Music at 4:00 p.m.
Socializing and light potluck at 3:00 p.m.
$20 suggested artist donation*
For an invitation to attend, please RSVP here or contact Lee by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 312-810-3067
Free childcare provided (advance notice required)
Award-winning singer-songwriter Mel Parsons is well recognized as one of New Zealand’s established songwriting stars. With a dynamite live show, Parsons is an engaging performer with a natural emotive voice that allows the listener to become part of the story. Her unique style simmers somewhere between indie/folk and alt/country, and her shows are as memorable for the spine-tingling songs as for Parsons’ dry banter delivery in between.
Parsons is a two-time NZ Music Award (VNZMA) finalist for Folk Album of the Year; Winner of the 2016 NZCMA Country Song of the Year; Winner of the 2016 MMF award for Best Independent Tour; A finalist for the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll award in 2015; and ‘Drylands’ won the NZ Music Award in technical category for Best Engineer (Lee Prebble, Oliver Harmer).
“The true star here is Parsons' voice.” 5/5 stars - The Aucklander
“Keeping the crowd was a measure of the power and intimacy of her performance as much as how her songwriting grips for its intensely personal touch.” - Graham Reid, Elsewhere
“Parsons is in possession of a wonderfully rich voice. There is a smoky quality that makes it impossible not to be drawn into her lyrics” - Marty Duda, The 13th Floor
* All monies go to the artist.