Bearsville Theater Bluegrass Supper Series Hosted by Austin Scelzo
Come and enjoy a performance by some of the finest Bluegrass musicians in the Hudson Valley, along with the delicious new entrees and beverages from our new menu!
The line-up for this evening will be…
Austin Scelzo: Fiddle
Max Rainwater: Mandolin
Bruno Bruzzese: Banjo
Tom Behan: Guitar
David Gandin: Bas
Austin Scelzo is an active performer, teacher, and arts advocate in the Western CT area. His Bluegrass journey began with the CT based group the “Angry O’Haras”, then later “On the Trail“, with which he recorded fiddle and vocals. He now performs and records with the “Rock Hearts”, a traditional Bluegrass group that has brought New England Bluegrass music to big national stages. Austin is also an active bluegrass community advocate, teaching Wernick Method Jam classes as well as an online bluegrass school, creating and maintaining the performance venue “Bluegrass Coffeehouse” and launching the Connecticut Bluegrass Music Association, where he promotes bands, education, and bluegrass related news to CT and the wider New England community.
Austin Scelzo was introduced to various fiddle traditions at Mark O’Connor’s early Berklee String Camps, learning from powerhouse players like Billy Contreras, Jason Anick, Casey Dreissen, Jeremy Kittel, Andy Reiner, Bruce Molsky, Mark O’Connor, and Christian Howes. Austin’s Bluegrass journey began with the Western CT based group the “Angry O’Haras”, then later “On the Trail“, with which he recorded fiddle and vocals. Austin is also an active bluegrass community advocate, teaching Wernick Method Jam classes, creating and maintaining the performance venue “Bluegrass Coffeehouse” and launching the Connecticut Bluegrass Music Association.
The Connecticut Bluegrass Association — or CTBA — is dedicated to bringing together the bluegrass community in CT, promoting Bluegrass Bands, Education, Jams, festivals, and event Venues.
Dinner service will start at 6pm, the music will start at 7pm. You may reserve a ringside table, or a seat at the bar, or in fact anywhere in the lounge that you are most comfortable! There will be table-service available.
Our Executive Chef Josh Rajhala blends Mediterranean-style food, techniques, and spices with fresh locally sourced ingredients, and personal connections with area farmers to create his own special Catskills-inspired cuisine. Our Hospitality Manager Chris Hack is pleased to offer the very best selection of curated wines, spirits and cocktails, many of his own creation.
Please join us. (Our cover charge is $10-$15). We do ask for a minimum $20 per person spend on food and/or drink on the night. A example of our 3 course a la carte menu is detailed below:
Example Dinner Menu
• Share plate of salted almonds, olives, and patatas fritas $10
• Cassoulet of butter beans and root vegetables with vegetarian sausage $20
• Cheese & Herb Crusted Cottage Pie with Kilcoyne Farm beef $20
Roasted Brussel Sprouts to accompany both
• Apple, Berry & Cinnamon Crisp $10