(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)
The city of Aliquippa has been home to many great moments in sports and industry, but starting in July they look to add music and gathering to that list.
The Uncommon Grounds Cafe, in partnership with The Genesis Collective, will be hosting a series of concerts throughout the summer entitled “Uncommon Concerts & Conversations“, featuring a wide variety of musical acts ranging from blues to jazz to choral song. The first of the bi-weekly shows will be on July 1, as Billy The Kid & The Regulators will be presenting a blues workshop for children at 6:00 PM, followed by the concert and subsequent conversation beginning at 7:00 PM.
“All of the public is invited, it is free, and the conversations are open,” said Pam Rossi-Keen, the executive director for The Genesis Collective, who joined Uncommon Grounds executive director Andrenna Williams in talking with Matt Drzik on the June 30 edition of A.M. Beaver County to talk about the concert series. “Basically our goal here is to make sure that Aliquippa and the surrounding region–Beaver County, Allegheny County–feels invited to participate in creativity and to dream and feel empowered to make on their own.”
All concerts begin at 7:00 PM and will be held inside the Uncommon Grounds Cafe located at 380 Franklin Avenue in Aliquippa.
July 1 — Billy the Kid and The Regulators.
July 15 — Joy + Peace (with performer Joy Ike)
Aug. 5 — Yoko Suzuki Trio
Aug. 19 — TBD
Sept. 2 — Voces Solis
“Our space is intentionally created to invite people in to explore and to dream and to feel safe to just be who they’re created to be,” Williams said. “So we’re excited…it just continues the will of building relationships, having these conversations, and ultimately just drawing us closer and closer together across all the lines that are created to separate us.”
For more details on the “Uncommon Concerts & Conversations” series, click on the player below for the full conversation with Pam Rossi-Keen and Andrenna Williams.