American Workers’ Concert Series is back

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By The Staff

The American Workers’ Concert Series will return to the Evergreen Elks Lodge on May 21.

The producer of the event, local percussionist and voice-over artist Keith Riker, said the turnout of 350-plus locals at last year’s show “really gave us the drive to get it going again here for our hometown friends.”

 The performance includes more than a dozen local musicians, including singer-songwriters performing original songs and covers of music that speaks to the struggling American worker.

“Last year we had some groups and individual performers on the bill, and this year we’ve assembled a great entourage of players who sound amazing," said Dave Lyon of Stagehand Productions.

"It's our wish to support local music and create concerts that bring the people of our community together, at an affordable price, and also for good causes," Lyon said.

Admission is $9, along with a donation of a food item to benefit Evergreen Christian Outreach. This year, a dollar of each ticket sold will benefit Mt. Evans Hospice, whose loss of funding from the United Way has .

“With the Hot Core Workin’ Band, we have the foundation of players to take this where we can and reach out to songwriters and musicians in other areas to join the show and in the spirit of the show” says Riker.

Local favorites Pat Travis and Roger Falter join singer-songwriter Sloane Michael, Flywheel’s Bill George and Guy Tittes with Joe Bye, John Erlandson with Lisa Delia, Dave Lyon, Tanglewood’s Tom Becker and bass man and multi-instrumentalist Will Morrison.

Piano player George Keeler begins the evening entertainment at 6 p.m., with the gravelly, bluesy voice of Moose singing standards.

A delicious bowl of soup and warm bread will be available from the Gourmet Soup Kitchen for $4.

The soup kitchen opens at 6 p.m., with show time at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available at the Ice House on Main Street or online at www.stagehandproductions.com.