Worthington PA

ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
7pm concert
724-297-3398

January 2021
All events ONLINE for now

Sat
1/2
4pm to 9pm
Taste of Folk College
ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
Zoom meeting id: 836 0432 5176
Zoom passcode: tofc

Five hours of workshops, open mic, jamming, potluck, designed to give you a free one-day taste of Folk College.

4pm Workshop: Beginners' Guide to Jamming
5pm Show and Tell: Weird Instruments
6:15pm Open Mic: Bring your talent or come to listen.
7:45pm Simple Gifts shortest concert ever
8pm: Jamming

Thur
1/14
7:00pm
Workshop: I Wish I Played An Instrument
ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
Zoom meeting id: 815 8982 6989
Zoom passcode: music

It seems most everyone either plays an instrument or wishes they did. If you're in the group that's wishing, this workshop is for you! Simple Gifts will show a variety of instruments, starting with the easiest options, and tell you pros and cons of playing each. And no, you're never too old to start playing.

Sat
1/23
7:00pm

Simple Gifts Concert
ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
Zoom meeting id: 816 1410 4764
Zoom passcode: music

Music and laughter on a Saturday night.

Thur
1/28
7:00pm

Conversation with Simple Gifts:
Arranging Music for Performance
ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
Zoom meeting id: 848 7973 1160
Zoom passcode: music


This will be mostly a conversation, but with a little bit of performing. We'll discuss the process we use to arrange music, from finding the music we want to play to gradually creating a polished performance piece.


February 2021
All events ONLINE for now

Wed
2/10
7:00pm

Jam Session
ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
Zoom meeting id: 896 3944 7492
Zoom passcode: music


Bring your instrument or voice and we'll make music together. All instruments and levels are welcome, and listeners are welcome too.

Sat
2/20
7:00pm

Simple Gifts Concert
ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
Zoom meeting id: 816 1410 4764
Zoom passcode: music


Music and laughter on a Saturday night.

Thur
2/25
7:00pm

Workshop: Slow and Beautiful Tunes
ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
Zoom meeting id: 896 8773 2965
Zoom passcode: music


Have your instrument ready, or join us as a singer or listener. We'll teach several of our favorite slow and beautiful tunes.


March 2021
All events ONLINE for now


Sat
3/1
7:00pm

Online, sponsored by
Queens Public Library
718-990-0896


ONLINE - Click HERE for access to the link.
7pm concert
Sat
3/13
7:00pm

Simple Gifts Concert
ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
Zoom meeting id: 896 8773 2965
Zoom passcode: music


Music and laughter on a Saturday night.

Thur
3/18
7:00pm

Workshop: Learn to Play Spoons!
ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
Zoom meeting id: 896 8773 2965
Zoom passcode: music


Have two spoons ready, and you'll learn to play them!


Tue
3/23
7:00pm

Online, sponsored by
Foxdale Village


ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
Zoom meeting id: 896 8773 2965
Zoom passcode: music

April 2021

Sun
4/11
2:00pm

Online, sponsored by
Franklin Township Public Library
Somerset, NJ
718-990-0896


ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
Zoom meeting id: 953 6876 8467
Zoom passcode: concert


Fri
4/16
7:00pm

First Presbyterian Church
Clark Summit, PA (near Scranton)
570-586-6306


Our first in-person concert in a looong time!
Sat
4/17
7:00pm

Simple Gifts Concert
ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
Zoom meeting id: 896 8773 2965
Zoom passcode: music


Music and laughter on a Saturday night.


Sun
4/25
2:00pm

Start of 3-part ukulele class
Ebensburg PA (near Altoona)
814-241-6123


A 3-part ukulele class is intended for veterans, but will be open to others if space allows. Sponsored by Laurel Highlands Historical Village. The other two sessions are May 16 and 22.

May 2021

Sun
5/16 & 5/23
2:00pm

Ukulele class
Ebensburg PA (near Altoona)
814-241-6123


A 3-part ukulele class is intended for veterans, but will be open to others if space allows. Sponsored by Laurel Highlands Historical Village.


Wed
5/19
2:00pm

Online, sponsored by
Queens Public Library
718-990-0896

We'll be part of their "Art Speaks" series. We've been asked to talk about our backgrounds, inspiration, and creative process. More info and link HERE
Sat
5/22
7:00pm

Simple Gifts Concert
ONLINE - Click HERE to join us.
Zoom meeting id: 896 8773 2965
Zoom passcode: music


Music and laughter on a Saturday night.


Sun
5/23
3:30pm

In-person concert (masks required)
Crossroads Alliance Church
Ebensburg PA (near Altoona)
814-241-6123


Some of the veterans we've worked with will perform, followed by a Simple Gifts concert. Sponsored by Laurel Highlands Historical Village.

Fri-Sat
5/28-5/29
Virtual Folk College
Two days of online workshops, concerts, open mic, and jamming with Simple Gifts, Aubrey Atwater, Elwood Donnelly, Henry Koretzky, and Judy Minot. See folkcollege.com for details.

July 2021

Tue-Fri
7/13-7/16

Community Arts Center
Wallingford PA (Delaware County)
610-566-1713


Summer Arts Camp
Camp runs July 12 to 16; Simple Gifts will be there July 13-16. Camp is for grades 1 to 6.

Thu
7/15
7:00pm

Montgomery Twp Community & Rec Center
Montgomeryville PA
215-393-6900


Outdoor concert. There's an indoor location in case of rain.

Sat
7/17

Community Arts Center
Wallingford PA (Delaware County)
610-566-1713


Tie Dye Music Festival
Rain date 7/18

Wed
7/21
7:00pm

Lewisburg Concert
Lewisburg PA


Outdoor concert at the Piers in downtown Lewisburg on the grassy area behind Siam Restaurant. Rain location is St. Paul's Church. Another band will play at 7pm; Simple Gifts starts at 8pm. Sponsored by CommUnity Zone, Campus Theatre, Lewisburg Downtown Partnership, Lewisburg Arts Council.


Please consider leaving a tip for Simple Gifts or the sponsoring organization. If no organization is indicated, then the event is self-sponsored by Simple Gifts and entirely supported by donations.

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