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The Sunday Street Acoustic Series, co-sponsored by WUSB-FM, presents nationally and internationally touring artists who perform in the listening room setting of The University Café. The series runs from September to early June and is now in its eighth year. Past performers have included Graham Parker, Willie Nile, Susan Werner, Eric Andersen, and Fairport Convention.

The Sunday Acoustic Concert Series, produced by Charlie Backfish, is co-sponsored by WUSB-FM (90.1fm).

NOTE: You must be 21 or older to purchase tickets and attend Sunday Concert Series events. Admission of 21+ when alcohol is served is a requirement of University Alcohol Policy and of University Cafe.

For Podcasts of past shows at The University Café, please click here: University Café Podcasts.

Information by email: SundayStreetWUSB@aol.com
Telephone inquiries: leave message at 631-632-1093

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Richard Shindell, songwriting legend
This concert will be held at the First Methodist Church, 603 Main Street Port Jefferson
Presented in collaboration with the Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council

Thursday, November 6th, 7:30PM

Born in New Jersey, Richard Shindell grew up in Port Washington, Long Island, where he began to take guitar lessons. During a stint at Moravian College, he teamed with John Gorka in the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band. An expatriate New Yorker now living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Shindell is a meticulous craftsman of song whose eleven studio albums and 2 live recordings have been revered by critics and fans alike. Innovative, original and occasionally spiritual, Shindell's songs weave tales that interchangeably champion the downtrodden, exalt the disaffected or wax empathetic to those lost to society's fringes.

Richard Shindell is as compelling a song interpreter as a songwriter, and we expect to hear selections from his brand-new release Tomorrow You're Going, a collaboration with his long-time singing partner Lucy Kaplansky.

This very special concert will be held in the acoustically magnificent First Methodist Church in Port Jefferson. This historic 1893 building is handicapped accessible. Please email info@gpjac if you have special needs when you purchase your tickets, so that we can reserve parking and seating for you.

Directions to First Methodist Church, Port Jefferson

Tickets $25.00 at www.gpjac.org/UCafe.html through Tuesday, November 4th with remaining tickets at the door for $30.00 (cash only).

Richard Shindell
  • Date: Thursday, November 6th
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: $25

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Garland Jeffreys

Sunday, November 23rd, 2:00PM

Rock/reggae/blues and soul singer/songwriter Garland Jeffreys returns to The University Cafe after a four year absence during which he has released two acclaimed albums (The King of In-Between and Truth Serum) in one of contemporary music's most amazing comebacks.

Garland emerged on the music scene in the early '70's with a much-heralded debut album going on to record the legendary Ghost Writer album in 1977 that included the FM radio anthem "Wild In the Streets." His song "Matador" won Garland a passionate following in Europe, making him an international recording star. He recorded five additional albums into the 1980's but except for 1992's Don't Call Me Buckwheat, Jeffreys did not release another US album of original material until 2011.

His return to recording and performing has seen him headline shows in the US and in Europe as a shining moment in a career that has earned him the respect of musical peers like Bruce Springsteen, David Johansen, Lou Reed and John Cale.

Tickets $22.00 at www.gpjac.org/UCafe.html through Friday, November 21st with remaining tickets at the door for $27.00 (cash only).

Garland Jeffreys
  • Date: Sunday, November 23rd
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Tickets: $22

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You must be 21 or older to purchase tickets and attend Sunday Concert Series events. Admission of 21+ when alcohol is served is a requirement of University Alcohol Policy and of University Cafe.

Ellis Paul

Sunday, December 7th, 2:00PM

A visit from Ellis Paul in the last few weeks of the year has become a tradition in the Sunday Street series at the Café. It is indeed an event when Ellis plays the Café and his shows are always different and exciting.

This year, Ellis brings with him songs from his newly-released album, Chasing Beauty. Since his visit occurs during the holiday season, you can also expect a couple of songs from City of Dreams, his seasonal CD from 2013. And of course there are those surprises that always occur during one of Ellis’ shows when he covers a song by other songwriters.

From his emergence on the Boston music scene in 1990, he has won a devout following for his well-crafted songs and his passionate, energetic stage presentation. As Kristian Bush, of the duo Sugarland has said, “Ellis has a voice that is so powerful you know who it is the second he comes through your radio. (www.ellispaul.com)

Tickets $25.00 at www.gpjac.org/UCafe.html through Friday, December 5th with remaining tickets at the door for $30.00 (cash only).

Ellis Paul
  • Date: Sunday, December 7th
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Tickets: $25

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You must be 21 or older to purchase tickets and attend Sunday Concert Series events. Admission of 21+ when alcohol is served is a requirement of University Alcohol Policy and of University Cafe.

Upcoming Events

October 2014
22
Wed
The Sessions: Jazz Concert 8:00pm
23
Thu
Karaoke 8:00pm
24
Fri
Variety: Cinema Nite 8:00pm
28
Tue
Trivia 8:00pm
29
Wed
The Sessions: Jazz Concert 8:00pm
30
Thu
Karaoke 8:00pm
31
Fri
Halloween Party: Spooky Brooklyn 8:00pm
November 2014
04
Tue
Trivia 8:00pm
05
Wed
The Sessions: Jazz Concert 8:00pm
06
Thu
Sunday Concert Series: Richard Shindell buy tickets
Concert Location: First Methodist Church, 603 Main Street Port Jefferson
7:30pm
06
Thu
Karaoke 8:00pm
07
Fri
Variety: Multidisciplinary Arts Thesis 8:00pm
11
Tue
Trivia 8:00pm
12
Wed
The Sessions: Jazz Concert 8:00pm
13
Thu
Karaoke 8:00pm
18
Tue
Trivia 8:00pm
19
Wed
The Sessions: Jazz Concert 8:00pm
20
Thu
Karaoke 8:00pm
21
Fri
Variety: Facial Competition - Long Island Beard Society 8:00pm
23
Sun
*Sunday Concert Series: Garland Jeffreys buy tickets 2:00pm
December 2014
02
Tue
Trivia 8:00pm
03
Wed
The Sessions: Jazz Concert 8:00pm
04
Thu
Karaoke 8:00pm
05
Fri
Stony Brooklyn 8:00pm
07
Sun
*Sunday Concert Series: Ellis Paul buy tickets 2:00pm

*NOTE: You must be 21 or older to purchase tickets and attend Sunday Concert Series events. Admission of 21+ when alcohol is served is a requirement of University Alcohol Policy and of University Cafe.

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