Chris Higbee to Bring Country Music to Kean Theatre



June 9 concert kicks off Summer of Fun concert series

GIBSONIA, Pa. (Richland Twp.), May 16, 2012 –The Kean Theatre, 5847 Meridian Road, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a season of award-winning plays and musicals, hilarious interactive dinner theatre shows and popular concerts including Pittsburgh’s own Chris Higbee. Show time is 8 p.m. June 9.  Cost is $29. The Kean Theatre is now inviting theatre goers to enjoy a delicious dinner on-site in the elegant Mount Vernon Restaurant before each show at 6:30 p.m.; cost for dinner and the show is $51. Tickets and series packages are available by calling 724-444-5326 (KEAN) or visiting

It’s hard to resist Chris Higbee’s high-energy as he blows audiences away on the fiddle reminiscent of Charlie Daniels. Audiences relate to Higbee’s songs about patriotism and with his strong stage presence and charisma Higbee makes new fans whenever he plays. As the founder of the Poverty Neck Hillbillies, Higbee is no stranger to delivering uniquely wild and energetic concerts. Higbee’s latest album with songs “Fiddles Rock” and “You’re Still Gone” is sure to wow audiences and get boots tapping.

Chris Higbee is the first of four shows performing in the Kean Theatre’s 10th annual “Summer of Fun Concert Series.”  Other acts in the series include Johnny Angel and the Halos at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 23; The Vogues at 8 p.m. Saturday Aug. 4 and Pure Gold at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.  Purchase tickets to three or more summer concerts and save 30%!

The sponsors of Chris Higbee are UPMC Health Plan, the Academy sponsor of the Kean Theatre. Northern Connection is the Grammy sponsor and Clearview Credit Union is the Entertainment sponsor.Proceeds from the Kean Theatre benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which in 2011 alone provided more than $5.2 million to poor and low-income residents at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas and The Arbors at St. Barnabas.

The Kean Theatre is open to the public and has built a reputation for its convenient location, free parking, quality entertainment and elegant setting.  The theatre is operated by St. Barnabas Charities, the fund-raising arm of St. Barnabas Health System.  St. Barnabas Health System includes St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas, The Arbors at St. Barnabas, The Village at St. Barnabas, The Woodlands at St. Barnabas, White Tail Ridge, The Washington Place at St. Barnabas, St. Barnabas Medical Center and Rudolph Auto Repair.

St. Barnabas Health System, Media Relations, 5850 Meridian Rd., Gibsonia, PA 15044-9667

Shelli Sommariva
Marketing Communications Mgr.
724-443-0700, Ext. 5244

Megan Hoffman
Marketing Communications Coordinator

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