Billed as An Evening of Cool Jazz and Smooth Standards, this year’s annual concert fundraiser for the Roanoke Lions Club features popular vocalist Shannon Persinger backed by The Eric Clancy Trio. The concert, scheduled for Friday, August 28th at Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center, begins at 7:30 PM.
Singer Shannon Persinger regularly performs Jazz at Fort Wayne’s Club Soda. She is formerly known to Northeast Indiana audiences as half of the duo SHADE N SHANNON, as a frequent vocalist at The Chapel in Fort Wayne, and has been a solo performer at the Summit City’s annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. Her three previous appearances at The Cottage Event Center have all been sellouts.
Keyboardist Eric Clancy, a former adjunct Professor of Jazz Theory at Huntington University, has been a professional musician for nearly two decades. Besides performing, Clancy teaches piano at the Sweetwater Academy in Fort Wayne. He has been featured several times at Jeff Fest in Huntington, is a frequent artist at area jazz venues including Club Soda, and was featured at this year’s Three Rivers Festival accompanying national R & B recording artist Ty Causey.
Besides the performance on August 28th, Persinger and Clancy will return to The Cottage Event Center on Friday, December 4th to present a holiday concert benefitting TOYS FOR TOTS.
Tickets are ten dollars each and may be purchased by phone by calling 260-483-3508 or with PayPal at cottageeventcenter.com. Doors open at 6:30 with the show beginning at 7:30. The Roanoke Lions Club will be on site for the fourth consecutive year grilling burgers for purchase. A cash bar will also be available. The event is sponsored by Bippus State Bank of Huntington, and by ReMax Realtor Karen McFarren.
The Cottage Event Center is located at 9524 US 24 N (at Locust) in Roanoke. The venue is owned and operated by Hamilton Hospitality Group LLC.