Tuesday, November 25, 2014

December Java Jam and other events

PHOENIX RHYTHM AND HORNS CHRISTMAS JAVA JAM
The Friday, December 5th, 6 pm, Java Jam will feature some amazing talent not often seen at Milam Street Coffee. World class, International musicians, Phoenix Rhythm and Horns (PRH) will perform. PRH is a brass quintet, and there are 7 of them so you know you’ll get your kicks just to see how they manage to cram 7 musicians into a 5 piece brass band. Make no mistake this is no purely classical group. PRH is known for its toe-tapping mix of Country, Pop, Latin and Swing music. When you look at the background of the PRH members you can certainly understand why diversity is a part of their repertoire:
Trumpeter Sterling Ablack was born in Trinidad and moved to Texas at age two. His rare gift of perfect pitch won him a position in the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra as well as the Houston Brass Band and the salsa band, Salsa Classica.
Percussionist Jesus Pacheco was born and trained in Spain. His experience includes the Royal Symphony of Seville and tours around the world with orchestras, playing China, Germany, Italy, Russia and other countries.
Donna Dvorak, horn player, is a native of Missouri and played with the Springfield Symphony for 26 years as well as variety shows in Branson. She has performed in concerts in England, Ireland, even on the Great Wall of China.
Andy Lingenfelter, Sugarland, was taught the basics of trumpet at age 17, by a jazz musician, and self-taught beyond that. He now leads his own swing band and has a busy freelance schedule.
Jerry Garcia, Trumpeter, was born and grew up in Victoria, now lives in Houston and plays with the Houston Symphonic Band and UH Downtown Civic Jazz Orchestra.
Rich Maher, Trombone, was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Conroe at age 8. He is director of Bands at Katy ISD. He moonlights with the Houston Brass Band as a regular.
Wharton’s contribution to PRH may be a surprise to some. Coleman Locke, Tuba player, a rancher by profession, formerly played with the Colorado River Band, has been principal Tuba for the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra since 2003.
Come join PRH for a great night of Christmas music.
**Here's the way the Java Jam works:
6-7 pm opening music
7-8 pm buffet
8-9 pm second round of music
What you'll need to enjoy the evening:
    1. Bring your own wine if you wish.
    2. Bring $15 per person to help pay for the guest musicians. This is an honor system donation designed to help attract and pay a little gas money to out of town musicians.
    3. Don't forget to bring a covered dish with a little extra to share!
Other Events to put on your calendar -
Come and shop downtown every Friday Night in December!
Friday, December 5th
Friday, December 12th
Friday, December 19th
Open until 8pm for Christmas Shopping with Mystery Discounts, Refreshments, and great music each night!!

Directions from Houston, Sugarland or Rosenberg, Texas --
Take Highway 59 South, take first Wharton exit which is Business 59 to Hwy 60 (Bay City), turn left, go around the Courthouse Square on one way streets. We are on the northwest corner of the square. If you need any help, please call 979-282-9771.
Linda King

Saturday, October 18, 2014

CELTAIRE BAND NEXT JAVA JAM, FRIDAY, OCT 24, MILAM ST COFFEE, 6-9 PM





The Celtaire Band has played for 20 years at the Texas Renaissance Festival as well as other historical gatherings and events. Mel Peters, plays fiddle, guitar, pennywhistle, jaw harp, vocals (day job: Design Engineer), Mark Shafer, plays mandolin, guitar, vocals (day job: ISD Technology Manager), Mary Shafer, plays guitar, vocals (retired Educator), Betty Peters, plays percussion: Bass Box, tambourine, Wash-tub Bass, spoons & the very popular Limberjack (day job: Oil & Gas Sr. Corporate Accountant,)

Their music focus is straight out of the 1830-1860s.  And of course they dress in the period clothing of that era.  They have performed at some very notable events:  Dickens on The Strand-Galveston, The Alamo, Bandera Cowboy Celebration, Old Town Spring events, Jesse Jones Historical Park bi-annual events, San Jacinto, Liendo Plantation –Civil War Weekend, Varner-Hogg Plantation, Huntsville Folk Festival, King William Fair, Washington on the Brazos, Winedale Christmas-Round Top, many Old-English Contra Dances and Old Fashioned Galas, and often at George Ranch Historical Park.  They pride themselves in involving the audience, such as playing on tambourines and the wash-tub bass. The ones that perform get a little "Player of the Day" certificate to take home with them....after all they did get to play with the Band!

