International Festival of Arts & Ideas - Arts on Call

New Haven, CT

Gift someone you love (or yourself!) with a socially-distanced mini-concert! Select a time an outdoor location of your choice. I'll arrive with my guitar (and voice) at the designated time, and perform a 10-15 minute set of music, outdoors in front of the residence (or in a park), while observing social distancing.

Performances are available on the hour between 11 AM and 6 PM. Sales will end when all performances are sold out or at 2 PM the day before. In the event of rain (or other postponement circumstance), the artist will contact the purchaser and reschedule as may be mutually agreeable.

PLEASE NOTE: Performance addresses should be limited to a 10-mile radius of downtown New Haven, unless it's the first or last slot and you talk me into it.

New Haven Arts on Call is modeled after Sidewalk Serenades, a program created in March 2020 by Creative Alliance in Baltimore, and is presented with support from the Elizabethan Club of Yale University.



Sweet Little Variety Show

Providence, RI

Moved to online for June! Since January 2010, the once-a-month Sweet Little Variety Show has supported musicians, poets, magicians, comedians, dancers, actors, filmmakers, and many more, as a monthly feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, body-positive cabaret. $10 donation all goes to the artists. Also featuring Aba Armoo-Daniels, Beledi Dance Company, Joe Conscious Vacca, Comic Rich Hite, Kristen Minsky, and Host Eva Destruction


Cadenza Concerts

Cadenza Concerts, 5 Depot St., Freeport, ME

Yes! This IS happening in person - seating will be downsized to 1/3 capacity to allow for social distancing; advance tix only, drinks (not food) avail. And streaming live online. Accompanied by Ed Desjardins on guitars.

$18 advance only


Songs & Stories New Haven

Songs & Stories New Haven , New Haven, CT

A night of storytelling & songwriting hosted by Saul Fussiner. Three storytellers + three musicians = a fun night of variety normally at Next Door - this time, on YouTube. Also featuring musicians Buzz Gordo & Sev7en Taylor and storytellers Wendy Marans, Jezrie Marcano-Courtney, Arnie Pritchard.

benefit for staff of Next Door New Haven


Isis Music Hall

Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd., Asheville NC

Seated Lounge Show - limited tables available w/ a dinner reservation; all other seating is General Admission / first come first serve. Doors open at 5.

$12 advance / $15 door


Highland Lodge Acoustic Sets

Highland Lodge Acoustic Sets, 1608 Craftsbury Rd., Greensboro, VT

6:30-8:30, solo acoustic set in gorgeous northern VT setting.


Plymouth Folk & Blues Festival

Plymouth Folk & Blues Festival, 3780 Route 100A, Plymouth, VT

Festival runs Saturday & Sunday at the Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, full schedule: SAT SEPT 5: Phil Henry 2-3 pm Lara Herscovitch 3-4pm Bow Thayer 4-5pm Saturday Night Jam Session 8pm hosted by Jay Ottaway SUN SEPT 6: Crowes Pasture 2-3pm Alastair Moock 3-4pm The Kennedys 4-5pm


New Britain Museum of American Art Concert Series

New Britain Museum of American Art Concert Series, 56 Lexington St., New Britain, CT

Last concert of the Summer Concert Series. One-hour concert, noon to 1pm. Free & open to the public.


Black Bear Americana Music Festival

Goshen, CT

Friday Songwriter Showcase


Black Bear Americana Music Festival

Goshen, CT

Saturday Acoustic Main Stage


Brandon Music Concerts

Brandon Music Concerts, 62 Country Club Rd., Brandon, VT

Join for dinner & concert (6pm) or concert-only (7:30pm), reservations required for dinner - concerts@brandon-music.net


Songwriters Night

The Living Room at 35 East, 35 East Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, PA

Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended - these events sell out. Tickets will be sold at the door, if available, until we reach capacity. The Living Room at 35 East is winner of "Best of Philly Small Music Venue" by Philadelphia Magazine for 2019. Homemade desserts, snacks, coffee drinks and other beverages (and BYOB).

Avi Wisnia & Aaron Nathans host Songwriters Night, a monthly residency showcasing some of the best local and touring songwriters. Come experience a unique night of songs, storytelling and collaboration in this intimate listening room environment. Nov 5 is rescheduled from May, and will feature Lara in-the-round alongside Marion Halliday, Karen Gross, Chana Rothman.


River of Grass Cafe

River of Grass Cafe, 11850 W. State Rd. 84 Suite 1, Davie, FL

$19 adv / $25 door


WUWF Radio Live

@ The Museum of Commerce, Pensacola, FL

Monthly concert series featuring three artists live and broadcast on WUWF Public Radio and online.