The Hill is Where The Heart is: Neighborhood Kick-Off Party
June 8 @ 6:30 pm
GATES OPEN: @ 5:45 General Public
ALCOHOL: A selection of beer and wine will be available for purchase. Customers will not be permitted to bring in outside alcohol for this performance.
In appreciation of our community, The Hill is Where the Heart is: Neighborhood Kick-Off Party celebrates the start of Britt Music and Arts Festival 2023 and those who help us make it happen. In partnership with ACCESS, join us for a free, acoustic evening under the stars to benefit our community and showcasing incredible local artists Adam Gabriel, Michal Palzewicz Trio, and Alice Di Micele.
In lieu of tickets, we will be collecting non-perishable food items to help fight hunger in Jackson County. For a list of suggested items, click here.
ACCESS provides food, warmth, shelter, and other essential services to Jackson County’s low-income children, families, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities. As the Community Action Agency of Jackson County, Oregon, ACCESS has been helping residents break the cycle of poverty since 1976. For more information, click here
Performances by Adam Gabriel, Michal Palzewicz Trio, and Alice Di Micele
Adam Gabriel is a Georgia born, West Coast seasoned singer-songwriter embodying southern grit and west coast soul in what he calls “Acoustic Soul”, a blending of Folk, Soul, Rock and Rhythm & Blues. Although a relatively new transplant to Southern Oregon, Gabriel‘s unique blend of genres and stellar live performances have made him one of the region’s hottest growing stars.
Over the last two decades, he has released four albums: Back Room (2023), Neptune (2019), Alive (2008), and Not A Thing (2002). All of which are available on Spotify, iTunes and other major streaming platforms.
Adam has been writing and performing his music since 1999 in countless venues of all sizes up and down the West Coast. He has been featured on various radio programs throughout California and the North West, and has been a guest on several podcasts including “Coffee and Bullshit”, “Behind The Band”, “ITNS online Radio” and most recently on JPR (Jefferson Public Radio).
The Michal (Me-how) Palzewicz (Pow-Say-Vich) Trio hails from Ashland, OR, arriving by way of Warsaw, Philadelphia, and Portland. In this fascinating trio, the cello’s classical heritage collides with folk-song elements of banjo and guitar while an accompaniment of mixed hand percussion and contemporary steel pan spark the embers of composition. The group performs an enchanting blend of dynamic instrumental music, original compositions, and folk songs. They’ve performed at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland Folk Collective, Juan De Fuca Music Festival, Sand Point Music Conservatory, and will be touring in support of Vol. 2, their latest EP.
Alice Di Micele is an Americana/Folk Singer-Songwriter based in Southern Oregon. Her voice is rangy, sometimes soft and intimate, other times bold and brassy, evoking a distinct mood in every song she sings. Alice built a dedicated fan base as an independent musician with stirring live performances spanning a three-decade career. Her new album, Every Seed We Plant, is her sixteenth release, a snapshot of life in these times – gut-wrenching, hopeful, vulnerable, intense.
As an accomplished songwriter, Alice draws on folk, jazz, blues, R & B, and rock & roll influences, landing her music consistently on AAA, Folk, Americana, and Community radio stations around the country and internationally, including syndicated shows. Her deep acoustic groove, unique vocal style, and heartfelt lyrics create an unmistakable sound that is all her own. She is a delightful performer and has shared stages with Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, JJ Cale, David Grisman Quartet, Steve Winwood, Ferron, Peter Rowan, Richie Havens, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and so many others.
Her trio consists of her long-time bassist Rob Kohler and guitarist Andy Casad (The Fret Drifters).