State Theatre Announces New Music Series, Stage On Stage

State Theatre Announces New Music Series, Stage On StageThe State Theatre Center for the Arts announces a brand new music series, Stage on Stage, where the bands and fans share the stage. The series will kick off Saturday, January 27th with A Night of Southern Rock featuring The Trongone Band and special guest Acoustic Kitty Project. The State Theatre main stage will be transformed into a "club" atmosphere, with the bands and the audience both on stage. The production area off the right wing of the stage will also be used for the cash bar.

Doors open 7 PM/ Show 8 PM. General Admission tickets are $12.50 in advance and $15 at the door (fees included. Tickets are on sale now at the State Theatre Box Office, by Phone at 1-800-999-STATE or online at The series is sponsored by WXPN and The Trongone Band Rapidly gaining momentum with a sound that falls perfectly between southern Rock 'n' Soul and Americana Jam, The Trongone Band is turning heads and making an impact on the East Coast music scene. Formed as a family band by brothers Andrew and Johnny with father John Sr. on bass, The Trongone Band enlisted much sought-after keyboardist Ben "Wolfe" White and quickly began packing various venues around Richmond, VA. The band brought on award-winning bassist Todd Herrington to solidify their touring lineup, adding a crucial dimension of deep pocket groove and funk to the already seasoned unit. As a collaborative effort, the band is touring the East Coast in support of their full length debut album, Keys to the House.

Acoustic Kitty Project Acoustic Kitty Project is lead by Lehigh Valley singer/songwriter Carter Lansing. Consisting of veteran County sidemen Bill Matlack Jr on drums and guitarist/producer Mike Carr on lead guitar, esteemed jazz pianist/composer/professor Dan DeChellis on keyboards, and Marty Chamberlain on the bass, the band's sound mixes their influences into a hybrid stew that touches on Rock, Blues, Country, and more. Formed following the 2013 release of their debut album Shine, the group has found itself in bars, clubs and on festival stages throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey including the Great Allentown Fair, Musikfest, Baconfest and recently the renowned Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem, Pa. The band's second release is 2017's Saturday Night.

The State Theatre is planning second show of the series, to be scheduled in April.

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