Friday, December 14th, 2018

The Moon Cats to bring ’50s & ’60s sounds

Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018

Performing hits by artists ranging from Elvis, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly to The Beatles, Chubby Checker and Willie Nelson, The Moon Cats will bring the sounds of the ’50s & ’60s to the Cottage Event Center on Friday, August 24. The concert, which is the group’s first appearance at the Roanoke venue, will raise funds for the Shepherd’s House facility for Homeless Veterans.

The Moon Cats are made up of Mark Most, lead vocalist; Michael Miller, lead guitar and vocals; Matt Butler, bass and vocals and Scott Herzog, drums. Prior to forming The Moon Cats, Most and Butler were members of the popular band Surrender Dorothy which opened for such big name acts as Mitch Ryder, Gary Lewis & The Playboys and Paul Revere and the Raiders front man Mark Lindsey.

Shepherd’s House is a long-term, residential/transitional housing center for alcohol and chemically addicted men, located in Fort Wayne. Their website, shepherdshouse.org, describes their mission as rebuilding “the lives of those who society views as hopeless into sober and productive assets to the community” and returning veterans to be self-sufficient, employed and empowered with a sober vision of hope for the future.

Tickets for The Moon Cats’ show are $12 and can be purchased at John’s Meat Market in Roanoke, by phone at (260) 483-3508 or at cottageeventcenter.com.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music will begin at 7:30 p.m.  Food will be available on site for purchase and a cash bar will be available as well.

Shown in the photo from left, are The Moon Cats: Scott Herzog, drums; Mark Most, lead vocals; Matt Butler, bass and Michael Miller, guitar.