Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Shannon Persinger and Eric Clancy to perform

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

An evening of music featuring swing, pop and jazz is on tap to raise funds for the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. The event features popular vocalist Shannon Persinger backed again by pianist Eric Clancy’s jazz trio. The concert, scheduled for Friday, April 21, begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Cottage Event Center on U.S.-24 at Roanoke.

Singer Shannon Persinger regularly performs a variety of music ranging from Jazz to the hits of Country icon Patsy Cline throughout the Fort Wayne area. Her repertoire features a variety of musical styles ranging from Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee, to The Beatles and Patsy Cline. She is also well known for her impression of Michael Jackson performing Billie Jean. She previously performed with duo Shade ’N Shannon, is a frequent vocalist at The Chapel and has sung for the Fort Wayne’s annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. Her previous performances at The Cottage Event Center have all been sellouts.

Keyboardist Eric Clancy, a former adjunct professor of Jazz Theory at Huntington University, has been a professional musician since the 1990s. Besides performing, Clancy teaches piano at the Sweetwater Academy in Fort Wayne. He has been featured several times at JeFFFest, is a frequent artist at area jazz venues including Club Soda, and has been featured at the Three Rivers Festival accompanying national R&B recording artist Ty Causey. Besides Clancy, the trio will include Michael Patterson on bass and Mark Vincenti on drums.

Tickets are $12 dollars each and may be purchased by phone by calling (260) 483-3508, at John’s Meat Market in Roanoke or with PayPal at The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase from Walnut Hill Catering & Events of Fort Wayne. A cash bar will also be available.

In May, the Cottage Event Center will also again play host to comic/magician and WBCL host Jim Barron. Opening the show will be Christian singer songwriter Don Wharton.