Park Coffee House

The talented local and regional performers represent a rich variety of acoustic music, which has been the 
hallmark of Park Coffee House:

Pepper and Sassafras, the acoustic duo of Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers and Wendy Ramsay, is coming back to Park Coffee House in Holland Patent on Saturday, March 2. The doors open at 7:00 PM for the 7:30 PM show. Admission is $12.00, $5.00 for students, and no charge for children 12 and younger.
     Pepper and Sassafras entertains in a warm and engaging style. They have been gaining recognition for their performances, winning the New Voices category at the Turtle Hill Folk Festival, to becoming finalists for Best Duo award at FreshGrass.
      Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers is an award winning singer-songwriter. He combines his passion for words and music into a career as musician, author, and teacher. Rodgers is a grand prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and received a SAMMY (Syracuse area music award) for his CD “Almost There.” He is a founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine and has published several books, including Rock Troubadours, which featured his interviews with artists such as Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and Jerry Garcia. Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers describes his work as “music with passion and creativity and a real point of view.” Paul Simon, The Grateful Dead, Stevie Wonder, and Tom Waits are claimed as the four corners of his sense of music for their sounds, styles, and creative spirit.
       Wendy Ramsay brings extraordinary vocal harmonies . A multiple instrumentalist, she adds flute, clarinet, guitar, and her quirky originals to the mix. Wendy is also a songwriter and has performed with the Unstoppables and the Hysterical Fits.
       Park Coffee House coordinator Gail Brett describes Pepper and Sassafras as “clever, funny, and thought provoking, with an easy rapport with the audience... they stir up great music.”
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers and Wendy Ramsay are sure to deliver a performance combining great acoustic musicianship, outstanding original songs, and rich harmonies.
      You’ll find Park Coffee House at the historic Twin Churches in the village of Holland Patent, just off Main Street(NYS Route 365), across from the park.
       At Park Coffee House events, refreshments are available before the show and during the intermission. PCH volunteers prepare and serve the homemade desserts, coffee, tea, cocoa, and cider. A donation is requested. The proceeds benefit the local food pantry.
       On April 13, the Park Coffee House will welcome the return of Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn, and Dan Duggan as the trio Jamcrackers. Wildflower performs on May 18, and the current season closes on June 8 with a Local Favorites Fundraiser. Please note that the March 16 Rattlin’ Bog concert has been canceled.
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Mark your calendars now for the 2019 Winter-Spring Park Coffee House season. A variety of live, acoustic music performed by outstanding local and regional groups will be presented:

      March 2                Pepper & Sassafras (Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers & Wendy Ramsay)
    April 13                Jamcrackers (Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn, & Dan Duggan)
    May 18                 Wildflower
    June 8                   Local Favorites Fundraiser


Note Time:  All shows start at 7:30 PM.  Doors open at 7:00.

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Homemade desserts, coffee, tea, cocoa, and cider will be prepared and served by Park Coffee House volunteers and are available for a donation before the performance and during the intermissionProceeds from donations for the refreshments help to support the local food pantry and other Foothills Rural Community Ministry programs. FRCM is a non-denominational charity and the parent organization of Park Coffee House.  

Proceeds support Foothills Rural Community Ministry programs.

Fairly Traded Equal Exchange coffee and teas are served here.

We always need kitchen volunteers.  Call the FRCM office 315-865-5854 if you would be willing to help out.  You would be working with experienced volunteers.

We are located in the Twin Churches at the corner of Route 365 and the village green in Holland Patent.

Gift Certificates for Park Coffee House performances are available.

Call 315-865-5854 for information about concerts, to update your address, or to be removed from our mailing list.


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