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Jackson Avenue Coffee celebrates 12 years of open-mic nights

Thalia Rouley | The Daily Eastern News
Open mic night is held at Jackson Ave Coffee on Thursday night. The event included performers who started the night off with some winter themed music.

Eddie Hacker, Contributing Writer

December 7, 2017

Ringing in 12 years of business and closing in on over 500 open-mic nights, the Jackson Avenue Coffee has been one of the longest standing weekly venues for local performers. Jackson Avenue Coffee, commonly known as The JAC to those who frequent it, offers coffee seven days a week. From 7 p.m....

Annual night of HOPE fundraiser to kick off Friday

AJ Fournier, Campus Reporter

September 28, 2017

People can listen to music and participate in a silent auction to help support Housing, Outreach, Prevention and Education of East Central Illinois at “Night of Hope.” The annual fundraiser is set for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Jackson Avenue Coffee shop. Angie Hunt, director of housing progr...

Pritzker discusses game plan, opens up about wiretap

J.B. Pritzker talks with a Charleston resident Wednesday after a meet and greet at the Jackson Avenue Coffee shop.

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

July 6, 2017

Democratic primary gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker addressed how he would work with the legislature and his platforms during a meet and greet arranged by the Coles County Democrats. Supporters of the Coles County Democrats packed Jackson Avenue Coffee  Wednesday afternoon to hear from with...

Music, art fill ‘Night of HOPE’

Music, art fill 'Night of HOPE'

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Assistant Photo Editor

October 2, 2016

People were brought together with music and art to celebrate a good cause at “Night of HOPE” Friday evening at Jackson Avenue Coffee. The night was filled with musical performances and artwork donated by various artists. Throughout September, people could stop by the JAC and donate artwork...

Klein brings country music, casual style to JAC

Adam Klein, of “Adam Klein and The Wild Fires performs the West Virginia coal miner song “Black Lung Blues” Wednesday night on the Square at Jackson Avenue Coffee. The band is based out of Atlanta,GA by way of Athens, GA.

Sydney Edwards, Staff Reporter

June 10, 2015

Giving a casual performance Wednesday night, singer songwriter Adam Klein, donned in a cowboy hat and jeans, played country and folk songs to a small crowd at Jackson Avenue Coffee. The JAC hosted Klein, from Alabama, and guitar player Lucas McAulippe, who together are on their “Spring Songs for...

Bing Futch, Adam Klein to perform at the JAC

Sydney Edwards, Staff Reporter

June 8, 2015

Two different musical performances will be featured at Jackson Avenue Coffee this week, including multi-instrument singer songwriter Bing Futch and folk rock musician Adam Klein. Futch will be playing at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and Klein’s performance will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the JAC. ...

Motherlode brings acoustic, folk music to Kiwanis Park

Motherlode, a three-piece acoustic band from Charleston, performs at Daum Amptheater Tuesday in Kiwanis Park.  The band performed a mix of folk and bluegrass music.

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

September 24, 2014

The air was crisp and the sun was setting as the opening strings played as Motherlode stepped into the spotlight at Daum Amphitheater. Despite the cool covers of older tunes, the amphitheater’s lighting left much to be desired. Motherlode, a three-piece acoustic band from Charleston, brought...

Jackson Avenue Coffee to host Night of Hope

Jackson Avenue Coffee to host Night of Hope

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2014

The HOPE center of East Central Illinois will host a benefit at 5 p.m. Friday at Jackson Avenue Coffee. HOPE, which stands for Housing, Outreach, Prevention and Education, is a non-profit organization that runs a shelter for victims of abuse. HOPE provides housing for battered women as well as many progra...

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