Families and kiddos LOVE to watch their Limber jack dance.  It's a replica from a 1790s wooden toy that is manipulated to dance on a wooden board, to the beat of their live music.  The kids are especially amazed that a wooden toy can dance and twirl around...with no electricity or batteries. Remember folks, kids get in free so bring yours or your grandchildren for a fun evening for the whole family.
The Celtaire Band, (www.celtaire.biz) is passionate about keeping these Living History programs alive.  Come take a trip back in time with this re-enactor band that truly has a desire to keep our history alive...for this and future generations.
Bring a covered dish and $15 per person (kids are free) to enjoy Wharton’s most unique dining/live music entertainment. See milamstcoffee.com for more details and directions.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Upcoming Events for October 2014

October

Sunday, 5th - Texans Football – Noon
Tuesday, 7th – National Night Out, 6 – 8 pm, Free Coffee and Tea, Meet Police, Firemen, Receive Great Info
Saturday 11th – Monterey Square Wine and Arts Fair
4 to 10 pm, Wine and Beer Sampling, Food and Music
Saturday, 18th - Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament at the Country Club
Friday, 24th - Java Jam – Celtaire Band – 6 to 9 pm
Saturday, 25th - Wolf Pak Radio Halloween Street Party downtown
Sunday, 26th - Texans Football – Noon

Saturday, September 6, 2014

September 2014 Events

Upcoming Events

September

Saturday, 6th – Greg Abbott Neighborhood Walk – 9 am to noon
Sunday, 7th - Texans Football – Noon
Saturday 13th – Booksigning – Jesse Lofland, “A Dream Called Texas” – 2 to 4 pm
Red Hat Party – 6 pm – Any woman over 40 year of age
Sunday, 14th - Texans Football – 3 pm
Saturday, 20th - Booksigning – Jack Boggus, “Even So, Come Lord Jesus!” - 2 to 4 pm
Sunday, 21st - Texans Football – Noon
Friday, 26th - Java Jam – Bubba Wesley – 6 to 9 pm
Saturday, 27th - Rotary Gala – Johnny Lee – buy tickets here from Carl
Sunday, 28th - Texans Football – Noon

Don't forget the Monterey Square Wine and Arts Fair Saturday,
October 11th from 4 to 10 pm!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

August 2014 Java Jam

LIGHT ROCK, BLUES, NEXT JAVA JAM


Mike Gallo, www.mikegallo.net a popular full time Houston musician that is no stranger to Coffee Houses will be the special guest at the next Java Jam, Friday, August 22, 6-9 pm at Milam St. Coffee, on the square in Wharton.
To quote one review, “Gallo is a solo, Light Rock/Blues artist. His acoustic guitar work is like none you’ve ever heard. The music is all original. Mike does some impressive guitar work; even his gentle love songs are laid on a foundation of complex rhythms.  His faster songs rush like water flowing down a rocky creek.  His acoustic guitar sound is exceptional with bass and synth pads adding to the fullness. You will enjoy his exceptional voice as well; as it blends with his intricate guitar work.”

As usual the artist will jam with the Java Jam Band in the second set so get ready for some Country/Bluegrass/Western Swing blended into the Rock/Blues format. Come enjoy Wharton’s most unique dining/live entertainment show. Bring a covered dish with a little extra to share and $15 per person cover charge. Bring your own wine if you wish.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

July Java Jam

TRIBUTE TO GEORGE JONES NEXT JAVA JAM, FRIDAY, JULY 25
When George Jones died a year ago it left local Wharton born and reared musician, Robert Cline, Jr. with a desire to honor the “Possum” with a tour across the U.S. featuring quality musicians influenced by Jones who were of a similar mind. So Robert, not the shy type, went direct to one of the best sources of information on the subject, Earl “Peanutt” Montgomery, who wrote 73 of George Jones’ songs and also played guitar for 17 years in his band. Peanutt agreed to throw in with Robert, a gifted renaissance man, a musician himself as well as a promoter of events.
Robert, now living in Colorado, has been touring with Peanutt Montgomery for good reason. Not only is Montgomery an outstanding musician but he has also written an incredible number of hits for Nashville stars such as Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Emmy Lou Harris, Jerry Reed, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Dolly Parton and a staggering number of other famous personalities.
To quote Cline, “Having had an opportunity to write and record with Penutt on my current project "America Mojo", recorded at the Nutt House Recording Studio, I am excited for an opportunity to hit the road with one of the greatest of all times! More importantly, I get to introduce him to a lot of people who will appreciate his contributions to many the songs and careers he has created and influenced. It is a Trust honor.”

