Movies At The Mill Easton prides itself as a festival that is continually looking for new ways to heighten the attendee experience. Each year we add something new to our offering -- be it a new location, a top shelf vendor, or even a new live musical act - we leave no stone unturned to ensure that the possibilities for great MME experiences are limitless. Below are two new brilliant additions that we are proud to share with this year's guests.


THE RICH MESSBAUER NEW QUARTET will be providing the live musical entertainment at the after-party for the 2016 installment of Movies At The Mill Easton. The quartet's performance will take place on Ferry Street between 3rd and 2nd Streets in Easton, PA on Saturday, September 24th from 7pm until 8:30pm.

The Rich Messbauer New Quartet consists of Rich Messbauer (Bass) Herb Robertson (Trumpet), Joe Battaglia (Guitar), and Allan Mednard (Drums).


Rich Messbauer Bio:

I'm a musician.  I play the bass.  I attended the Juilliard School (2 years in the prep, 4 years in the upper school, from '74-'80), where I studied under Homer Mensch.  I've also studied jazz extensively with Cecil McBee, Fred Hersch, and Eric Kloss. 

I've freelanced extensively in New York, played professionally in symphony halls from Carnegie Hall to the Palau De La Musica to the Teatro Colon to Avery Fisher Hall to the Shiller Theater to Bellas Artes to the Istana Budaya to practically every hall on Earth, or at least in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. I was on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” backing up the cast of "Cabaret.” All of this has been with symphony orchestras and touring Broadway shows. 

Between all this traveling, over the years, I've put together various creative projects with musicians I have known, playing new and improvised music.  I recently began recording some of these projects, and releasing them along with some other things I've had laying around for years, on my label, out/in:space-music. 


SWIPESIMPLE is a mobile payment application and is a turn-key solution that includes encrypted card readers, payment terminal applications for iOS and Android, a real-time reporting and administrative dashboard for merchants and a payment gateway that supports virtually all payment types. As a means of expediting food and beverage purchases and ultimately cutting down on attendee wait times, this technology will be employed at MME 2016.

Introduced to the Movies At The Mill Easton Film Festival by Merchants Bank through one of their existing business relationships, SwipeSimple is a product of Practical Business Solutions.

Practical Business Solutions (PBS) Headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida with additional facilities thought the United States including Pennsylvania and New Jersey is a leading provider in the electronic payments industry.  Additionally, through our strategic alliance with Merchants Bank we are proud to serve Northampton County, Pennsylvania and the surrounding regions with personalized service to meet every client’s needs with local representation. 

Founded on the core principles of honesty, integrity, and exceptional service & support, PBS has been providing electronic transaction processing services to businesses in all industry types for many years. We work directly and personally with each of our clients to provide them with the very best and lowest cost electronic transaction processing services. We will never sell clients anything they do not need, and will always go the extra mile when it comes to servicing our clients.

To provide you, our customer, with the most secure and lowest cost processing available in the industry today, we have strategically aligned ourselves with the strongest processing partners and banks in the country. These partners and banks include National Processing Company, Vantiv™, Fifth Third Bank, and First National Bank of Omaha. Serving a multitude of merchant locations thought the United States, you can be rest assured that your transactions are backed by the strongest and most reliable networks available anywhere. This allows our clients to have peace of mind and enjoy saving of hundreds if not thousands of dollars per year in processing costs.

Our core business is electronic payment processing. As a result, our focus and efforts are dedicated to delivering the most advanced networks available while keeping abreast of the latest technology. Whether it be software, wireless, Internet, or just a dial-up point of sale terminal, our goal remains the same: provide you with the best processing option for your business.


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