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April 26, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Sorg Opera House
Coming to Middletown from the Windy City, a town "...overflowing with unrivaled blues talent, world-renowned Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials have been standing tall for almost 30 years. The band’s big sound, fueled by Lil’ Ed’s gloriously rollicking slide work and deep blues string bending, along with his rough-edged, soulful vocals, is as real and hard-hitting as Chicago blues gets. The Chicago Sun-Times says, “Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials are the hottest purveyors of bottleneck boogie to come out of Chicago since Hound Dog Taylor.” (Alligator Records)
April 27, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Sorg Opera House
A benefit all Ellington program by the hard swinging Blue Wisp Big Band, at the Sorg. It's a dress-up (not mandatory) date night. We have a few options to help us celebrate:
The Ellingtonia: $70 per person: VIP Pre-show reception, 6:30pm, at Swire Inn (across the street) with heavy hors d'oeuvres, 1 beverage, reserved seat with 2 beverage tickets, after show at the Rolling Mill Brewing Co. (kiddie corner from the Sorg) with 1 beverage voucher.
The Cotton Club: $60 per person: VIP Pre-show reception, 6:30pm, at Swire Inn with heavy hors d'oeuvres 1 beverage, reserved seat with 2 beverage tickets.
(Tickets for The Ellingtonia and The Cotton Club are limited to a combined total of 50,purchased by 4/13)
The Strayhorn: $40 per person: reserved seat with 2 beverage tickets, after party at the Rolling Mill Brewing Co. with 1 beverage voucher.
(Tickets for The Strayhorn are limited to a total of 50, purchased by 4/13)
The Pianist: $30 per person: reserved seat with 2 beverage tic