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Five (mostly) Free Shows In Two Weekends To Close Out Summer And Welcome Fall!



Hi gang,

Well, you can tell from the orange backed logo header that the fall must be upon us. It’s “crisp” in the mornings now. Which is another way of saying it’s time to swap out the flip flops for wool slippers when picking up the morning paper from the driveway. Sad to see but an eventuality here where we live. 

But we’re not going to let the mercury in the thermometer tell us it’s not time to keep making the rock and roll. No, siree. We have two big weekends of shows to close out September and welcome the official end of summer. 

Firstly I’d like to thank Sheryl Hunter from the Greenfield Recorder for publishing a great piece on the evolution of the band in the run up to our show at The Root Cellar a couple of weeks ago. It helped bring in some folks to see us and a great band from Philly, Flux Capacitor. Go see them if you get a chance. You can read a great review of the show here which includes audio and video of our new song, Love Is All Around You” as well. 

Transperformance was a blast as usual. Thanks to the Northampton Arts Councilfor having us take part again. It was so much fun taking on Foo Fighters for fifteen minutes. Click on the links to see our take on “Times Like These” (filmed by Dann Vasquez) and “Everlong” (filmed by Maria Bull) if you like. 

But there are still big shows to come. 

Tonight, 9/16 we will be playing at La Boca in Middletown, CT, which is home to Wesleyan University and not far from Hartford at all. This will be our first appearance there so if anyone has friends in the area please share this email with them. We’d love to pack that room. The show is free and runs from 10pm-1am. 

Tomorrow, 9/17 we will be at The Basement in downtown Northampton, MA. We’ll have a great band from Boston opening the show, Try. Check out their Facebook page here and watch/listen to their song, “Barcelona” right here.  We’re excited to have them on the bill. Come out early and give them a warm Northampton welcome if you can. They start at 8pm and we go on at 9pm. The show is absolutely free (though tips are appreciated). 

Next weekend we have three shows planned. 

Friday, 9/23 we will be making a stop at The Skinny Pancake in Hanover, NH. We played their Burlington, VT location a while back and it was a great time. Come on out and celebrate the opening of their newest spot. This show is also absolutely free and all ages. We’ll start at 8:30 and play two sets!

Saturday, 9/24 we head to Orange, MA to be part of the “Festival That Stinks.” That’s right, the North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Fest has us on their music schedule and we couldn’t be more thrilled if you gave us a garlic hot fudge sundae (available, I believe, at the festival). We will play at 2:15 and we are happy to say that Shokazoba (featuring Colorway’s own Matt and Riley on bass and drums) play at 3:30. Should be a great time. The festival is $5 for adults and kids 12 and under are free. The fest runs both Sat and Sunday and they have a weekend pass for $8. 

Finally, on Sunday, 9/25, weather permitting, we will be gracing the deck of one of Brattleboro, VT’s best place for food, drinks and music, Whetstone Station. With a breathtaking view of the Connecticut River this should be one of Colorway’s most scenic gigs ever! The show runs 5-8pm, is completely free and is all ages.  Just a note: as described, if there is rain forecast the show will be cancelled and rescheduled. Please check our website for any changes. 

Well, that’s it for a while. We have a big gig in October opening up for Television’s Richard Lloyd on 10/6 but I’ll send out another email after these five gigs roll on out.  

Thanks very much for reading this far, for believing in the power of music, for supporting independent artists and for rocking in the free world. And if you can’t make it to any of these shows but have some friends that would we would be ever so grateful if you forwarded this on to them. 

We’ll see you at the shows,


Here are all the specifics:

Friday, September 16, Colorway Performs at La Boca, Middletown, CT (Hartford Area)

Come on out to see us play at this very cool venue right near the Wesleyan campus (20 mins from Hartford). 
Amazing food and drinks. We’ll play all night for ya. 

When: Fri, 9/16
Where: La Boca
337 Main St Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 347-4777
Time: 10pm-1am
Cost: FREE!

Join the Facebook Event here!

Dinner menu and full bar for your enjoyment.


Saturday, September 17, Colorway Performs at The Basement, Northampton, MA

We are excited to be bringing a great band from Boston, Try, to open this show.

Try is–in their own words–“a hybrid of rock and electronica” and we’re hoping to get a good early crowd out to see their first Northampton appearance. Check them out on Facebook here.

When: Saturday, September 17
Where: The Basement
21 Center St. 
Northampton, MA (adjacent to the new police station parking garage which you can park in for this show)
Directions here
Phone: (413) 387-6345
What time: 8-10:30pm
How much: FREE (tips appreciated)
The Basement has a full bar for your enjoyment.

Join the Facebook Event Page here. 

More info and full Basement schedule here.

More about Try:

Virtuoso slide guitarist Niles Elliott and songwriter Dylan Edmunds met and began collaborating during their freshman year of college (2013-14) at Berklee College of Music. A year later, Dylan’s brother, Conner, arrived at Berklee and joined the collaboration. The three of them began writing and rehearsing in search of a sound they could call their own. With specialties in sound design, midi programming, and pop production, TRY’s style is maturing into a hybrid of Rock and Electronica. 

Friday, September 23, Colorway Performs at The Skinny Pancake, Hanover, NH

Come check out two full sets of music at Hanover, New Hampshire’s newest place for live entertainment. 

When: Friday, 9/23
Where: The Skinny Pancake
3 Lebanon St
Hanover, NH, 03755
Phone: (603) 277-9115
Time: 8:30-10:15
Cost: Free!!
All Ages!!

Join the Facebook Event Page here. 

Full menu of amazing food and drinks (hard and soft) available all day/night


Saturday, September, 24, Colorway Performs at The North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival!

Really excited to be part of this special festival celebrating one of the most intoxicating foods ever: garlic! Two full days of food, music and art at the North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival. 

Colorway plays 2:15-3:15 and immediately following our set stay put for local afro beat legends, Shokazoba, featuring Riley and Matt on drums and bass. Not to be missed!

When: Saturday, September 24
Where: Forster’s Farm
60 Chestnut Hill Road
Orange, Massachusetts
Time: 2:15-3:15 (fest runs Sat and Sun noon to 5pm)
Cost: $5 for adults, kids 12 and under free
Weekend pass $8
All Ages!!
Check them out on Facebook!

Sunday, September 25, Colorway Performs at Whetstone Station, Brattleboro, VT (on the deck!)

Weather permitting*, Colorway will be performing two full sets on the deck of Brattleboro’s best restaurant, Whetstone Station. The venue is located right off of downtown and right on the banks of the Connecticut River. Don’t miss this very special performance. Whetstone Station has amazing food, craft beers, a full bar and so much more. 

When: Sunday, 9/25
Where: Whetstone Station
36 Bridge St
Brattleboro, VT
Phone: (802) 490-2354
Time: 5-8pm
Cost: Free
All Ages!

See their full lineup of music right here.

Full menu here.

Join the Facebook Event Page here. 

*Note: in case of inclement weather show will be cancelled and rescheduled.



Remember, the new album is available at on CD and 180gram vinyl, as well as at for the digital download. And to celebrate a year of The Black Sky Sequined, through the month of May everything in the store is 20% off. But you can also pick it up an any one of these great Valley establishments. Support your local musician and support you local music store.

Turn it Up
5 Pleasant St
Northampton, MA

Platterpus Records
28 Cottage St
Easthampton, MA

Cup and Top Cafe (CD only)
1 North Maple St
Florence, MA

Electric Eye Records
52 Main St Suite 6
Florence, MA

Mystery Train Records
178A North Pleasant St
Amherst, MA

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