“A Night at Tess’ Lark Tavern” Benefit @ The Linda, 6/10/10

May 18th, 2010, 12:01 pm by Greg

Keith Pray leading his ensemble at Tess' Lark Tavern

Keith Pray leading his ensemble at Tess' Lark Tavern (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

The Tess’ Lark Tavern regular performers will gather together to present “A Night at Tess’ Lark Tavern: A Benefit Celebration featuring the House Bands of the Lark Tavern” at The Linda in Albany at 7pm on Thursday, June 10.

Performing will be Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys, Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble, MotherJudge & the Best Damn Open Mic EVER! Band, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Albany Poets’ Poets Speak Loud and special guest Bryan Thomas. These are the performers who have graced the stage at the Lark on a regular weekly or monthly basis for years – performers who have literally taken up residency at Tess’.

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“Poets Help Now” Benefit for Tess’ Lark Tavern

May 14th, 2010, 11:15 am by Greg

Poets Help Now Benefit for Tess' Lark Tavern

Tess’ Lark Tavern has been the home of Poets Speak Loud for more than five years. What started out in January, 2005 as a monthly open mic for poetry has become much more than that, it has become a family.

Now Poets Speak Loud is giving back and helping to rebuild Tess’ Lark Tavern with Poets Help Now, a special open mic session for poets which will be held upstairs at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Monday, May 24.

Come on out to share your words, experiences and thoughts about Tess Collins, her staff and what Tess’ Lark Tavern means to you.

Sign-up for poets begins at 7pm, and the readings will start at 8pm.

A donation of $5 is requested at the door with all proceeds going directly to Tess and the staff of Tess’ Lark Tavern to use for the rebirth of the Tavern.

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