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Red Flannel Pride rocks at Kent Theatre

If you are looking for fun entertainment on the nights of Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6, head to the recently renovated Kent Theatre in downtown Cedar Springs, to hear the sounds of the hot new band Red Flannel Pride. They play an eclectic mix of original tunes that has been identified as alternative hip-hop with a country twist. The band consists of local singer-songwriters Nick Emery, a 2001 Cedar grad and Michael Lewis of Comstock Park.

The band actually was formed in New Orleans and was searching for a name, when by chance they ran into another former Cedar grad, Tiffany Johansen, on Red Flannel Day, in Louisiana. As they were reminiscing about growing up in Cedar, and how much they missed the red flannel area they realized what the band needed to be called. They have been playing their blend of original music in the greater New Orleans area and received local radio airplay on station B97 Saints Smackdown with their song 4th and Long.

Also performing at Friday’s show will be the bands Klikred and My Car Your Car. On Saturday night, another local band, Off-Brand will be opening the show followed by Hurricane MF, a veteran rock outfit with West Michigan roots, who have been rockin’ the Midwest for over 20 years. The band will be shooting a live music video both nights at the concert. Everyone who shows their red flannel pride by wearing their red flannels to the concert will receive a free Red Flannel Pride bumper sticker. Festivities will begin at 8 o’clock, both evenings.

Tickets for the show are available from the band or at the theater. They are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Student tickets are $7 with a student ID. Proceeds from the show will go toward continuing the restoration of the local landmark, Kent Theatre. So “Spread the Red” throw on a flannel shirt, come down to the theater and have a great time.

In the future the band will be performing at the Crazy Horse on 14 Mile Rd. Wednesday, March 3 and then will travel to Austin, Texas to appear in the South by Southwest Festival on March 20. If you would like to hear a clip from the band, just check it out on Myspace and Facebook, simply search for redflannelpride.

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