PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST REMEMBERS THE STANLEY THEATRE
WITH THE ROCK ‘N’ SOUL GALA
FEATURING LA-BASED BAND VINTAGE TROUBLE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 | 6:30 P.M. | BENEDUM CENTER
PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust pays homage to the Benedum Center’s history with its Rock ‘n’ Soul Gala featuring Vintage Trouble on Friday, September 8 at 6:30 p.m., at the Benedum Center, 237 Seventh Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. KeyBank joins The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust in presenting its fall gala as leading sponsor. KeyBank Market President Todd C. Moules and his wife Miriam are co-chairs for the event where guests are invited to celebrate an evening of exciting entertainment, refreshing cocktails, and exquisite dinner on the Benedum Center stage along with delectable desserts following a special performance by Vintage Trouble.
The Rock ‘n’ Soul Gala is themed in the nostalgic taste of the Benedum Center’s history as The Stanley Theatre. Built in 1928, the building has contributed nearly a millennium’s worth of artistic and cultural heritage to the city of Pittsburgh. For much of its lifespan, the venue served as home to the rock and roll era featuring artists such as Little Richard, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, KISS, Prince, and Bob Marley. The late H.J. Heinz II focused his attention on the historic restoration of the Stanley Theatre, and as a result, this became the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s first project after its founding in 1984. The $43 million-dollar restoration would take approximately two years, faithfully restoring the Benedum Center to look as the Stanley did on opening night in 1928. Once a top live music venue, the Benedum Center is now a top comprehensive presenting arts venue. Its transformation speaks to the breadth of diversity within the community of Greater Pittsburgh and the future of development within and around the Cultural District.
“KeyBank is pleased to participate with the supportive business community and many patrons who will celebrate the historic cultural and economic revitalization success story of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District,” said Todd C. Moules, KeyBank’s market president.
“The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is grateful for the role that KeyBank is playing in our annual fall gala,” shared J. Kevin McMahon, President & CEO of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “This event is truly a momentous occasion where we come together to celebrate the mission of The Trust for the Cultural District and the revitalization of downtown Pittsburgh. This year’s guest artists, Vintage Trouble, are the perfect highlight in celebrating the historic preservation of the Stanley Theatre as the Benedum Center.”
Channeling the distinct sound of rock and roll’s prime and the flavor of soul and blues, the Los Angeles based band fuses rock and soul showcasing heavy beats and gritty, soulful melodies. Vintage Trouble has wowed audiences across the globe since 2010.The foursome is made up of Singer Ty Taylor, Guitarist Nalle Colt, Bassist Rick Barrio Dill, and Drummer Richard Danielson. Since performing in the after-hour clubs of LA, the band has opened and performed alongside The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Lenny Kravitz, Joss Stone, and more.
The Rolling Stone featured Vintage Trouble as “A Band That’s Always in Style”, and asks audiences to, “imagine James Brown singing lead for Led Zeppelin, and you’ll get an idea of Vintage Trouble’s muscular, in-the-pocket sound.” To view the group’s performance at Glastonbury, click here. All new videos, and clips can be found on the group’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/vintagetrouble.
For more information visit https://trustarts.org/event/12205/annual-fall-gala. For accessibility assistance, contact Jenniffer Burke at 412-471-8711 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit TrustArts.org.