Local Sounds – A Singer/Songwriter Concert Series

The Center for Education and Performing Arts (CEPA) offers a local talent series featuring singer/songwriters from the surrounding areas. The event, called Local Sounds, features skilled performers on the stage playing both original and cover songs.

“Over the past year, we learned that acoustic performances sound incredible in our theater,” Executive Director Jeff Thompson said. “With that in mind, we set out to find musicians from the area that can be considered top-tier talent in that field.”

The Local Sounds series helps build community identity by providing a performance space for local artists, and CEPA plans to continue the series through 2018 to build it into something bigger while keeping a low price point for tickets.

On February 27, Arab natives Brandon Elder and Abby Hufnagle continue the series for the second show of the 2018 season.

Brandon Elder has only been writing music and playing guitar for just over a year.

“I had just got started playing guitar when my mom got sick last year,” Elder said. “I was just staying at home with her, so I picked up a guitar and I haven’t put it down since.”

Elder has been recently performing in and around St. Clair County, occasionally accompanied by family friend Abby Hufnagle.

Abby Hufnagle is a 16-year-old who has recently fallen in love with the music scene.

“I’ve been singing with my church for all of my life, but one day Brandon invited me to play a show with him,” Hufnagle said. “And I was like yeah I’ll go and it’ll be a fun one-time thing, but then I fell in love with it. Next thing I knew everything started moving fast and I started picking up more gigs and people to play for.”

You can see Brandon and Abby on the CEPA Stage on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. Each will do a solo set, then end the night with a duet.

Local Sounds Tickets are on sale now. Prices are $7 prior to the event. On the day of the event, tickets will be sold at the door for $10. Kids under 12 can attend free.

To purchase tickets, visit pellcitycepa.com/tickets. You can also call the center at (205) 338-1974 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on weekdays or visit us during the same times at our office next to Pell City High School (25 Williamson Drive, Pell City, AL 35125).

The Center for Education and Performing Arts (CEPA) offers a local talent series featuring singer/songwriters from the surrounding areas. The event, called Local Sounds, features skilled performers on the stage playing both original and cover songs.

 

 

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