Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center at
the Town of Oakland Features New Up-and-Coming
Songstress Taylor Rich
Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist Taylor Rich will be Center
Stage on the Center’s Porch on Friday, June 25
OAKLAND, FL — The Town of Oakland is highlighting a new up-and-coming guitarist, Taylor Rich, on Friday, June 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a live music performance on the Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center at the Town of Oakland’s porch. In partnership with the HAPCO Music Foundation, the songstress will be singing original songs and covers outside of the Center, inviting visitors step into the gallery to learn historical facts about the Town of Oakland, browse walls full of paintings and more.
Visitors are welcome to sit on the Center porch, picnic tables and benches, or bring their lawn chairs and listen to the music from the grass next to the West Orange Trail. Center capacity will be limited to 75 persons at a time. Visitors are encouraged to wear masks and use hand sanitizer upon entry.
Rich is a musician with New York City roots and Southern California branches. Born in one, raised in the other, she's got an easy fierceness that comes out in the music she writes and chooses to cover. From Linda Rondstadt to Radiohead, she’s influenced by all decades and genres - a fan of Cole Porter, Hindi music, instrumental hip hop, and everything in between. A self-taught musician starting with piano and dabbling in ukulele, Rich mainly focuses on guitar. In 2019, she started touring and by early 2020, she had played in 28 states. Plus, she’s currently in productions with Real Feel Studio in Orlando and her first single HONEYBABE will be released soon.
About the Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center at the Town of Oakland
The Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center is committed to preserving Oakland’s past, present and future. The Center supports the mission of Healthy West Orange, a grassroots movement to inspire west Orange County to become the healthiest community in the nation. Working with its partners, the Center will provide important tools and social connections to help residents eat well, stay active and enjoy life. This project is funded in part by a $1 million lead grant from the West Orange Healthcare District, as well as funding from Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program and countless other donors. For more information, visit www.oaklandfl.gov/artsandheritage and www.facebook.com/HWOAHatOakland.
About HAPCO Music Foundation
In 2021, HAPCO Music Foundation is celebrating 20 years of community service. Since 2001, HAPCO has educated and inspired over 25,000 young people – encouraging them to use their musical, culinary and artistic talents to fund their college education or to pursue professional careers. With their programs, young people in the community are improving their lives – using their artistic and musical talents to shape a better future, focusing their energies upon honing their talent and doing better in school. HAPCO programs are offered typically free of charge and are designed to empower growth and development in creative fields. Some programs, such as Jazz Band Camp, require a nominal cost that helps cover program costs. For more, visit hapcopromo.org/ and facebook.com/HapcoMusicFoundation.