Sidewalk Serenades: Sassi and the Whale

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Sidewalk Serenades: Sassi and the Whale

Close (But Not Too Close) Personal Concerts

SAT MAY 30 | 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, & 7pm

Saturday, May 30th | $75







Swimming up to your front stoop just in time to catch the tail-end of May, Sassi and the Whale deliver powerhouse hot jazz to knock your ship right over. Only 6 spots!


About Sassi and the Whale

Sami Arefin and Zach Serleth, two staples of the American Jazz Manouche scene, are best friends. They travel the country supporting different star players such as Michael Joseph Harris, Jason Anick, Dallas Vietty, and Debi Botos. When they are not performing other people's music, they have lots of fun together doing it for themselves. Sassi and the Whale is where Sami and Zach let their musical personalities really show. They play tunes they love from around the world, explore unique ways to grow the sound within the confines of the duo format, and thoroughly enjoy the freedom that provides. 


About Sidewalk Serenades:

Creative Alliance believes that a Baltimore without live performances is a Baltimore without joy – and we won’t stand for that!

As you likely know, working musicians, dancers, magicians, burlesque performers, aerialists, and other performance-based artists have had their gigs and their livelihoods cancelled for the foreseeable future. Join Creative Alliance in creating performance opportunities for these artists throughout Baltimore while simultaneously respecting the need for everyone to keep a safe distance.

Creative Alliance is once again offering you the opportunity to have a short performance of two to three songs delivered to the front of your home (or a friend/loved one’s home) for a small fee.

Performers will come to the confirmed address, text the residence upon arrival and, like a burst of sunlight through these gray skies, share their talents from the sidewalk. The donations from each of these performance events will be shared between the artist and Creative Alliance to help keep the arts alive and thriving in Baltimore!


The Basics:

  • Performers will come to the front of your (or loved ones) home and will perform for 15 or so minutes.
  • Concerts will be scheduled on the hour, and you can purchase them on the Creative Alliance website.
  • Ticket sales end when all slots are booked OR 8am day of the concerts.
  • If there is poor weather, concerts will be rescheduled to the next nice day, if possible


What if I want to purchase a concert for someone else??? 

  • Just leave the name, address, and cell number of the person the concert is for in the COMMENTS Section when you check out online.


What if I live in an apartment?

  • Performers will not enter an apartment or shared home but can perform in front of the complex or on the side of a building. This situation is better suited for louder musicians (horn players, trios etc).


What if I would like a performance but just can't afford it at this time?

While there is a fee per concert, there are opportunities for those without the means to still enjoy some live music. Musicians have been asking to do additional community performances for free. If you are in need, know someone in need, or work at an organization of essential workers (a hospital, perhaps) and have a safe space for a performance to occur, reach out to to coordinate.

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