Indian Lake Community Association presents Arts in The Garden “an outdoor event 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).
On June 15th we will be featuring musician Charlie Ketter, and poet Michael Milligan. 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.
Michael Milligan has worked as a construction laborer, migrant fruit and grape picker, homestead farmer and graphic arts production manager. He took his MFA in Creative Writing at Bennington College, co-founded Poetry Oasis Worcester and was privileged to be an editor with Diner. His poetry book reviews, fiction and poems have appeared in Agni, Diner, The New Orleans Review, The Valparaiso Review, Chaffin Journal, Blue Earth Review, Illuminations and others. He is the author of Unless I Came Back to Tell You published by Kelsay Books.