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Roanoke Kiwanis to celebrate Country Music

Posted: Friday, September 21, 2012

October is officially “Country Music Month,” according to the Country Music Association, and the Roanoke Kiwanis Club is celebrating with a fundraiser Friday, October 19 at the new Cottage Event Center. The concert features the band Paul Stout Country and will include music from country artists ranging from Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith and Tim McGraw to classic favorites like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams Jr. and Alabama.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to come early as the Roanoke Kiwanis will be offering barbecue pulled pork sandwiches for sale along with other food items. A cash bar will also be available. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the show and can be purchased from any Roanoke Kiwanis member or at the following locations: The Cottage Kitchen & Café on Locust Street in Roanoke, Mike Gibson’s State Farm Insurance on U.S. 24 in Roanoke and First Federal Savings Bank in Huntington (downtown and north branches).   Tickets may also be purchased by phone by calling (260) 483-3508.

Not only a high energy performer, Paul Stout is also a talented Country songwriter.  His first single, in 2007, “Storms,” received airplay in 29 U.S. states and in Europe.  The video for “Storms” was featured on the cable TV channel Great American Country (GAC) on the program “The Next GAC Star.”  The band’s most recent CD, “It Is What It Is,” was released last year by GoForward Records.  Paul Stout Country has also been the opening act for national recording artists including Lo Cash Cowboys and Confederate Railroad.  The other members of the band are Russ Vavricka, bass guitar; Jeff Lapin, lead guitar and Gary Kiefaber, drums.