Friendship Is ConFusion

Friday8:00 PM8:50 PMFans and Music: Sharing Our FavoritesMarquetteWhat performers and bands do you think other fans should know about? What genres do you like, both fannishly (filk, nerdcore, FuMP, wizard rock) or generally (rock, folk, country)? Hear what our panelists like, and share your favorites.Mark Bernstein, Peggi Warner-Lalonde, Tom Smith, Phil Cooper, Susan UrbanMUSIC
Friday9:00 PM9:50 PMTheme Circle: Awful PunsMarquetteShare your worst!Tom SmithMUSIC
Friday10:00 PM10:50 PMOpen Music CircleMarquetteA place to share music, stories, poems, and more. MUSIC
Saturday11:00 AM11:50 AMCeltic Guitar WorkshopMarquetteFebruary Sky offers tips on Celtic guitar styles.Susan Urban, Phil CooperMUSIC
Saturday1:00 PM1:50 PMAndrea Dale ConcertMarquetteNative Michigan fan Andrea Dale will sing songs of fantasy, Godzilla and science fiction.  Per Chris Conway, UK filker and professional musician: "There's a wide variety of goodies in Andrea's kitchen...Thoughtful songs, magical, heartfelt, well as Andrea's lovely voice and guitar. What I like about Andrea's voice is that it is a voice of character..."Andrea DaleMUSIC
Saturday2:00 PM2:50 PMMusic Circles 101MarquetteLearn why we skip the parties in favor of sitting in a circle. Once there, how does it work? We'll give you the basics to help you get started in music circles.Mark Bernstein, Peggi Warner-Lalonde, Andrea DaleMUSIC
Saturday3:00 PM3:50 PMPeggi Warner-Lalonde ConcertMarquetteToronto filker Peggi joins us with a beautiful voice, bringing some of her favorite songs.Peggi Warner-LalondeMUSIC
Saturday4:00 PM4:50 PMDrum and Rhythm JamMarquetteBring your drums, shakers, jingles, voices - anything that makes music - and join in a freeform, creative, collaborative music jam.  If you don't have an instrument, we will have some to share.  If  you've never been to a drum jam, we'll go over some basics.  All ages and abilities are welcome.Cathy McManamon, Jason NeerenbergMUSIC
Saturday5:00 PM5:50 PMTom Smith ConcertBallroom A&BTom brings his usual mix of humor, wit, and energy. Not to be missed!Tom SmithMUSIC
Saturday8:00 PM8:50 PMFebruary Sky ConcertMarquettePartners Susan Urban and Phil Cooper, full time touring musicians from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, bring the ribald, the wacky, and the overall wonderful.Susan Urban, Phil CooperMUSIC
Saturday9:00 PM9:50 PMThe Shallow EndMarquetteA low-key performance circle for those who are inexperienced or shy. Everyone is welcome, and everyone is encouraged (but not required) to sing, recite, play, or tell stories as the spirit moves them. MUSIC
Saturday10:00 PM10:50 PMOpen Music CircleMarquetteA place to share music, stories, poems, and more. MUSIC
Sunday12:00 PM12:50 PMRandom Fractions ConcertMarquetteCathy McManamon and Jason Neerenberg blend guitar and bass, vocal harmony, and original songs & cover tunes with their own personal twist from filk, folk, and any genre of music that strikes their fancy. Their first performance of 2017 is sure to include some brand new music!Cathy McManamon, Jason NeerenbergMUSIC
Sunday1:00 PM1:50 PMFuture Performer SuggestionsMarquetteWho would you like to hear perform at ConFusion at the future? If we've never heard of them, all the better.Mark BernsteinMUSIC