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Inside the Event: Concert for the Cure

Feb 04, 2016 11:40AM ● By Becca Newell
Kick off your valentine's weekend by thinking pink and rocking out! The Paul Reed Smith Band returns to the Avalon Theatre in Easton for the Second Annual Concert for the Cure. Proceeds from this exciting night of music benefit Susan G. Komen Maryland.

Read on for details and check out the photo gallery for a few pictures from last year!

The Basics

Date: Friday, February 12th

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

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



The Details

What can guests expect? 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. Performing songs from their recently recorded CD and some old favorites, with very famous songs sprinkled throughout, Paul Reed Smith guarantees everyone will love this show! 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. The evening supports Susan G. Komen Maryland and those whose lives are affected by breast cancer.

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! Additionally, during the reception, VIPs will get to sample a variety of lite fare. 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? It's a fun, informal event, so dress your best -- whether that's comfy and casual or a little more cocktail and classy! And don't forget the pink!

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!