Carrie Newcomer

Carrie Newcomer to Perform at IWU

September 8, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Carrie Newcomer, the first artist ever to perform at Illinois Wesleyan’s Blue Moon Coffeehouse when it originated in 1991, will return to perform on Saturday, September 24 at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Center’s Main Lounge (104 E. University St., Bloomington.

Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. for the event, which is free and open to the public.

The singer/songwriter, who is known to charm listeners with her Midwestern storytelling and humor, will perform in celebration of her latest CD, “Regulars and Refugees.”  The CD functions as a concept album, portraying the world of a small-town restaurant in Southern Indiana called Betty’s Diner.  In a collection of well-hewn stories which stand alone as easily as they stand together, Newcomer writes the truth, however gritty and unpleasant it may be. 

As a part of her “Regulars and Refugees” tour, which began with the album’s release on August 9, Newcomer will donate a portion of her album sales to Second Harvest, the nation’s second largest food bank network.

For more information, contact the Blue Moon Coffeehouse information line at (309) 556-3815, or check out their Web site at

Contact: Taylar Kuzniar, (309) 556-3181