The Center for Vision Loss and the producer of the annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards announced today a new event that is sure to be this spring’s hottest ticket on the area’s music scene.
Presented by Provident Bank, Lehigh Valley Songs4Sight will be held Sunday, March 31, from 4-8 p.m. at the American Club Pavilion in Coplay, PA. The three-act concert will feature the supergroup James Supra Blues Band with Sarah Ayers, veteran cover band Common Bond, and the new Yingling-Porter On Tap blues/rock duo. The concert is organized by the Center for Vision Loss and Thirteen Butterflies Productions – which is owned by Gloria Domina, Director and Producer of the Lehigh Valley Music Awards. Event lighting and sound will be provided by Sonlight Productions from Perkasie, PA.
A $20 event ticket gets a fan all three shows and a seated dinner. Separate beverage mugs will be sold at the door for $10 each and beer will be on tap for fans ages 21 and up. The evening also will include a 50-50 raffle and an item raffle. Event ticket sales opened today, and tickets can be purchased on the web at Songs4Sight.com.
All Lehigh Valley Songs4Sight proceeds benefit the Center for Vision Loss – the only organization dedicated to the visual well-being of everyone in Lehigh, Northampton, and Monroe counties. Its work is guided by the principle that vision loss should never be a barrier to achievement, independence, dignity, and hope.
“I am delighted to team up with the Center for Vision Loss to create this concert, and the bands are honored to take part in this most worthwhile event,” Domina said. “While everyone wishes for a world without vision loss, we know that music offers an uplifting, entertaining, and enlightening experience for people who have perfect eyesight or none at all. Lehigh Valley Songs4Sight will be an enjoyable and fitting event to raise money for this important and impactful organization.”
With campuses in Allentown, PA, and near Stroudsburg, PA, the Center for Vision Loss delivers support, skills education, and rehabilitation services at little or no cost for people with vision loss, provides free vision screenings for children, and promotes eye health and safety. It is the only service provider in Lehigh, Northampton, and Monroe counties that is accredited by the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind (PAB). The agency’s impact on its vision loss clients reflects in their abilities to live independently and improve their capabilities. Impact upon communities at large reflects in the numbers of children who receive free vision screenings and the number of people reached by agency’s education programs and outreach presentations.
The James Supra Blues Band with Sarah Ayers features popular singer/songwriter Sarah Ayers and standout singer and harmonica player James Supra. They are joined by Lou Franco on acoustic guitar and vocals, and Mitch Shelly on acoustic upright bass. The group’s sound is a fusion of blues, funk, and rock. Ayers and Supra have won nearly 50 Lehigh Valley Music Awards between them and have thrilled audiences for two decades.
Common Bond has played Musikfest and other notable Lehigh Valley regional events. While its sound is rooted firmly in classic rock, this band offers an eclectic mix of the best music from the 1970s through today. Its performances spans genres with skilled musicianship and enthusiasm – covering acts such as the Eagles, Pink Floyd, Rush, Bruno Mars, Pitbull, and Ed Sheeran.
Formed in the summer of 2018, Yingling-Porter On Tap features award-winning indie songwriter and lead guitarist Frank Porter and Douglas Yingling – the Executive Director of the Center for Vision Loss who doubles as a guitarist, singer, and harmonica player. The duo has crafted a sound that calls for a generous portion of classic rock mixed with blues and southern rock.