Kathy Sands-Boehmer – me&thee coffeehouse
In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative.
The me&thee is an all-volunteer non-profit concert series located within the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Marblehead. It’s an intimate and inviting listening room filled with warmth and community. Music fans gather to hear some of the best international, national, and local musicians on Friday evenings.
Tell us a bit about you and why you do what you do? Share your passions for your business, initiative, organization.
The me&thee has been presenting live music in Marblehead since 1970. Our volunteers are passionate about bringing quality music at affordable prices for people of all ages. We believe in helping traveling musicians acquire new audiences in the Northeast and love introducing our audiences to each and every one of them.
What role do you think your business plays in supporting a more creative community? OR your community in general. (Bonus! Why do you think a more creative community is important?)
Keeping the creative arts alive is an important part of our mission. Being open to collaborative activities and opportunities so we can all help each other in our endeavors is equally important. We offer a place for volunteers to learn about various aspects of running an all-volunteer organization.
What was the last video you watched that made an impact on you?
A favorite video is the Ted Talk by Amanda Palmer on the “Art of Asking.” It details the unique relationship between musician and their fans. https://www.ted.com/talks/amanda_palmer_the_art_of_asking?language=en
What’s the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you our your business?
The me&thee has presented a wide range of music ranging from traditional folkies like Pete Seeger to an early preview of “Hadestown” (Winner of 8 Tony Awards, 2019). We will share our secret congo bar recipe if requested. 😉