Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Scotty Wright, Benny Watson Trio in Menlo Park CA

August 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hello, music lovers – –

On Sunday August 14, I’ll be presenting a concert in Menlo Park, sponsored by Dala’s Nest House Concerts. This will be my first concert on the San Francisco peninsula in quite a while, and my very first performance with Dala’s Nest, so this will be quite an event for me!

{Reserve seats NOW ($30/person) using PayPal: send to <PayPal.me/scottywrightmusic> (Donna Marie Bartoli, Manager) or email your RSVP to DNHC – <dalasnestmusic@comcast.net> -(for unsecured seats (artists gladly accept cash at the gate, and DNHC will waitlist if needed).}

The Benny Watson Trio Carla Kaufman, bass; Dave Rokeach, drums; Benny Watson, piano – will provide accompaniment and support. I’ve known and made music with each of them, individually and collectively, for years, and it’s always a treat to work together.

Our primary focus will be “Old-School Jazz Standards”, but I consider jazz to be the music of surprise, so please: expect to be surprised. Yes, the music of Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk and the Gershwins and Antonio Carlos Jobim may be heard, but differently: jazz is not a “just like the record” approach to music. You will hear a few of my own songs, too.

Events like the Dala’s Nest House Concerts are wonderful for us musicians. In every seat is a person who enjoys and supports live music. The focus is on the performance – not sports on giant-screen TVs, not pool or foosball, not happy-hour hijinks, not a bustling dining space, not idle conversation. Making music in such unfocused environments is like playing handball against a curtain: the energy goes out, but doesn’t come back. When musicians and listeners are in the same place for the same reason, the energy becomes palpable, cyclical, magical.

I humbly ask you to join us in celebrating the joy of live music, and supporting this wonderful endeavor – Dala’s Nest House Concerts – for an afternoon of music and sun and singing and playing and smiles and music and mellow relaxation.         And music.

Singingly,  Scotty Wright 



[Below is an outline of the event procedure of Dala’s Nest]

Reserve seats NOW ($30/person) using PayPal: send to <PayPal.me/scottywrightmusic> (Donna Marie Bartoli, Manager) or email your RSVP to DNHC – <dalasnestmusic@comcast.net> -(for unsecured seats (artists gladly accept cash at the gate, and DNHC will waitlist if needed). 

What to Expect 

3:30 Check-in, seating, snacking, chatting, checking out the garden, restroom…                    

4:00 Music begins, with one setbreak, and ends around 6:00. 

What to do 

> Find our driveway at 371 O’Connor St, Menlo Park.
> Park nearby on the street and follow signs to the gate of our secret garden.
> Bring exact change ($30 cash/seat) for your donation to the musicians and any merch.
> (If you donated online, THANK YOU! Your seats are guaranteed and online works for merch, too.) 

About our Venue
> DNHC happens OUTDOORs in a private garden setting and we have umbrellas for shade and wraps for warmth.                                                                                                                      >We provide seats, light refreshments, a restroom (two steps up), and TONS of gratitude!!! You can also BYOB.       > As of this message, San Mateo County doesn’t require masks for private outdoor events, but we have some if you want one.
> DNHC is a non-profit and all guest donations go 100% directly to the musicians. Always. 

How do DNHC concerts happen?

> DNHC vets, promotes, and hosts a variety of outstanding acoustic concerts, one a month, May – Oct, annually.                                                                                                                                                 

> Musicians provide the delight, the calm, the jam, the beat, their art…and appreciate your donations. 



August 14
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Tags:
, , , ,


Dala’s Nest House Concerts
371 O'Connor St
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
+ Google Map