It’s that bittersweet time of year when some of our friends prepare to leave the island for the winter…and this weekend, we’re sending them off with a bang!

october 19th
Mike Martin, Erich Luening & friends!
Celebrate Erich’s birthday and say bon voyage to Mike Martin as he heads back to Puerto Rico for the winter. Expect lots of sit ins!
8PM | $5

october 20th
feat. Kahoots, The Loogies and Master Exploder!
A farewell bash for Jerome Badot, who’s moving to Boston.
8PM | $5

Coming up…

Open Mic Mondays
Word from Anthony is there’s been a great crew of GUYS coming out to play at Open Mic nights the last few weeks – please do encourage any of your creative female friends to join the fun too! All ages, all types of performances welcome – 8PM Mondays, just $5, FREE for members

Thursday Songwriter Series
After last week’s incredible Thursday night featuring Lydia Fischer and Erich Luening, we’re keeping it LOCAL and pulling out all the stops! Nina Violet, Adam Lipsky and Joe Keenan will all perform on Thursday, October 25th – 8PM, an amazing lineup and still just $10, $5 for members *and students!

Stay warm! Hope to see you soon…

The Pit Crew

This Week’s Newsletter


Thursday “songwriter’s night” picks up again!

Fun, pop & soul infused acoustic tunes with:
and Boston-based **KATRIN ROUSH
ALL AGES | 8PM start!
$10 admission | $5 for members

((Coming up Thursday, October 11th…


Tristan Israel throws a CD release party at The Pit for his new album, “The Sound After The Flash”



$10 | $5 for members
Happy Fall! Start October right with a few drinks and some amazing LIVE MUSIC in the Vineyard’s most affordable listening room!

Interested in booking a night at The Pit?
Want to volunteer to help spread the word?
EMail thepitstopworkshop@gmal.com
Call 508 693 4219

Hope to see you soon,
The Pit Crew

Don’t forget…

w/ Anthony Esposito
just $5
**Keep an eye out for a Songwriter’s Night feature in the MV Times tomorrow!
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songwriter’s night


9PM | $10 | $5 for members

Unfortunately Rob Myers is unable to perform tonight. We’ll start the evening with New Bedford’s Seamus Galligan at 9pm. CLICK HERE to listen to some of Seamus’ songs – beautiful voice, beautiful words. Tonight we get a chance to hear some of Philly D’s original material. Phil has had a worldwind summer performing in several bands, recording countless sessions at his studio, and booking the acts at Dreamland! Let’s join him to celebrate the end of summer and the start of our favorite time of year.

Songwriter’s night continues…

THURSDAY – September 13th
Will Evans (Barefoot Truth)
John Beninghof (Old Silver Band)

THURSDAY – September 20th
Tom Bianchi & Danielle Miraglia

THURSDAY – September 27th
Marciana Jones & friends

Save the date…

SATURDAY – September 15th
Songwriting Workshop – “Bridge Buildling: New England to Nashville”
with Marc Alan Barnette
279 Pond Road (Deep Bottom Pond) West Tisbury
2PM | $30 | $20 for Pit Stop members!
Followed by a performance that evening at The Pit Stop!

Support The Pit Stop…

We’ve heard back from many musicians who perform at The Pit Stop – “You’ve got one of the most unique and truly special venues I’ve ever performed at or seen.” -Will Phalen, musician from the Midwest, who played a show for us earlier this year. Many in the community would agree that The Pit Stop fills a void for this island and we want it to remain open through the off season. But we can’t do it without financial support! Remember you can become a member for a year by donating $100. Members get discounts on most shows and other perks. We’re also always looking for volunteers and ideas, so please be in touch.

Hope to see you soon,

The Pit Crew

The Ape Woman: WORLD PREMIERE August 29 & 30


The cast and orchestra of The Ape Woman are ready for the big nights,

are you?

This show is an inspired retelling of the incredible true story of Julia Pastrana, the Victorian Ape Woman. Told through original music and narrated by some of the Vineyard’s most notable actors, this is a truly unique theatrical and musical experience.

Doors at 8pm. $10, $5 for members.
Victorian circus costumes encouraged.