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Sunday
March 1
 

Open Mic cancelled due to inclement weather. 
See you all in 2 weeks

Admission and BYOB fee for this night of music supports keeping The Flash, a non-profit organization, open for these events. It is a valued donation to keep the music going!!
 
The Flash Music Cafe is proud to announce that we are the host venue for Kennett Square sessions of We Kids Rock music program! This series of classes is scheduled on every Friday, January 9 - March 13, 2014 (10 weeks).


CLASS DATES: Fridays January 9 - March 13
CLASS TIMES: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Family Classes Ages Birth-5yrs
We Kids Rock's Family Classes are 45 minutes of music participation for ages birth-five years old and their caregivers. One teacher plays guitar and the other leads as we sing, clap, shake egg shakers and most of all, HAVE FUN!!

A great introduction to music for little "rockers" everywhere and their parents/caregivers. Classes are 8-10 week sessions. Siblings under 8 months are free!

Click here to sign-up for the We Kids Rock music program!

 
THIS SHOW IS ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC - THIS NIGHT WILL BE A GREAT BLEND OF MUSICAL TALENT AND ORIGINAL ENERGY THAT YOU MUST HEAR FOR YOURSELF
Friday
March 6
Open 7PM
Show 8PM

ADVANCE
$16
DAY OF
$20
HEADLINER
THE 7EVENTY 2WOS

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The 7eventy 2wos are a collaborative of independently successful musicians. Consider a left handed drummer-singer commanding a heart-thumping percussion, the jazz-funk artistry of guitar and bass by two musicians who have played together for over a decade, and a lead singer who's voice is an instrument that can nail any vocal genre. Every number will resonate with the audience, there being no hard and fast rules as to where the music will take you. These musicians share influences as diverse as Hendrix, Knopfler, Chick Corea, Miles, Clapton, The Band, Bela and Victor, Brubeck, Tony Rice, Guthrie Govan, Andy Timmons among many of the Jazz, Rock, R&B and Blues greats. Collective performances of the band members has been throughout the mid Atlantic states, Nashville, and the Twin Cities/midwest. Each member applies their talent in a unique melding of influences at every performance. Trust that you will enjoy the experience and appreciate the musicianship of this new collaborative. Glenn McNemar-bass; Brad McNemar-lead guitar; Matt Creighton-percussion, voice; Chris Ferron-guitar, lead voice. 2014

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Dirk Quinn
WEBSITE

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dirk Quinn is the guitarist for a high energy funk/jazz band based out of Philadelphia that travels extensively throughout the US and Canada. Utilizing over a decade of steady performing, Quinn has developed a unique and progressive style - one that appeals to a wide variety of music listeners with fans ranging from the jam band hippies to the jazz snobs.

 
A NIGHT FOR SOULFUL AMERICANA BLUES. Two great headliners for the price of one.
Saturday
March 7
Open 7PM
Show 8PM

ADVANCE
$16
DAY OF
$20

 

 

 


CO-BILL
Angelo M.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
"ANGELO M. MADE OUR JAWS DROP When He Sat Down & Blistered the Frets..." - Acoustic Live
After a mill bankruptcy cost him his pension, Angelo M. (short for Melasecca) made the unlikely transition from steelworker to touring artist. With a Rootsy, Bluesy sound n Witty sense of humor Angelo M.'s a favorite at festivals & listening rooms: reviews hail him, "a Brilliant Guitarist" with "an Excellent Voice", and audiences from NY to CA have honored him with standing ovations. It's no surprise with influences like Chet Atkins, Ry Cooder, Duane Allman, & Leo Kottke that Angelo M.'s a Master finger style & slide guitarist/Dobro player, but there's more than just guitar hero flash here… Angelo M.'s a multi-award winning songwriter holding honors from the Prestigious Mountain Stage NewSong Contest; Billboard's World Song Contest n more. He's a humble, hardworking man who spent decades in a PA steel mill, but there's nothing understated about the talent of this bluesy virtuoso player and award winning writer; armed with a six string, Dobro & harp, he's down n dirty, no holds barred – an authentic link in the American Roots chain as a singer, player & writer.

