Domingo Brunch w/the StringSmith, Kevin Smith
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w/the StringSmith, Kevin Smith

Welcome back "The StringSmith", musician and guitar builder, Kevin Smith. Bringing a unique style to a variety of genres, from Blues, to Rockabilly, to Reggae, to Folk, adapted to acoustic guitar, Kevin's eclectic and offbeat selection is both stimulating, and soothing to the digestion. Kevin builds and repairs all manner of fretted instruments, and will be performing on one of his own guitars.”

www.stringsmith.com

 

live music: 10am-12pm                                                                                                             our usual sumptuous brunch till 2                                                                           outstanding beverages all day till 3

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Domingo Brunch w/Heather and Tobias
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w/Heather and Tobias

Heather and Tobias have been performing and working on music together for roughly 9 or 10 years now.  They  are very passionate about the music they play and  hope that shows to anyone who listens.  Their song selection is always eclectic and changing with only 2 rules:  any selection has to be a great song, regardless of the genre and it shouldn't be something that hundreds of other acoustic musicians cover.  They play anything from classic jazz to hip-hop an even country, with your typical rock and folk mixed in.  Their main goal is to play music that people would know, but not something you hear performed by other groups frequently.

"Music is a very personal experience.  It isn't about playing faster or better, but conveying a mood or atmosphere that connects with people.  That's what we try to do every time we play. If you can enjoy our music half as much as we do, you are going to have a great time whenever you see us."

live music: 10am-12pm                                                                                                            our usual sumptuous brunch till 2                                                                          outstanding beverages all day till 3

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Oct
2
to Feb 25

Red Orange Yellow, Green Blue Violet

Red Orange Yellow, Green Blue Violet

A Group Show of Paintings by Mike Carty, Scott Taylor, and Terry Wise

Artists Reception: Friday, October 5, 4:30-7:00pm

 

The term "Impressionism," is familiar to almost anyone with even a passing interest in art, but its companion movement "Post Impressionism”, is somewhat more obscure. It was a movement following Impressionism when color became liberated from form, and color began to be used as an idea in and of itself, entirely separated from structure.

 

In this movement, one side of a face might be painted green, and the other side blue, with perhaps a yellow stripe down the center. Gauguin sometimes paints his figures completely blue while Matisse paints all of the furniture of a room red, and Seurat finds the entire spectrum in every form.

 

This exhibit is devoted to artists who not only make up their own colors for their forms, but also resolve the representational images in their paintings as a set of relationships existing between assorted colors, and their tints. This is the source of the title, "Red Orange Yellow, Green Blue Violet," featuring the paintings of Mike Carty, Scott Taylor, and Terry Wise.

 

artists reception: Friday, October 5, 4:30-7:00

 

Show runs October 5 thru December 31.

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Domingo Brunch with the Ryan Leddick Trio
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with the Ryan Leddick Trio

Welcome back the Ryan Leddick Trio.

Rooted in soulful vocal nuances, and rhythmic acoustic rock; The Ryan Leddick Trio showcases numerous foot tapping fusions that peak ears and turn heads with their new age power trio set up.   

Formed in the fall of 2015 as a side project of Ryan Leddick, the acoustic power trio has grown into a well established group in Upstate New York.  Having played many stages, most notable LarkFest, and Move Music Festival -  the group is growing followers left and right all over New York State.  Not your average power trio set up, pulling from a Dave Matthews style of guitar playing, Ryan Leddick heads the group with his vocal prowess which is echoed with the swooping sound of the Trombone played by Dave Paul.  Together both are bound by the momentum and driving nature of the hand drumming of Ryan Szablewski.   

As a group, they pull from the eclectic to the rock sides of history to create a sound unlike any.   Whether recording or performing at favorite venues across the capital district and beyond, their acoustic live sound is always in the forefront and evident.  Pulling from the likes of Dave Matthews, The Police, Bernhoft, Trevor Hall, John Mayer, Bob Marley, Damien Rice, Blink 182, and Martin Sextion, the trio’s sound is new and refreshing.  They are an act you do not want to miss.  

