MATT NAKOA is an internationally touring singer/songwriter, recently appearing at The WhiteHouse, throughout India, and regularly with folk icon Tom Rush. Matt discovered music as a means of teenage escape and trained to be a concert pianist.
$15 advance. $20 door.
Kelly Music for Life will provide complimentary beverages. Drinkware and ice provided. All drinks will be served in disposable cups. BYOB is also welcome for adults for an additional $5 donation. Must be 21 to consume alcohol.
BYOB optional. $5 additional BYOB fee per alcohol drinker at the door. Must be 21+ to bring alcohol. Drinkware and ice provided.
Doors open at 7:00 pm for Advance Sales. 7:15 pm for Door Sales. 7:30 show. Limited table seating.
New Avenue Cafe will be open for snack and refreshment purchases.
Free Parking in Oakmont Municipal lot behind Kelly Center off Darby Road.
For all events, we are focusing on SAFETY. We have improved air filtration inside the Kelly Center for the safety of Customers, Staff and Performers. We have upgraded to Hospital Grade HEPA air filtration, Negative Air Ion filters and Apple Catechin filters with antiviral and antibacterial properties. These upgrades trap and deactivate microscopic bacteria and viruses, and can diminish or prevent the spread of diseases. Our HVAC draws in fresh air from outside, completely turning the inside air over every 5 minutes. We open the windows when appropriate to improve fresh air flow.
Matt Nakoa www.mattnakoa.com/
MATT NAKOA is an internationally touring singer/songwriter, recently appearing at The WhiteHouse, throughout India, and regularly with folk icon Tom Rush. Growing up on a small goat farm in rural NY State, Matt discovered music as a means of teenage escape and trained to be a concert pianist. Matt was ultimately accepted as a vocalist to Berklee College of Music where he studied alongside soon-to-be Grammy winners St. Vincent and Esperanza Spalding among others. After school, Matt landed in NYC’s vibrant piano bar scene. There he quickly became a star performer at Manhattan’s famous Brandy’s Piano Bar, with lines waiting outside the door each Saturday night. As if illustrating two sides of himself, Matt’s first album, Light In The Dark (2012), is a sweeping pop opus, while A Dozen Other Loves (2014) explores an intimate acoustic palette. Across the board his song craft has garnered awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festival’s prestigious New Folk Competition. Though not easily pinned down, “In sum,” as a recent review put it, "Matt Nakoa is a musical adept, one of those well kept secrets you just can’t help but celebrate: intimate and genuine, soulful and bittersweet, a rich poetic songbook sung in praise to a complicated, emotionally present world."