Pokey LaFarge on the Valley Gem Sternwheeler
Sep 20, 2013
7pm departexactly 7pm - 11pm return. This floating fundraiser benefits the Nelsonville Music Festival. Stuarts Opera House is taking you back over a century to the days when our namesake George Stuart ran his own showboat The Arizona and traveled around our region, and we are having a concert and Nelsonville Music Festival fundraiser on the Valley Gem Sternwheeler in Marietta, Ohio. ONLY 200 TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE. The sternwheeler trip will feature three sets of live music from Pokey LaFarge and his six-piece band, food, a cash bar, and more. Support the Nelsonville Music Festival and have an amazing evening on the river with great live music. Pokey LaFarge is a musician, songwriter, bandleader, entertainer, innovator and preservationist, whose well-rounded arsenal of talents has placed him at the forefront of American music. Over the last decade, Pokey has won the hearts of music lovers across the globe with his creative mix of early jazz, string ragtime, country blues and western swing, all while writing songs that ring true and fine in both spirit and sound. His music transcends the confines of genre, continually challenging the notion that tradition-bearers fail to push musical boundaries. Cleverly striding between numerous forms of traditional American music, Pokey has crafted a genre all his own, marked in its accessible ingenuity. ALL ADVANCE TICKETS ORDERED CAN BE PICKED UP AT THE STERNWHEELER IN MARIETTA. Tickets are $50 and include the sternwheeler ride, food, and music from Pokey LaFarge. The Lafayette Hotel in Marietta is offering a special rate on rooms if you say you are with the Stuarts Sternwheeler event. Rather than merely conjuring up half-forgotten imagery of days past, Pokey is a lyrical storyteller, the plot delivered smoothly through his dynamic vocals. One moment he shouts a line and the next he croons above his archtop guitar, backed by an often ornate, acoustic instrumentation that allows for nothing less than masterful instrumental skill. Both on stage and off, Pokeys effortless wit and approachable demeanor never fails to charm audiences, giving way to a live music experience that manages to be grandiose and unassuming all at once. Born in the heartland of America and based in St. Louis, Missouri, Pokeys Midwestern appeal and infallible charisma welcomes his audiences with open arms.
Cost: $50 per personContact:
Valley Gem Sternwheeler
601 Front Street
Web Site: http://www.valleygemsternwheeler.com/