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State puts fans on stage

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, has announced a new series, “Stage on Stage,” where the bands and fans share the stage.

The series kicks off 8 p.m. Jan. 27 with “A Night of Southern Rock,” featuring The Trongone Band and Acoustic Kitty Project.

The main stage will be transformed into a “club” atmosphere, with the bands and audience on-stage. The production area in the right wing of the stage will be used as cash bar. Doors open at 7 p.m

The Trongone Band, founded by brothers Andrew and Johnny, includes their father John Sr., and Ben White and Todd Herrington. The band started out in the Richmond, Va., area. The group is touring the East Coast in support of its debut album, “Keys to the House.”

Acoustic Kitty Project is led by Lehigh Valley singer-songwriter Carter Lansing, and includes Bill Matlack Jr., Mike Carr, Dan DeChellis and Marty Chamberlain. The band’s released its debut album “Shine” in 2013 and its second album “Saturday Night” in 2017.

Tickets: State Theatre Center for the Arts box office, 453 Northampton St., Easton; statetheatre.org; 1-800-999-7828; 610-252-3132