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Rome Weed & Seed Presents The Elders Live In Concert

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

January 29, 2011 at 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM

Location: Rome Capitol Theatre

Phone: 315-838-1713

Email: kstockbridge@romecitygov.com

Link: http://www.romecapitol.com/events

Event Description

– Tickets are now on sale for “The Elders” concert scheduled for 7pm on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Capitol Theatre in Rome, presented by Rome Weed & Seed. The widely popular, contemporary Irish Band is returning for their encore performance at the historic Capitol Theatre. Those that attended last three years' events will be in store for another evening of talent and performances that they can rave about for another year to those that had the misfortune of missing it!!! And those that missed it, now have another opportunity to see what all the commotion was about!!!

This one of a kind event features original music that transcends the stereotypical notion of Celtic music. The Elders deliver it with passion and fire, and audiences everywhere (including Romans) will again dance in the aisles along with their original songs that are mystical, comical, political and cultural, while covering a wide variety of topics such as poverty, civil war, family bonds, spirituality, love and friendship.

The audience will again be in awe of the rare talents of those local musicians from the Mohawk Valley Frasers and the Holy Cross Academy Choir. The talent of these children will astound you and once again affirm the need to continue the arts in the schools for these talented children to learn about music!!!!

And who can forget those dancers from the Butler Shaheen School of Dance? The talented ladies will once again join the group on stage performing right along with the boys on reels that will make you tap your toes and wonder how they can keep up with “Buzz’s Jig”!!!

This event is an important fundraiser for Rome Weed & Seed. Proceeds from this concert will go towards the “Prudy Ellinger” scholarship fund that was established in memory of one of Weed & Seed’s founding members. The scholarship fund is designed to benefit a local youth who wishes to further their education. The recipient will exhibit the same qualities of leadership and community involvement that made Prudy such an inspiration in our community, and to those that loved her.

Funds will also be applied towards projects that cannot be funded through the Department of Justice Grant. These programs positively impact the community, and continue in the redevelopment and reinvestment in our neighborhoods.

In addition, a portion of all ticket sales will be applied towards the renovation fund of the historic Capitol Theatre. This theater features one of only a few Moller theatre organs in the nation. The organ was restored in 2002 and since then has been used on a regular basis to accompany silent movies. The Theatre is raising money to rebuild the marquee that once adorned the front of the building.

Don’t miss your chance this year to see what all the fuss was about!!! Tickets are now on sale!!! Looking to get out with the whole family, this is a wonderful event that all generations will enjoy!!! Not only will you enjoy a wonderful performance, but you will also give back to your community and assist in making it a safe community for all. Don’t wait till it’s too late to purchase your tickets!!! Tickets are available at the following venues: The Capitol Theatre, 220 West Dominick Street, Rome (cash, check credit); Celtic Harp, Varick Street, Utica, NY (cash or check); Rome Federal Credit Union, 937 Seneca Street, Rome (cash and check) or online at www.romecapitol.com/events . Once again the Wingate Hotel will offer a special package deal that includes, accommodations, tickets to the show, and discounts for dinner at participating restaurants. General admission tickets are $25 in advance, $17.50 for students and seniors 60 years young and up and $35 at the door if there are any left!!!! Don’t miss your opportunity this year to see what all the fuss was about!!!

In addition to a wonderful night of entertainment, Rome Weed & Seed is also selling a Book of Photos of the band that captures moments spent in Central New York over the last few years. For more information or to order a book for yourself, please visit http://www.blurb.com/books/1918538 Once again…100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Prudy Ellinger Scholarship Fund. Order yours today and bring along your copy to have the band autograph!!!

For more information please feel free to contact Kathy Stockbridge, Weed & Seed Site Coordinator at (315) 838-1713 or kstockbridge@romecitygov.com.

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