Mike & Paula at the Half Moon Cafe on October 5!


Date posted 9/23/18

The Half Moon shows are about twice a month; the second act in October is Maggie Spike on October 19.  Maggie Spike is a husband and wife singer-songwriter duo who perform a “mixed bag” of folk originals.  The musicians playing in the Dining Room, before Maggie Spike, are Judy Terwilliger and Matt Wlasniewski.  Next up is Mike & Linda Hertzog on November 3, playing gospel and bluegrass, with Bill Jester playing in the Dining Room.  On November 16, Rhythm Road will be at the Half Moon.  This group of five combines their talents in rich, rewarding performances of an eclectic mix of genres.  Audrey Mader and friends will be in the Dining Room that night.  The final show of the fall season will be Tom and Betty Druckenmiller with Norm Williams on November 30.  Tom and Betty will transport listeners to a time when life had a slower pace with their vocals, fiddle, guitar and banjo, with Norm Williams offering up some more contemporary fare.  They’ll be preceded by Laura Leinbach’s vocals and guitar.    


Clay on Main’s mission is to give artists a place to create, and that applies to music as well as visual art.  In addition to twice-monthly concerts, the Half Moon also serves as an incubator for emerging musicians and a home for amateurs who love to play together.  From 7 to 9:00pm on the first Monday of each month musicians are invited to perform up to three tunes at the Open Mic.  In addition, ukulele lovers might want to check out the Uke Jam, held on the last Sunday of each month 3:30 to 5:30.  All skill levels are welcome, and singers, guitar and percussion folks are invited, too.  The Open Mic and Uke Jam ask that people contribute $5 when they come by.


Clay on Main is a non-profit artists’ cooperative, located at 313 Main St in the historic village of Oley. The studio offers art instruction and gallery space for local artists, as well as live music and more.  Clay on Main houses a complete clay studio, a slumped and fused glass studio, a live performance venue, and a yoga room, in addition to the co-op and gallery.  Clay on Main is open to the public on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10-2, Wednesdays from 10-5, and Fridays and Sundays from 1-4.  Parking available in church parking lot.



Liz Wheeler