The second annual Sound House Showcase happend on May 13, 2023 at the Remington Community Gardens. This outdoor concert featured two and a half hours of songs and welcomed about 100 audience members. To adapt to spring showers, we created a fortress of canopy tents surrounding a makeshift stage and dance floor beneath the garden pavilion. Some musicians performed for the first time ever while others showed off a year’s worth of musical and personal growth. We filled the air with music, laughter, and good vibes.
Special thanks to Sound House parent Amber Witt who generously photographed the Showcase. You can visit this link to view the full photo collection, but we’ve included some highlights below.
What is the Sound House Showcase?
The Sound House Showcase is an opportunity for the musicians, singers, and songwriters in our community to perform in front of a live audience on an outdoor stage. Consider this an extra-special variation of the traditional recital. It’s an important evening for our whole Sound House family to get together, share songs, and strengthen our community bonds. From children to adults, beginners to experienced players, everyone is welcome to sign up for the chance to perform live at the Remington Community Gardens.
For a better idea of what to expect (or just to reminisce),
you can check out photos from the 2022 Showcase.
Tell me more about this year’s Showcase, please!
The 2023 Sound House Showcase is scheduled for Saturday, May 13th at the Remington Community Gardens, 160 West Bowen Street. We’ll have music scheduled from about 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Guests are encouraged to bring their own outdoor chairs, water, and snacks.
What’s the lineup look like?
Addison Murphy, beginner guitar – “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey
Ted Christian, beginner guitar – “Mustang Canyon” and “Appalachian Dulcimer”
Maddie Reed, beginner guitar and voice – “Au Clair de la Lune” and “Other Friends” from Steven Universe
Olivia Sandloin, beginner voice – “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles and “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne
Rosalie Schiller, beginner voice – “idontwannabeyouanymore” by Billie Eilish
Kaylie Young, beginner voice – “When the Party’s Over” by Billie Eilish
Artificial Flowers, duo – “Honey” by Moxie
Fiona Poteet, voice – “Cardigan” by Taylor Swift
Alix Shriver, guitar and voice – “Pretender” and “Dear Winter” by AJR
Zingerdink, trio – “Harvest Moon” by Neil Young, “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac, and “Carolina In My Mind” by James Taylor
Maybe Chaos, four-piece – “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac and “Melancholy Hill” by Gorillaz
Zero, trio – “Come Out and Play” by The Offspring, “Nobody” by Avenged Sevenfold, and “Square Hammer” by Ghost
The Sunstones, five-piece – “Sex, Drugs, Etc.” by Beach Weather, “My Kind of Woman” by Mac DeMarco, “Skipping Seasons” and “Indigo Skies” by The Sunstones
I want to post flyers and invite people!
Below, you’ll find a press blurb and two versions of the showcase poster (PDF and JPEG);
feel free to share these with your community.
On May 13th from 4:00-7:00 PM, Sound House – the Remington-based music school and songwriting studio – presents an evening of free music showcasing student musicians, singers, and songwriters. You can think of this event as equal parts elevated recital and local outdoors music festival. Bring your folding chairs and a picnic to the Remington Community Gardens at 160 West Bowen Street. The Showcase begins with beginners and ends with full bands, featuring high school indie rock ensemble The Sunstones. Last year’s Sound House Showcase provided three hours of music and welcomed over one hundred guests; this year’s reprise should be another pleasant evening of community joy.
Contribute in increments of $5.00 to help cover the costs of renting the space, printing materials, and running the show! If you prefer Venmo, send the donation to @Maddi-Mae. Thank you for your support!