Live Music: 10-12PM                                                                                                                  Brunch: 8am - 2pm                                                                                                              beverages served till 3

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Domingo Brunch with Melissa Brinton
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Melissa Brinton

 

Wwelcome back Melissa Brinton to Dottie's for Domingo Brunch.
Melissa, a native of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is a singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist. As a solo performing musician she sings and plays finger-style acoustic guitar and piano. Her solo performances include a blend of originals and cover songs. She has a particular interest in Irish ballads and jigs. Her musical inspirations include Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, Jewel and The Beatles, among many others.
http://www.melissabrinton.com/bio.html

live music, 10-12pm
brunch specials 8-2, beverages all day

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Domingo Brunch w Paula Bradley and Marylou Ferrante
Sep
16
5:00 PM17:00

Domingo Brunch w Paula Bradley and Marylou Ferrante

Come join us for some fine music! Paula Bradley & Marylou Ferrante Banjos, blues, and more.

live music: 10am-12pm                                                                                                            our usual sumptuous brunch till 2                                                                          outstanding beverages all day till 3

 

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Domingo Brunch with Luke Tobin
Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Luke Tobin

Welcome new to Dottie's and very talented Luke Tobin.  Here's what Luke has to say about himself.

"I’m a singer-songwriter currently living in North Adams Massachusetts with original music that is based generally around a variation of folk music. Some of my influences are Ray Lamontagne, the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers Band, the Eagles, Jackson Brown, Jose Gonzalez, and countless others."

live music 10-12pm

brunch specials till 2

outstanding beverages all day till 3

 

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Domingo Brunch w Tumo-Kohrs
Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w Tumo-Kohrs

New to Dottie's.  Come welcome Tumo-Kohrs, a musical duo that performs Sarah Kohrs's original songs to Mark Tuomenoksa's original arrangements.  They meld the harmonies of jazz music with the lyrics and rhythmic drive of roots music to create a sound that is all their own.

The two met at an open mic in Great Barrington three years ago, and have been fast friends ever since. 

In some ways, the two are opposites.  Sarah is a classically trained pianist who attended the Eastman School.  Mark is a jazz cat who attended the Berklee College of Music in its heyday.  But their shared ability to glimpse the beauty and mystery in every day experiences, as well as their shared love of the structure of song and sound allow them to exponentially exceed what one would expect from a pairing of such different personalities.

Both are overcomers.  Sarah returned to her native Berkshires as a result of a parasitic infection.  And, growing up, Mark dealt with the symptoms of Aspergers Syndrome and other learning challenges.  But both continue to vitally experience and express deep joy in life.  And it shows. 

Lauded by one local critic as “emotional hardball in the big leagues,” the duo’s act has touched audiences since they started performing earlier this year.  And they are just getting started. 

http://www.tumo-kohrs.com/index.php?pge=vids

live music: 10am-12pm

brunch specials 8am-2pm  

specialty beverages all day till 3

 

 

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Domingo Brunch w/the Wintergreen Trio
Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w/the Wintergreen Trio

New to Dottie's, let's welcome Wintergreen,  playing traditional and contemporary folk music, and songs of their own composition.   Carrying on in the tradition of the Weavers and Peter, Paul and Mary with Intricate three-part vocal harmonies, they are accompanied by guitar, hammered dulcimer, bass, mandolin and bowed psaltery. The members are Jared Polens of North Adams and Larry and Alice Spatz of Lanesborough. Wintergreen has performed at coffeehouses, schools, folk festivals and concerts throughout the Northeast and have concertized in Germany.

live music: 10AM-12PM

brunch specials till 2

outstanding beverages all day till 3

 

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Domingo Brunch w Randy Cormier
Aug
5
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w Randy Cormier

Dottie's welcomes Randy Cormier, new to Dottie's, but not new to the music scene.  Read what Randy has to say about himself and his music,

I tour and travel the country with my girlfriend and two kids. We home-school and let our kids experience the world around them. It's been an amazing experience and It's just beginning. 

Ever since i was 5 years old I've been interested in music. My dad talked a band into calling me up at age 11 while at a wedding to play "You Really Got Me" and that was it! I caught the bug! From there I practiced every day on my dads drum set until he bought my my own kit after my meeting with Abe Guthrie in 1983. Abe and I formed XAVIER and started playing after a year of rehearsing. It grew and we soon took Xavier on the road playing the country along side Arlo Guthrie. Xavier opened and shared the stage with many great performers and legends such as Willie Nelson, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristoferson, Foghat, The Outlaws, Brad Delp (singer of Boston), John Mellencamp and many more.

I soon became interested in piano and guitar and in 1991 I left Xavier and started the journey of solo guitar singer songwriting. I wrote a song for the soldiers of Gulf War entitled "All The Heroes" which received regional air play and success. from there after a stint in local bands Xavier regrouped and recorded the debut CD "Full Circle" a culmination of years of being together and not together. After years of touring they recorded another CD "Mrs. Hollywood" which has been their best to date. 

