Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek’s annual community picnic and free concert presents The Cluppin Spielers (“Clapping Players”), the new CBSRZ house band that will bring us an exceptional concert, on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 5:00pm. Performing a mix of old and new, The Cluppin Spielers’ repertoire draws on the traditional melodies of Eastern European Klezmer, contemporary Jewish Bluegrass known as “JewGrass,” and Americana Folk. Regardless of the genre, the group’s lively, toe-tapping melodies leave audiences laughing, smiling, and clapping. So, come enjoy and bring your lawn chairs or blanket and be delighted by the sounds of The Cluppin Spielers.
Although there is no charge for the performance, concertgoers will have plenty of grilled summer fare to purchase and other foods with proceeds benefiting local charitable organizations. In the event of rain, we’ll move the music and food inside. You can of course bring your own entrée (out of respect for CBSRZ kosher dietary restrictions, please no shellfish or pork products). No reservations are necessary.
The Cluppin Spielers’ include Melinda Alcosser – percussion; Steven Barasz – vocals, guitar; Billy Bertelli – drums; Belinda Brennan – vocals, mandolin; Meg Gister – vocals, keyboard; Neil Gottfried – vocals, guitar, clarinet; Norman Hanenbaum – saxophone; Lori Jubelirer – bass guitar; Deb Rutty, vocals; Norman Rutty – vocals, 12 string guitar; Marcy Saltzman – vocals, banjello; Joel Saltzman – guitar; Pat Smith – percussion; Shelley Sprague – vocals, guitar; Dave Zeleznik - banjo.