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DMF Underground: Dave Deporis

  • Daniel's Music Foundation 1595 Lexington Avenue New York, NY, 10029 United States (map)

You are invited to attend our free event series that exposes members of the DMF Community to new artists and types of music, and introduces DMF to new audiences. Hosted 5 times per year, a different keynote artist will perform a 20-minute set, followed by an open-mic session. We will finish off the evening with an interactive group song- DMF style. Snackappella will be open for refreshments. Due to space limitations you Must RSVP to attend this event directly to Nadine McNeil or 212.289.8912. All guests must be 18 years or older to participate in this event.

There are a limited number of open mic slots available on a first-come, first-served basis each month, so if you are interested in performing please contact Nadine ASAP.  Open Mic Performance Requirements: 

  • Total performance time: 4 to 5 minutes

  • Individuals can bring their own music (acceptable file formats are flash drive iPhone/iPod, a YouTube link or you can choose a song from the DMF list)

  • Acoustic and electric guitar, keyboard, drum and small percussion instruments will be made available for your use or you can bring your own instruments

Featured Keynote Artist

Dave Deporis is a musician and songwriter hailing from New York City.  More recently, he has been living in Oakland, California where he wrote a collection of songs from which he will be performing on July 13th.  An album of these songs, called “You Have Powers”, is currently being created.

His music has been lauded by critics & other artists such as David Byrne (of the Talking Heads) & Shara Worden (of My Brightest Diamond) to name a few.  Despite keeping a low profile while creating his latest work, he feels he’s riding a beautiful wave & is pleased to have a chance to share his art at Daniel’s Music Foundation.  He aims to make fearless music that serves to empower, entertain & inspire those who hear it.   



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