CO-BILL
Beaucoup Blue
LISTEN   |   WEBSITE

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Beaucoup Blue is the Philadelphia based Father and Son duo of David and Adrian Mowry. Bridging many gaps in American music, their soulful traditional and contemporary styles mesh into an innovative and authentic sound.

 
Thursday
March 12
Open 7PM
Show 8PM

ADVANCE
$16
DAY OF
$20
HEADLINER
Improv Comedy Troupe
WEBSITE
Back by popular demand to Kennett Flash! Better Than Bacon is Chester County's newest improvisational comedy troupe! They make up every single word and perform every single action completely on-the-spot...and it's all driven by YOUR suggestions. Every show is a brand new experience, so find out why this group is Better Than Bacon!
 
The Flash Music Cafe is proud to announce that we are the host venue for Kennett Square sessions of We Kids Rock music program! This series of classes is scheduled on every Friday, January 9 - March 13, 2014 (10 weeks).


CLASS DATES: Fridays January 9 - March 13
CLASS TIMES: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Family Classes Ages Birth-5yrs
We Kids Rock's Family Classes are 45 minutes of music participation for ages birth-five years old and their caregivers. One teacher plays guitar and the other leads as we sing, clap, shake egg shakers and most of all, HAVE FUN!!

A great introduction to music for little "rockers" everywhere and their parents/caregivers. Classes are 8-10 week sessions. Siblings under 8 months are free!

Click here to sign-up for the We Kids Rock music program!

 
Friday
March 13
Open 7PM
Show 8PM

ADVANCE
$20
DAY OF
$25
HEADLINER
The Buffalo Chip and the Heard

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Buffalo Chip & The Heard is a Delaware based acoustic trio. Chip Porter, singer & rhythm guitarist the band Montana Wildaxe leads this group whose roots lie in real music played by real musicians. The band covers everything from Bluegrass to Jazz. Tony Cappella, bassist of Montana Wildaxe plays upright bass and Davy Poland, one of the finest fiddle players around makes this trio shine. On occasion the band can expand to a Quintet by adding Kurt Houff on slide guitar and Mark Unruh on mandolin, banjo and guitar.

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Naked Blue

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Drawing from the Americana tradition and firmly grounded with a pleasing pop sensibility, the performing songwriter team, Jen and Scott Smith, and their band, Naked Blue, have become a mainstay on the folk/pop scene. They quit their day jobs in 1991 and have been writing, recording & performing music ever since. The strength of their songwriting has allowed them to easily transition between intimate acoustic performances and full band shows on some major stages including DAR Constitution Hall (DC), Webster Hall (NY) and The Bottom Line (London).

Over the years they've share stages with John Mayer, Joe Cocker, Jeffrey Gaines, Aimee Mann, Kenny Loggins, Dan Fogelberg, Derek Trucks Band, Jonatha Brooke, Lowen & Navarro to name just a few. Their music has been featured in film & television spots on The Young & the Restless, Brooklyn South, Jack & Jill, That's Life, America's Top Model, Mein Leben & Ich and in the films The Girl Next Door, About Sarah, June, Sex Drugs & Democracy, The Smokers and Second to Die.

 

ST. PATS BASH AT THE FLASH
Bless our lucky charms ! ! ! Guess who's back?
BEYOND THE PALE 

Saturday
March 14

ADVANCE
$23
DAY OF
$26

NEW SHOW TIME CHANGES

SOLD OUT -
EARLY SHOW

Open 6:00PM
Show 7:00P


LATE SHOW

Open 9:00PM
Show 9:15PM

HEADLINER
Beyond the Pale

ABOUT THE ARTIST
With their third and latest release New York Streets, Beyond the Pale once again brings their exciting, creative and refreshing mix of original and traditional Celtic music back to the Kennett Flash. A regional Celtic favorite, Beyond the Pale has performed at many venues from large festivals to smaller intimate gatherings as well as by invitation for international dignitaries such as the Irish Ambasador in Washington DC. Irish Music magazine's John OReagan quotes, "Beyond the Pale's release Hill of Sallows is a refreshing blast of Celtic Americana at its most inventive ". For over 10 years BTP has delighted it's audiences and inspired them to step Beyond the Pale....

 

By popular demand we had to add a second show ......
LUCKY FOR YOU ST. PATTY'S BASH WILL PARTY ON FOR ONE MORE TIME.

