Chick Singer Night Boston will host its next music showcase benefit highlighting local singer/songwriters at Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln St., Westford, on Saturday, March 9. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Eight of the evening's performers hail from Westford, including opener David Stackhouse, who will perform with Paul Pampinella of Shirley.
The evening is hosted by Chick Singer Night Boston directors Marcia J. Macres of Westford and Jennifer Truesdale of Arlington, entrepreneurs and music-business owners. There will be acoustic and band performances as well as artists being backed by the CSN Boston House Band, made up of seasoned musicians Scott Tarulli on guitar, Justin Kolack on bass, Andrew Beckman on keys and Steve Bankuti on drums.
The all-ages show features a talented line-up of originals and covers by established and emerging female artists, including Westford Academy alumni Gill Limbert (currently a sophomore at Berklee College of Music) and Victoria Andrews and Emma Oliver-Minor (both Westford Academy choral students under the direction of Karen St. George).
Macres will get the crowd going with some fun covers by Aretha Franklin, Queen, Heart and Prince.
CSN Boston's "Are You Man Enough?" feature is Slap That Cat, a band that includes two Westford residents Andrew Bourget and Greg Krikorian, Mark Schmeizl of Chelmsford, John Mello of Framingham and Mike Bernier of Scituate.
Westford jazz saxophonist Jason Macres will play on a few tunes as well.
Other performers include Truesdale, and singer/songwriters Kaylee Federmann of Newton, Lauren Brennan of North Andover and Kelly Riley of Lynn.
Tickets are available in advance for $15 online at https://chicksingernight.brownpapertickets.com. If not sold out in advance, there will be tickets available at the door for $20. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Parish Center for the Arts is a private, nonprofit arts venue and community center featuring an art gallery, a variety of professional and amateur concert and theater performances, barn dances, open-mike nights, teen performance nights, workshops and special events for all ages. Net proceeds from the CSN Boston show will support the center, enabling it to continue to bring top-notch live music and visual and performing arts to the Merrimack Valley. Learn more at https://west ford.org/pca.
CSN Boston's mission is to continue to highlight local female singers/songwriters while raising money to benefit programs that empower girls and women to "find their voice."
Since 2004, CSN Boston has donated $26,000 of show proceeds to local Boston area music-related organizations, venues and community empowerment programs, thanks to its many generous supporters.
CSN Boston is a nonprofit organization and relies on sponsorship and donations to cover operating costs.
CSN seeks local businesses of all sizes to sponsor the Westford show and to donate raffle items, so all ticket sales can be donated to the Westford PCA.
A Sponsorship Info Pack can be downloaded at www.chicksinger night.com/chapters/boston.