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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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Iain Matthews (folk/rock legend and founding member of Fairport Convention) with Jim Fogarty
Butchers Blind will open with an acoustic set
Presented in collaboration with the Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council

Sunday, September 14th, 7:00PM

A rare U.S. appearance by one of the founders (along with Richard Thompson, Sandy Denny, and Simon Nicol,) of the innovative folk/rock band Fairport Convention. Iain is also known for his subsequent work with Matthews’ Southern Comfort (their version of Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock” climbed the charts in 1970), the vocal ensemble Plainsong, and a solo career spanning many decades and traversing several genres. 2013’s The Art of Obscurity is his most recent release. Master guitarist Jim Fogarty joins Iain for this special performance. (www.iainmatthews.nl)

Butchers Blind, the acclaimed Long Island-based roots music band, will open for Iain with an acoustic set.

Tickets $22.00 at www.gpjac.org/UCafe.html through Thursday, September 11th with remaining tickets at the door for $27.00.

Iain Matthews
  • Date: Sunday, September 14th
  • Time: 7:00 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.

Mark Erelli in “Milltowns” a tribute to Bill Morrissey with instrumentalist Charlie Rose
Presented in collaboration with the Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council

Sunday, October 12th, 2:00PM

Mark Erelli returns to the University Café with songs from a new album, Milltowns, a tribute to the late singer/songwriter Bill Morrissey. An original Erelli song, the album’s title track, is accompanied by a dozen of Morrissey’s great songs. You’ll hear many of those as well as songs from Mark’s other albums, in a show where he will be accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Charlie Rose.

Mark’s songs have been recorded by Red Molly and Ellis Paul, among others. He has also collaborated with Jeffrey Foucault and in a contemporary bluegrass band, Barnstar, and has joined Josh Ritter’s band for several concert tours. (www.markerelli.com)

Charlie Rose will open this show, highlighting songs from his debut album, Stowaways. A member of the bluegrass band, Barnstar, Rose plays pedal steel guitar, guitar, banjo, upright bass and other instruments. (www.charlierosemusic.com)

Tickets $20.00 at www.gpjac.org/UCafe.html through Friday, October 10th with remaining tickets at the door for $25.00.

Mark Erelli
  • Date: Sunday, October 12th
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Tickets: $20

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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.

Garnet Rogers, the great singer/songwriter/guitarist from Canada

Sunday, October 19th, 2:00PM

Garnet Rogers has been proclaimed by Sing Out magazine as "the greatest interpreter and vocalist performing on the contemporary folk scene." He set out on the road at age eighteen as a full-time working musician with his brother Stan Rogers, the Canadian folk legend. Establishing himself as a solo artist following his brother’s tragic death, Garnet has delivered performances centered on extraordinary songs, his unsurpassed playing on a host of guitars, and his over the top humor and lightning-quick wit.

Add his name to the select list of the giants in the guitar world today and couple that with brilliant songs often centering on people who are not obvious heroes, and you have the makings of an outstanding afternoon of music. He recently released his twelfth album, Summer’s End. (www.garnetrogers.com)

Tickets $20.00 at www.gpjac.org/UCafe.html through Friday, October 17th with remaining tickets at the door for $25.00.

Garnet Rogers
  • Date: Sunday, October 19th
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Tickets: $20

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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.

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

September 2014
09.14 *Sunday Concert Series: Iain Matthews with Jim Fogarty buy tickets 7:00pm
October 2014
10.12 *Sunday Concert Series: Mark Erelli in "Milltowns" buy tickets 2:00pm
10.19 *Sunday Concert Series: Garnet Rogers buy tickets 2:00pm
September 2014
12.07 *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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