A tribute to singer-songwriter Bob Kasper”

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originally published: 11/13/2022

(Middletown, New Jersey) — Middletown Arts Center presents a very special MAC Music Café, Celebration of Songs: A Tribute to Singer-Songwriter Bob Kasper, on Sunday, November 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Kasper, who died last October of pancreatic cancer, touched the lives of many in the music community, leaving them with fond memories and a catalog of heartfelt songs. Friends and colleagues from the singer-songwriter scene will gather to celebrate these songs, including Bill Anania, Rudy Baker, Christian Beach, Gorgo Beach, Tim Borkovski, Paul Pendant, Linda Eckman, Shelly Hesson, Al Milewski, Barbara Paskin, Frank Patrouch, Bob Savoy and George Wirth.

Admission is FREE with a $5 donation at the door. The Middletown Arts Center is located at 36 Church Street in Middletown, NJ (next to the Middletown train station). Free parking is available on site with additional free parking available in the metered car park on weeknights after 6:00 p.m. and on weekends. For more information, visit middletownarts.org or call 732.706.4100.

Bob Kasper grew up in Harrison, NJ, where he started writing songs with his cousin, Tim Borkowski, in their basement. After a very long layoff from music, being a father and working for a living, Bob was inspired by independent artists playing solo acts in small venues in New York City. Over the past few years, Bob Kasper had become a regular in the local singer-songwriter scene, performing at various venues in and around the state with his acoustic guitar. Bob said: “It was something that was missing in my life and I needed to fill that void. I felt it was time to get the acoustic guitar out and start working on new material while revising the old ones. Bob has played in several bands over the years, including Kikapoo Joy Juice in the 1990s, where he met drummer Rob Savoy, and his last band, The B Zero B Project, with his cousin Tim Borkowski.

Middletown Arts Center (MAC) is an award-winning, state-of-the-art facility in Middletown, NJ that offers arts-focused performances, exhibits, classes, and camps. It is conveniently located opposite Middletown Station and its recently expanded MAC Annex is minutes from the Middletown Reformed Church Education Building. The MAC is operated by a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council, which is dedicated to providing quality arts programming and events to Middletown and surrounding communities.

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