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Inside the Event: Concert for the Cure with the Paul Reed Smith Band

Feb 03, 2015 12:47PM ● By Becca Newell
Think pink and rock out this Friday evening - all for a good cause at Concert for the Cure, featuring the Paul Reed Smith Band! Combining elements of funk, rock, hip hop, jazz, gospel, and a host of other genres, it’s impossible for any music lover not to enjoy the band’s self-described “Chesapeake gumbo” sound. The event, which will be held at the Avalon Theatre in Easton, benefits Susan G. Komen Maryland.

Read on for the scoop on this fun concert that we hope will become an annual event!

The Basics

Date: Friday, February 6th

Time: Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. (Pre-concert reception begins at 6 p.m.)

Location: Avalon Theatre, located at 40 East Dover Street in Easton.



The Details

What can guests expect? An evening of great music to support those whose lives are affected by breast cancer. The pre-concert reception includes a chance to meet and mingle with the band and to participate in the live auction of a signed PRS SE Custom 24 guitar! Pre-concert ticket holders also receive reserved premium seating for the show.

Food and drinks? A beer and wine bar will be available during the pre-concert reception and, even better, VIP ticket holders will receive the first beverage free! Devil's Backbone Brewing Company will have a selection of three beers at the bar, too! Additionally, during the reception, VIPs will get to sample a variety of signature lite fare provided by local restaurants. A cash bar will remain open throughout the show.

What about parking? There are several public, metered parking lots in Easton - all of which are free in the evening. The closest to the Avalon sits in between South Harrison and South Washington streets on Glenwood Avenue, just behind the theater. There's also plenty of nearby street parking should the lots be full!

The dress code? "Evening casual," but be ready to rock out! It's not exactly formal, but pass up the denim for this one!

Are tickets still available? Absolutely! Tickets are available in advance online at, over the phone (410-822-7299), or, if you're in the area, you can swing by the Avalon Theatre box office. And, if you forget to purchase them beforehand, you can still pick them up at the door. General admission tickets are $40; VIP tickets are $75.

Where do the proceeds go? All proceeds from the evening benefit Susan G. Komen Maryland and its community grant programs, which provide access to screenings, treatments, clinical trials, and support services. And while there is no specific monetary goal, the nonprofit organization would love to boast a "sold out" event!