It's the Fremont Abbey's fifth birthday, and they're celebrating in style tonight. Starting at 5pm, there will be face painting, trivia, raffles & door prizes, pizza, an all-ages happy hour, a mini-auction, and best of all, live performances. Abbey Director Nathan Marion just told me that tonight's performers -- who've been kept secret up til now -- will be John Russell from the Head and the Heart and folk singer Gregory Paul. Students from the Fremont Music School will also perform.
For years now, Nathan and his co-workers have done an amazing job coordinating arts events at the Abbey -- particularly with their monthly Round series. Over the years, I've seen everyone from Robin Pecknold to John Van Deusen to Kirk Huffman of Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground play acoustic sets at the Round, and every one has been fabulous. Happy Birthday, Fremont Abbey!
If you want to attend the birthday party tonight, RSVP at the Abbey's website -- it's a fundraiser, and ticket proceeds will benefit the Abbey's Arts Center.