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Switchback benefit concert for the Kent Theatre. Proceeds go to digital projector fund.

The Cedar Springs Theatre Association is pleased to announce a special benefit concert by Switchback, featuring Martin McCormack, Brian FitzGerald and percussionist Nick Hirka, on Thursday, June 28, at 7:00 p.m., in the historic Kent Theatre, downtown Cedar Springs, Michigan. The proceeds will go toward the digital projection fund.

“With Everly Brothers harmonies and FitzGerald’s whirlwind and soulful guitar and mandolin work, Switchback romps and reels with audacity and talent.” – Performing Songwriter Magazine

Switchback TrioThis special benefit performance for the Historic Kent Theatre will feature an eclectic mix of folk, country, blues and Irish music, plus some 30’s and 40’s jazz and a selection of songs from Switchback’s award winning catalog of over 300 original tunes which have been described as “breathtaking scenery for your ears.”

Switchback’s concerts are always a crowd pleaser with lots of audience involvement, colorful stories of their travels around the US and abroad, and a healthy dose of comedy thrown in for good measure. “They don’t play off a set-list, so the eclectic mix of tunes is like no other show I’ve ever seen,” said one reporter. “They started the set with several of their own original tunes, then delivered two heart-pounding Irish rebel songs, a awe inspiring performance of Danny Boy, and ended the set with Folsom Prison Blues and the Beatles’ Hide Your Love Away.  One minute I was clapping along and the next I had a tear in my eye.  They have a way of connecting with the audience on each and every song, no matter what the genre.” Another reporter in Chicago wrote, “I was told Switchback fuses Folk, Irish, Cajun and Blues musical styles. I wasn’t convinced, so I went to check them out. I walked in the door a doubting Thomas and became an immediate fan.”

Tickets are just $15 in advance and $20 at the door for adults, and $10 for students. Tickets are on sale now in Cedar Springs at the Independent Bank, Cedar Springs Library, Chase Bank and at the Kent Theatre box office.

For more info call The Kent Theatre at 616.696.SHOW (7469) or visit www.kenttheatre.org.

Switchback benefit concert for the Kent Theatre. Proceeds go to digital projector fund.

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