Benefit concert promises to be 'Wild with Intentions'
● By Richard Gaw
Photo by Jie Lan The Rose Project will be among the three acts who will perform at the Nov. 25 benefit concert.
By Richard L. Gaw, Staff Writer
Before you sit down with friends and family for Thanksgiving, there will be a stop to make the night before. But this one won't come with a lot of tables and chairs. It will have a dance floor.
"Wild with Intentions," a benefit concert featuring three local musical acts, will be at The Kennett Flash on Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. Proceeds from the sale of tickets, as well as the sale of raffle items, will be given to Kennett Area Community Services and The Kennett Flash.
Concert organizers have agreed to move the table seating that is normally at Flash shows.
The concert will feature Jason Ager, Marlboro Road and The Rose Project. Now a regular in the club circuit between New York and Virginia, Ager is a blues-rock artist with hip-hop and R&B influences. Originally from Philadelphia, Ager leads a trio that moves audiences to the dance floor, and also performs upbeat acoustic music that tests the boundaries of the traditional singer-songwriter.
Marlboro Road is is made up of lead guitarist Brad McNemar, bassist Glenn McNemar, drummer and vocalist Matt Creighton, and lead vocalist Chris Ferron.
Formed in 2008, The Rose Project has taken tales from travels around the world and combined them with modern folk music. With a blend of acoustic folk, introspective lyrics, and passion for truth, The Rose Project conveys stories of struggles and anecdotes of civil oppression.
For more than 55 years, Kennett Area Community Service [KACS] has served the Kennett, Unionville-Chadds Ford and Avon Grove School districts. Its Kennett Food Cupboard offers food to families on a monthly basis, with special food projects at Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as to low-income senior housing residents. It is one of the three largest food cupboards in Chester County. Last year, volunteers distributed $516,000 worth of food to 935 families. The program is run almost entirely by volunteers. The KACS Emergency Assistance Program offers financial assistance for rent, utility bills, prescription medications, transportation, and unexpected emergencies.
The Kennett Flash concert is a BYOB event, allowing attendees to bring beverages in with a $4 corking fee and ID check at the door. For dinner at the venue, food may be purchased from nearby La Verona. Tickets are $12 ($15 at the door), and are available by visiting www.kennettflash.org.
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