Outside Voices

Categories:  Opinion    Music
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 12:09 AM
Outside Voices by Jessica Courter
Megan Lawrence

How often do you watch live music in Erie, and where is your favorite place to see it?

Megan Lawrence

“If I do see music, it’s usually at Mercyhurst because I’m a student and I live on campus. I see some of the student work, and when the Institute for Arts and Culture bring in acts like the Yamato drummers, I get to see those.” 

Dillon Shidemantle 

“[I watch live music] as much as possible. I’m actually in a jazz combo, and we play around Erie. We try to not only play as much as we can, but to also support and see as much as we can. We go to the Erie Ale House, the Oasis, the Brewerie, Mercyhurst…I’m down for anything – jazz, blues, rock, rap – anything goes.” 

Bobby Lucas 

“I’ll go out to the Anchor In on Fridays and Saturdays for jazz and blues. They’ll bring in bigger-name people to play down there who also play at the Ale House and the Brewerie. I just love watching live music.” 

Christine Olivier

“I watch live music in Erie a lot. I make a career out of it because I work [at Mercyhurst]. I go to the crooked i a lot and to the Art Museum when they’re doing live performances, for sure. I also catch a lot of live shows at Mercyhurst.” 

Jessica Courter can be contacted at jCourter@ErieReader.com.

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