WPKN 89.5FM
NEWSLETTER
JUNE 2014
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WPKN's Long Island Meet & Greet
Thursday June 5, 2014 in Patchogue, NY

 

   

 

    

 

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 WPKN Annual Summer "Alive & Kicking" On-Air Drive Celebrating LIVE Music and Summer Concerts & Festivals  

 

We have a number of very special 'priced' ticket packages as a pledge of support to WPKN. (Please see below)  

PLEDGE LINE: (203) 384-9756 or online at wpkn.org 

 

 

 

 

   WPKN is proud to be a "media partner" with the following summer festivals including:
  • International Festival of Arts & Ideas   (June 14-28 in New Haven)
  • Green River Festival   (July 12-13 in Greenfield, MA)
  • Great South Bay Music Festival  (July 18-20 in Patchogue, NY)
  • Gathering of the Vibes   (August 1-3 in Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT)
  • Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (August 1-3 in Hillsdale, NY)

 

 

 

 

 

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WPKN'S ALIVE & KICKING SUMMER ON-AIR FUND DRIVE TICKETS

 

 

 

Green River Festival:  July 12 + 13   Greenfield, Massachusetts    

 

SPECIAL WPKN:  Pledge to WPKN of $40 for a Saturday ticket or $30 Sunday ticket or $70 for weekend.

 

 

Regular prices:

*FULL WEEKEND  PASS:  $75

*SATURDAY PASS: $49.99

*SUNDAY PASS: $34.99

The Green River Music Festival is set in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Held on the campus of Greenfield Community College.

Here it is the 2014 lineup for the Green River Festival:  July 12 + 13   Greenfield, Massachusetts    

 

(just below the border of Vermont)

JOSH RITTER & THE ROYAL CITY BAND * TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE * PUSS N BOOTS ft.NORAH JONES, SASHA DOBSON & CATHERINE POPPER * DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND * TRAMPLED BY TURTLES * LUCIUS  * HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF * DAVE & PHIL ALVIN & THE GUILTY ONES * THE LONE BELLOW  * ANA TIJOUX * JAMES HUNTER SIX  * THE IGUANAS * LADY * POOR OLD SHINE  * THE DEBO BAND * THE SHINOLAS REVUE: FEATURING CHRIS COLLINGWOOD (FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE) FREEDY JOHNSTON & SYD STRAW * LADY LAMB THE BEEKEEPER  * AND THE KIDS * GASLIGHT TINKERS * GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS * BARNSTAR! * HEATHER MALONEY + DARLINGSIDE * PAUL BURCH & THE WPA BALLCLUB  * THE DEADLY GENTLEMEN * THE DIRTY BOURBON RIVER SHOW * ...MANY MORE!

  

 

 

Gathering of the Vibes  Seaside Park   Bridgeport, CT   August 1- 3

 

Special WPKN RATES!

 

Regular Prices:                                                                                     Special WPKN Prices:

Friday Ticket   ($75)                                                                          Pledge to WPKN of $65

Saturday Ticket    ($75)                                                                    Pledge to WPKN of $65

Sunday Ticket            ($50)                                                               Pledge to WPKN of $40

3-Day Pass Ticket  (no camping) ($212.50)                            Pledge to WPKN of $170  (WPKN's 3-day DOES NOT include camping)

 

 

 

 

 

Falcon  Ridge  Folk  Festival       August 1, 2nd & 3rd  Hillsdale,  NY 

 

Camping  Pass  for  all three  Days     $125  pledge

 

 

Performers booked for the 26th Falcon Ridge Folk Festival are as follows: The Andrew & Noah Band, Ann Armstrong & Steve Hughes, Annie & the Hedonists, Annie Wenz, Aoife O'Donovan, Beth Molaro, The Boxcar Lilies, Brother Sun, The Clayfoot Strutters, Cheryl Wheeler, Christine Lavin & Don White, Connor Garvey, Darlingside,The Duhks, The Falcon Ridge House Band, The Grand Slambovians, The Great Bear Trio, Hoopoe, The Horse Flies, The Ivy Vine Players, John Gorka, Jim & Madeline Christensen, Kim & Reggie Harris, Krewe de la Rue, Kathryn Wedderburn, Louise Mosrie, Magpie, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, Patti O'Brien Melita , Paul Rosenberg, Pete's Posse, Perpetual e-Motion, Ralph Sweet, Ronny Cox, Roosevelt Dime, The Russet Trio, Seth Glier, Still, the Homegrown Band, Spuyten Duyvil, The Storycrafters, Tom Paxton, Tracy Grammer, and Will Mentor.

