Twenty-six shows and an audience of more than 2,600 people total … these figures put the highlights on the first two seasons of Kable House Presents. Now, its organizers are prepping for a third season of the concert series, with bookings in the works for fall and winter performances. The new season kicks off Saturday, Sept. 24, and season tickets are now available.
In our Spring 2015 York innovators edition (Issue 8), we profiled the origins of this live music series that uses downtown York’s Central Market as the venue. Since its debut in September 2014, performers such as Tall Tall Trees, Strand of Oaks, The Ballroom Thieves, Patrick Sweany, Israel Nash, Kingsfoil and others have entertained a growing Kable House audience base.
Underneath its rafters, the melodies and rhythms, vocals and tempos give attendees an almost personalized music experience. The venue itself contributes to that feeling of a living room performance space in the midst of downtown York.
“It’s not a bar experience. This is for all ages; people come here specifically to hear the music,” Kable House Presents organizer JJ Sheffer comments.
Yes, people come specifically to hear up-and-coming performers and national touring acts. York, with its position in the mid-Atlantic music market, makes an attractive location for the performers who are responding well to York as a place to make their music.
“They comment afterward about how attentive the audiences are. It makes for a special, intimate experience,” she says.
Developed by organizers Sheffer, Sean Kenny (CapLive artistic director), Philip Given and Karin Swartz, Kable House Presents is giving audiences both from York and beyond another live music space in the city.
Plus, it’s also contributing to visitors finding out about and exploring the downtown York community.
Have you been to a Kable House Presents performance recently? What performers have you enjoyed? Give us a shout on our Facebook page, and if you know some names the Kable House team should invite to York, let us know as well.