Music Nights

New in 2019, The Yard will feature talented local musicians in our Pride celebration and Nanon Theater!

Photo by Whitney Browne

Photo by Whitney Browne

Pride DanceHall
Public Dancing Allowed!!!
with DJ Frida Calor and TruDee

June 28
8:00pm
At Nomans “formerly Lola’s”, Island Inn Road, Oak Bluffs
$10

Pride, Not Prejudice 6 is The Yard’s annual Pride celebration which celebrates the equality and diversity of identity, gender, and marriage.

Dylan Turmeque AKA Frida Calor is an educator, multimedia artist, and former Yard intern living in NYC. He uses different elements from each medium to create a musical experience that allows for exploration and possibilities of liberation.

Born and raised in California, Deborah Lohse AKA TruDee is a choreographer/performer living and working in New York City. She has presented her work and performed in many theaters, public spaces, and festivals including DANCE NOW Joe’s Pub, American Dance Festival, Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, United Solo Theater Festival, and many more. Deborah Lohse’s alter ego, the indefatigable cabaret persona TruDee, will join the Pride DanceHall!

 
Photo Courtesy of John Forte

Photo Courtesy of John Forte

John Forté

July 23
7:00pm
At The Yard’s Nanon Theater

$25 General
$15 Seniors/Students/Active Military/Veterans
$5 Children Under 12
$45 Neighbor and Need

John Forté is a Grammy-nominated recording artist, filmmaker, and activist. First recognized for his work with multi-platinum hip hop group The Fugees, Forté has released several solo and collaborative projects to-date. Forté's felony conviction and eventual Presidential commutation cemented Forté's commitment to reforming America's broken criminal justice system.

 

Isaac Taylor

August 6
7:00pm
At The Yard’s Nanon Theater

$25 General
$15 Seniors/Students/Active Military/Veterans
$5 Children Under 12
$45 Neighbor and Need

Isaac Taylor is a 14th generation islander, as well as an artist in a musically artistic family. Taylor will be playing songs from his Debut album, “Peace In The Valley”, as well as some other tunes he loves.

 
Photo by Melissa Knowles

Photo by Melissa Knowles

DanceHall
Public Dancing Allowed!!!
with DJ Christopher

August 27
7:00pm
The Yard’s Nanon Theater
$10

Dance to the mash ups of Tributaries: a mix of artists who have passed and the contemporary artists who have been inspired by them.

When not raising funds for the Island Housing Trust, DJ Christopher can be found spinning vinyl on his well-worn Technics turntables that have accompanied him from Thailand to New York City and home to the Vineyard. Former resident DJ at Happy Monday in Bangkok and Botanica in NYC, DJ Christopher loves spinning classic r&b and funk from the 70s and 80s, peppered with an eclectic selection of grooves from across the globe.