The Peace Acoustic Café
Spring 2005

Unfortunately, the Peace Acoustic Café has been discontinued due to other musical commitments by all of us who have worked to produce a quality show.

Thanks to all our patrons for your support.  Thanks also to Pastor John Gierke and the congregation of the Peace Lutheran Church.

We hope you'll continue to listen to great acoustic music at the other venues in the area.

The Peace Acoustic Café is a smoke-free, alcohol-free concert series featuring acoustic musicians in a coffee-house setting, held in the Family Life Center at the Peace Lutheran Church in Conway, Arkansas.  The Church is located at the corner of Dave Ward Drive and Donaghey Avenue.  Concerts are usually held on the third Saturday night of each month.

The Peace Acoustic Café reflects a cross-section of acoustic music, including traditional folk, acoustic singer-songwriters, Americana, bluegrass, acoustic country and alt-country, and the occasional jazz act.  Both local and touring acts are scheduled.  Currently, admission is $6, with children 12 and under free.  The show starts at 7:30 P.M., typically with an opening act followed by a featured act.  The public, of course, is invited.

Coffee, desserts, and other refreshments are provided by Bethlehem House, a transitional living center for homeless people in Conway, as a moneymaker and informational outreach.

Scheduled the first half of 2005 are:

January 15—Emily Kaitz.  Emily is a Fayetteville, Arkansas singer-songwriter known for her zany tunes.  She has a way of looking at life from a different perspective that causes us to wonder…..

February 19—The Acousticatz.  Buddy Case (guitar), Pete Brown (fiddle and mandolin), and Patty LaFleur (upright bass) make up a folk/bluegrass/country acoustic supergroup.  Each is an excellent vocalist as well as an excellent instrumentalist.

March 19—Garry Bryant.  Winner of the 2004 Arkansas Acoustic Showdown, Garry has an unusual percussive style as a guitarist and winning songs that often have an inspirational theme.

April 16—Wood Newton.  A longtime and successful Nashville songwriter, Wood has had many “cuts” by artists such as The Oak Ridge Boys (“Bobby Sue),  Kenny Rogers (“Twenty Years Ago”), Steve Wariner (“I Can See Arkansas From Here”), and more recently David Ball (“Riding with Private Malone”).

May 14 (2nd Saturday night)—Jed Clampit.  A legend in Arkansas music circles, Jed had been playing his “Front Porch Contemporary” music for more years than some of his fans have been alive!

June 10—The Peace Acoustic Café Crew will be helping with music for the Bethlehem House Sleepout, an annual event to raise money and awareness of homelessness in Central Arkansas.  Stay tuned for concert details.

July—No Peace Acoustic Café—we’ll all need a vacation by then!


For more info:  e-mail, or call 501-730-8987

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