SCRANTON — The Scranton Cultural Center (SCC) at the Masonic Temple announced a show was added to its 2016 lineup: Soul Shakers Winter Blues Guitarmageddon. The show, which features some of NEPA’s most talented blues musicians, will take place in the SCC’s Grand Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26.
The event is a fundraiser for the Scranton Cultural Center, with proceeds benefiting its ongoing operations, restoration and programming.
From straight ahead blues to ripping funk to R&B, the Soul Shakers Rhythm Section has served as back up for some of the best players in NEPA. Sharon O’Connell (drums) and Bill Coleman (bass) have carefully blended their individual styles with Eric Brody (keyboard), and evolved into one of the region’s best rhythm sections, having performed with most of NEPA’s blues icons. The Soul Shakers will serve as rhythm section to a fantastic lineup of performers: Phyllis Hopkins, Doug & Eamonn Hubert, Bob McCartney, Teddy Young, Clarence Spady, Matt Bennick and Peter Florance.
Soul Shakers Winter Blues Guitarmageddon is sponsored by: Arlo’s Tavern, Music Go Round, the Beaumont Inn, River Street Jazz Café and Carl J. Savino Jr. Funeral Home. The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple’s 2015-16 Season is sponsored by Toyota of Scranton, LT Verrastro, Inc., and UGI.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. Cash bar will be available. In addition, the Peculiar Culinary Company’s food truck will be on site with food for sale. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC in person or by calling 570-344-1111, or via all applicable Ticketmaster outlets. For additional information and a full schedule of events, visit sccmt.org.