"Frank Messina has become a classic." New York Times
January 7: Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY Frank makes a special guest appearance with the David Amram Quartet. Kevin Twigg, drums; Rene Hart, bass; Elliott Pepper, percussion, Adam Amram, percussion. Cornelia Street Cafe, 8:30pm. 29 Cornelia St, New York, NY. 212-989-9319
January 18, 19, 20: Jaco Beach, Costa Rica, Jungle Jam 2013, Doce Lunas Resort, Frank makes a special guest appearance with Max Creek, and BK3 (Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead, Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Brothers Band, Scott Murawski of Max Creek).
January 25: Higher Ground, Burlington, VT. Frank makes guest appearance with Max Creek.
February / March: Filming for HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Frank makes an appearance in a featured role on HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
February 13: University of Central Florida,
Burnett Honors College Frank reads from his Full Count: The Book of Mets Poetry and
discusses the subject of baseball and literature as part of the Honors History program in
Baseball and American Culture. Univ. of Central Florida, Burnett Honors College, 4000 Central Florida Blvd. Orlando, Florida, 32816
March 9: Toad's Place, New Haven, CT, Frank reads "Directions to the Soul of America" and introduces Doors tribute band, Riders on the Storm.
March 21: Helen Hayes Theatre, New York, NY, Frank makes his Broadway debut in a special-guest appearance in the Broadway musical, ROCK OF AGES. One night only!
March 28: Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City, The annual reading of key selections from the Inferno by Dante Alighieri. This dramatic literary event will take place in the Cathedral, with selected Cantos read by honored guests, distinguished poets, eminent translators and visiting scholars including Michael Palma, Charles Martin, Frank Messina, Paolo Valesio, John Simko, Mary Jo Bang, and others. Hosted by The Very Reverend Dr. James A. Kowalski, Cathedral Dean, and Cathedral Poet-in-Residence Marilyn Nelson. St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave @ 112th St. New York. 9pm-midnight. Followed by Pipe Organ meditation at midnight. Free and open to the public.
April 1: Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY, Frank makes a special guest appearance with the David Amram Quartet. Kevin Twigg, drums; Rene Hart, bass; Elliott Pepper, percussion, Adam Amram, percussion. Cornelia Street Cafe, 8:30pm. 29 Cornelia St, New York, NY. 212-989-9319
April 5, NVRHS - Demarest, NJ, Frank gives a reading to the student body as part of the Michael Robertson Poetry Festival. Northern Valley Regional High School, Demarest, NJ.
April 25: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, Drexel Univ. and the Painted Bride Quarterly present Frank Messina, Barnes & Noble Drexel Bookstore, 3:30-5:00PM, 33rd & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Frank will also read at the Pen & Pencil Club, at 7:00PM, 1522 Latimer St. Philadelphia, PA, 215-731-9909
May 2: Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Louisville, KY In 2009, Frank gave the first-ever poetry reading in the museum's 125-year history. Frank "The Mets Poet" returns for a reading and booksigning, in the middle of Derby Week. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Reading and book signing begins at 4:00PM, Free and open to the public! 800 West Main St. Louisville, KY 40202 1-877-7-SLUGGER (877-775-8443)
May 2: Haymarket Whiskey Bar, Louisville, KY, Tyrone Cotton / Frank Messina / Ron Whitehead, with special guest Col. Anthony Broy. Don't miss this special show!. 331 E. Market Square, Louisville, KY, 8:00-10PM.
May 3: Tim Faulkner Gallery, Louisville, KY, Tyrone Cotton / Frank Messina / Ron Whitehead, with special guest Col. Anthony Broy. Don't miss this Kentucky Derby Eve extravaganza! 943 Franklin St, Louisville, KY 502-851-2380. 9:00PM.
May 6: Russian Recording, Bloomington, IN, LIVE STUDIO SESSION BEFORE A LIVE AUDIENCE. with Tyrone Cotton / Frank Messina / Ron Whitehead, with special guest Col. Anthony Broy, Jeremy Hogan. 1021 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, Indiana. 8:00PM.
June 2: Highline Ballroom, New York City, The Last Waltz Live An All-Star Re-Creation Of The Band's Classic Concert Film. Rev Tor Band, Jeff Mattson of Dark Star Orchestra and Zen Tricksters, Aaron Maxwell of God Street Wine, Joe Gallant of Illuminati Orchestra, Little Toby Walker, Johnny Markowski of New Riders of the Purple Sage, Jack Grace, Blake Christiana & Andrew Hendryx of Yarn, Rachael Sage, Greg Koerner of Gent Treadly, Danielia Cotton, Godfrey Townsend, Soulfarm, Todd Mack, Emily Elbert, Tory Hanna, Caroline Mack, Katie Pearlman, Frank Messina, Conor Meehan, and Ashleigh Katsos. BUY TICKETS Showtime: 8:00 PM, Doors open: 6:00 PM, Tickets $25 - $45. Frank will be reading Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poem, Loud Prayer. More info: www.lastwaltzlive.org Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St. New York, NY 10011 between 9th & 10th Ave (212) 414-5994
June 5-23: Filming for HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Frank makes an appearance in a featured role on HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
July 1-14: North Fork, Long Island, NY Shooting short film and participating in events with the Manhattan Film Institute's Actors & Directors Film Camp.
August 15-30, New York City, Filming for TV pilot, Taxi: Brooklyn South, in which Frank has a featured role.
September 11, The September 11 Memorial Ceremony, Jersey City, NJ Frank reads his iconic poem, "Bicycle", at this year's ceremony, sponsored by the Jersey City 9/11 Memorial Committee. 8:30AM-11AM, at the foot of Grand Street and Hudson River, Jersey City, NJ. 07302
September 29, Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY
October 5,6, Jersey City Artists Studio Tour
Hurricane Evacuees, by Frank Messina: 79x24", Acrylic, gesso, crushed stimulants on wood
the spoken gallery
jersey city, nj 07302
October 11, 12, 13, Quixote's True Blue, Denver, Colorado Frank appears as special guest with Stir Fried featuring Buddy Cage of New Riders of the Purple Sage, Mark Karan of Rat Dog / Other Ones, Mookie Siegel of the Other Ones. 8:00PM, 314 E. 13th Ave. Denver, CO. 303-861-7070. www.quixotes.com
October 22, The Royal Palms Club, Fort Myers, Fl. Private Party
October 24, 25, Orlando, Fl, Private Party
November 8, 9, Donkey O.T., Denver, Colorado Frank appears as special guest with Stir Fried featuring John Popper (of Blues Traveler), Steve Kimock (Phil Lesh & Friends). 8:00PM, 1630 Federal Ave, Denver, CO. www.quixotes.com
November 10, Quixote's True Blue, Denver, Colorado Frank appears as special guest with Stir Fried featuring John Popper (of Blues Traveler), Steve Kimock (Phil Lesh & Friends). 8:00PM, 314 E. 13th Ave Denver, CO. 303-861-7070. www.quixotes.com
November 11, 12, Private Event, Woody Creek, Co.
November 16-30, Filming on Location in NY and NJ
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