Connellsville Community Center prepared for Cait Cuneo concert
The Connellsville Area Community Center is welcoming Cait Cuneo and her eight-piece band. She will perform in the Edwin S. Porter Theater on Saturday night to an expected sellout crowd.
The theater has been renovated, and the stage floor has been totally replaced, piece by piece by volunteer William Colvin, Community Center Building Manager Gary Barker and Connellsville City Councilman Greg Ritch.
“We are pleased to have Cait Cuneo performing at the Porter Theater,” Ritch said. “This will be a wonderful opportunity for all residents to enjoy the talents of one of Connellsville's very own. The stage is still being worked on this week with some minor upgrades, but it is 98 percent completed and ready at this point. Additionally, the building manager is checking all air conditioners to ensure the comfort of all attending. It is so nice that Cait is taking time out of her busy schedule to come back to her hometown to perform,” said Lori Kosisko, contracted administrative assistant at the community center. “She is a wonderful young lady with an awesome voice. I am looking forward to her performance.”
Connellsville Recreation Board President Melissa Tzan said that advance ticket sales are going well.
“There will be tickets available at the door if the show does not sell out before Saturday night,” she said. “We highly encourage anyone who would like to see the show to purchase their tickets ahead of time and get to the show early for the best seats. The newly installed stage floor is ready to be used. We will be selling refreshments before and after the show. Fans and friends can greet Cait after the show. CDs, T-shirts and posters will be available for purchase.”
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and are available at Atkins Music Center and ArtWorks. The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Recreation Board members say that this promises to be a great show in a great venue. Cait will perform with an eight-piece band that includes her brother Vince. The show will be enjoyed by all ages.
“This is the kind of professional entertainment that we want to occur at the Porter Theater on a regular basis,” said Greg Lincoln, a member of the Connellsville Recreation Board. “This will only happen if our community supports these shows. It will be a fun night for the whole family or a great date night, too. Cait will be backed by musicians from all over the East Coast.
This will be the first performance on the new renovated stage,” he added. “There will be a meet and greet with Cait immediately following the show. We will be selling Cait's ‘Violet' CDs and T-shirts. There will be drinks available for purchase, too. We hope to fill the Porter for Cait Cuneo's hometown show. We will have tickets for sale at East Park Friday night.”
Proceeds from Cuneo's appearance will benefit the recreation board.
Friday night the recreation board will hold another movie night at East Park. The movie will be “Field Of Dreams.” An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago Black Sox come. The movie stars Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, Ray Liotta and James Earl Jones. The movie is sponsored by Hutch's Tap Room.
“We will be giving away four tickets to the St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates game on July 29. The drawing will be held before the movie starts,” Tzan said. “We're asking everyone to wear their favorite team jersey or gear when they come on down for a fun night at East Park.”
Information on upcoming events is available on the Connellsville Recreation Board Facebook page.
Nancy Henry is a freelance writer.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Millertown church to hold Word of Life program kickoff
- Defense: Friendship led to death penalty pursuit in Fayette case
- Saturday is time to ‘Pray Connellsville’
- Police hunt for North Union shooter
- Connellsville walkers get dose of railroad talk, tracing trains’ track
- Dunbar continues clean-up efforts after flood
- Fayette prison board wants to cut crowding
- Area Scouts earn badge at Connellsville airport
- Lions Square Summer Concert Series will conclude Sunday
- Chalk Hill man charged in fatal Bullskin crash
- Rain washes out road, blamed in death of Perryopolis man in Perry Township