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Coffee, Music, Life
Shirley King | Avenida Primavera

Performers at Tuesday’s Open Mic Night Photo Laura Murphy.
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Brick15, a coffeehouse and 80-seat acoustic music venue at the corner of Ninth Street and Camino del Mar has been closely anticipated. By the looks of the upcoming performance schedule, this intimate setting holds great promise as a commercial and cultural anchor for the once-subdued end of our village. Less like the quick-stop cafe model, Brick 15 is creating a “third place” where its customers can meet one another for “coffee, music and life.”

Brick15 dessert counter. Photo Laura Murphy.
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Opening officially the weekend of August 26th and 27th, our community can celebrate this dedicated performance space for music artists with original works. Owners, Laura and Liam Murphy, Carmel Valley residents are committed to a schedule of both globe-trotting and locally-based artists, many with deep Americana roots, masters of provocative story-telling with innovative instrumentals.

Brick15 can become our new social annex to beckon home the generations of Del Mar’s home-grown music talent who have taken their performance successes far and wide. For the emerging artist, young and maturing, there is opportunity to gain more performance experience during Tuesday’s “Open Mic Night” and for the community to admire their possibilities.

The upcoming Fall calendar of artists include several songwriters whose compositions have reached the vocal cords of Joan Baez, Cher, Katy Perry and Shawn Colvin. Tickets are available starting one month before each show at www.brick15.com and discounted prices come with an annual membership program. If you would like the privilege to host one of the artists in your home for an overnight stay, contact Laura Murphy at LMurphy@brick15.com.
Friday, September 16th, 7:30 pm - The Lowest Pair - duo banjo with Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee Their latest albums are Fern Girl and Ice Man and Uncertain As It Is Uneven.

Saturday, September 17th, 7:30 pm - Michelle Lewis - LA based singer/songwriter whose first single “Run, Run, Run” from her album “The Parts of us That Still Remain” found huge popularity among the runners of the Boston Marathon.
Saturday, October 1st, 7:30 pm - Richard Shindell, American-born folk singer, songwriter and musician, resident of Argentina who toured with Joan Baez and whose songs have been recorded by Baez.

Saturday, October 15th, 7:30 pm - Chatham County Line play traditional string instrumentation (mandolin/fiddle, bass, pedal steel and banjo) around a single microphone with trademark three-and four-part harmonies.
Saturday, October 21st, 8 pm - Luneaux, - Indie/Pop group that evolved in a Del Mar garage on Avenida Primavera with Devereaux Jennings, son of Mary and Gordon Jennings.

Monday, October 31st, 7:30 pm - Jeffrey Foucault “Wisconsin-born Foucault, sings stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest.” The New Yorker

Saturday, November 5th, 7:30 pm - Jill Sobule - Denver-born singer/songwriter, guitarist, performed with Neil Young, Billy Bragg, Cyndi Lauper and wrote Katy Perry’s hit song “I Kissed A Girl”

Speciality coffees made with artisan beans from around the world roasted by Bernardo Winery’s Manzanita Roasting Company are on the menu as are the American comfort-style sweets including gluten-free options from Elizabethan Desserts in Encinitas. Light foods, salads and fresh fruits will be available from 5 am until performance times. The performance space is designed for listening to the music and savoring the refreshments. The interior decor will take on the appearance of a small art gallery with the works of local artists while the large outdoor patio offers people-watching with an ocean backdrop. Ample, untimed parking reassures lingering.

The doors are open at Brick15, let the music flow.



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