When Abe started touring solo with his dad Randy sought a new project which started in March of 2010 Whiskey City. WC gained immediate popularity as the hottest live band in western MA. gaining the title as "Berkshires Best Band" 4 years in a row. Their blazing country - rock sound drove record crowds to their shows. Randy heads up the band with six other members and is still the hottest band in Berkshire County. WC also plays over 30 benefit concerts a year to give back the community! Through all the bands my love for singer songwriting is still the strongest and love solo gigs! I now tour the country playing all over.

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Beauty and the Beast
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

Beauty and the Beast

Join us outdoors (on the Maplewood side of the building) for a truly magical experience, when the Robbins-Zust Family Marionette Company brings their classic fairytale puppet show Beauty and the Beast to Dottie's.

11:00 am - 11:30am

Free

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Head to Head Haiku
Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

Head to Head Haiku

Head-To-Head Haiku is a good humored twist on the Poetry Slam format. Poets compete one-on-one armed with only 17 syllables. The topper on this cake of an evening is a round of bad poems thrown down slam-style. And you can be the judge!
This event is FREE and it is FUN!!

 

 

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WordXWord Poetry sCrawl
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

WordXWord Poetry sCrawl

The poetry sCrawl is a quintessential WordXWord event - it's about community, every voice matters, and we don't take ourselves too seriously even though we're doing some serious business.

Wear your walking shoes as poetry takes a walk Uptown with stops along the way for some poems al fresco. The less than ½ mile route includes both indoor and outdoor stops, begins at Dottie's and concludes at the Lichtenstein Center, 28 Renne Ave, where the fun continues inside with a reception and open mic.

Hosted by Melissa Quirk Cairns

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Domingo Brunch with the Jeff Link Trio
Jul
29
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with the Jeff Link Trio

It's always a treat to welcome back the Jeff Link trio; a soulful mix of jazz and R&B. Bassist Jeff Link,  Aaron Dean on Sax and Kirk Scott on Guitar,
live music: 10-12pm
our usual delicious brunch specials 8am-2pm                                                                           and outstanding beverages til 3

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Rumplestiltskin
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

Rumplestiltskin

Join us outdoors (on the Maplewood side of the building) for a truly magical experience, when the Robbins-Zust Family Marionette Company brings their classic fairytale puppet show Rumplestiltskin to Dottie's.

11:00 am - 11:30am

Free

 

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Domingo Brunch w Jazz Duo Rob Fisch and Mike Dimin
Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w Jazz Duo Rob Fisch and Mike Dimin

Rob (piano, trumpet) and Mike (bass) have been performing together and with other groups around the Berkshires and NY's Capital District for over 25 years.  We're proud to bring them to Pittsfield for our famous Sunday morning Domingo Brunch.

They will be performing jazz standards dating back to the 1920s through generations of well known selections and genres including blues, swing, bebop, straight ahead, jazz-rock and contemporary jazz.

live music: 10am-12pm                                                                                                              delicious brunch specials: 8am-2pm                                                                                          outstanding beverages: all day till 3

About Rob Fisch

https://www.RobFisch.com

Rob began studies at the piano at the age of 6. His early jazz influences growing up were listening to his dad’s old “78’s” of Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, and later, listening to Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Freddie Hubbard.

During his early twenties, Rob studied jazz at City College (NY), where there was an extensive jazz program. After gaining his BA in music, Rob started playing out in the local jazz community in Northern New Jersey, Rockland and Westchester Counties.

In his thirties, Rob settled in upstate NY in an area centrally located between the Berkshires, the Catskills and the Capital District (Albany). In the late 80s, Rob hosted a jazz radio show at a local station, featuring both recorded music (from his own collection...the radio station had none at all) and live artists from the area. Ten years later, (1996-1999) he started a short-lived, but well received online website called the Jazz Friends Review, which featured CD reviews and articles written by himself and other jazz enthusiasts around the United States.

 

Rob continues to live and perform in upstate NY and western Massachusetts. More recently, Rob has launched Taconic Brass, a boutique brass instrument repair business out of his home in Spencertown.

