Village Club Series

The Village Club Series is held in the Benjamin Mays Center Thursdays at 9:00pm. All shows are free to the entire Bates community. Free refreshments are provided at all Village Club Series events. If you are a student and would like to get involved in planning the Village Club Series, contact Nick Dressler, Assistant Director of Campus Life.

VCS has been around for decades. Check out some of our past performers here.

Fall 2016 Shows – Sept. | Oct. | Nov. | Dec.

Sept. 15
Shane & Emily

http://shaneandemilymusic.com/

A pop/acoustic/folk duo that incorporates many different elements of diverse genres into their original music. They give off a positive/energetic vibe but don’t shy away from diving into the darker emotions that inspire their music.

Sept. 22
Jeff LeBlanc

http://www.jeffleblancmusic.com/

Since releasing his first EP “Signals” in 2009, Jeff has epitomized success as an independent artist – netting three top twenty albums on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart (2011’s Worth Holding On To, 2013’s My Own Way There & 2015’s Vision), scoring dozens of television placements, achieving both satellite and commercial radio play, selling-out headline shows and touring the country with a wide range of acts such as Gavin DeGraw, Tori Kelly, Chris Stapleton, Boz Scaggs, Colbie Caillat, Brett Dennen, Ingrid Michaelson, Parachute, Chris Isaak and many more.

Sept. 29
TO BE ANNOUNCED
Oct. 6
TO BE ANNOUNCED
Oct. 13
Student Music Showcase

Check back soon for information on how to sign up to perform!

Oct. 27
Matt Hires

http://www.matthires.com/

As a cabinet store worker by day and a musician by night, Hires always had a heroic passion for music. Matt’s father, also a musician, introduced him to music at a young age, giving him the handmade guitar that Matt continues to play. Initially drawn to the punk, Post-hardcore, and Emo scenes, Matt later developed an interest in artists like Tom Petty and Bob Dylan, which explains the uniqueness of his vocal and instrumental harmonies that dabble in both traditional and contemporary musical realms.

Nov. 3
Elizabeth Acevedo

http://www.acevedopoetry.com/

Elizabeth Acevedo was born and raised in New York City and her poetry is infused with her Dominican parents’ bolero and her beloved city’s tough grit. Acevedo has been a featured performer on BET and Mun2, as well as delivered several TED Talks. She has graced stages nationally and internationally including renowned venues such as The Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts, and South Africa’s State Theatre; she is also well known for  poetry videos which went viral and were picked up by PBS, Latina Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and Upworthy.

Nov. 10
Ryanhood

http://www.ryanhood.com/

Named ‘Best Group/Duo’ in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards, acoustic-duo Ryanhood got their first break more than a decade ago as street-performers at Boston’s Quincy Market. It was there that they were spotted by a college booking agent and thrust into the college touring scene, where Campus Activities Magazine would name them “one of the most requested acts by college buyers all across the country.” They’ve since gone on to perform more than 800 shows in 42 U.S. states over the past decade and have shared stages with Jason Mraz, Matt Nathanson, Train, American Authors, and have even been tweeted about by Ellen DeGeneres.

 

Nov. 17
TO BE ANNOUNCED

Dec. 1
Tall Heights

http://www.tallheights.com/

Singer/guitarist Tim Harrington and singer/cellist Paul Wright formed Tall Heights in 2010, keeping their songs stripped down to their essential elements, in part, to make it simpler to perform on the streets of Boston. The band’s broadening sound came from the musicians’ conscious effort to push themselves, and each other, to create in new ways. By relying on a few core elements at the start, the duo learned to make the most of their minimalist set-up. The musicians tend to develop ideas separately, before one brings a new song to the other for further development. It’s a reflection of their early days sharing musical ideas, when Wright was living overseas and Harrington was finishing up college.

Dec. 8
TO BE ANNOUNCED