Iron Horse bluegrass show coming to CEPA

The Iron Horse bluegrass show will hit the stage at the Pell City Center for Education and Performing Arts (CEPA) Theatre on Oct. 5.

BRIAN ROBERTSON

PELL CITY -- The Iron Horse bluegrass show will hit the stage at the Pell City Center for Education and Performing Arts (CEPA) Theatre in October, thanks to Metro Bank, which is the official sponsor of the live musical performance, according to a press release.

CEPA Director Jeff Thompson said this week that Metro Bank became the official event sponsor of the Oct. 5 performance.

“We’re excited to sponsor the Iron Horse bluegrass show and hope the Pell City community enjoys a night at the theater,” said Metro Bank President Jason Dorough said in the release.

Thompson said sponsorships represent a tax-deductible contribution to CEPA that include many benefits.

“Primarily, Metro Bank’s support of this show encourages our mission to bring quality programming to the residents of St. Clair County and helps grow our education programs, including annual drama camps and the Spotlight program,” Thompson said in the release.

As part of the 2017 fall season, Iron Horse will bring its inventive style of bluegrass to the stage for one night only, the release says.

The quartet will perform its brand of classic rock covers, songs ranging from Elton John’s "Rocket Man" to Metallica’s "Enter Sandman." It’s a performance that’s been enjoyed across the country, as well as online, the release says. The group’s YouTube videos have received more than 5 million views.

“The CEPA board selected Iron Horse as one of its shows this season because we know their performance perfectly fits our audience,” Thompson said in the release. “Their catalogue includes songs I grew up on, and I can’t wait to hear them played live in this creative style.”

Other songs in the Iron Horse catalogue include Nirvana’s “All Apologies,” The Marshall Tucker Band’s “Fire on the Mountain,” and “Float On” by Modest Mouse.

“We have a new sound for bluegrass and we always perform with a spirit and sense of style that pays the most gratifying compliment to acoustic and bluegrass lovers; a warm mixture of family influence, belief in God and an unwillingness to deny our creative urges,” said band member Tony Robertson in the release.

The performance is set for 7 p.m. A VIP artist reception – a regular part of the CEPA show experience that includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages – begins at 6. Doors open for regular ticket holders at 6:30. Standard tickets are $20, and VIP tickets are $40.

People can purchase tickets by calling 205-332-1961 or by visiting www.pellcitycepa.com/tickets. The CEPA website also has the lineup for the 2017 fall season, which includes:

  • Sept. 23 - A Magical Evening featuring the Magic Club;

  • Oct. 26-29 - Spotlight presents “Harvey” by Mary Chase

  • Nov. 10 - Run Through the Jungle featuring The Wingnuts; and

  • Dec. 1 - Brian Free and Assurance