PRS Band to head­line Con­cert for the Cure

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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.

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