Meet The Woman Bringing ‘Tiny Concerts’ To Rochester
If you're already asking yourself what a "tiny concert" is, you're not alone. I had to ask myself.
Before I begin, let me take you back to March 30th. On that sunny (yet chilly) afternoon, it proved to be an especially Good Friday. I assembled a group of Rochester artists at Cafe Steam which all happen to female. I figured time's up on them being ignored as part Rochester's art scene; whether it's music, paint, poetry or any other form of art.
When I moved to Rochester in July of 2016, the name Rosei Skipper kept crossing my Facebook newsfeed almost immediately.
Before we even met it was obvious to me that she was (and is) a fellow supporter of Rochester's music scene. That's not all she does. Rosei is a yoga instructor, a huge part of Collider Coworking, and a member of The Rochester Posse (which promotes art-related events in the city via sweet videos you've probably already seen).
The lack of music venues in Rochester has been discussed numerous times before. For her part, Rosei has created an intimate space for local musicians to play. Collider Presents is a "tiny concert" series that usually showcases solo acts. So far, it's still going strong!
Wondering about the next concert? The Collider Facebook page explains they'll welcome, "Tracy Sonnier and Jeremy Jewell for a very special tiny concert on Friday, May 4th. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, April 27th at noon. Only 20 available so get yours ASAP. Any remaining tickets will be sold for $10 cash at the door. Proceeds from ticket sales go directly to the artist and supporting more events like this at Collider. Doors at 7:30, show starts at 8 PM. BYOB and snacks."
On a personal note, Rosei is probably the biggest cheerleader for Rochester's art scene. She doesn't have to go to the shows, attend brainstorm sessions, or support artists in their work - but she does.
You'll probably first her on the streets of downtown Rochester, or in Cafe Steam. If you see her, say hi!
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