 

 

 

WPKN Premiums

 

WPKN Coffee Mug                                                                                               Pledge to WPKN $40

 

WPKN New Baseball Cap                                                                                   Pledge to WPKN $50

 

WPKN Hand Screened T-Shirt                                                                          Pledge to WPKN $50

    

 

               

                 

International Festival of Arts & Ideas     (New Haven)

 

o                Regina Carter  (Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 8pm):   $50 a pair  Regina Carter (MacArthur "Genius" Fellow) is considered the foremost jazz violinist of her generation.

At the Festival, she explores and celebrates the folk tunes that her paternal grandfather would have heard in the South: Cajun fiddle music, early gospel and coal miners' work songs are meshed with contemporary tunes to form Carter's unique and engaging sound

o                Reggie Wilson/ Fist & Heel Performance (Saturday, June 21 at 5pm)  $50 a pair

Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group is a company that dances with stylishness and athleticism: the movement is bold and vibrant, drawing from blues, slave, and spiritual cultures. Steps are then combined with dance drawn from freestyle, disco, and classical sources. In Moses(es), choreographer Reggie Wilson finds inspiration in Zora Neale Hurston's Moses, Man of the Mountain, reflecting on the migration of people and cultures around the world. The New York Times called Moses(es) a "thrilling new work."

 

o                The Events  (Friday, June 27 at 8pm)   $50 a pair By David Greig

Directed by Ramin Gray

Music by John Brown  David Greig's highly acclaimed, daring new play asks how far forgiveness will stretch. Dealing with issues of community, tolerance, and how to cope in the wake of traumatic events, The Events tells of tragedy, obsession, and our desire to fathom the unfathomable. The production features local choirs and a soaring musical soundscape  Winner of the 2013 Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award

 

o                        The Gloaming (Thursday, June 19 at 8pm)   $60 a pair                                                      

With Iarla O'Lionaird (vocals), Thomas Bartlett (piano), Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh (hardanger d'amore), Martin Hayes (violin/fiddle) and Dennis Cahill (guitar) Irish & American folk supergroup The Gloaming carves new paths connecting the rich Irish folk tradition and the contemporary music scene From haunting songs to rousing instrumental medleys, they make music that is both ancient and utterly new.

   

 

 

Suffolk Theater - 118 East Main St., Riverhead NY

Box Office at 631-727-4343.

 

5 pairs of tix available for each of the following shows:

 

 Tuck and Patti - Jazz Duo

Sunday June 8   8pm

Pledge of $50 for a pair

 

Jason "Mallet Man" Taylor, Tito Puente Jr & Bernard Purdie - Jazz percussion  

 

Friday, June 27  8pm

Pledge of $50 for a pair

 

 

 

 

GREAT SOUTH BAY MUSIC FESTIVAL July 18,19 & 20

 

Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY

 

Day Tickets Pledge to WPKN $30 per ticket

 

VIP Tickets (very limited) Pledge to WPKN $55 per ticket

 

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WPKN Benefit Concerts:

  

 SUMMER SOLSTICE SAMBA 

        Sambeleza  

Unitarian Church on Saturday June 21st   8pm  

Tickets are a pledge of $30 per ticket  to WPKN

Brazilian samba and Jazz

BUY TICKETS HERE 

  

 

  

  Grand Slambvians + Hamell on Trial

 Fairfield Theatre Company  Thursday, June 26th

 7:30pm    $35 pledge to WPKN    

BUY TICKETS HERE 

  

   

  

 

Ed Hamell from Hamell on Trial

  

 

  


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 WPKN Named #1 in Fairfield County   

 

    
   

 

 

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  WPKN is a Media Partner for Autumn Defense as part of the Edmond Town Hall Renovation Concert Series

 

 

  

   

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 WPKN welcomes summer interns from Staples High School in Westport, CT

 

Victoria Nachman and Tim Schroeder have been at WPKN doing all sorts of activities from mailing out premiums, preparing the summer mailing; mixing and editing PSA's and underwriting announcements as well as representing WPKN and some concert events.  Victoria also has helped with photography for the WPKN Instagram site.   

Thanks to our own Mike Zito who also teaches and supervises the Staples HS radio station for facilitating these annual internships. 

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WPKN "media partner" with the Bridgeport DSSD supporting events such as the Downtown Thursday concert series; the farmers markets as well as the July Bridgeport Arts Fest




 
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WPKN Releases FREE "WPKN Live" Worldwide for iPhone and iPad  

 

NOW available at the Apple App Store

Copy and paste or click below:   

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wpkn-live/id704986292?mt=8

 

WPKN has unveiled the new iPhone and iPad app.   The app is offered through the Apple 'App' store free of charge.  WPKN thanks the design services of Long Island native and friend of PKN, Patrick Serrano who volunteered countless hours of design and development time.

The WPKN custom app that allows for "live" listening and a quick tap entrance to our web site.

 

 

 

 

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