Book Festival
May 20, 2017 10am - 6pm
City Hall
Book Festival
May 20, 2017 10am - 6pm
City Hall

Brew & Vine Café

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Take a few minutes to relax between author presentations with a gourmet snack and a cup of coffee, pint of beer or glass of wine while enjoying live
performances by singer-songwriters and poets on the Marvin Gaye Performance Stage.

The Brew & Vine Café is located at the Concert Pavilion, adjacent to the Author Signings A tent.

Offerings include specialty-brewed coffee; bagels, wraps, antipasto and cheese plates; and a handpicked selection of beverages from local wineries and microbreweries. Patrons must present their IDs and wear wristbands in order to purchase beer and wine. Consumption of beer and wine is allowed in the Café area only; it is not permitted in other areas of the Festival.

MARVIN GAYE Performance Schedule:

  • 10:30 am  ~   Anthology Readings by Gaithersburg Teen Writing Club Students
  • 11:00 am   ~   Limestone Connection featuring Holly Morse-Ellington and Jason Tinney
  • Noon         ~   Doug Roberts
  • 1:00 pm    ~   High School Short Story Contest Awards
  • 2:00 pm   ~    Alexandra Day
  • 3:00 pm   ~    Dale Holmes
  • 3:40 pm   ~    Kevin Stanley
  • 4:15 pm    ~    Alexandra Day
  • 5:15 pm    ~    Bob Klein


Limestone Connection

As Limestone Connection, Jason Tinney and Holly Morse-Ellington combine written prose, music and storytelling. The duo performs blues and folk-inspired originals and covers in a “variety show” format with Holly on vocals and ukulele and Jason on harmonica. Their sets blend readings from their collected works of fiction and essays with off-the-cuff stories drawn from family tales and traditions.

Doug Roberts

Doug Roberts is a singer-songwriter local to the D.C. area. He’s been writing and performing his music for 15 years, including time spent on JMU’s Eighty One Records label. After releasing his first album, Slightly Out of Tune, in 2008, he began performing with a number of bands around the DC area, playing whatever seemed interesting at the time. He’s currently working on his second album, Roaring Twenties, scheduled to be released in 2016.

Alexandra Day

Classically trained opera singer and devoted jazz flirt Alexandra Day has combed out her acoustic sound from surprising inspirations. Moodiness to rival the best in the business, combined with spunky genre-bending and throwback images of the bygone characterize her songwriting, realized by sultry, versatile vocal stylings and technically motivated piano accompaniment.

Dale Holmes

Dale Holmes has been playing music for the DC area for decades. He’s been in numerous bands over the years, and recently has emerged as a solo artist creating instrumental music with acoustic guitars. He is stylistically all over the map, taking influences from rock, blues, jazz, country, and classical music, and exploring them all – fusing them or paying homage to traditional sound.

Kevin Stanley

Kevin Stanley is an American singer-songwriter from Southern California. His sound, influenced by many genres, is a mixture of Jeff Buckley and Chris Cornell.  Kevin plays guitar, bass, drums and keys on his recordings, as well as mixing and mastering them, making him a completely independent artist. His debut Mission Pacific dropped in July 2015. A new release is brewing and should be expected by Summer 2016. He is soon to embark on a tour of the West Coast, traveling only by train.

Robert Dale “Bob” Klein

An award-winning singer-songwriter and composer whose original music has been performed on radio and TV, in film and musical theater, and on countless stages across the USA, the United Kingdom, and Brazil, Bob’s songs span multiple genres and have garnered recognition and award kudos from a host of industry groups, including Country Music Television (CMT), the Nashville Songwriters Association International (“NSAI”), and the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest, among others.


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The Gaithersburg Book Festival is one of the nation's premier literary events, featuring talks and signings by some of the world's top authors, writing workshops, children's activities and performances, literary exhibitors, book sales, music, food, and fun for everyone!
Starts: 05/21/2016 10:00
Duration: 6 hours:
Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 S. Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD
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