BTG Announces October Additions to their On The Stage Series

Berkshire Theatre Group welcomes folk phenomenon, Jonathan Edwards (10/6/16); folk singer/songwriter, Liz Longley (10/8/16); and local legends, Will Evans and Rising Tide and The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow (10/2/16) to the On The Stage Series at The Colonial Theatre.

The On The Stage Series gives audiences the opportunity to see their favorite performers, up close and personal, with artists and audience together on the historic Colonial stage.

Tickets range from $25 to $40. Contact the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444, or online at http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org. Ticket Offices are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain.

On The Stage Series: Jonathan Edwards
at The Colonial Theatre
Thursday, October 6 at 8pm
Tickets: $40

Four decades into a stellar career, Jonathan Edwards has only grown sweeter with age. His highly respected repertoire includes such classics as “Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy,” “Sometimes,” “One Day Closer,” “Don’t Cry Blue,” “Emma,” “Everybody Knows Her,” “Athens County,” “Shanty” and the classic, “Sunshine (Go Away Today),” that fierce proclamation of protest and independence that resonated with thousands of frustrated and angry young men and women when it was first released in 1971. This is a rare opportunity where audience and musical icon share the stage for one night only.

On The Stage Series
Liz Longley: Weightless Tour
with Special Guest, Anthony D’Amato
at The Colonial Theatre
Saturday, October 8 at 8pm
Tickets: $30

Award-winning singer/songwriter, Liz Longley, has taken home top prizes at some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country, including the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition, the International Acoustic Music Awards and the Rocky Mountain Folk Fest Songwriting Competition. According to Longley, she opens her soul in the service of her art because that’s what matters most to her. “Every time I get into these songs they resonate with me, lock with me, because they’re based on something I went through. I hope they connect with people and that they’ll help with whatever they’ve gone through.” Longley’s songs and vocals invite complimentary comparisons to Shawn Colvin, Paula Cole and Nanci Griffith—all artists she’s shared the stage with.

On The Stage Series: Will Evans and Rising Tide and The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow
at The Colonial Theatre
Thursday, October 27 at 8pm
Tickets: $25

Will Evans has spent the last decade as the primary songwriter, drummer, and front man for the roots-rock band, Barefoot Truth. Will recorded four full-length albums and several EP’s of his original music with the band. Their most recent release, “Carry Us On,” debuted at #10 on the iTunes Rock Chart. Will has shared the stage with many top artists including Crosby and Nash, Grace Potter, Bruce Hornsby, Rusted Root, Trevor Hall, Donavon Frankenreiter, Railroad Earth and members of Dispatch.

The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow is an Americana, rock and roots-folk band that brings together five Massachusetts singer-songwriters: Tory Hanna, Billy Keane, David Tanklefsky, Greg Smith and Chris Merenda.

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