 

About Mike Dimin

http://www.michaeldimin.com/

Mike has dedicated the past 25 years to expanding the role of the bass and educating a legion of bassists to the possibilities that lie within. Mike began playing solo bass, as  a student at the Berklee College of Music, in 1979. The arrangement that started it all was “Misty”. Mike then spent the next 10 years hidden away in a cave in Vermont (it was actually a rather nice house) working on the techniques and arrangements that would, later become “The Chordal Approach” and lead to his recurring solo bass lesson columns in Bass Frontiers, Bassics, Bass Guitar and other magazines. Mike was also one of the original “Ask The Pros” on Talkbass.com as well as a contributor to Bass Player Magazine, Global Bass Magazine, Bass Player Magazine and on internet sites such as For Bass Players Only, No Treble and The International Institute of Bass. He has conducted workshops and master classes from Los Angeles to Istanbul and has been featured at some of the most prestigious bass events such as Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp, The Anaheim Bass Bash, BassQuake 2003, The Detroit Bass Festival, The Bass Collective and more.  Mike’s lessons have been featured in Bass Player Magazine, Bassics Magazine, Global Bass Magazine, Bass Guitar Magazine as well on internet sites such as Talkbass, For Bass Players Only, No Treble and The International Institute of Bass.

 

 

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Domingo Brunch with Redshift
Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Redshift

We never get enough Redshift....Sunday jazz with Darryl Kniffen on drums, Lonny Jarrett on guitar, Mitch Zimmer on bass and Zev Jarrett on sax.  Stop by and see why we love Redshift!  And, of course, our usual delicious brunch specials and fabulous beverages.

Live Music: 10am-12pmA

Brunch Specials: 8am - 2pm

beverages served till 3pm

 

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Domingo Brunch with Duo Eamon
Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Duo Eamon

Welcome back Duo Eamon! 

Western Mass favorites, Duo Eamon. Cassandra Cleghorn and Jeffrey Levine are Duo Eamon, performing uplifting tunes for fiddle and guitar in the instrumental dance tradition of Ireland, New England & Québec. Known for their pure fiddle tone and unique guitar voicings, Duo Eamon has been playing together every day since 2008. The interplay between these two consummate musicians is intimate, inviting and energizing.. Toe-tapping grooves and lilting melodies.

live music: 10am-12pm                                                                                                       delicious brunch specials 8am-2pm                                                                                    outstanding beverages all day till 3

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Pittsfield: Better or worse
Jul
6
4:30 PM16:30

Pittsfield: Better or worse

PITTSFIELD BETTER OR WORSE

Group Art show at THE DOT GALLERY

 

JULY THROUGH SEPTEMBER

OPENING JULY 6TH

PITTSFIELD FIRST FRIDAYS   4:30 TO 7:00

This title implies that feelings about the city are extremely varied to say the least. Some see Pittsfield as a city of opportunity, especially for the arts, with a future bright with artistic development, nurtured by all the thriving cultural venues throughout the area.

 

Other artists see it as a hopeless location from which they long to escape, but find themselves tied to it by economic necessity, depression, or inertia.

 

Others have fled from Pittsfield, only to return later, confused but still determined.

 

Seven artists have been asked to create or display two works each, works that express their feelings about our town.

 

Artists:  Daniel Karp, Chris Addams, Lucie Castaldo, Sara Wallach, Diane Firtell, John Clark, and Richard Britell

 

Curated by Richard Britell

 

rpb8080@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Domingo Brunch w/Lesley Barth and Emily Frembgen
Jul
1
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w/Lesley Barth and Emily Frembgen

Join us Sunday to welcome two women traveling from New York to play at Dottie's.

Lesley Barth is a NYC folk singer/songwriter.  Praised for her clever lyrics and craftswoman approach to songwriting, Barth performs frequently to large and intimate crowds in the NYC and regional songwriter scenes. 

Emily Frembgen is a Brooklyn-based singer and songwriter. Her songs are evocative, subtle and always well crafted. 

"Emily Frembgen's gentle, poetic songs have blood trickling out of them”-Steven Douglas Daly

live music:10am-12pm                                                                                                               brunch specials: 8am-2pm                                                                                           outstanding beverages all day till closing at 3pm

 

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Domingo Brunch with the Ryan Leddick Trio
Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with the Ryan Leddick Trio

Welcome back the Ryan Leddick Trio.

Rooted in soulful vocal nuances, and rhythmic acoustic rock; The Ryan Leddick Trio showcases numerous foot tapping fusions that peak ears and turn heads with their new age power trio set up.   

Formed in the fall of 2015 as a side project of Ryan Leddick, the acoustic power trio has grown into a well established group in Upstate New York.  Having played many stages, most notable LarkFest, and Move Music Festival -  the group is growing followers left and right all over New York State.  Not your average power trio set up, pulling from a Dave Matthews style of guitar playing, Ryan Leddick heads the group with his vocal prowess which is echoed with the swooping sound of the Trombone played by Dave Paul.  Together both are bound by the momentum and driving nature of the hand drumming of Ryan Szablewski.   

