Mikata was a huge success at Voices Cafe. Over 250 people converged on the Unitarian Church in Westport to dance and groove to this 10-piece latin salsa band.
We are still experimenting as we grow…and Mikata was no exception! It was our first JV with WPKN in Bridgeport. The collaborative effort produced a sellout show and great exposure for all: Voices Cafe, WPKN and Mikata. As with each of our shows to date, the feedback from ‘outsiders’ (bands and those unfamiliar with our church) was “Wow! What an amazing facility…What an amazing church community!” This was also our first event to include dancing. It was so popular we expanded the floor for dancers during a break! Finally, we expanded our food offerings, offering a full meal before the show and snacks throughout the evening – appropriately, salsa or guacamole and chips.
The success of the show was also a testimony to all the volunteers that made it happen: WPKN had a crew of 10 and Voices had at least that number (we lost count!). Setup began at 3:30pm and clean-up ended at 2am…WOW! That’s dedication…THANKS to all of you!
Finally, in keeping with our dedication to social justice, net proceeds went to support Beardsley School in Bridgeport.
Here are some pictures from the evening:
- Sweat is sweet!