 
Sunday
Mar. 15
Doors Open
6:30PM
Show Starts
7PM

Admission $4
BYOB $4

Hosted by
Sam Kwietniak
WEBSITE
Philadelphia-based songsmith and oddity Sam Kwietniak is no stranger to show business. With a smile, a wink, and a heaping portion of quirk, Sam aims to entertain, enchant, and one day enslave the world. His exalted lyrical sorcery and unparalleled mastery of music are paralleled only by his immensely humble and self-deprecating nature.
Admission and BYOB fee for this night of music supports keeping The Flash, a non-profit organization, open for these events. It is a valued donation to keep the music going!!
 
Friday
March 20
TWO SHOWS
7PM & 10PM
Doors open
6:00PM & 9:30PM

ADVANCE
$23
DAY OF
$26


EARLY SHOW
SOLD OUT


LATE SHOW

HE'S BACK!!!
JOHN "THE PARTY NEVER ENDS" EDDIE for two great shows.

HEADLINER

John Eddie
LISTEN   |   WEBSITE

ABOUT THE ARTIST

John Eddie is an American folk rock singer. In the 1970s and became a popular club circuit musician in N.J. occasionally performing with Bruce Springsteen. He opened for Bob Seger and The Kinks in the late 1980s. Eddie has recorded independently and toured extensively; his career saw a resurgence when he signed with Lost Highway Records for 2003's Who the Hell is John Eddie?' Kid Rock has covered "Lowlife", "Forty" and "Happy New Year" all written by John Eddie. The video for Kid Rock's version of "Happy New Year" featured Cindy Crawford.

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Born Sisters
LISTEN   |   WEBSITE

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Born Sisters, young teens Kristen and Kara Zack's are excited to host their CD release party at the venue where it all started for them at "The Kennett Flash". The girls are excited to come back and share their new EP titled "Smarter" recorded in Nashville in January 2014. From playing at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville for recognition as winning songwriters in the Wake Up Nashville event to playing sold out shows around the Tri-State area, Born Sisters will bring their high energy show for all to enjoy . Born Sisters captivating sweet-voiced harmonies and self-penned storied lyrics create a distinctive American pop/country sound. The combination of the sisters' natural vocal talents and strong family values endear them to their many fans. Born Sisters will surely entertain you along with their hometown band Dante DeShullo, Brian Lafferty and Jason Ogurcak, all guaranteeing an entertaining and fun-filled evening!
 
The return of BILLY PENN BURGER - THE MUSIC LIVES ON.
Saturday
March 21
Open 7PM
Show 8PM

ADVANCE
$18
DAY OF
$22


HEADLINER
Billy Penn Burger
WEBSITE

ABOUT THE ARTIST
One of the tri-state area's most prolific songwriters Billy Penn Burger will fill your heart with lyrics of true emotion and a story of life and love that other performers wish they could express. An elite artist that will leave you wanting more......

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Nancy Micciulla
WEBSITE

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Micciulla (pronounced mi-chu-la: There's a prize if you got it right, extra points for correctly spelling it.) hails from Philadelphia and has packed renowned venues such as the Tin Angel, Club Cafe and The Knitting Factory. At World Cafe Live, Nancy was chosen as a 'standout performer,' and Ticket Magazine named her as '2010 Artist to Watch'. Her sound has been described as "acoustic pop with an emotional flair"; her melodic voice like "candy for your ears".
 
TRIBUTE WEEKEND
ERIC CLAPTON - THE CORE - 70TH BIRTHDAY BASH
AND
COUNTDOWN TO ECSTACY - STEELY DAN TRIBUTE

It's Eric Clapton's 70th birthday.....Come and enjoy a tribute to his musical legacy by "The Charlie Phillips Band" The Core.

Friday
March 27
Open 7PM
Show 8PM

ADVANCE
$22
DAY OF
$26

HEADLINER

The Charlie Phillips Band

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
"THE~CORE" performs an electric and acoustic tribute to Eric Clapton – from Cream ("Sunshine of Your Love") through Blind Faith ("Can't Find My Way Home") and Derek and The Dominoes ("Layla") into his extensive solo career ("I Shot The Sheriff", "Lay Down Sally"). The~Core – "The Eric Clapton Tribute Band" is from Philadelphia, Pa. and performs throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. Available for public and private events.

