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BANDing together for BRET: POSTPONED

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The Woodlands Inn & Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township, Pennsylvania

“BANDing together for BRET,” a benefit show for Bret Alexander, will take place on Saturday, April 11, in The Woodlands Grand Ballroom. The show will feature reunion performances by Underground Saints, Mere Mortals, and Graces Downfall. And there will be a set by Panacea, featuring former band members and Aaron Bruch of Breaking Benjamin. Also performing will be Aaron Fink, Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen, Joe Burke & Co., Tim & Rob Husty, The Boastfuls, Ed Randazzo, Tom Flannery, Joe Cigan, Tony Halchak, Ellie Rose, Paul Young, Jeremy Hummel, Nyke Van Wyk, and k8. There will also be an all-star musical tribute to Bret Alexander, featuring Ron Simasek and Paul Smith, formerly of The Badlees and current members of Gentleman East.

Alexander was the principal songwriter with national recording artists The Badlees, one of the most successful bands to ever come from Northeastern Pennsylvania. He has also released critically-acclaimed solo material and has written and recorded with The Cellarbirds and Gentleman East. He has performed with those bands, and as a solo artist, for more than 25 years throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. As the owner and operator of Saturation Acres Recording Studio, he has produced music for hundreds of regional artists, including the debut EP of the Breaking Benjamin. In 2015, he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Steamtown Music Awards, which are a part of the Electric City Music Conference.

Alexander, who has performed at dozens of benefit shows over the years, has a genetic kidney condition that is requiring a kidney transplant. All proceeds from “BANDing together for BRET” will benefit the Bret Alexander medical fund as he recovers from the surgery. Showtime is 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tickets to the over-21 event are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Sponsors are 105 The River, Karl Hall, The Woodlands Inn, LT Verrastro, Rock Street Music, The Times Leader, and The Weekender. The event will also feature raffles, a rock auction and will be accompanied by a GoFundMe campaign. Advance tickets go on sale on February 1 through Eventbrite.

General Admission $15.00

Jan17

The Exchange presents: Ed Randazzo & Bret Alexander

A Perfect Blend, 135 West Front St, Berwick, Pennsylvania

Kicking off its 10th anniversary year, The Exchange welcomes Ed Randazzo & Bret Alexander back to Berwick in January 2020! We hope to see you at A Perfect Blend on the 18th at 7 p.m.!

$5 donation at the door; food and drink available for sale.

In the event of snow or other wintry weather, we will let you know during the week if we need to postpone the concert to Sunday, the 19th.

For information on the complete 10th-anniversary concert series -- ten concerts in ten months in ten venues throughout Columbia and Montour Counties -- visit ExchangeArts.org/10th-anniversary.

Jul11

Briggs Farm Blues Festival presents: BRIGGSTOCK

Briggs Farm (Back Porch Stage), 88 Old Berwick Hwy, Nescopeck, Pennsylvania

Come celebrate the music of Woodstock 69' on Thursday, the opening day of Briggs Farm Blues Festival, July 11, 2019!

Bret Alexander and Friends will perform music from this historic event. Channel your inner hippie, hop in your VW, and help us celebrate!

Joining Bret Alexander will be Ellie Rose, Nyke Van Wyk, AJ Jump, Rob Husty, Tim Husty, and Cliff Starkey! Expect a special appearance from our own Ed Randazzo!

Don't miss this memorable show!

This special show is FREE to Early Arrival Campers and OPEN to General Ticket Holders!

Get Tickets Now

Jun28

Destination Blues Listening Room

A Perfect Blend, 135 West Front St, Berwick, Pennsylvania

Since the summer of 2017, The Exchange has hosted monthly Listening Rooms in its gallery space on Main Street in Bloomsburg: intimate concerts with no glitz and no distractions -- just the musicians, the audience, and the music. Now we bring the experience to Berwick with two great musicians, Ed Randazzo and Bret Alexander!

$5 donation at the door, BYOB permitted. Seating limited, so get there when the doors open at 6:30. You'll find A Perfect Blend at 135 West Front Street in Berwick, Pa.

We want to make this event the first of many in Berwick, and your attendance and enthusiasm in June will help make this happen.

For more information on the Listening Room and Destination Blues, visit destinationblues.org/listening-room; for more on The Exchange, visit ExchangeArts.org.

Apr27

Ed Randazzo and Friends Vinyl Record Release Show

Artlore Studio, 3406 W Lake Rd, Erie, Pennsylvania

Award-winning singer-songwriter Ed Randazzo is set to make his Erie debut at Artlore Studio!

"… An affable, soft-spoken genuine soul… with a scathing mouthpiece of fire ‘n brimstone—part Bob Dylan tortured song-writing introspection, part Mississippi Fred McDowell world-weary, heavy-hearted bluesman… with a Leonard Cohen-esque delivery.”