**Here's the way the Java Jam works:


6-7 pm opening music
7-8 pm buffet
8-9 pm second round of music


What you'll need to enjoy the evening:


    1. Bring your own wine if you wish.
    2. Bring $15 per person to help pay for the guest musicians. This is an honor system donation designed to help attract and pay a little gas money to out of town musicians.
    3. Bring a covered dish with a little extra to share with your new friends.
    4. Door prizes will be given away featuring the July Business of the Month, The Plaza Theatre!
Directions from Houston, Sugarland or Rosenberg, Texas --
Take Highway 59 South, take first Wharton exit which is Business 59 to Hwy 60 (Bay City), turn left, go around the Courthouse Square on one way streets. We are on the northwest corner of the square. If you need any help, please call 979-282-9771.
Linda King

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

PHOENIX RHYTHM AND HORNS NEXT JAVA JAM
The Friday, June 27, 6 pm, Java Jam will feature some amazing talent not often seen at Milam Street Coffee. World class, International musicians, Phoenix Rhythm and Horns (PRH) will perform as well as jam with the Java Jam Band. PRH is a brass quintet, and there are 7 of them so you know you’ll get your kicks just to see how they manage to cram 7 musicians into a 5 piece brass band. Make no mistake this is no purely classical group. PRH is known for its toe-tapping mix of Country, Pop, Latin and Swing music. You may hear Sweet Georgia Brown and Stardust one moment, Mack the Knife and Back in the Saddle Again next, followed by New York, New York and Happy Trails. When you look at the background of the PRH members you can certainly understand why diversity is a part of their repertoire:
Trumpeter Sterling Ablack was born in Trinidad and moved to Texas at age two. His rare gift of perfect pitch won him a position in the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra as well as the Houston Brass Band and the salsa band, Salsa Classica.
Percussionist Jesus Pacheco was born and trained in Spain. His experience includes the Royal Symphony of Seville and tours around the world with orchestras, playing China, Germany, Italy, Russia and other countries.
Donna Dvorak, horn player, is a native of Missouri and played with the Springfield Symphony for 26 years as well as variety shows in Branson. She has performed in concerts in England, Ireland, even on the Great Wall of China.
Andy Lingenfelter, Sugarland, was taught the basics of trumpet at age 17, by a jazz musician, and self-taught beyond that. He now leads his own swing band and has a busy freelance schedule.
Jerry Garcia, Trumpeter, was born and grew up in Victoria, now lives in Houston and plays with the Houston Symphonic Band and UH Downtown Civic Jazz Orchestra.
Rich Maher, Trombone, was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Conroe at age 8. He is director of Bands at Katy ISD. He moonlights with the Houston Brass Band as a regular.
Wharton’s contribution to PRH may be a surprise to some. Coleman Locke, Tuba player, a rancher by profession, formerly played with the Colorado River Band, has been principal Tuba for the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra since 2003.
Come join PRH and the Java Jam Band for Wharton’s most unique dining/live music experience.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

May Java Jam

NEXT JAVA JAM, FRIDAY, MAY 23, 6-9 PM, MILAM ST COFFEE

THE BLUEGRASS SOLUTION hails from Houston, Texas, and was formed in 1998 for the express purpose of playing hard driving traditional bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music.  All of the band members are proud to be dedicated Christians. 

