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!
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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
From Shawn Colvin to Cole Porter, Venus serenades fans for a Mother’s Day weekend a cappella extravaganza at the Garrett Park Town Hall. Last year’s concert sold out early, so order your tickets today!
When: Saturday, May 11th at 7:30PM.
Where: Garrett Park Town Hall, 10814 Kenilworth Avenue, Garrett Park, MD
Details: Wine and other refreshments available for purchase, along with Venus CD’s and logo items.
The concert is brought to you by the Women’s Club of Garrett Park, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Betsy White Emergency Fund, created in 1969 for families who find themselves in urgent financial need due to fire, health or other family emergencies.
Tickets: Fans, we’re sorry to advise you that our Advance Ticket Sales are now closed. But we’ll still have tickets at the door for $12.00 We’ll see you at the venue!
Parking: on the street, or if you go past the venue and turn right, there are plenty of spaces in the school parking lot. Please arrive early to ensure a seat–it’s cozy…thus fabulous for a cappella!.
What’s better than the gift of song? OUR songs, that’s what. Yes, we are shamelessly promoting our new CD, Digital Redemption. So if you are old-fashioned, consider purchasing a physical CD. Or you can download the whole shebang or selected mp3’s from Amazon or iTunes. Hey, did you know that you can also Hire Venus to Sing for Your Favorite Holiday Event? Yup. We’re probably the only Washington DC area group who can say we’ve sung for Janet Reno AND Condoleeza Rice. These days, who can find such bi-partisanship? Again, shameless self-promotion. At our age, the gloves have come off. Well, figuratively anyway.
Having just returned from two trips with my teenaged daughter (to attend sports tournaments in Pennsylvania and Florida), I was reflecting on the difference between traveling with the kids now and when they were younger. Before, we used to listen to lots of tapes (remember cassette tapes?) or, later, CDs – mostly songs, storytellers, or even recorded books. (Harry Potter was a favorite.) My oldest son (now 21) fondly recalls many of those silly songs and stories that we listened to over and over. The kids managed to stay interested most of the time, we sang together and talked, and even survived the drive to North Dakota one summer. But now, it’s a whole new world. We might as well be on separate trips. The teenagers are completely absorbed with their electronic devices, and any interruption by a parent is viewed as a HUGE irritation. If Eye-Rolling and Exasperated Sighing were Olympic sports, my daughter would be a champion! -Betsy
You bought the CD, you came to the launch concert, and you still want More Venus! Now you can hear us live on the streets of Alexandria at Del Ray First Thursday on August 2nd, between 6 and 9PM. More details will be posted here and on our “Events” tab.
Venus packed the Town Hall of Garrett Park, Maryland to celebrate the release of our new CD, Digital Redemption (now available for download on iTunes, Amazon or CD Baby). We are so grateful to all our friends, family and fans for coming out to join us! Thank you to the Women’s Club of Garrett Park, our hosts. 50% of the proceeds go to the Betsy White Emergency Fund for families in need. Please “like” us on Facebook and email us about any concert opportunities in your area at email@example.com.
Venus d Minor’s new CD is now Live and available for download on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby. We need Likes and Reviews from our fans, so pull out those keyboards! Our CD Release Concert tonight is SOLD OUT, but that won’t stop us from coming to sing in your living room. Feel free to email us about concert opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new Venus d Minor CD, Digital Redemption, will be available on iTunes and stores. Tracks–which can be purchased through iTunes separately or as an album–include:
Sweet Dreams Are Made of This
Last Train to Clarksville
I Can’t Make You Love Me
It’s Too Tight for Me (originally, It’s Alright With Me-a Robin Sloan lyrics special!)
When She Loved Me from Toy Story
Accentuate the Positive
Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
Sunny Came Home
Miss Otis Regrets
Come hear the live concert of these songs and more Venus audience favorites on Saturday June 23rd, 7:30pm at the Garrett Park Town Hall, 10814 Kenilworth Avenue, Garrett Park, MD. Concert sponsored by the Women’s Club of Garrett Park. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Betsy White Emergency Fund, created in 1969 for families who find themselves in urgent financial need due to fire, health or other family emergencies.
Tickets are on sale for $10 in advance ($12 at the door). Seating is limited (only 50 seats left!) so order now while supplies last. Mail your check to Venus d Minor c/o B. Erickson, 9692 Farmside Place, Vienna, VA 22182. Or email us at email@example.com with your reservation request and a contact name and phone number and we’ll call you for Visa/Mastercard info.