An Evening with Plair and Friends

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


July 2, 2012


Media contact: Mary Lynn Norton


803.329.2121 ext 129                                                                                           


mlnorton@chmuseums.org


Don’t Miss a Concert that is Sure to Bring Down the House!


An Evening with Plair and Friends


York, S.C.,- Plair and Friends will present an evening of Jazz, Beach and R&B music at the Lowry Family Theater at the McCelvey Center on Saturday, July 7 at 7:00 pm.  The concert is in conjunction with the New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music exhibit at the McCelvey Center.  Admission to the event is $12 for Culture and Heritage Museum Members and $15 for Non-members.  Tickets will be available at the door.  Doors open at 6:00 pm.


Plair and Friends is a family-based self-contained musical production, with years of writing and performing experience that is unique to the world of contemporary music.  Plair has performed all over the southeast playing for clubs, colleges, churches, and weddings and has opened for artists like Lionel Richie and Kool and the Gang.  Plair and Friends have perfected reproductions from artists such as Luther Vandross, Otis Redding, Montell Jordan, The Temptations, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley and many more.   They also played members of Little Richard’s band in the CBS miniseries “Shake, Rattle and Roll.”


Members of Plair and Friends are Bobby Plair Sr. on saxophone, Bobby Plair Jr. on trumpet, Victor Plair on trombone,  Wade Witherspoon of Rock Hill on vocals, Gerard Benson of on bass (a well-known session musician), Paul Whitley on keyboards, and Melvin Morrison on guitar.


 


The New Harmonies; Celebrating American Roots Music exhibit provides a fascinating, inspiring and toe-tapping listen to the American story of multi-cultural exchange.  The exhibit examines Americans’ creative expression through music-music known by names like blues, country-western, folk ballads, and gospel.  The main beat of the exhibition is the ongoing cultural process that has made America the birthplace of more music than any place on earth.


The exhibit is now open and will run until July 28th and related programming will feature many more concerts.  Visit www.chmuseums.org for more information.


For more information about An Evening with Plair and Friends, please contact Michael Scoggins at 803.684.3948, ext 31 or micscoggins@chmuseums.org.