PRS Band to headline Concert for the Cure
EASTON — The Paul Reed Smith Band will bring its selfdescribed “Chesapeake gumbo” blend of music back to the Avalon Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, for the third annual Concert for the Cure, benefiting Susan G. Komen Maryland.
Paul Reed Smith, who lives in Annapolis, is the founder and owner of PRS Guitars, based on Kent Island. Smith is one of the world’s preeminent master guitar makers, with clients including Carlos Santana, Jimmy Page, Dave Matthews and Ricky Skaggs.
The Paul Reed Smith Band performs worldwide, including England, Germany, Japan, Canada and Italy. The band says its music is a combination of funk, rock, R&B, jazz, fusion, gospel, New Orleans Style Meters, hip hop and melodic instrumental music.
Bassist Dr. William Nelson, also known professionally as the director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, will mingle with guests, along with Smith, and speak during the recep- tion before the show.
Premium tickets include a pre-concert reception at the theater at 6:30 pm, which features a meet-and-greet with the band, lite fare signature samplings from a group of downtown Easton restaurants and a live auction for a signed Paul Reed Smith S2 Custom 24 electric guitar.
General admission to the concert only is $40; premium tickets are $85. Tickets can be purchased at tickets.avalon- theatre.com or by calling 410822-7299.
A signed and numbered, framed giclee print, “Osprey and Loblolly,” by artist Nancy Hammond, will be offered in a live auction at the reception. The artwork is valued at $1,400.
Net proceeds from the event will benefit Susan G. Komen Maryland, providing support for local breast health programs and national research
The Paul Reed Smith Band will perform Friday, Feb. 17, at the third annual Concert for the Cure at the Avalon Theatre.