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Midtown Coffeehouse

Last updated: February 27, 2015

Alumni Hall 

Alumni Hall, Thursday nights, 8pm

  • Are you tired of spending your evenings alone in your room?

  • Are you looking to meet new people, listen to music or play a few games? 

  • Do you enjoy going to concerts and  like free events with free food?

  • Are you interested in sharing your talents or enjoy watching others perform during open mic?

If you answered 'yes' to any of the questions above, then the Midtown Coffeehouse is the place for you. Coffeehouse is every Thursday night from 8-10pm in Alumni Hall.

  Click here to go to the Coffeehouse Facebook page.

 The next Coffeehouse of the Spring 2015 semester is scheduled for
March 5, 2015 at 8pm
This week is:


 "The Station" is a band made up of Eddy Rodriguez -singer, guitarist and song writer, Robby Castro - drums and Keith McDade - bass. They are an electric rock band infusing elements of funk, jazz and rock and roll. The Station is originally based out of Waterbury, CT. 
always, sandwiches, cookies, soda, and of course COFFEE are provided on the house!!!
Donations are accepted.

    If you would like to attend this event and need special accessibility accommodations,   
            please call 203-837-9700 to make arrangements. ______________________________________________________________________

Current semester schedule:



The Midtown Coffeehouse was established in the fall of 2005 and has run continuously throughout the fall and spring semesters ever since.  Thus it has become an event students can count on for their Thursday night entertainment - an hour of open mic followed by a featured performer or a themed evening of entertainment.  Lately a number of table games have been added to the line-up of free food, sodas, and coffee so that students have a chance to socialize while listening to the performances.


Past schedules: (for the current schedule, look above the history)

Past feature performers include (in alphabetical order by first name):

Aaron and Andrew
Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Fall 2013
Martini Glass - a cappella
Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2014
Spring 2008
Matt Barsalou
Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011
Ali Chambliss
Fall 2009
Matt Beilis
Spring 2012
Amanda Forker
Fall 2013
Matt Corey
Fall 2011
Amy Gerhartz
Spring 2007
Matt Sucich
Fall 2013
Arms and Legs
Fall 2006
Michael Kent
Fall 2009
Arildo de Souza
Spring 2006 - Spring 2011, Fall 2014
Mieka Pauley
Fall 2009
The Band Dakota
Spring 2015
The Mighty Conquerors (formerly Respect Due)
Fall 2011
Beau Badrick
Spring 2014
Mighty Purple's Steve and Jon Rodgers
Fall 2009
Bedford Davis
Fall, 2014
Mike Falzone & the Peppermint Trick
Spring 2009
Brandon Lester
Fall 2014
Spring 2014
Brian Bergeron and the Late Greats
Fall 2007
Spring 2007
Brian Dolzani
Spring 2013
Nafeesa Monroe
Fall 2012
Brianne Chasanoff
Fall 2007, Spring 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011
Namoli Brennet
Fall 2010
Campus Slammer/Elaine Romanelli
Spring 2013
Natalie Gelman
Spring 2007, Fall 2008, Spr. 2008, Fall 2010, Fall 2013, Fall 2014
Caribbean Vibe Steel Drum Band
Fall 2012
Nick Demetriades
Casey Weston
Fall 2012
Nicole Berke
Spring 2008
Chris Doucette
Fall 2010
Nicole Thompson
Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Fall 2014
Chris Kiley!
Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2012
No Big Deal
Spring 2010
Christian Marrone
Spring 2008
The PaperBoyz
Spring 2010
Cool Struttin'
Fall 2006
The Parallel Fifths - WCSU A Cappella
Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Fall 2014
Dan Cummins
Fall 2008
Pete Lee
Fall 2009
Dan Mustin
Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Fall 2014
Play It By Ear - WCSU a cappella
Spring 2007, Spring 2013, Fall 2014
Dani Elliott
Fall 2012
Post No Bills
Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Fall 2012
Daniel Semenza
Fall 2008
Preston Pugmire
Fall 2011
Fall 2008
Quiet Life
Spring 2006
Derek Waldron
Spring 2006 - Fall 2011
Reality - WCSU Gospel Choir
Spring 2009, Spring 2010
Devine Carama
Rebecca Loebe
Fall 2009
Dion Roy
Spring 2012
Rebecca Pronsky
Fall 2008, Fall 2014
DJ Kendall of WXCI
Spring 2010
Reed Kendall
Fall 2010
Don Lowe
Spring 2010
Respect Due (The Mighty Conquerors)
Fall 2009
Dueling Pianos
Spring 2013
Reuel Camacho
Spring 2014
Edwin and Juan
Fall 2013
Robinson Treacher
Spring 2014
Fall 2007, Spring 2010
Roger Sprung
Fall 2005
Evan McCord
Fall 2005, Fall 2006
Fall 2008
The Files and Fires
Spring 2009, Spring 2010
The Sea The Sea
Spring 2013
Forget Paris
Spring 2006
Shayna Zaid
Spring 2010
Gonzalo Ma
Fall 2013
Sharaya Mikael
Fall 2010, Fall 2011
Fall 2007
Shwa Losben
Spring 2008, Fall 2010
Hana Pestle
Fall 2011
Some Call me the Poet
Fall 2008
Spring 2012
The Spring Standards
Fall 2008
Honor Finnegan
Spring 2012
Stephen Clair
Fall 2006
Ilana Ofgang
Fall 2011
Surrender the Arms (formerly Underscore)
Spring 2009
Jen Vanderlyn
Spring 2012
Susan Kane
Spring 2012
Kevin Devine
Spring 2008
Take October
Spring 2007
Kristen Graves
Spring 2013, Spring 2015
Taylor Williamson
Spring 2010
Kurt Scobie
Spring 2012
Timothy Daniel
Spring 2008
Kyshona Armstrong
Fall 2012
Tim Walsh
Spring 2009
Lancelot Drummonds
Fall 2006
Tyler Cohen
Spring 2008, Fall 2010
Lara Herscovitch
Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2009, Fall 2011
Fall 2007
Larry Urbon
Spring 2006
Spring 2014
Last Fair Deal
Spring 2008
WCSU Jazz Quartet
Fall 2007, Fall 2012, Fall 2014
MacTalla Mor
Spring 2005
WCSU Faculty and Staff Talent Showcase
Fall 2005, Fall 2010
Mad Satta
Spring 2013
Wes Hutchinson
Fall 2012
W.I.G. - Western Improv Group
Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2014
Marci Geller
Spring 2013
Zach Hurd
Fall 2009
Mark Saldana
Spring 2009
Zach Lockwood
Fall 2012


Photos by: Anot Ifrach

Magic Comedian Smart@$$ Michael Kent performed at the Midtown Coffeehouse on October 15, 2009 in front of a huge crowd. 


Faculty and Staff Talent Showcase, November 5, 2009


Special MC President Schmotter                         Dr. Bill Petkanas on Guitar

Dr. Jeff Schlicht reading poetry                          Dr. Darla Shaw and Co. with Accordion
                                                                                and Washboard


Former PAC President/Coffeehouse Assistant Emily Fromm (bottom left)
with members of the group Mook ___________________________________________________________________________


If you are a performer and would like to be booked at the Coffeehouse, either contact Walter Cramer, Dean of Students at with a link to your webpage or come by any Thursday night and sign up for open mic to give us a sample of your music or other talent.

For those already signed up to perform and looking for our Dual Employment or W-9 form, here are the links to the .pdf files:

Our mailing address is: Student Affairs Office, WCSU, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810

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