Although “TBS” began performing cover music, they now play entirely original material written by one of the band members, Richard D. Henry.  In addition to playing at festivals across the country some of the venues at which the band performs are churches, private functions, restaurants and coffee houses such as Milam Street Coffee Shop. This is their second appearance at Java Jam so they already have a fan base in Wharton County.
In the spring of 2009 Richard released his first solo CD “A LONG WAY FROM HOME recorded in Nashville.  The band has since added several more CD’s.  One all gospel CD contains “I Had a Little Talk with Jesus” which won second place in the Chris Austin Songwriting contest at Merlefest in 2009.
Come welcome TBS back and experience Wharton’s most unique dining experience. Bring a covered dish with a little extra to spare and $15 per person cover charge. The food is always great and the musicians are top professionals. OK to bring your own wine. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Victory in Jesus Recovery Center

Join the fun on Saturday, April 26th for a great meal and support the Victory in Jesus Recovery Center!  Doc Blakely and the Java Jam Band will perform their special kind of music and you can peruse the silent auction items while you listen.  Caney Creek Church on the Square in downtown Wharton is the host for this event.

All proceeds help the men recover from alcohol and drug abuse through the Word of God.

Come out and support this home town group.  Tickets are $25 and you can pick some up right here at the Milam Street Coffee Shop!

Monday, April 7, 2014

April 2014 Java Jam

Don’t miss Wharton’s most unique dining/live music venue.

John Arthur Martinez headlines the Java Jam, Friday, April 25th, 6-9 pm, at Milam Street Coffee for a return appearance. The popular troubadour from Marble Falls, Texas has toured throughout the United States and Europe for more than a decade gathering fans from both English and Spanish speaking countries because of his bi-lingual writing and musical rhythm skills. He is equally at home with Country, Folk, Spanglish and Rock and Roll.
JAM” as friends have come to abbreviate his rather lengthy moniker, is more than just a singer/songwriter/musician, he’s quite the entertainer as the nation found out when he first appeared on national TV as a contestant on the first season of Nashville Star in 2003. Out of 100,000 hopefuls who tried out for the show and washed out, JAM went to the finals and finished in second place to Buddy Jewell. When asked if it was worth the effort the affable optimist declares, “Absolutely, my touring schedule doubled the next year. The power of television is so amazing and I’m grateful for the experience.”
Martinez has not slowed down since. His bi-lingual recording of the George Strait classic “Amarillo by Morning” became a hit in Argentina, “The River of Love” was popular in Europe as well as the Latin Markets. Now he hopes to capitalize further with his latest CD “Purgatory Road.” One song on that disc, “The Ride” was inspired by a show he and a friend did at a Texas Bar where the duo outnumbered the audience by one, he explains with a hearty laugh. Whether it’s one or several thousand what you see is a real pro who enjoys “The Ride” and he invites you to come along. Fans can check out further details on his website www.johnarthurmartinez.net

**Here's the way the Java Jam works:


6-7 pm opening music
7-8 pm buffet
8-9 pm second round of music


What you'll need to enjoy the evening:


    1. Bring your own wine if you wish.
    2. Bring $15 per person to help pay for the guest musicians. This is an honor system donation designed to help attract and pay a little gas money to out of town musicians.
    3. Bring a covered dish with a little extra to share with your new friends.
    4. Door prizes will be given away featuring the April Business of the Month, Montgomery Gallery and Frame.
Other Events to put on your calendar -


Saturday, April 12thMonterey Square Merchants Annual Chocolate Walk !! Come and indulge in different types of chocolate at each of the merchants as you peruse their great sales items. 10 am to 5 pm You never know – you might get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny!

Also Saturday, April 12th – 6th Annual S.P.O.T. Trot !! 10 am to 1 pm at Riverfront Park. Bring your favorite dog and join in the great fun. Call Diana Gajewsky at 979-618-1155 for more info.

Tuesday, April 15th, one of our former employees, Maxine Kramer, will be showing “Remarkable Gems” Jewelry here at the Coffee Shop. Real gem stones from around the world with jewelry at well below wholesale prices. 10 am until she sells out. Prices from $15.99 to $59.99.





Directions from Houston, Sugarland or Rosenberg, Texas --
Take Highway 59 South, take first Wharton exit which is Business 59 to Hwy 60 (Bay City), turn left, go around the Courthouse Square on one way streets. We are on the northwest corner of the square. If you need any help, please call 979-282-9771.
Linda King

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Benefit Java Jam March 14th


Friday, March 14th, at 6 pm join us for another unforgettable night out.

