Hours and hours of great music at Lily's Pad

This is a great chance to hear many great bands in a cozy venue.  Quieter than its downstairs neighbor Toad's Place, Lily's Pad gives bands a chance to relax in a very intimate venue.  It is an Afton show, so each performer gets 20 minutes to perform.  Usually, this makes scheduling a group to see one particular musician very difficult.  However, on Feb. 22, Gale Gardiner has put together a bunch of bands/musicians who will all appeal to her fans!  So this will be a chance to hear a variety of high quality performers.

So, you can come an settle in and know that you will be pleased will most of the evening's offerings!  THERE HAS BEEN A SLIGHT CHANGE - the THREE GREAT performers for the evening wil be:

Gale B. Gardiner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT9qp-BOPHo

http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/GaleBGardiner

Bob Raymond

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_NZY6GyBw4

http://www.reverbnation.com/robertraymond

Bill Benson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MlrjSS_8nM

http://www.reverbnation.com/billbenson

 

TICKETS are $13.00 at the door.  That covers all the bands!  Be sure to mention Gale Gardiner by name at the door.

ADVANCE tickets are only $11.00 and can be purchased by mailing a check to Fortune's Gale P.O. Box 1171 Farmington, CT  06034.  Checks should be made payable to Fortune's Gale.

You can also purchase tickets online for $11.00 plus a small fee: https://tickets.aftonshows.com/FORTUNESGALE

Gale will be posting online discount codes, too, as the date gets closer on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/[masked]/

More about Lily's Pad:  http://www.toadsplace.com/lilly.htm

I think it will be a nice evening.  There are restaurants nearby, and you can leave and come back with hand stamp.

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  • Andy A.

    I thought the music was very good. Sorry I did not stay to hear Gale.

    1 · February 23, 2013

    • Gale

      glad you liked what you heard, Andy! Hope you might make it to Cugino's March 15th (Fri.) 6-9pm dinner music where I'll play my '1st' instrument, piano, instrumentals and sing a bit of celtic in the mix for 3/17

      February 24, 2013

  • Henry

    Vocalists were great. Band was too loud for my tender ears. Very unfortunate that Gale was shunted to last, right after the band, because the noise level among the audience had increased to a level that made it hard to hear her and that I found even disrespectful.

    February 23, 2013

    • Gale

      Thanks so much for coming, Henry, and staying long enough to (try ! and ) hear me :-)! really appreciate your feedback, will provide it to AFTON and Lilly's Pad folks. It has always been organized and a fun venue in the past, and fine talent, hoped to share that with all of you. Am trusting they will work things out. In meantime, I'll be at Cugino's again Fri. 3/15 and it would be great to see you there, no loud bands :-)! Simply baby grand piano dinner instrumentals/vocals.. with a tip towards the celtic being so close to 3/17 ..

      February 23, 2013

    • Henry

      You're very welcome. Gale. I hope the feedback helps, and I'm somewhat reassured to hear that this was a one-off mishap. I'll see if I can catch you at Cugino's (it's only a couple of miles from my house).

      1 · February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Neat venue. Pretty disorganized. Everyone very pleasant.

    1 · February 23, 2013

    • Gale

      Thanks so much for coming, Nicholas, of the 3 years I've performed at AFTON events, this has never happened. I will provide them with your feedback and am hopeful everyone involved can learn something so it won't happen again. You were all very kind, understanding and flexible with the times confirmed changing throughout the day/evening. Hope to see you at another event, I'm at Cugino's Fri. March 15th again :-)

      February 23, 2013

  • ann

    Wish I could have stayed longer...very enjoyable talent.

    1 · February 23, 2013

    • Gale

      Hi Ann, was sorry to learn you had to leave to take care of your dog, yet totally understand our family pets... hope to see you at some other event & that you have a great weekend!

      February 23, 2013

  • Antoinette

    Music was good

    2 · February 23, 2013

    • Gale

      Thanks so much for coming, Antoinette, a musical adventure for sure!

      1 · February 23, 2013

  • jane s.

    I won't be going after all. You'll have to tellme about it. Jane

    February 22, 2013

  • Earthro

    Looks like I'm not going to make it down there tonight.

    February 22, 2013

  • lisa

    Bummed out - I may have to miss this :(

    February 22, 2013

  • Joyce B.

    So sorry to miss this. Caught up with work .....ugh!

    February 22, 2013

  • Tim B.

    change in plans / will have to hear the wonderful music another time.. Thanks for "de invite... " Thanks Gale "

    February 22, 2013

    • Gale

      Will miss you, Tim, hope you have a great weekend whatever you are doing (I will be playing at Cugino's in Cheshire Fri. 3/15 frp, 6-9pm on the baby grand, some fun dinner/celtic mix that night :-)!

      February 22, 2013

  • Tim B.

    change in plans / will have to hear the wonderful music another time.. Thanks for "de invite... " Thanks Gale "

    February 22, 2013

  • Gale

    Wanted to encouraged advance tix purchasing, even on the day of show....for better performing timeslot (later than the 6:30pm they have tentatively assigned me. Advance tix purchased (right up til 6pm Friday!) with small online ticketing fee will still be less than $13 at door and the more advance tix purchased, the better time slot they will give me to play a bit later so more can hear me... :-)

    Although I've played Lilly's Pad before, there is always something new I learn each time... I know Kelly and others may not be there by 6:30pm, and she's done so much to help put this meetup together, along with Jim. More advance tix purchased will help me get 7:30pm/8pm/8:30pm. So happy so many of you are coming, simply hope a few more of you wonderful 24 will join the 6 advance tix purchases :-)!? I would be so sorry if some of you came later and were looking forward to hearing me and found you missed me :( Know it will be a fun TFIG night of music regardless! :-)

    February 22, 2013

  • lisa

    I won't be able to send a check in the mail now (too late) but just checked the link and with the added fee you save around .30 so if you want to wait to get at the door that day it seems okay. Hope to see everyone then.

