We’re practicing some new tunes to share! (pictured: Robin, Amy, Betsy)
Who doesn’t need a little a cappella joy for the holidays? We’re on it! Venus will bring you our unique combination of rock, jazz, swing and some holiday tunes with a twist to. We’re thrilled to be hosted by the Garrett Park Women’s Club at their charming historic venue in Kensington, Maryland. There will be light refreshments, too. Join us!
When: Sunday, December 15th, 4:30-6PM
Where: Historic Town Hall, 10814 Kenilworth Avenue, Garrett Park, Maryland 20896
Tickets: $12 in Advance, $15 at the Door (Small venue–buy early!)
Venus is looking forward to a year filled with new possibilities and performances. This winter we’ve been busy adding new repertoire–the “Cups” song, “Mexico,” “For Good” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” among others. We’re also polishing up our awesome arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner for baseball season! And we also held auditions and welcomed a new Venusian into our orbit–more on our new mezzo soprano in another blog post. Give us a shout if you want to book us for the spring — email email@example.com.
Our favoriate Venusians Robin (front and center) and Dolores (fuschia, third from right) recently celebrated birthdays. This photo is not recent, as you can tell from the holiday greenery, but who wants a current photo for their birthday? To celebrate, Venus sang for R&D’s awesome house party. We love house parties. Are you having one this spring or summer? Give us a shout…we’ll be there before you can say “canapé.” You can email us at venusdminor (at) gmail (dot) com. Or if this is an aca-emergency, call 301-651-3707.
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Well THAT was fun! Thanks to all our fans–and fans of The Tone Rangers and The Chromatics–for coming out on a chilly evening to hear us sing at Jammin’ Java. Let us know if you have a birthday party, retirement party, divorce party, or any other happening which requires a dash of a cappella!
Give the gift of music this holiday season: buy a ticket to our concert at Jammin’ Java’ on January 9th with the Tone Rangers and the Chromatics! It’s a New Year’s acappella-vaganza! Doors open at 6:30PM (great bar and food!). Concert at 8PM. Ticket information here. Buy now while supplies last!
The women of Venus will sing in Maryland and Virginia in May! Enjoy some tunes to ring in the warmer weather (please!).
Sunday, May 4 at 1:30pm
The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
4200 Olney-Laytonsville Road
Olney, MD 20830
Tuesday, May 20th 7:30-8:30PM
4800 Fillmore Ave
Alexandria, VA 22311
Venus will feature arrangements old and new when we appear on Friday, January 24th at the Noon Concert Series at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. 3001 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016. Join us for a fun-filled program! CDs will also be available for purchase. Details and directions here.
Well, despite the threat of rain and some actual rain, we all had a fabulous time singing for the packed crowd at Lubber Run ampitheater this past weekend! Thanks again to The Tone Rangers for the invite. Here are a few pics, and we’ll load some more shortly
Betsy “Venus” Erickson
Venusians Amy DeLouise and Kristin Bass
Venus Sings Lubber Run
As many of our fans know, we are as much lovers of cheese as we are of a cappella. So when Venus heard that the FDA was blocking imports of the beautiful French cheese Mimolette (see story in Washington Post) , we knew we had to do something! So…we are heading back to one of our favorite outdoor summer concert venues–Lubber Run Ampitheater in Arlington–to sing our hearts out for cheese fans everywhere. We’ll be selling our new CD Digital Redemption, and using the proceeds to purchase the last remaining rounds of mimolette we can find for rehearsal snacking. Join us at this fabulous concert, where we’ll be appearing with our friends The Tone Rangers . The concert begins at 8PM. Location: N. Columbus Street and 2nd Street N., two blocks north of Route 50. For the full summer schedule at Lubber.