Instruments Join with Voices For Independence

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Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Instruments Join with Voices For Independence by Nick Warren
Mckenzie Sprague & Jess Royer

Monday, June 26

Sometimes you need just the right thing to snap you out of the Monday blues. If you’re looking to catch some of Erie’s best original musicians, you can do that while helping to support a great cause at Scotty’s Martini Lounge. Proceeds for the evening will go to Voices For Independence, specifically promoting equality in health care for women with disabilities. With six different acts taking the stage, the festivities will start off early, with doors opening at 4:30 and music beginning shortly after 5 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Jess Royer will host the evening, herself no stranger to working with the non-profit in question. Royer exclaimed that she’s “looking forward to working with Voices for Independence, beyond playing at their Midday Cafe,” at the VFI coffeehouse. She went on to add that “I’m thankful to be a part of something that represents such a significant message.”

Matthew CraysChelcie Gette and Matt Crays will kick off the event. Crays, who organized the event, has been regularly hosting a Scotty’s Songwriter Showcase, every monday at Scotty’s. Playing second will be Brooke Surgener, with her enchanting folk-pop melodies. The Wildeyes will bring their trademark dose of rock and roll. Justin Moyar will entertain the crowd with his jazz-inspired loops. Pine Diary will share a set with Flora, with Royer and McKenzie Sprague trading off their inspiring original creations. Closing out the evening will be the LEC, lighting up the venue with their blend of hip-hop and funky rock. The night will be a showcase of some of the area’s best local artists, all united to help those in need that too often find themselves unrepresented. In addition to the music, guests will get two raffle tickets as well as refreshments including a hot dog and nacho bar. Royer gave due credit for the night, citing a “big thanks to Matt Crays for setting it up, and for rallying all of the musicians to come together for a worthy cause.” - Nick Warren

5 p.m. // 301 German St. // $5 suggested donation // facebook.com/Scottys.Martini

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