FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 19, 2003
Joyce Goldsmith (609) 265-5838
O’Donnell (609) 265-5028
OPENING SET FOR BURLCO’S AMPHITHEATER
Free Concert and Fireworks Friday,
The grand opening of
Burlington County’s Amphitheater on Friday, September 5th, will resemble a
Hollywood premiere with red carpet, ribbon cutting, fireworks, food and music by
Grey Eye Glances.
The Board of Chosen Freeholders will kick-off this free
event at 7 p.m. The amphitheater is located off Woodlane Road in the County
Complex, next to the library. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 7.
“ We are
excited to celebrate the opening of this beautiful, open-air venue that will
provide free or low-cost entertainment to be enjoyed by residents of all ages
for years to come,” said Freeholder Director William S. Haines, Jr. “We will be
focusing on a variety of family-oriented programs with an emphasis on our
county’s culture and heritage.”
Grey Eye Glances, which took its name
from an Edgar Allen Poe poem, is a folk rock group comprised of original band
members, Jennifer Nobel (vocals, 12-string guitar), Dwayne Keith (vocals, piano,
keyboard) and Eric O’Dell (vocals, bass guitar), joined by guitarist, Brett Kull
and drummer, Paul Ramsey.
Having embarked on their musical
career by using Border bookstores as a venue, the band members creatively formed
a limited partnership with fans to help finance their latest album, “A Little
Voodoo,” which was a collaborative effort using several producers and engineers.
The album has had play time on XM, Music Choice, DMX1, WXPN, and one of the
album’s tracks was featured on the “Dawson's Creek” TV show.
As Grey Eye
Glances’ fan base has widened so has its scope of venues, which now includes
Katmandu, the TLA, The Tin Angel and most recently, the singer/songwriter
weekend in Philadelphia. The band has also toured nationally.
amphitheater has a seating capacity of 500. Concert goers are encouraged to
bring chairs or blankets, although stone ledges are available for seating.
Gates open at 6 p.m. and parking is free. Refreshments will be available
for sale. No alcohol, pets, coolers or glass containers are permitted.
For more information, contact the Burlington County Division of Parks,
Cultural & Heritage Office at (609) 265-5068.