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Phil Kaufmann, family and friends will open the 25th coffeehouse season

Phil Kaufmann (center rear) with fellow performers (left to right) Pam Kaufmann, Phyllis Horst, Marcia Watson, and Paul Watson will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the kick-off of the Princeton Coffeehouse's 25th season.
Phil Kaufmann (center rear) with fellow performers (left to right) Pam Kaufmann, Phyllis Horst, Marcia Watson, and Paul Watson will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the kick-off of the Princeton Coffeehouse's 25th season.

PRINCETON — The first show of the Princeton Coffeehouse 25th season will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. Performing will be local musician Phil Kaufmann, accompanied by family and friends. The coffeehouse is located at Open Prairie United Church of Christ, 25 E. Marion St. in Princeton. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Kaufmann grew up in Bureau County in a musical farm family with 12 children. Music was a regular part of their family life, from prayers sung before each meal to traveling cross country giving programs. His enjoyment of folk and faith music has provided many opportunities to perform. In recent years he has raised more than $125,000 to combat hunger through his one-man performances of “The Cotton Patch Gospel.” He will be joined by his wife, Pam, his sister, Phyllis Horst, and by Paul and Marcia Watson.

The Watsons have performed together for more than 30 years. They have a reputation for their tight harmonies, and play a variety of music including old-time, Celtic, Civil War ballads, Christian music and country. Paul plays guitar, banjo and pennywhistle, and Marcia plays guitar and bass.

Russ Walton is the sponsor of this month’s coffeehouse show.

Admission to the coffeehouse is $15. Fair trade coffee, tea and homemade desserts are available for purchase.

The coffeehouse offers traditional and modern folk, blues and bluegrass music, monthly August to May.

For information, visit www.theprincetoncoffeehouse.com or call 815-878-4805.

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