2002 Archived Dates:
During the months of February and early March, Frank Messina will only perform at fundraising events and benefit concerts. These include events benefiting victims of September 11, WBAI Radio, Foundation for Children in the Performing Arts and the Make a Wish Foundation.
Sunday, Feb. 24 The Turning Point, Piermont, NY. 5pm showtime. Tickets $20.00. A benefit for WBAI FM. Starring David Amram, WBAI host Bob Fass, flutist Tiokasin. Frank Messina will perform works by Jack Kerouac. SOLD OUT
Sunday, March 17 The River Club, 11 Byrd Street, Nyack, NY. Brunch show. A fundraiser for the Foundation for Children in the Performing Arts. Featuring jazz, soul and blues brunch with "Voices", Jack Mcloryd & the 91 House Band. Frank Messina does two sets. 11:30am, 2:30pm. $35 per person includes Brunch Buffet, unlimited champagne/Mimosas. 866.841.9135 ext. 7693.
Thur-Sun, March 21, 22, 23, 24 Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery St, New York City.
Special Appearances: Thur, March 28 Frank Messina may appear at the following concerts and/or events as a special guest. St. John the Divine Cathedral, 112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, NYC for the Ninth Annual Reading of Dante's Inferno 9pm to midnight. Later that night with Barefoot Landing at The Bitter End, 147 Bleeker Street, NYC.
Thur-Sun, April 11, 12, 13, 14 Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. New York City, BEATFEST 2002 with DJ Logic, Amiri Baraka, David Amram, Tracie Morris, Steve Dalachinksy, Yictove and more.
Thurs, April 25, WBAI with Bob Fass Tune to 99.5 FM New York at midnight for Bob Fass's interview with Frank Messina on world issues and the upcoming book, Disorderly Conduct. Buzzy Linhart and guests will be featured guests as well.
Friday, May 31, Olive, Nyack NY
Sunday, June 2, Hamilton Park Festival Jersey City, New Jersey. 8th Street and Jersey Avenue. Come celebrate as Lady Liberty looks upon us in Hamilton Park.
Saturday, June 8, The Word Festival, Mount St. Vincent College, Bronx, NY Frank reads at 2:00 pm. Frank Messina, Jayne Cortez, Sekou Sundiata, Jim Carroll, Richard Hell, Patricia Smith, Hal Sirowitz and more. Don't miss this huge event.
Saturday, June 8, BOOK RELEASE PARTY! Kelly's Pub, 92 Old Tappan Rd. Tappan, NY Frank returns to his old stomping grounds for the official release party of his new book of poetry, DISORDERLY CONDUCT. Don't miss this mega bash. Frank's rock'n'roll star friends and jazz legends join the stage to perform Messina's gems. An historical event! Limited Seating. 10:00 pm.. Special guests all night. Performance, Book Signing, Reception. Sold Out.
Wednesday, June 12, Columbia University Frank reads from "Disorderly Conduct" as part of the American Symposium of Wartime Writers. Sold Out.
Tues, Wed, Thurs, July 9, 10, WORDstock State College, Pennsylvania. Live at Zeno's. 8pm.
Saturday, July 13, Knitting Factory 74 Leonard St, between Broadway and Church St. New York City. 6pm. Frank reads from "Disorderly Conduct".
Saturday, July 20, Lexington, KY Poetry in the Park Festival, Woodland Park, Lexington. 2pm-11pm.
Monday, July 22, Lexington, KY, High On Rose Club
Tuesday, July 23, tba, Evansville, IN
Wednesday, July 24, tba, Nashville, TN
Saturday, July 27, The Summit Academy, Louisville, KY Celebrating the release of Disorderly Conduct and Ground Zero: New Yorkers Respond. With fellow Wasteland Press writers, Ron Whitehead, Zoe Artemis, Dean McLain, Paul McDonald .
Saturday, August 10, Marcus Garvey Park, NYC Benefit for Children of Parents with AIDS. Park entrance at 125th St. & 5th Ave. 1pm
Friday, August 16, Bitter End, New York City Frank will make a special appearance tonight with young rockers Barefoot Landing.
Sun, September 8, Hayden Hall, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ This very special show, "The Sound that Follows", is free and open to the public, however, generous donations to the Hoboken September 11th Memorial Fund will be expected. Frank performs with special guests. Limited seating. 3pm. Long Shot Magazine is hosting this major literary event. Hayden Hall, corner of 5th and Hudson Streets, Hoboken.
Wed, September 11, Madison Square Garden, New York City. "9/11 Victims Tribute. 7pm.
Thurs, September 12, City Hall, Jersey City, NJ 8pm
Sat, September 14, Museum of the City of New York.
Tue, October 8, Ristra Lounge, Hoboken, NJ 230 Washington Street downstairs lounge. LIVE WITH SPOKEN MOTION. Limited Seating. 2 sets at 8:30pm and 10:00pm. Frank returns with members of Spoken Motion: Larry McDonald, Joe Isgro, Bob Sushko, Wes Jensen. Dont miss this special gig.
Fri. October 25, Assembly, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 495 Sylvan Ave 9:30pm
Thur. November 7, Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ 8pm.186 Grand St. (corner of Marin Blvd.) 5 blocks Grove St. PATH station.
Mini U.K. Tour: 12/5-8
Thur. Dec. 5, Newcastle, UK Bridge Hotel, Castle Square. doors open 7pm. show at 8pm.
Fri. Dec. 6, Edinburgh, Scotland Edinburgh Castle Museum. 10pm. With special musical guests.
Sat. Dec. 7, Edinburgh, Scotland Scottish Poetry Library Crichton Close off Cannongate. 12 noon. with legendary Scottish poet Angus Calder and UK poet Michael Standen.
Sat. Dec. 7, Edinburgh, Scotland Castle Esplanade, 10pm. With special musical guests.
Sun. Dec. 8, Dublin, Ireland Wax Performance Space. 8pm. With special musical guests.
Saturday, Dec. 28, Kelly's Pub, Tappan, NY Frank sits in with JGB, featuring Melvin Seals.
Sunday, Dec. 29, Casa Del Sol, Nyack, NY Rockland Jazz and Blues Society presents David Amram Trio with Frank Messina. 1 set, 3pm.
Tuesday, Dec. 31, Webster Theatre, Hartford, CT, frank sits in with the legendary Max Creek