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Crest Theatre building, 2nd floor
The Creative Arts School continues
The Creative Arts School continues its popular art experience, where you can create an art piece in a relaxed
atmosphere… all while enjoying a nice glass of wine, a craft beer or a signature cocktail. Each month offers
something different with one of our creative Canvas & Cocktails instructors. No experience necessary! It’s a
perfect girls’ night out, group night or a date night.
Last Thursday of the month | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Fee: $35
(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
51 N. Swinton Avenue
Blues fans unite at Old
Blues fans unite at Old School Square! Gabe Stillman and the Billtown Giants brings their energetic, American Blues sound to Blues on the Square.
DUE TO WEATHER CONCERNS, THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED INSIDE TO THE CREST THEATRE.
Thursday, May 25th, 7:30 p.m.
$5 at the door | $5 beers
Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Sponsored by Lagunitas and Old School Bakery.
Hot off a successful tour that found them in Asheville NC, Nashville TN, and Memphis TN where they participated in the International Blues Challenge, this Williamsport PA based band is greatly anticipating their debut performance in Delray Beach. The venue is widely known for their top-notch entertainment lineup that showcases both national artists and regional favorites.
Gabe Stillman & The Billtown Giants are known for their dynamic performances that showcase the band’s musical prowess and depth of passion for playing the blues. Formed in 2015 by Berklee College of Music graduate and Uptown Music Collective (a nonprofit school of music based in Williamsport, Pa) alumni Gabe Stillman, the trio has quickly risen on the Pennsylvania regional scene and continues gaining momentum and far-reaching accolades as a result of performances at the Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival, the Destination Blues Fest, the Billtown Blues Festival and more. In the short time that Stillman has been performing professionally he has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with world class blues acts such as Chicago powerhouse Toronzo Cannon and Legendary blues and roots band The Nighthawks. Regionally, The Billtown Giants regularly play to standing-room-only crowds of appreciative blues fans.
Fronted by Stillman on guitar and vocals, the band also features Colin Beatty (Bass) and Joel B. Vincent (Drums). While the trio’s sound is unmistakably rooted in American Blues, the band draws from influences of soul, R&B, and funk. Gabe Stillman and the Billtown Giants’ mission for every performance is to give their all, give their best, and engage those who gave of their time and money to experience the band for an evening of entertainment.
Stillman and the band are excited to be making their first appearance in southern Florida Blues scene. “Gabe is a bona fide ‘old soul’ with the blues guitar,” says President and CEO of Old School Square, Rob Steele. “He cares more about the authenticity and tenacity of the music he plays, than he does about his next breath. The speed and spirit of his musicianship is worth the ticket.”
(Friday) 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old School Square Pavilion
51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, Florida 33444
Free Friday Concerts at the
Free Friday Concerts at the Old School Square Pavilion presents Motown’s greatest hits with the Motowners.
Friday, June 2nd
Gates open at 6:30 pm; concerts start at 7:30. Bring your lawn chairs and bring the family, but please leave pets at home! Food and beverage is available for purchase; outside food and beverage is not permitted.
(Sunday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old School Square Pavilion
51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, Florida 33444
Mary Gaines Bernard celebrates the
Mary Gaines Bernard celebrates the music of her sister, Donna Summer with her powerful outdoor concert event, DONNA SUMMER – a Musical Journey at the Old School Square Pavilion. Special guest, NICK PETRONE.
Sunday, May 28th at 7:00 pm
$100 VIP admission — reserved seating area (chairs provided), lite bites, 3 drink tickets, cash bar and post-show meet & greet
$50 Premium admission — reserved seating area (chairs provided)
$20 General admission (bring a chair or limited chair rental, $5)
Come Stay & Play in Delray for the weekend! Hyatt Place (right across the street) has a special!
CLICK HERE to make your reservation; enter Group Code (G- DONA) and the dates you would like to stay.
OR call toll free 1-888-HYATT-HP (492-8847), and ask for the Donna Summer A Musical Journey rate.
Cutoff Date for Reservations: May 6, 2017
About Mary Gaines Bernard
Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Mary grew up in a large musically talented family. Mary (Gaines) Bernard is the 6th of 7 children born to Mary and Andrew Gaines. Mary can’t remember a time when there was not a music around her or the echoes of someone in her family singing somewhere in the Gaines house on Parker Hill. Singing has always been a part of her existence. The Gaines family attended (Grant A.M.E) in Roxbury, where Mary sang many solos. Often times she would find herself singing harmonies to the songs of the day with her sisters on the back porch of their home. Little did she know she was sharpening her vocal skill for what was to come.
Mary and her sisters were known around the Boston area as the “House Rocking, Show Stopping Gaines Sisters”. As a teenager she joined the college band “Osceola,” and performed in and around the New England college circuit as well as many military bases. Later, she moved to Los Angeles where she joined her sister Donna Summer as one of her background vocalist’s.
Mary has recorded, traveled and performed all over the world with her sister, as well as having done many television shows, specials and award performances. Along this journey, she began to understand that God had planted her there for a reason. Though some might not look at doing the Grammy’s or The Jay Leno show as ministry, Mary looks at those things as an open door to reach the lost with love, and a gateway to the unsaved to pray and talk to people who would otherwise never set foot in a church. Mary believes that all believers are called to be salt and light. Mary lives by the words of her former pastor, Jack Hayford who encouraged her to “Bloom where you are planted.” That is her mission in life. To display the fragrance of the presence of God and his love to whomever she comes in contact with, in essence to “Bloom where she is planted.”
For many years Mary, her husband Gerardo and family had a prison ministry where they traveled and ministered the love and salvation of God in almost every California prison as well as spending much time ministering in the Los Angeles county jail’s psych ward which was an amazing experience for her. As a member of the Church on the way, Mary served on the worship team. She also sang with “New Song Gospel Choir” directed by Rose Stone. Mary believes that the training and direction that she received through her many journeys was all a part of the preparation for doing her first CD. This labor of love, “You Made It” which had been a long time in the making, was an inspiration from God alone.
She and her family currently live in South Florida, where she teaches a women’s bible study and sings on the Calvary Chapel Ft. Lauderdale, worship team.
About Nick Petrone
For as long as he can remember, Nick Petrone has been, to quote poet Maya Angelou, “Singin’ and gettin’ merry like Christmas.” Although Nick loves all genres of music, as a young boy, he was most inspired by Donna Summer, He knew he wanted to sing like that – from his soul. He even had the great opportunity to sing with Donna on a number of occasions and was blessed to become friends with his lifelong idol.
Nick was also privileged to perform with Elton John, Marc Anthony, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. He was a featured soloist with the Marble Collegiate Church Gospel Choir and the Metro Mass Choir. As time went on, Nick realized he loved writing songs and discovered there were sounds beyond American pop and soul music that he wanted to incorporate into his own songwriting.
He learned about world music and the unique voicings of instruments from other cultures-the Australian didgeridoo, the South African marimba, the Latin American clave, as well as the flexibility of the human voice itself. Through listening to artists like Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Dar Williams, and John Gorka, Nick learned to write more autobiographically and began constructing more truthful, introspective stories set to music.
Nick has recorded many pop/rock productions and soundtracks, including his own albums, “A New Day Has Begun” , and “Moon Songs and Angels”. But Nick’s true love is performing live. That’s why his guest appearance at the evening performance on May 28th is such an embarrassment of riches. To be able to pay tribute to the incomparable Donna Summer with his dear friend, and diva in her own right, Mary Gaines Bernard. He is truly grateful for all of the opportunities he’s had to make music, and is determined to sing from his soul for the rest of his life. Just like Donna taught him.