I can't get no ... no satisfaction ... but you will at the annual Coffee House. Here's hoping the Jam Band breaks out their Rolling Stones repertoire!
Got a talent and you just can’t keep it to yourself anymore?
Then we want you.
Do you have Saturday Night Fever Monday through Sunday and can’t help but bust a move when you hear a dougie fresh beat?
Then we need you.
Are you the Karaoke King?
Then we love you.
It's time to put down the Mr. Microphone and pick up a real microphone.
Veterans who are singers, dancers, musicians, actors or entertainers of any kind can break a leg and hit the stage for the Milwaukee VA’s spring Coffee House event, 6:30 to 9 p.m. May 21 in Recreation Hall, Room 3435.
Don’t sit around thinking about it. Deadline to sign up is May 14. Yes, this May 14.
Have you signed up yet?
What are you waiting for?!?!?!?!?
The Coffee House events have been going strong for seven years at the Milwaukee VA and usually features an eclectic lineup of all kinds of talent – Veterans entertaining Veterans and the community.
“A lot of people performed in the military and maybe put down the guitar when they got out. Some people use music to cope with traumatic things they experienced in the military. Some people just do it for fun. We want everybody to come out to perform, and the rest of the community to see some of the amazing talent that we have,” said music therapist Shep Crumrine who created the event.
It’s called the Coffee House, named after the intimate settings where people can get on stage for an open-mic night or some other performance. It’s laid back and casual, but a lot of fun, Crumrine said.
It was started, originally, for those veterans in therapeutic and recovery programs. It gave them a chance to express themselves, heal and interact with one another. It’s since grown to include all Veterans with a vast array of talent.
As always, the funky, uber-talented and rocking VA Jam Band will perform. They do some killer Rolling Stones and CCR music. Can’t wait to see what they’ll be breaking out at this performance.
“There is usually something for every taste. We have some rock n’ roll, folk music and dramatic interpretations. Even if you’ve never performed before, you’ll find a friendly audience here.”
Those Veterans who wish to sign up should call Crumrine at 414-384-2000, ext. 42433, or Sandy Rice at ext. 41673.