 

Countdown to Ecstacy - A TRIBUTE TO STEELY DAN

Saturday
March 28
Open 7PM
Show 8PM

ADVANCE
$22
DAY OF
$26
HEADLINER
Steely Dan Tribute – Count Down to Ecstasy
WEBSITE

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Countdown to Ecstasy is the Delaware Valley's premiere Steely Dan tribute band.The 11-member group of veteran musicians, led by bassist Glenn Marrazzo, is dedicated to bringing alive the music of Fagen & Becker in it's truest form. Performing all of the many Steely Dan hits and deeper tracks, this Bucks County-based band delivers the Dan with the level of musicianship required to pay homage to the intricate but accessible tunes. The band bases its performances on both Steely Dan's studio and live arrangements.

 

EASTER WEEKEND MUSIC SPECIAL - 2 SHOWS - LIMITED SEATING
TICKETS WILL GO FAST ! ! !

Friday
April 3
TWO SHOWS
7PM & 9:30PM
Doors open
6:00PM & 9PM

ADVANCE
$30
DAY OF
$35


EARLY SHOW


LATE SHOW

HEADLINER
WEBSITE

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The best Tribute to the "BOSS" Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. They are so good that STEVEN VAN ZANDT, MAX WEINBERG, and the late CLARENCE CLEMONS have performed with this act. The B-Street Band first performed as "Backstreets, a Tribute to the Boss" on May 19, 1980 in Asbury Park, NJ for an audience of over 2000 Bruce fans. From the heart of the Jersey shore, "Backstreets" was the first band in the world to do a unique tribute to a live performer. There are now an estimated 14,000 tribute bands following their lead and performing all over the world. Nearly 5,500 performances and 34 years later, the B-Street Band is still the hardest working tribute band on the circuit, with almost 200 shows per year throughout the country.

 

NO GOOD SISTER with SLO MO

Saturday
April 4
Open 7:00PM
Show 8:00PM

ADVANCE
$16
DAY OF
$20



CO-HEADLINER
No Good Sister

ABOUT THE ARTIST
No Good Sister is a Rootsy-Bluesy Americana vocal trio out of Philadelphia, PA.
In the Fall of 2012, a mom, a teacher, and a waitress, decided to turn their mutual admiration for each other's music, writing and voices into a musical project that would both showcase them as individuals, but especially highlight their deep affinity for tight 3-part harmonies.
Since the formation of No Good Sister, just under two years ago, they have solidly found their place in the Philly music scene by frequently performing in Philadelphia's most popular music venues: World Cafe Live, both in Philadelphia and Wilmington, Boot & Saddle, The Tin Angel, Fergie's Pub, The Fire, Underground Arts, Milkboy Philly, Ortliebs, The Trocadero, Silk City to name just a few, and appear regularly in the Four Seasons Lounge. Live radio appearances include WXPN's Folk Show with Gene Shay, "Live from the Kelly Writer's House" moderated by Michaela Majoun, Dan Reed's "Like a Version"; "Hometown Heroes" on Wilmington's 93.7 WSTW, "Radio Nowhere" with Joltin' Joe on New Jersey's WMSC 90.7FM - to name just a FEW! Radio stations up and down the East Coast have been spinning their first self titled EP, produced EP (produced by their lap-steel player, Mike "Slo-mo" Brenner), and it has even had several spins in the UK.
In January of 2014, they were selected by World Cafe Live at The Queen as the Unsung Hearo standout performer of 2013, and won a slot in Hearo.fm's 2014 SXSW showcase. Rock On Philly included their single "Look Good on Paper" on their Best of Philly 2014 Playlist. 2015 is off to a great start with a full calendar of tour dates, and have been hailed as "Artist to Watch for 2015" by 21st Century Media's David Wannop. The coming year will see No Good Sister touring quite a bit more, after having played several successful shows in New York City, Washington, DC, Wilmington, DE, and the surrounding Philadelphia suburbs in 2014.

