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Rent Party season starts

| September 29, 2013

COSHOCTON – The Pomerene Center will lend its walls to three local musicians for a cold jam session to go along with the first Rent Party of the season. The fun starts at 7 p.m. and will wrap sometime around 9 p.m.

Rent Parties started during the time of the great migration north (1910-1930) when blacks emigrating from the south settled the problem of Harlem’s inflated rents by throwing parties. Furniture was moved to the outside walls, musicians and refreshments were brought in, card tables were set up out of the way of the dance floor and the doors were opened in exchange for a few bucks.

In an effort to relieve stress on its monthly budget, the Pomerene Center has adopted/adapted the Rent Party to help meet its monthly gas bill. The doors open at 7 p.m. on First Friday evenings, October-April for great acoustic music, great times and great food, $3 per plate.

The suggested donation is $10 at the door. To make a reservation, call 622-0326 or e-mail [email protected].

Featured musicians for the October party will be Johnny Dotson, Erinn Simmons and Pete Skjold. Dotson is a premiere musician around town and a creative composer. Simmons works with the drum line at Maysville and Ridgewood, gives private lessons and plays in the local band Shadow of Silence. Skjold is a veteran professional bass player and amazing custom bass maker.

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