Schedule

Sep 26 @ 6:15 pm – 9:30 pm
6:15 pm
Join us under the tent as we officially open the 2019 Guilford Performing Arts Festival with an exclusive celebration for festival patrons and guests. DATE: Thursday, September 26, 2019TIME: 6:15 pmPLACE: Historic Guilford Green The[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 26 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
6:15 pm
Sandy, drummer Joe McCarthy and bassist Jim Tutunjian perform music from the Great American Songbook, bossa nova and straight-ahead jazz—part of Dinner on the Green, a benefit event for the Guilford Performing Arts Festival. The[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
The Afro Bop Alliance Sextet, a subset of the Latin Grammy-winning Afro Bop Alliance Big Band, will play an evening of Latin-inflected jazz music, riding Afro-Cuban rhythms, a driving horn section and the exquisite drumming[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
The Derek Grippo Project performs classic songs in a jazz and bebop style. Vocalist Derek Grippo, accompanied by locally known guitarist Dr. Gary Grippo and bassist Preston Murphy, will perform songs such as Route 66,[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5:00 pm
Seat of Our Pants (SOOP) plays a distinctive brand of American roots music featuring rock-influenced songwriting, intricate harmonies and unique instrumentation that includes mountain dulcimer, fiddle, guitar and upright bass, and the percussion box known[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
The Hagner-McKay Nonet covers the breadth of modern jazz with imaginative soundscapes and high-intensity swing. Enjoy modern jazz and new music in a performance of original compositions and reimagined American songbook classics and art songs.[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 27 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
8:30 pm
Noah Baerman and Friends, a six-piece ensemble featuring piano, trumpet, alto saxophone, euphonium, bass and drums, will debut a jazz composition commissioned in part by the Guilford Performing Arts Festival. The piece, called Cliff Palace,[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Singer-songwriter Laura Clapp will bring her passionate, folksy rock to the stage, telling true stories in song form.Artist BioLaura Clapp’s career has taken her from Berkeley College of Music to demo sessions in Nashville, to[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1:00 pm
Cherry Pie will put on an eclectic, fun-for-the-whole family show featuring swing, Latin and other favorite dance music with a bit of cabaret and storytelling on top.Artist BioFeaturing Guilford’s own Jilian Grey and Ric Haddad,[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
Green Light has shifted gears from doing Beatles, Grateful Dead, Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift covers, and is now writing and performing original music with the flavor of alt-folk or indie pop. Artist BioThis[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
Artist BioWith D.W. Ditty on guitar and vocals, and Kenny Mack on sax, flute and vocals, DittyMack covers tin pan alley, pop standards, blues and almost anything else that grafts to their heads. Look for[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
4:30 pm
Youth XL has a fresh and unconventional garage-pop sound and a quirky, engaging stage presence in which the line between music and comedy is never wholly clear.Artist BioYouth XL is a kooky, garage-pop band from[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Driving Route 9 plays original music grounded in Americana and Irish traditions, and puts on a high-energy show with plenty of Celtic-style audience participation.Artist BioBased in New England and inspired by Ireland, Driving Route 9[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 28 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
8:30 pm
Like a roller skate in a tumble dryer, The Racket Downstairs performs offbeat original rock songs and neglected covers. Wear purple!Artist BioThe Racket Downstairs is an indie rock band that defies description, playing original music[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center