“Heart of Gold: The Music of Neil Young” comes to State Theatre
Driven by a passion for the music of Neil Young and inspired by the idea that the State Theatre can host local musicians to raise money for local charities, Roy M. Love, set out to create “Heart of Gold: The Music of Neil Young,” more than a year ago. His efforts will come to fruition on Jan. 28.
“For many years, I have wanted to have a fundraiser featuring our local musical talents performing the music of one of rock ’n’ roll’s most prolific talents,” Love said.
Proceeds from the “Heart of Gold” concert will benefit the Easter Seals and the State Theatre. The show is sold out.
“This event reflects the great collaborative efforts which the State Theatre can host,” Love said. “We have local musicians giving their time to support Easter Seals and the State Theatre, with the State Theatre facilitating another nonprofit’s development effort.”
The show will be hosted by well-known veterinarian Fred Metzger. Local musicians scheduled to perform include Pure Cane Sugar, The Screaming Ducks, Tyne and the Fastline, Ted McCloskey and the Hi-Fis, The Rounders, Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats, Brian Lubrecht, Pat McGinnis, Jason McIntyre and Junior Tutwiler, Tim Whitehill, Erin Condo, J.R. Mangan, Richard Sleigh, Jerry Zolten
and Tommy Wareham.
“These kind of events are an important part of the mission of the State Theatre, and we look forward to many other organizations using the theater to help their cause,” Love said. “This year’s event has exceeded our fundraising goals and ‘Heart of Gold’ will be a great night of music. We are already planning next year’s musical tribute event.”
Love said that there is a natural connection between Neil Young and Easter Seals, because two of Young’s children suffer from cerebral palsy.
Easter Seals Central Pennsylvania provides services to ensure that all people with disabilities have the equal opportunity to live, learn, work and play.
The State Theatre serves the community as a conduit for the performing arts, both local and international. It is also an asset for education, enrichment and fundraising for other causes like Easter Seals. Both organizations serve the community in unique ways and both will benefit from this one of a kind fundraiser.
The Jan. 28 event is sold out. Visit www.thestatetheatre.org for more information.