This Java Jam will be a benefit concert for Molly Coffman, our singing waitress!! Many of you will remember that Molly worked here at Milam Street Coffee Shop in 2012. She was attending Wharton County Junior College and then went to Sam Houston State University. Last November she was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Molly is 22 years old and has just had her sixth chemo treatment. Please come out and support our former employee and let her know how much she is loved!

**Here's the way the Java Jam works:


6-7 pm opening music
7-8 pm buffet
8-9 pm second round of music


What you'll need to enjoy the evening:


    1. Bring your own wine if you wish.
    2. Bring $15 per person to help Molly.
    3. Don't forget to bring a covered dish with a little extra to share!
    4. Door prizes will be given away.


Directions from Houston, Sugarland or Rosenberg, Texas --
Take Highway 59 South, take first Wharton exit which is Business 59 to Hwy 60 (Bay City), turn left, go around the Courthouse Square on one way streets. We are on the northwest corner of the square. If you need any help, please call 979-282-9771.
Linda King

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Don’t miss Wharton’s most unique dining/live music venue.

Friday, February 28th at 6 pm join us for another unforgettable night out. Singer, songwriter, author Austin Ladd Roberts is joined by partner Patti Pannell for a night of acoustic music and anecdotes of Texas heritage and culture. This Sixth generation Texan is a nationally recognized writer / performer and brings the rich history of Texas alive through immersive story and lyrics. When joined by partner Patti, their cover tunes range from Patsy Cline to Linda Rondstadt to Bonnie Raitt with original tunes that are playing Americana stations world-wide. Austin Ladd and Patti have traveled the western US for the last ten years but have called the Texas Hill Country home for the last two. 

Austin Ladd and Patti proudly offer their latest CD “Blowing Back to Me” through iTunes, Amazon and other e-outlets, and it will also be available at Java Jam. More info at www.laddroberts.com


**Here's the way the Java Jam works:


6-7 pm opening music
7-8 pm buffet
8-9 pm second round of music


What you'll need to enjoy the evening:


    1. Bring your own wine if you wish.
    2. Bring $15 per person to help pay for the guest musicians. This is an honor system donation designed to help attract and pay a little gas money to out of town musicians.
    3. Don't forget to bring a covered dish with a little extra to share!
    4. Door prizes will be given away featuring the February Business of the Month.
Other Events to put on your calendar -


The Plaza Theatre presents “Spamalot” February 13th to 16th and 21st to 23rd. Check out their website to get your tickets.


Booksigning at Wall2Wall Words Used Books – Saturday, Feb. 22nd from 2 to 4 pm. “What Did the Animals Think?” by Carolyn Chafin. Come and learn what the animals thought as they boarded the ark!

S.P.O.T. Bow Wow Benefit Dinner -Tuesday, February 25th 5 to 6:30 pm $8 a plate.

And just a heads up – Carl and I will be going to Israel in March !! More details later, but the store will be open just shorter hours!


Directions from Houston, Sugarland or Rosenberg, Texas --
Take Highway 59 South, take first Wharton exit which is Business 59 to Hwy 60 (Bay City), turn left, go around the Courthouse Square on one way streets. We are on the northwest corner of the square. If you need any help, please call 979-282-9771.
Linda King

Monday, January 20, 2014

Bubba Westly, the pride of Boling, class of 2008, accomplished 22-year-old singer, musician and songwriter, has been crafting his music skills since he was a child, raised in the church and developing an early love of music through old hymns. His love of music compelled him to master numerous instruments, including proficiency in guitar, bass guitar, trumpet, French horn, piano and drums. After graduating high school and attending college on a baseball scholarship, he realized that his true calling was music and returned to pursuing his musical aspirations fulltime. Westly graduated from South Plains College in Levelland, Tx with a degree in Commercial Music and Music Management. Westly also toured with several Texas Artist as a drummer and lead guitarist before pursuing his own dream. 
Bubba Westly incorporates various influences into to his music and they are apparent upon performance, yet maintaining a style that is truly original and all his own. Whether original songs, classic southern rock or contemporary country covers this extraordinary artist performs each with immense passion and excellence. Not only is Bubba Westly proficient in his vocal and musical abilities, but is also a skilled and born showman and rallies a crowd with his enthusiasm, charm and witty chops.
Friday, January 31, 2014 at 6 pm at the Coffee Shop!