CO-HEADLINER
Slo Mo

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Steel guitarist Mike 'Slo-Mo' Brenner (Jason Molina, Low Road, Marah, John Train) ventures into Indian trance mode on his newest live project. Playing a 22-string Indian slide guitar called a 'chaturangui', Brenner and percussionist Hoagy Wing perform originals and covers with an Eastern drone underpinning the sound. Brenner studied this instrument in Calcutta, India in 2013 with slide master Debashish Bhattacharya and recorded the cd "Tripti" while he stayed at Bhattacharya's school.


 

 

 

No Open Mic night on April 5
- Easter Sunday

Open Mic night will return on  Sunday, April 19

 
Thursday
April 9
Open 7PM
Show 8PM

ADVANCE
$16
DAY OF
$20
HEADLINER
Improv Comedy Troupe
WEBSITE
Back by popular demand to Kennett Flash! Better Than Bacon is Chester County's newest improvisational comedy troupe! They make up every single word and perform every single action completely on-the-spot...and it's all driven by YOUR suggestions. Every show is a brand new experience, so find out why this group is Better Than Bacon!
 

"THREE OF THE AREA'S MUSICAL BEST THAT HAVE SHINED BRIGHT NATIONALLY"

Together on stage --- One night only

Friday
April 10
Open 7PM
Show 8PM

ADVANCE
$22
DAY OF
$26
HEADLINER
Skip Dennenberg - Lauren Hart - Jim Femino

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

These 3 have combined to writre #1 hit songs, theme music for tv shows and movies. performed and toured with some of the biggest recording artist.

Skip Dennenberg:
The musical director for 94.1 WIP SPORT RADIO and the composer of the theme song for the movie " INVINCIBLE".  It isn't writing the theme song "Don't Bet The Farm" that Skip Denenberg remembers most about Farm Aid. Nor is it playing the song for over 5000 people with Willie Nelson and the band backing him up, nor being described by Willie as one of his favorite new songwriters, nor even sharing the stage with his heroes Steve Earle, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp. The most memorable moment for Skip came after the show when the caterer approached him backstage to tell him how much Skip's songwriting had touched him, and he just had to come back and tell him so. This is the magic of Skip and his music -- honest, powerful songs that brush against the elusive common nerve that every songwriter seeks to tap. Compared by some to Lyle Lovett, Bruce Springsteen, and early John Cougar, Skip's music has a distinct American feel that seems instantly familiar and comfortable. As a film and television composer, Skip has scored programs and promos ranging from Sesame Street to Olympic reels, and was a contributing writer for this years 2012 Grammy winning Best Children's Album, along with being nominated for 7 Mid-Atlantic Emmys in the last decade. He has shared stages with such artists as Willie Nelson, Donovan, John Oates, Warren Zevon, Richie Havens, Steve Earle, Dar Williams, Al Kooper, Steve Forbert, Jerry Jeff Walker, Ron Sexsmith, the Saw Doctors, the Neville Brothers, and many others. He is the songwriter for the Philadelphia Phillies, and regularly heard on WIP's Sports Radio's Morning show with Angelo Cataldi. Praised by artist Peter Himmelman as "an organic songwriter of the finest caliber" and by music critic, Chris Smith as "proof that there is hope for the American song," Skip is earning a loyal following everywhere he plays, one fan at a time.

Lauren Hart
WEBSITE

Lauren is the long-time voice of the Philadelphia Flyers, a recording artist, TV and film composer, and champion of life all over the world. Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey on January 10. Fell in love with music and singing by second grade, chose my career. Won the LA Cinema Film Festival Award for Best Documentary, RACE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE EARTH. Honored with the American Cancer Society Friends Humanitarian of the Year award. 2009-2010 Flyers reach the Stanley Cup Finals, just fall short, heartbreak. Adopted four BEAUTIFUL and SWEET children from Ethiopia - three girls and one baby boy - instant family, love. Helped create and wrote the soundtrack for the TV show DANGEROUS GROUNDS (which by chance stars my man). Released my fifth CD, AWAKENING.

