8 pm - 12 am
16 W 10th St
Erie, PA 16501
Kelly's Cellar (Camm Sublette, Chris Sorce, Bob Burger, John Drumm, Jeff "Tune" Klahr) is reuniting after 44 years for this special event honoring Lake Erie Ballet's founder Stacia Sublette.
Statia founded Erie Civic Ballet in 1956 (Lake Erie Ballet), Youngstown Civic Ballet in 1962 (Ballet Western Reserve), Buffalo Ballet and spent 22 years as Head of Chautauqua Dance Department. Moving to Germany in 1971 Statia started touring with United States Information Department and created a multi media project "Ballet In America" performed in 27 countries over 3 years. In 1989, Sarasota Ballet in Florida hired Statia to create their startup plan.
Festivities start at 8 pm with Lake Erie Ballet and Kelly's Cellar revisiting an original piece performed together in 1970 along with the unveiling of Nutcracker prints by artist Brad Ford. The remainder of the evening will showcase Kelly's Cellar!
• dance • live music • hors d' oeuvres • cash bar • free parking in Avalon Garage
Camm Sublette - Guitar:
Studied at Royal Academy of Music in London, taught Classical Guitar Program at Michigan State University, performed with Spiral Highway, Dave Anderson (Groundhogs), Hawkwind, Nick Lowe, House Band for TV show Disco Fever, Delbert McClinton, Straw Horse Band (members of Pure Prairie League). In the 70's and 80's worked as an "Extra" on Happy Days & Rockford Files plus many other shows. Currently a Trial Lawyer surfing and residing in Manhattan Beach. This will be his first trip back to Erie since 1970.
Bob Burger - Bass:
Founder of the legendary Erie band The Pulse. Written songs for recording artists Styx, Donnie Iris, Glen Burtnik, Bobby Bandiera, and others, as well as for an HBO Pictures soundtrack. Bob's work with Styx earned him a Gold Record award for the title track of the "Edge Of The Century" CD. Notable events have included, band leader at Jon Bon Jovi private event performing with Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Roger Waters and Jimmy Buffett, sold out NJ Rock & Soul Revue Count Basie Theatre shows, performances with Bruce Springsteen at annual holiday shows, Glen Burtnik Beatle Tribute Shows at NJ State Theatre, and numerous benefit performances backing Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny and Gary "U.S." Bonds.
John Drumm - Organ:
Founder of the legendary Erie bands Pistol Whip and The Frenchmen. Co-Founder of Drumm-McDowell band in Boston. Currently the proprietor of Drumm's Toys Antiques.
Jeff "Tune" Klahr - Drums:
Most sought after drummer in Erie with roles in Pistol Whip, The Swingers, The Pulse, GirlScouts, Moonlighters and The Cattle Cruisers to name a few.
Chris Sorce - Vocals:
After graduating from college Chris's music interests moved more to a jazz flavor. His career in the financial services took him from Erie to Washington, D.C. and back. He started Sorce Financial Group with his brother Greg (also a musician) in 1995. Now known as HBKS Wealth Advisors.