June 15, 2016 · 7:30pm

7:30pm
$5 cover
21+

The Showcase w/ Butch Zito featuring Todd Chappelle

Tellus 360 and Music For Everyone are preparing to launch Showcase 2016, season three of the popular singer-songwriter series curated by local songwriter Stephen Patterson.

The 2015 season concluded in October with the sold-out Grand Finale show in which 4 artists from the previous 9 shows each had 15 minutes to convince the audience to give them their vote for Singer-Songwriter of the Year. Mindy Nolt walked away with 2015’s top honors and the $800 Grand Prize.

Throughout the year we will present 9 new headliners who will compete for a spot in the Grand Finale in October. Shows are in The Temple at 7:30 PM, 3rd Wednesday of each month.”

Our May featured artist is Butch Zito. The opener for this evening is Todd Chappelle.

Butch Zito

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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.

Todd Chappelle

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Todd Chappelle is a comedy songwriter who does a mix of funny original songs and parodies. His music is influenced by such artists as Weird Al Yankovic, Tom Lehrer and Stephen Lynch. Todd’s music has been heard on The Dr. Demento Show, CNN Radio, the BBC and Good Day Philadelphia, along with radio stations in 6 states. He is the winner of the 2015 Delmarva Folk Hero contest, and he appeared in the 2015 PBS specials “Dela-Where?” and “Dela-Where? 2”.

With a quick wit and a powerful voice, Todd is a dynamic live act who has performed at the New York Funny Songs Festival, the Philadelphia Funny Songs Festival, the Chicago Comedy Rock Festival and the Delmarva Folk Festival, along with numerous venues throughout the Northeast.

Todd currently lives in Delaware County, PA but he has previously lived in Delaware and New York.