Ben Taylor specializes in immaculate acoustic guitar and insightful, honest lyrics, according to TCAN's website. His fourth album, the 2012 release "Listening," blends folk, pop, soul, reggae and country, and moves between sonically spacious acoustic numbers, multi-layered vocals, and fresh beats.
Taylor will be appearing with his band, along with opener Grace Weber. His show, which starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, costs $20 for non-members and $18 for members. Discounts for seniors, students, and children are available. Tickets can be bought online.
On Saturday night, TCAN celebrates its 15th anniversary with their annual benefit concert featuring Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, the iconic stars of the Tony Award-winning musical sensation "Rent." Pascal played Roger Davis and Rapp played Mark Cohen in the play, a pair of roommates trying to get by while living with AIDS in New York City.
Pascal, currently starring in Broadway’s "Memphis," and Rapp, star of his autobiographical solo off-Broadway hit "Without You," join forces with a full band for an evening of solo songs and duets, including hits from "Rent." The performance will be a night of great songs performed by two friends, according to TCAN's website.
Guests are invited to also purchase a ticket to a champagne and dessert soiree after the performance to meet the artists. Gala tickets cost $100, and after-party tickets cost $150. The show starts at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6, and tickets can be purchased online.
For more information, visit TCAN's website.
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