DECEMBER 17, 2015
The Boss with the Hot Sauce is back and better than ever at the #KimmelCenter. Get tix to see @JerryBlavat at KimmelCenter.org #Geator
RADIO LEGEND AND PHILADELPHIA MUSIC ICON
JERRY BLAVAT RETURNS TO VERIZON HALL FOR
SALUTE TO STREET CORNER HARMONY
JANUARY 23, 2015
Featuring Special Guests The Dimensions, The Dubs, Eugene Pitt, The Chantels, Billy and the Essentials, The Skyliners, and The Marcels
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, December 17, 2015) –– The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts proudly welcomes back radio legend and Philadelphia’s King of Rock and Roll Jerry Blavat to Verizon Hallfor a special Salute to Street Corner Harmony on Saturday, January 23 at 8:00 p.m. Commonly referred to as the “Boss with the Hot Sauce” and “Geator with the Heater,” Jerry Blavat is a cultural icon in Philadelphia, well-known for his electrifying on-air personality and encyclopedic knowledge of music, writers, and performers. As per tradition for his appearances at the Kimmel Center, attendees are invited to the Commonwealth Plaza for cocktails and dancing prior to the performance.
“Jerry Blavat truly embodies the Philadelphia music scene and has been its greatest ambassador for decades,” said Anne Ewers, President & CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “Jerry’s performances are a highly-anticipated events for fans who return year after year. We can’t wait for Jerry and his guests to get everyone on their feet, enjoying the hits of the 50s and 60s.”
The program features an all-star lineup including New York City legends The Dimensions, The Dubs, and Eugene Pitt, 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honorees The Chantels, local favorites Billy and the Essentials, as well as Pittsburgh legends The Skyliners and The Marcels. Jerry and his guests will perform feel-good hits from the late 50s and early 60s including “Walking Along” and “Since I Don’t Have You,” among other classics.
Salute to Street Corner Harmony
Saturday, January 23, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are on sale to the public now and start at $41. Tickets can be purchased by calling (215) 893-1999, visiting www.kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883.
KIMMEL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, The Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the University of the Arts Merriam Theater. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of The Kimmel Center’s 2015-2016 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.
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