As a group, they pull from the eclectic to the rock sides of history to create a sound unlike any.   Whether recording or performing at favorite venues across the capital district and beyond, their acoustic live sound is always in the forefront and evident.  Pulling from the likes of Dave Matthews, The Police, Bernhoft, Trevor Hall, John Mayer, Bob Marley, Damien Rice, Blink 182, and Martin Sextion, the trio’s sound is new and refreshing.  They are an act you do not want to miss.  

Live Music: 10-12PM                                                                                                                  Brunch: 8am - 2pm                                                                                                              beverages served till 3

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Domingo Brunch with Oakes and Smith
Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Oakes and Smith

Oakes and Smith are a musical match made in heaven. The harmonious blend of their voices creates an ethereal sound and unique quality not often heard in today’s popular music. Combining this with soulful songs that they call ‘lyrical and inspirational meditations,’ Oakes and Smith bring forth a sense of wonder, expressing themes of love, creativity, mystery and an appreciation of natural beauty.

Kylee Colvin of The Levity Ball remarked, “Oakes and Smith have the ability to bring a sense of calm and ease to the air...with songs so full of wisdom and true emotions.”

The duo has performed at The Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, MA; the NJ Folk Project in Morristown, NJ; Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk, CT; FloydFest in Floyd, VA; Andrea Clearfield’s Salon in Philadelphia; The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA; and has appeared weekly at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA since March 2014, among many other appearances near their home in Western Massachusetts and beyond.

At the heart of this project are a strong bond of love and a passion to pursue the creative calling. Oakes and Smith hope to inspire listeners and remind them that peace, sincerity and beauty are still very much alive in the world.

Joining them this Sunday are Justin Green on piano/percussion/vocals and Kalidasa Joseph Getter on flute and clarinet.

OakesandSmith.net

Live Music: 10am-12pm

Brunch Specials: 8am-2pm

Signature Beverages all day til 3pm

 

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Domingo Brunch with Melissa Brinton
Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Melissa Brinton

A rare performance and welcome back Melissa Brinton to Dottie's for Domingo Brunch.
Melissa, a native of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is a singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist. As a solo performing musician she sings and plays finger-style acoustic guitar and piano. Her solo performances include a blend of originals and cover songs. She has a particular interest in Irish ballads and jigs. Her musical inspirations include Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, Jewel and The Beatles, among many others.
http://www.melissabrinton.com/bio.html

live music, 10-12pm
brunch specials 8-2, beverages all day

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Photographers as Impressionists: closing reception
Jun
1
4:30 PM16:30

Photographers as Impressionists: closing reception

Photographers as Impressionist: a Group Show

Ever since the invention of the camera, photographers have been obsessed with focus, detail and the accurate depiction of textures. Modern cameras, even in the iphone format, produce astonishingly focused and accurate images , but throughout the history of photography, an alternate tradition has flourished beginning very early with the work of the Photo Secessionists. This other branch of the discipline has sought to depict fog and rain, mist and haze, darkness, shadows, and visual confusion. The works of Stieglitz and Kasebier come to mind. This branch of the tradition has always been heavily influenced by the visions of the Impressionists painters, and it is interesting to observe that photography and Impressionism have nearly the same birthday.
Impressionist photographers seek to present moods, emotions, and states of mind. They photograph fog, shadows and mist with a disconcerting mathematical accuracy
This show presents the work of six modern day Impressionist photographers.

This show runs through June.

show curated by Richard Britell

Closing Reception: June 1,  4:30-7PM. with artists in attendance.
 

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Domingo Brunch with the Blue Light Trio
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with the Blue Light Trio

Dottie's welcomes back guitarist Sam Rosen with his Blue Light Trio .  Joining Sam are Richard Downs on trumpet and Jerry Link on bass, The group self describes as"resonators of kindhearted swing in styles brought back from the old-school for your activation pleasure."

So join us for your musical and culinary pleasure.

Live Music - 10-12PM, delicous brunch specials 8-2.

 

 

 

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Domingo Brunch with Redshift
May
13
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Redshift

Welcome back jazz favorites Redshift, with David Solak on drums, Lonny Jarrett on guitar, Mitch Zimmer on bass and Zev Jarrett on sax.  Stop by and see why we love Redshift!  And, of course, our usual delicious brunch specials and fabulous beverages.

Live Music: 10am-12pm

Brunch Specials: 8am - 2pm

beverages served till 3pm

 

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