October 6, 2012 · 7:00pm

It’s finally fall! The air is cool and crisp. The trees are starting to change their colors. Squirrels are scurrying about and loading up on acorns for the winter. All in all, the fall season is hands-down one of Lancaster’s best (at least we think so).

With that in mind, what better way to celebrate the new season that with some of the area’s best music, food and friends?! This month, join us as we welcome York-based singer-songwriter Mark DeRose and Lancaster’s eclectic folk group Sopa Sol!

As always, we encourage you to prepare a dish or some desserts for our POTLUCK! In honor of the harvest season, we’re looking for fall-inspired foods! Some of the best ingredients are now available — fresh apples, butternut squash, pumpkins and more! Do you have an amazing chili recipe? Do you whip up the most tasty pumpkin-flavored desserts? Get inspired by some yummy recipes on Pinterest!

And don’t forget — it’s a BYOB event!! Why not bring a 6-pack of your favorite pumpkin ale or harvest lager? Maybe a bottle of wine to share?

It’s also Art Walk in Lancaster City, and we’ve got a new exhibition in Gallery360 and the unveiling of a sculpture garden on our green roof! Oh, and, the IRISH ARE COMING!!! This is going to be a BIG WEEKEND!

RSVP on Facebook and leave a comment with what you’ll be bringing to avoid duplicates and so we can make sure the proper plates/bowls/spoons/forks/sporks are on-hand.

Best part of it all is that you get to see the best upcoming talent that Lancaster has to offer FOR FREE! (please bring cash donations for our musicians!) Please arrive at 7pm, as music starts promptly at 8pm.

Now without further ado…. on October 6th, we are pleased to welcome to our TableTop:

Mark DeRose

If James Taylor and Dave Matthews spent a night together getting juiced up on pop rock, their “musical love child” would be Mark DeRose. Blending introspective lyrics with acoustic driven rock, Mark’s music is described as “thoughtful and provocative, laden with metaphors of hope and celebration for life – the stuff that makes feel good music feel so good.” While Mark spent the first part of his career searching for musical direction in both Boston and Philadelphia, he came to discover exactly what he was looking for back home in south central PA.

Fueled by a genuine passion for performing live, Mark and his band – The Way Home – boast a history of numerous performances at a wide range of venues giving way to a growing a fan base hungry for great music and great times. They have had the pleasure of opening for national touring artists Rusted Root, Gin Blossoms, Michelle Branch, Edwin McCain, Blues Traveler and Josh Kelley. They’ve even performed as part of a NFL halftime show in front of a sell out crowd of over 70,000 (at a Tellus360’s favorite Baltimore Ravens game, nonetheless!)

Mark is one of the region’s warmest, happiest, feel-goodiest songwriters out there. We hope you’re there to experience this very special solo/acoustic set!!


Mark DeRose on Facebook | Mark DeRose Website | Hear Mark DeRose’s Music


Sopa Sol

Sopa Sol is a group of friends who love to play music together. While ultimately a four-piece band, the trio version consists of Frances Miller (vocals, violin, hang drum), Jason Mundok (vocals, guitar), and David Armstrong (percussion). They play a mix of original contemporary folk songs written by Frances and Jason, and instrumental fiddle tunes from a variety of cultures, including Irish, gypsy and Isreali fiddle tunes. A handful of their songs feature the hang drum, which is a rare Swiss steel hand drum. Their performances include a lot of improvisation and positive energy.

We are very excited to feature Sopa Sol’s eclectic sound at this month’s TableTop Session. We even hear Mark DeRose might make a guest appearance for a few songs… You’ll want to be here to see this!


Sopa Sol on Facebook


We look forward to seeing you at the October TableTop Session with Mark DeRose and Sopa Sol on October 6! Remember to bring something fall-inspired to share if you can – beer, wine, dinner, dessert!

And some extra scratch for our musicians! Your money$$$ goes DIRECTLY to their pockets!

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