Arts in The Garden
July 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Indian Lake Community Association presents Arts in The Garden featuring musician, Charles Ketter, and poet/humorist, Joe Fusco Jr. Admission is FREE and patrons are encouraged to bring non-alcoholic beverages and snacks to this family friendly event. Join us for an awesome time at Arts in The Garden!
Charles Ketter grew up playing bass guitar in local jazz and blues bands. He briefly attended Berklee college of Music and afterwards played in pit bands for touring Broadway shows.
He considers himself lucky to have played in memorable establishments like The Hottentotte Lounge, Gilreins’s Blues club and the Firehouse Cafe.
In the late nineties Charles played trombone and fronted the Main South Quintet. These days he plays solo guitar in cafes, gallery openings and private parties. He defines his style as “jazz from a country blues prospective.”
In 2018 Charles returned to school to earn a Human Service certificate from Quinsigamond Community College (PTK high honors). Charles Ketter Music was formed in December 2019 offering private instruction, performance and therapeutic milieu.
Joe Fusco Jr. is a well-seasoned poet/humorist from Worcester, Massachusetts.
Joe’s musings have appeared in Damfino Press, Ballard Street Poetry, Worcester Review, Asinine Poetry, and the naughty ezine Clean Sheets. He was a co-winner of the Jacob Knight Poetry Award in 2002 and was named Best Poet by Worcester Magazine readers in 1999 and 2002.
Joe is still a frequent contributor to Worcester Magazine and the last Worcester Mega-Slam winner in 2017.
Joe is currently teaching “Humor 101” for high-school students at Gateways Academy in Shrewsbury. He is on the Board of Directors for the Worcester County Poetry Association.
More info on Joe can be found at joesyellowpad.com
*Arts In The Garden is an outdoor event series that features music and poetry at the Community Teaching Garden on West Boylston Drive in Worcester. Performances will be every other Thursday starting July 7th from 6:30-8:00pm. Rain dates are the following day (Friday).