Mike Flanagan’s Bear Week Town Hall Debut

with Lisa Bello, Sheree Marcelle, and Lauren Scales!

Mike Flanagan is a three-time Billboard-charting, Lennon Award-winning, and two-time OUTmusic Award-winning saxophonist, pianist, songwriter, composer, music director, educator, actor and serves as the Entertainment Director for both the Post Office Cafe & Cabaret and Tin Pan Alley. Mike is ringing in his 14th Provincetown-season performing, and 4th season curating live music in town, by headlining the Town Hall stage with a 3-vocalist billing, featuring his legacy of collaboration with Lisa Bello, Sheree Marcelle, and Lauren Scales!

This concert is a culmination of sorts. In addition to it being Season 14 for Mike, it's his 17th consecutive Bear Week! Bear Week was Mike's introduction to Provincetown back in 2007, and it has become like a family reunion; and what better way and time to celebrate all of these anniversaries than a Town Hall debut!

All three vocalists have been fixtures in Mike's Provincetown performances over the course of the last three years. Mike will music direct for each vocalist with full band:

Lisa Bello & Mike have been writing, recording, and releasing original music since 2011. Their collaborations have won them a Lennon Award and two OUTmusic Awards. In 2013, their album Mob Music hit #1 on the iTunes charts and #2 on Billboard Heatseekers. Their groundbreaking music video for radio single, "Trying", which turns 10 in October, features a narrative of love and love-lost between two bears, and is the first of their collaborations to surpass 1 million views on YouTube. Mike and Lisa have toured the U.S. multiple times and closed out their 2022 run with a sold-out Main Stage at City Winery Boston. For the last 3 seasons, they have held a weekly, Monday-night performance-residency at The Club Ptown and it was a thrilling time every week!

Sheree Marcelle & Mike have been taking on artist-tribute shows at the Post Office Cabaret for the last 3 seasons. 2021 was Whitney Houston, 2022 was Adele, and 2023 was P!nk. 2023 also marked Sheree's crowning of co-Showgirl of The Year, alongside Spookey (who also performed in the P!nk show). Sheree has also been the co-lead of Mike's show 'A Soulful Christmas' for the last three Holly Folly weekends. Sheree will give a taste of each of those shows, her solo own show (Shereefer Madness, which is running at the Post Offfice Cabaret this season), and a preview of next year's show!

Lauren Scales & Mike met in the Master's program at NYU and instantly connected over their musical upbringing as jazz musicians moving into the songwriting/composition space for their graduate work. Lauren has been performing with Mike in Provincetown over the last 3 years in both jazz settings at The Club, 'A Soulful Christmas' and I'm Coming Out: Diana Ross Tribute at the Post Office Cabaret, and in trio setting at Tin Pan Alley with Chris Grasso on piano. Mike, Lauren, and Chris have formed a collective and recorded a new album together and will be performing some of its selections as part of the night's programing!

Mike Flanagan - Sax, Piano, Music Direction

Lisa Bello - vocals

Sheree Marcelle - vocals

Lauren Scales - vocals

Chris Grasso - piano

Keb Hutchings - guitar

Christian McCarthey - drums

Special Guests:

Arian Ferrer - vocals

Doors at 8:00pm. Show at 8:30pm.