    1 · February 20, 2013

    • Gale

      Hi Liza, looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night! Yes, you can get at door, Whatever is most comfortable for you! Seating is 'first come, first serve', nothing reserved...very comfortable, hope you will all have a great time!

      February 22, 2013

    • Gale

      One thing I didn't mention and sorry I didn't at this time...a learning curve for me...the more advance tix sold , the better time slot for playing and at this point they have assigned me 6:30pm because so many from the group are waiting to get tix at door vs. advance (only 6 so far). It is up to you, yet it would help me play a bit later for others to hear me (7/7:30pm/8pm) if people bought tix in advance, and $0.30 is still keeping some change in your pocket :-)

      February 22, 2013

  • Kelly S

    Hi Everyone,
    This is a large group and I may not be there right at 6:30, since I work in Hartford beforehand, but I know that many of you know each other, and it will be easy to connect in the smaller upstairs space. Have fun! Thanks for coming!!

    1 · February 21, 2013

    • Gale

      We were just provided 'time slots' and I was given 6:30pm (I am usually 'earlly' as a solo, have Cornelius Dowd mandolin wizard playing with me...I have asked for a slightly later slot, but that may not be possible. Will keep you posted...

      February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    First time coming to this group. May be a little late any problems getting tickets?

    February 21, 2013

    • Kelly S

      Hi Jeff...you should be fine...just mention one of the performers by name to give them credit...Gale Gardiner, Bob Raymond, Bill Benson...

      February 21, 2013

    • Gale

      Hi Jeff, you can still get $11 tix online, right up to 6pm

      February 22, 2013

  • Gale

    Kelly wondered with such a good size group if Lilly's Pad could accommodate us all. There are sofa's, tables, bar stools for comfortable seating (BYOFood ;-). Best chance for best seating is to get your tix in advance (Kelly provided link above https://tickets.aftonshows.com/FORTUNESGALE (& save $2 :-), come early & enjoy. Just heard from Shawn Persinger/Prestor John today & he may be able to join us after all :-)!!! for 4 of the original 5 presented for this meetup (Liz had an unexpected conflict, hopes for another time!). If you do wait til Fri. to get tix, they are $13. Please be sure & tell them the primary act you are there to see: Fortune's Gale (me), Bob Raymond, Bill Benson or Shawn Persinger (used fror compensating artists). We should all have CDs & look forward to sharing our music with each other's friends/fans!

    Hope you all have a great week and to see you Friday for a fun, festive TGIF!

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I work across from Toads can I get it there

    1 · January 29, 2013

    • Gale

      If people put a check in mail to Fortune's Gale 1171 P.O. Box Farmington, CT 06034 by Tues., should get there in time for me to get by Thurs. or Fri. early afternoon and validate before heading down to show. Just thinking the online is a more sure way to get the advance $11 price confirmed at this point..

      February 18, 2013

    • Gale

      If it's easier to just get the tix at the door for anyone, as Kelly explained, with ~ 10 acts throughout the night, they want to know which is your 'primary' person/act you are there for, [partly how AFTON (producing show) determines compensation for each artist. Please feel free to name artist you choose of course, Gale Gardiner/Fortune's Gale (me), Bob Raymond or Bill Benson (unfortunately you cannot name all 3 to 'split it' (hope AFTON might figure that out for future), oh well! Looking forward to seeing all of you Friday! It's all about 'the music' and having a special TGIF time!

      February 18, 2013

  • Antoinette

    Just bought my ticket on line

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Mary Lou H.

    Count me in, sounds both rousing and electric!

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • Kelly S

    Hi everyone..I am so glad you are coming and want to remind you that you can save $2.00 on your ticket and give the producer of this show good reason to keep booking Gale and giving her awesome time slots by buying tics in advance. She said in an earlier comment:

    Gale said: Just noticed the ticket price above, it is $11 in advance (either online or physical tix from me in person or by mail : Fortune's Gale P.O. Box 1171 Farmington, CT 06034. Checks should be made payable to Fortune's Gale. I will need the check/cash to validate tix online with Afton to have your names on the Will Call list at door. Door tix are $13.

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you... I will send the check from the bank today.

    1 · January 29, 2013

  • Gale

    Just noticed the ticket price above, it is $11 in advance (either online or physical tix from me in person or by mail : Fortune's Gale P.O. Box 1171 Farmington, CT 06034. Checks should be made payable to Fortune's Gale. I will need the check/cash to validate tix online with Afton to have your names on the Will Call list at door. Door tix are $13.

    January 28, 2013

  • Gale

    Thanks Kelly for setting up this meet up. Very excited about the wonderful musician friends sharing the same evening, hoping people will enjoy hearing some 'new' music, having some fun New Haven food & time with friends on a TGIF night! One of my favorite places to play, would be great to see familiar and new arts/culture friends!

    January 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I look forward to your group and the entertainment.

    January 28, 2013

  • Amanda K.

    My apologies, Jim. Hope to make it next time.

    January 28, 2013

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