Bucks County Playhouse names local winners of competition to open for Eddie Money

Brooke Shive

Brooke Shive

The Lambertville Music Hall Concert Series at the Bucks County Playhouse is well underway, and organizers have just announced the winners from the local singer-songwriter/band competition: Heather Heather Band and Brooke Shive & the 45’s Band. Local music artists auditioned at Havana’s in New Hope, and winners will perform live on the Bucks County Playhouse stage, opening for the legendary Eddie Money on Oct. 12.

“Choosing our finalists certainly wasn’t easy – there were so many tremendously talented bands getting involved and competing,” said David Maida, concert series talent buyer.

The musical series features a wide variety of national recording artists, from the country blues of Travis Tritt to the legendary Ginger Baker and his Jazz Confusion. Other artists include blues guitar sensation Ana Popovic, plus Lambertville’s own J.B. Kline. Local rising star Lily Mae will be the special guest of singer-songwriter Joan Osborne. Other acts include string sensation Well Strung, American Idol finalist Casey Abrams and Howie Day (‘Collide’), and classic pop with Jefferson Starship.

As a salute to the Music Circus, the locally produced documentary “Magic On Music Mountain” will premiere Oct. 9 with special guest Vince Martell. Wrapping up the series will be Eddie Money and local contest winners Heather Heather Band & Brooke Shive & the 45’s on Oct. 12, and comedian Joe Conklin (‘Man of a Thousand Voices’) on Oct. 13.

“The Lambertville Music Hall Concert Series is a celebration of our community’s music history that dates back to the famed Music Circus era that started in 1949,” observed Mandee Kuenzle, Bucks County Playhouse spokesperson. “When developing the series, we believed it was essential to feature not only national musical acts but also emerging local talent.”

Tickets for the Lambertville Music Hall concert series are available at www.bcptheater.org.


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