Jim Femino
Jim Femino is a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter most known for his oh-so-sexy love songs and comedic live shows. "JUST GOT STARTED LOVIN' YOU", a song of his, as recorded by Warner Bros. artist James Otto stands as the 2008 Billboard Most Played Country Song Of The Year and his associations with other Country superstars such as Toby Keith, Ronnie Milsap, John Michael Montgomery and others have garnered him numerous Gold and Platinum Sales Awards. But to really know the magic of Jim, you've got to hear him sing his own songs live. Or as Jamey Reilly of Jamey's House Of Music In Philadelphia said after one of Jim's shows there: "Jim Femino is at the same time a breath of fresh air and a throwback to the days when entertainers had real talent. He is an absolute musical genius with a voice that just comes out of nowhere and lays you out flat. To top it off, he can tell stories with the ease of a Garrison Keillor, that pull you right in and have you falling out of your seat. If you get the chance to see this man perform, cancel whatever plans you had, and buy a front row ticket… you'll thank me!"

COME TO THE FLASH TO HERE THEIR STORY AND MUSIC

 
Saturday
April 11
Open 7PM
Show 8PM

ADVANCE
$18
DAY OF
$22
HEADLINER
The Melton Brothers Band
WEBSITE

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The Melton Brothers are widely acknowledged as regional music legends from their debut vinyl album "Livin In The City" through their current focus on song interpretations and originals. Rhythm comes first with the Brothers and the two are so tight on bass, keyboards and vocals that it is thrilling to see, feel and move to what they and exemplary musicians Fred Berman (of Amos Lee) on drums and John Lilley (of the Hooters) on guitar bring to the show. The Melton Brothers Band is a groovin stew of styles including roots-rock, folk-rock, blues, jazz, New Orleans funk and island beats all served up in a sizzling and sumptuous musical conversation with everyone in the room.  

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TBA
 
MOJO STU'S ALL-STAR BLUES REVUE
Friday
April 17
Open 7PM
Show 8PM

ADVANCE
$16
DAY OF
$20
HEADLINER
Mojo Stu
WEBSITE

Entertaining audiences from concert halls to coffeehouses, festivals and listening rooms, Mojo Stu performs his unique, intense and friendly solo-acoustic music. Mojo Stu has shared the stage with Blues and Music luminaries; Robert Cray, Dr. John, and more.

OPENER
TBA
 

The KING OF THE COMEDY HILL - ONE OF PHILLY'S ALL TIME BEST COMICS AND WIP 94.1 RADIO HOST IS COMING TO THE FLASH

Saturday
April 18
Open 7PM
Show 8PM

ADVANCE
$25
DAY OF
$30


HEADLINER
BIG DADDY GRAHAM
WEBSITE

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Big Daddy Graham has performed over 5000 shows at comedy clubs, colleges, corporate and private parties, sports banquets, golf outings and fund-raisers in the tri-state area for over  20 years.  He has been a staple at clubs like the Comedy Cabaret, Catch A Rising Star, the Funny Bone, Dangerfield's, Helium, the Comedy Factory Outlet, holding attendance records at many of those clubs.  TWO FUNNY PHILLY GUYS, starring BDG & Joe Conklin has been playing to sold out houses at such theatres as the 1000 seat Borgata Music Box, the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville,  the Broadway Theatre in Pitman (Which was shot by NFL Films for a best selling DVD).   He has appeared on the SHOWTIME Comedy Club Network three times. His hilarious video's ."Let's Call In Sick" & "Action News Theme" aired on MTV & PRISM.  He's been voted Philly's Funniest Comic by Philly Magazine, The City Paper, and other publications. a total of eleven times. BDG's annual Wing Bowl stunts are classics and he has also sang the national anthem at a Sixers game.  BDG is currently in his 16th year as a host on the #1 sports talk radio station in America, 94WIP

OPENER
Matt McCusker

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Matt McCusker is the 2014 winner of Helium Comedy Club's Philly's Funniest person contest. Using his quick wit and laid back style McCusker has been lighting up rooms all over the Tri State Area. He's opened for large acts including Damon Wayans and Heather McDonald."
 
Sunday
Apr. 19
Doors Open
6:30PM
Show Starts
7PM

Admission $4
BYOB $4

Hosted by
Sam Kwietniak
WEBSITE
Philadelphia-based songsmith and oddity Sam Kwietniak is no stranger to show business. With a smile, a wink, and a heaping portion of quirk, Sam aims to entertain, enchant, and one day enslave the world. His exalted lyrical sorcery and unparalleled mastery of music are paralleled only by his immensely humble and self-deprecating nature.
Admission and BYOB fee for this night of music supports keeping The Flash, a non-profit organization, open for these events. It is a valued donation to keep the music going!!
 
