June 3, 2015 · 7:00pm

$5 cover

The Showcase w/ Steve Patterson featuring Mike P. Ryan

Music for Everyone, Steve Patterson, and Tellus360 are excited to bring you the 2015 season of The Showcase!

The art of the Singer Songwriter is featured in this unique series that brings artist and audience together to enjoy new, original music in an intimate, listening-room setting. This year we will feature nine songwriters in the headliner spot January  through September. They will be competing for one of four spots in a sing-off competition to be held in October. The four artists who bring in the biggest audiences for their headliner event will make it to the finals, and there, the audience will vote for their favorites!

Thanks to a generous grant from Sid and Jan the artists who make the sing-off will be competing for substantial cash prizes.

We expect that October 21 show to be sold out. Proceeds will benefit Music for Everyone.

Our featured artist this time (rescheduled from January) is Mike P. Ryan, with Butch Zito opening the night.

Mike P. Ryan

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Oklahoma-born Singer-Songwriter Mike P. Ryan creates heartfelt music about the lives, emotions, and experiences of everyday people. An award-winning songwriter and a natural raconteur Mike captivates audiences wherever he goes. Mike is the Artist in Residence at the Virginia Musician’s Workshop and the Director of the NOVA Songwriter’s Workshop. He serves as a volunteer musician for Musicians On Call, a nationwide charity that brings live music to the bedsides of seriously hospital patients. Mike’s debut CD “American Tales” is available on I-tunes, Amazon, and CD Baby.

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Butch Zito


Stackabones band leader Butch Zito was awarded the 2014 Established Fellowship in Folk Art-Music from the State of Delaware and the National Endowment for the Arts. This honor is in recognition of his artistic accomplishments, musical expertise and gifted songwriting skills. Stackabones is the coalescence of Butch’s songwriting talent, extensive repertoire of original music and a group of highly accomplished musicians. This harmony creates Stackabones’ tightly-woven innovative performances which attracts a multi-generational fan base.