Tellus360 sure is an exciting place to be these days. The coolest thing is when we can host special events and allow you to be a part of them. Of course, we think every event we have here is special, but we have a few landmark events coming up in the next month or so, and we wanted to make sure you knew about them so you could put them on your calendar.

First off, you have a chance to…

Be in a movie!

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Award-winning local filmmakers Scott Lentz and Andrew Bailey from Outlaw Studios are currently filming the movie Acoustic Hearts, the story of folk/rock artist Logan Hawk. This coming Saturday (September 20) they’ll be bringing their cast, crew, and cameras to Tellus360 to film a concert scene. This is where you come in. The filmmakers have asked us to invite you to be a part of the audience for this cinematic concert scene. The filming will take place at 7pm on Saturday, just prior to Rootenanny 2014.

So get your tickets for Rootenanny, come out a bit early, and be a part of a film! Who knows, it might just be your ticket to stardom!

CD Release Show 1: Jessica Smucker – September 25

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On September 25, local singer/songwriter Jessica Smucker will be having her album launch party at Tellus360 in a free show (donations accepted). Opening the show will be other local acts St. Narcissus and Jake Lewis & the Clergy.

Smucker’s new album, Tumbling After, is her strongest CD yet, as both her performance and songwriting have matured. Produced by Chad Kinsey, Tumbling After features 11 smart, catchy and disarming songs incorporating elements of experimental rock, organic folk and dark, edgy pop. The album’s backing band consists of Paul Murr on drums, Mike Bitts (of The Innocence Mission) on bass and Chad Kinsey on guitar, with guest appearances by Heather Maloney (courtesy of Signature Sounds Recordings), Keith Wilson (of Movies with Heroes), Leo DiSanto (of Vinegar Creek Constituency), Corty Byron, Patrick Kirchner (of Slimfit) and others. Mixed by Bobby Gentilo and mastered by the legendary Mike Tarsia of South Philly.

Pre-order your copy of Tumbling After and have it in time for the show.

CD Release Show 2: Andy Mowatt – October 24

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If you’ve spent any amount of time around Tellus360, you’re probably familiar with Andy Mowatt. In addition to performing regularly here in various bands, Andy is also one of our regular Sunday session leaders, with his monthly New Orleans jam sessions. Additionally, Andy is one of the incredibly talented musicians on staff at the American Music Theatre here in Lancaster.

On October 24, Andy will bring his An End to the Means CD release show to Tellus360.

Andy has spent time writing and arranging music for a variety of different bands and these songs are the best of the best. No fillers. Time tested, performance approved. Each song is suited with the nastiest musicians and engineer around. Recorded at MDW Production Studios in Harrisburg, PA. Musicians include Gabe Staznik, Mike Wittrien, Andy Alonso, Andy Roberts, Aaron Trasatt, Dave Yinger, Mike Yinger, Max Swan, Michael Druck, John Stoudt, to name a few. Artwork by Kurt Hershey.

“There are no longer means to an end, but only an end to the means”.

Finally, an album that plays itself! The full-length effort will consist of mostly original compositions with a few twists on some modern classics. The featured track is Beyonce’s hit “Love on Top”. Wait until you hear this! “An End To The Means” is a damn smooth crunchy awesome tight eclectic inspiring fulfilling artistic unique energizing easy creative and nostalgic experience.

Pre-order your copy of An End to the Means now.

CD Release Show 3: The Stray Birds – October 26

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Lancaster favorites The Stray Birds have really caught the attention of music fans all over, and have signed with Yep Roc records for their new CD, Best Medicine. Now, with a label behind them, and getting more airplay on stations like WXPN, these favorites of ours are coming back for their local CD release show. The album is already getting rave reviews, and we’re sure you’re gonna like them more than ever.

Back in March they performed to a sold out audience here at Tellus360, and the way tickets are selling, we fully expect another sellout, so get your tickets now!

And you can preorder their new CD if you don’t want to wait to pick one up at the show.

So  now that we’ve booked up your social calendar for you, we expect to see you all around Tellus360 a lot more in the upcoming weeks!