Friday
April 24
Open 7PM
Show 8PM

ADVANCE
$18
DAY OF
$22
HEADLINER
Jeffrey Gaines
WEBSITE

ABOUT THE ARTIST
" Gaines has earned endless cult and critical acclaim, and juice enough to be touring partners with such celebrated icons as Stevie Nicks and Sting...his compositions should continue to add more laurels to his arsenal." The Village Voice
" Jeffrey Gaines applies a roughened, unconventional voice to sparkling pop...acousticguitar strums, sustained electric guitar chords,repeating arpeggios and slow-motion lead guitar into dizzying harmonies." Washington Post

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David Stango
LISTEN

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Welcome David Stango to his second Flash Performance! After seeing David perform on Thangiving Eve one guest summed up his experience: "He really puts on one hell of a show!" happy music lover puts. His music forces audiences to have fun, to go somewhere else and notice something that they may normally miss. His influences range from Stevie Wonder to Martin Sexton, from jazz, blues and alt-pop to hip-hop and indie-folk. David Stango's energetic and heartfelt live performances are not to be missed.
 

A night of red hot "BLUES"

Saturday
April 25
Open 7PM
Show 8PM

ADVANCE
$16
DAY OF
$20


HEADLINER
Gretchen Emery and Dirty Boots
WEBSITE

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Gretchen Emery is a dynamic vocalist and flutist who performs with passion and heart, consistently delivering energy and sincerity with each song. She has made cameo appearances with or opened for Hubert Sumlin, Lowrider Band, Savoy Brown, Johnny Neel, Michael Hill's Blues Mob, Victor Wainwright, Sam Cockrell, Dana Fuchs, and Jonathan "Boogie" Long. Gretchen has been a fixture on the Delaware/Philly music scene over the course of the past 20 years. She had early classical training in piano, flute, and voice and was later transformed by the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers, Janis Joplin, and Susan Tedeschi. Over the years, Gretchen has performed in local bands English Garden, The Condors, and Red House at local Tri-State area clubs such as WarmDaddy's and The Stone Balloon. Gretchen Emery and Dirty Boots have performed as contestants in the 29th International Blues Challenge, Wilmington Riverfront Blues Festival, Delaware's Annual June Jam, Fort Hunter Music and Wine Festival, Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, Hershey Hill Climb, and various benefit concerts including events for the Diamond State Blues Society, Delaware Boots on the Ground, and Practice Without Pressure.


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Johnny Never
WEBSITE  

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Johnny Never pays homage to Blind Boy Fuller, Son House, Robert Johnson and the vast array of characters that emerged out of the deep south about a century ago and gave birth to The Blues. Johnny plays with a passion and authenticity that has been recognized by blues lovers, and blues and music societies from Baltimore to New York.
 
Friday
May 1
Open 7PM
Show 8PM

ADVANCE
$16
DAY OF
$20


HEADLINER
Chris Bruni - Singer Songwriter
LISTEN   |   WEBSITE

ABOUT THE ARTIST
This Pop/Folk/Soul performer somehow finds a way to create a blend of simple song approach with a one of a kind soulful tone that calls to mind artists like Martin Sexton, Stevie Wonder, and David Gray. With his newfound approach as an independent artist and the support of a loyal and growing fan base, Chris Bruni has found a way to succeed where many artists may have decided to pack it in.


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Chelsea Berry
WEBSITE  

ABOUT THE ARTIST
"A voice of remarkable power and control with a joyous soul. Brave and bright, Chelsea Berry is the real thing." -Livingston Taylor

Chelsea Berry is a singer/songwriter with incredible edge, power, and finesse. Her presence has been described by listeners as "compelling… she draws the entire house into her world like moths to a flame." Born and raised in Alaska, she now makes her home on Boston's North Shore.

A favorite among venue owners up and down the East coast, Chelsea's commanding stage presence and energetic rock/folk/pop sound has begun bringing her across the U.S. as regular support for Livingston Taylor as well as headliner of her own shows from California to Washington, Minneapolis, New York, and everywhere in between.