—Mark Uricheck; Connections Magazine, June 2012

Originally from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area of Pennsylvania, Ed's been wowing audiences with his papable performances and engaging and joyous stage presence for the past 10 years. Ed is celebrating his 10-year music making milestone with a new collection of favorites and unreleased tracks called "WHO'S THAT MAN?: COLLECTED SONGS 2008-2018"

Who's that Man?: Collected Songs 2008-2018 is now available digitally and on limited edition CD. On this night, we are celebrating the special limited release of Collected Songs on VINYL!

This is a B.Y.O.B. event. With a suggested donation of $5 at the door.

Jan19

Destination Blues Listening Room: Ed Randazzo & Dustin Douglas

A Perfect Blend, 135 West Front St, Berwick, Pennsylvania

For a year and a half, The Exchange has hosted monthly Listening Rooms in its gallery space on Main Street in Bloomsburg: intimate concerts with -- no glitz, no distractions, just the musicians, the audience, and the music. Now we bring the experience to Berwick with two great musicians, Ed Randazzo and Dustin Douglas!

$5 donation at the door, BYOB permitted. Seating limited, so get there when the doors open at 6:30! You'll find A Perfect Blend at 135 West Front Street in Berwick, Pa.

We want to make this event the first of many in Berwick, and your attendance and enthusiasm in January will help make this happen.

For more information on the Listening Room and Destination Blues, visit destinationblues.org/listening-room; for more on The Exchange, visit ExchangeArts.org.

Dec16

Collected Songs 2008-2018 Record Release Show

Turkey Hill Brewing Company, 991 Central Road, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Ed Randazzo & Bret Alexander mark their 10 year collaborative anniversary this fall with the release of "Who's that Man? | Collected Songs 2008-2018". Come out and celebrate this duo's creative partnership as they reflect on a decade of friendship & music live in the Brew Pub!

More on this new record:

Saturation Acres Music Recording Company celebrates Ed Randazzo and his 10-year milestone making music alongside friend & producer, Bret Alexander right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania!

Compiled by Randazzo, this project gathers together essential cuts along with fan-favorites from across the Randazzo/Alexander catalog thus far with the addition of TWO, BRAND NEW recordings including the lead single, "Soldier, Soldier".

Oct10

An evening with Ed Randazzo & Dustin Douglas

Canteen Park, 181 Market Street, Kingston, Pennsylvania

Mark your calendars now for next Wednesday, October 10th, as Ed Randazzo and Dustin Douglas perform at Canteen Park in Kingston. Randazzo is a much celebrated, award-winning blues/roots singer-songwriter, and Douglas (Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen) captures the vibe of late 60’s and 70's with his blues-laced rock-n-roll. Break up your week with this killer pairing!

Oct3

Music On the Menu LIVE

Breakers | Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Music On the Menu with Alan K, Stout welcomes Ed Randazzo back to the Breakers stage as well as the FM dial on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3! Tune in to 105 The River or stop down for an in-person show!

Randazzo will be joined on stage by his friend and long-time writing partner and producer, Bret Alexander.

Ed and Bret will mark their ten-year creative partnership this fall with the release of Ed's newest milestone collection entitled: "Who's that Man? | Collected Songs 2008-2018".

Sep7

Nyk Van Wyk & Friends

The Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Not your everyday violinist, Nyke Van Wyk has been captivating audiences for years. With his diverse musical background and unique blend of styles, you’re bound to hear a violin performed as you’ve never heard before. He, has traveled far and wide performing with incredible musicians around the globe, armed only with his violins.

On September 7th, at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, for the first time ever Nyke will be uniting a company of all-star musicians he’s written with, performed with and respected throughout the years. The evening will showcase a selection of originals featuring performances with Bret Alexander, Adam Web, Genevieve Gillespie, Laura Shay, Dustin Douglas, and perhaps a surprise or two more!

Jul8

Briggs Farm Blues Festival

Briggs Farm (Back Porch Stage), 88 Old Berwick Hwy, Nescopeck, Pennsylvania

Ed Randazzo & Friends will be performing for our Sunday "Gos-Blues" show this year!! Ed's rich and powerful voice leads an All-Star band as they serenade you through a Sunday morning of inspirational music.

Sunday "Gos-Blues" will take place on the Back Porch Stage this year, so get your tickets NOW to be a part of this intimate morning of music!

www.briggsfarm.com

Jun29

PA Live!

WBRE TV Studios, 62 S. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa

Just ahead of this year's Briggs Farm Blues Festival, Ed Randazzo stops by WBRE's PA Live! with an acoustic, in-studio preview of his July 8th performance as part of "Gos-Blues" Sunday down in Briggsville USA!

Tune in from 4-5 P.M. EST | Channel 28 WBRE/NBC