Summertime Events at the Old Franklin School August

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Sharon Goldman's September 15 album release show -- $15 at the door, $12 advance tickets:

Happy August! Hope you're having a great's the scoop on what's going on at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse: 491 Middlesex Avenue, Metuchen!

Saturday, August 13, 7pm to 11pm
Guitars for Vets  (Cabaret Night)
Suggested donation at the door: $10

Featuring the best of local and regional music groups, Guitar Cabaret Night will include performances from military veterans who have completed the 10-week Guitars for Vets educational program. At the end of the program each vet is awarded a free Yamaha acoustic guitar and accessories, and invited to continue playing guitar with her or his chapter. Guitars For Vets (, is a national 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide a guitar instruction program and the proven healing power of music to veterans struggling with physical injuries, PTSD, and other emotional distress. 

Active duty military, vets, and performing bands will be admitted free.  For more information, join the facebook event at

Saturday, August 20, 7:30pm (doors at 7pm)
The Rollbacks (Latin Fusion)
$5 at the door

The Rollbacks (Alejandro Ataucusi, Louis D'Alotto, Pablo Vera, George Lykogiannis, and George Bonilla) combine music genres such as rock, latin, jazz, and Salsa to entertain with new Latin fusion vibes.  Based in Perth Amboy but frequent performers at area Open Mics and Coffee Houses, the Rollbacks have become a local favorite and last played in Metuchen at the Junebug Artfest.  They recently headlined the first Waterfront Arts Festival in Perth Amboy and they have also played Division Street in Somerville, among many other venues around NJ and PA.  Alejandro regularly performs solo at Troy Restaurant in Perth Amboy and with the Rollbacks at the Barge Restaurant on the Waterfront. We welcome them to the Old Franklin Schoolhouse and hope you will make a night of it with friends; bring a bottle of your favorite wine & some tapas and enjoy! 

Friday, August 26
Metuchen Open Mic Night
Doors at 6:30, music at 7:00pm, Free

The official gathering spot for fans of Metuchen's Open Mic Night! All forms of expression welcome! Last Friday of each month!  Contact Danny

Thursday nights in August: Metuchen Rocks! Series at New & Center Streets - Free, sponsored by the Metuchen Arts Council (rain or shine)

Thursday,  August 11 - Carrie Jackson & her Jazzin' All Star Ensemble
Thursday,  August 18 - The SaddleTones
Thursday,  August 25 -  Lowlight

Coming in September:

----Friday, September 9 -- Blue Fox Blues Night

----Thursday, September 15, 8 pm -- Sharon Goldman FULL-BAND album release show! 
Sharon (host of the quarterly Schoolhouse Songwriter Series) is celebrating the release of her new album, "Kol Isha (A Woman's Voice)" with a full band, sweet treats and a champagne toast! 
Sharon Goldman: Vocals, guitar, piano
Stephen Murphy: Guitars, mandolin
Cheryl Prashker: Percussion
Craig Akin: Upright bass
Efrat Shapira: Violin
Amy Soucy: Background vocals
$15 at the door or $12 advance tix here:

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