Along with her solo shows, Chelsea frequently supports artists such as Chris Isaak, Jonathan Edwards, Jon Butcher, Chris Smither, Cheryl Wheeler, Marshall Crenshaw, Patty Larkin, and many others.

 
Sunday
May 5
Doors Open
6:30PM
Show Starts
7PM

Admission $4
BYOB $4

Hosted by
Sam Kwietniak
WEBSITE
Philadelphia-based songsmith and oddity Sam Kwietniak is no stranger to show business. With a smile, a wink, and a heaping portion of quirk, Sam aims to entertain, enchant, and one day enslave the world. His exalted lyrical sorcery and unparalleled mastery of music are paralleled only by his immensely humble and self-deprecating nature.
Admission and BYOB fee for this night of music supports keeping The Flash, a non-profit organization, open for these events. It is a valued donation to keep the music going!!
 

THE GREATEST NAMES IN MUSIC LIKE STEELY DAN, BETTE MIDLER, BOZ SCAGGS AND MADELEINE PEYROUX ALWAY HAVE JON HERINGTON AS THERE GUITARIST OF CHOICE WHEN THEY GO OUT ON TOUR. NOW HE HEADLINES 2 SPECIAL SHOWS AT THE FLASH.

Friday
May 8

ADVANCE
$26
DAY OF
$30

EARLY SHOW
Open 6PM
Show 7PM

LATE SHOW
Open 9:00PM
Show 9:30PM

HEADLINER
Jon Herington Band
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jon Herington has been the guitarist of choice with Steely Dan for both touring and recording since 1999 and the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the New York City based JON HERINGTON BAND. Jon's newest solo release, "Time On My Hands," (nominated for Vintage Guitar Magazine "ALBUM of the YEAR" for 2013 Hall of Fame) reflects the bluesy, driving rock that had its gestation in the club scene. THE JON HERINGTON BAND is currently the hard-hitting, stripped-down power trio, with a blues/rock/pop "roadhouse" vibe. There is plenty of killer guitar for fans of Jon's playing, though never at the expense of the songwriting which remains focused, thoughtful and fun. All three band members sing, providing a much bigger sound than a typical trio. Jon has often spoken of the first three albums he bought as a youngster: Cream's "Disraeli Gears;" Hendrix's "Are You Experienced;" and the Beatles' "White Album;" iconic recordings that continue to influence his sound and approach. The undeniable chemistry of THE JON HERINGTON BAND has been built on a lifetime of collaboration with bandmates Dennis Espantman (bass, vocals) and Frank Pagano (drums, vocals) and is clearly evident in their catalog of songs. After years of playing the supporting (though highlighted) role, Jon steps forward with his trio as a world class guitar player with chops, taste, and much to say. Jon has also toured with Donald Fagen; Boz Scaggs; Bette Midler; the Jim Beard group; The Blue Nile; Phoebe Snow; Madeleine Peyroux; Bobby Caldwell; Catherine Russell; Rob Morsberger; saxophonist Bill Evans; the contemporary jazz superband Chroma; Lucy Kaplansky (of Cry, Cry, Cry); jazz/blues organ great Jack McDuff; and most recently with The Dukes of September, a supergroup with Donald Fagen, Boz Scaggs, and Michael McDonald.

 
Thursday
May 14
Open 7PM
Show 8PM

ADVANCE
$16
DAY OF
$20
HEADLINER
Improv Comedy Troupe
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Back by popular demand to Kennett Flash! Better Than Bacon is Chester County's newest improvisational comedy troupe! They make up every single word and perform every single action completely on-the-spot...and it's all driven by YOUR suggestions. Every show is a brand new experience, so find out why this group is Better Than Bacon!
 
Sunday
May 17
Doors Open
6:30PM
Show Starts
7PM

Admission $4
BYOB $4

Hosted by
Sam Kwietniak
WEBSITE
Philadelphia-based songsmith and oddity Sam Kwietniak is no stranger to show business. With a smile, a wink, and a heaping portion of quirk, Sam aims to entertain, enchant, and one day enslave the world. His exalted lyrical sorcery and unparalleled mastery of music are paralleled only by his immensely humble and self-deprecating nature.
Admission and BYOB fee for this night of music supports keeping The Flash, a non-profit organization, open for these events. It is a valued donation to keep the music going!!
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