Weather permitting, music already booked on the BVFCC deck Thursdays-Saturdays through Oct. 10

Anne Marie Menta and Richard Neal playing the Best Video deck to a safely socially distanced crowd Sept. 12, 2020.

Best Video Film & Cultural Center has gotten a great response from the community of local musicians to the use of our new deck as a venue. While weather permits, we will be hosting shows Thursday-Saturday during happy hour time with music usually occurring between 5 and 7 PM (but exact time varies according to the act).

We ask respect for social distancing, please, and masks are mandatory. (Yes, you can lower them to take a drink but please raise them up again.)

No cover charge but please bring cash for the musicians’ tip jar. This has been a real hard time for musicians, almost all of whom have seen their live performance income dry up.

This is what is booked as of Sept. 16, 2020:

Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 17-19:

Thursday, Sept. 17, 5-7 PM. Singer-Songwriter: The Bargain (featuring Frank Critelli, Shandy Lawson, & Muddy Rivers)

Friday, Sept. 18, 4:30-6:30 PM. Roots Singer-Songwriter: Buzz Gordo

Saturday, Sept. 19, 5-7 PM. Singer-Songwriter: Shawn Taylor

Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 24-26:

Thursday, Sept. 24, 5-7 PM. Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar: Glenn Roth

Friday, Sept. 25, 6 PM. Harmony Pop: Pigeon English

Saturday, Sept. 26, 5:30 PM. Singer-Songwriter Pop: Shellye Valauskas & Dean Falcone

Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 1-3:

Thursday, Oct. 1, 4:30-6:30 PM. Swing Music: Leg Up feat. Leo & Brian Slattery

Friday, Oct. 2, 4:30-6:30 PM. Jug Band: Washboard Slim Trio

Saturday, Oct. 3, 4:30-6:30 PM. Jazz: Warren Byrd & David Chevan

Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 8-10:

Thursday, Oct. 8, 5-6:30 PM. Singer-Songwriter: Seth Adam

Friday, Oct. 9, 4:30-6:30 PM. Swing: The Red Hots

Saturday, Oct. 10, 5 PM. Afro-Soul: Thabisa

Also on the schedule:

Saturday, Oct. 17, 4:30 PM. Songs + Stories, Hosted by Saul Fussiner

Also on the BVFCC schedule, being held across the street at the Spring Glen Church: (in collaboration with Hamden Department of Arts and Culture, Spring Glen Church, Ignite the Light):

Thursday, Sept. 17, 7:30 PM. Film Screening at Spring Glen Church: “42: The Jackie Robinson Story” (1st in the Black Film Mini-Series sponsored by BVFCC, Hamden Department of Art & Culture, Spring Glen Church, and Ignite the Light)

Friday, Sept. 25, 7:30 PM. Film Screening at Spring Glen Church: “Brown Sugar” (2nd in the Black Film Mini-Series sponsored by BVFCC, Hamden Department of Art & Culture, Spring Glen Church, and Ignite the Light)

Saturday, Oct. 3, 7:30 PM. Film Screening: “Do the Right Thing” at Spring Glen Church (3rd in the Black Film Mini-Series sponsored by BVFCC, Hamden Department of Art & Culture, Spring Glen Church, and Ignite the Light)