Clapton America is dedicated to bringing to life the music of Eric Clapton, in all his decades of work as both a soloist and a member of such notable bands as Cream. (more below)
Tickets $15 in advance. $20 at the door. Advance sales close 5pm day of show.
Kelly Music for Life will provide complimentary beers, wine, seltzer, coffee and bottled water. Drinkware and ice provided. All drinks will be served in disposable cups. BYOB is also welcome for adults for an additional $5 donation. Must be 21 to consume alcohol.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. 7:30 show.
Free Parking in Oakmont Municipal lot behind Kelly Center off Darby Road.
The Kelly Center is operated by Kelly Music for Life, Inc., a non-profit 501c3 pure public charity that supports Music Education, the Arts, and other community initiatives. For more information visit https://kellymusicforlife.org or https://kellycenter.org
LIVE Stream Option. Watch at home. $10 per person minimum suggested at https://kellycenter.org/contribute/ Please indicate your donation is for CLAPTON AMERICA. Virtual tickets benefit performers and the Kelly Center.
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For all events, we are focusing on SAFETY. We have improved air filtration inside the Kelly Center for the safety of Customers, Staff and Performers. We have upgraded to Hospital Grade HEPA air filtration, Negative Air Ion filters and Apple Catechin filters with antiviral and antibacterial properties. These upgrades trap and deactivate microscopic bacteria and viruses, and can diminish or prevent the spread of diseases. Our HVAC draws in fresh air from outside, completely turning the inside air over every 5 minutes. We open the windows when appropriate to improve fresh air flow.
The 6-piece ensemble is an offshoot of the venerable oldies band The Mix, which has been delighting crowds with music from the 60s through 80s for the last six years. It is led by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Vic Monaco, who also sang lead for the Steely Dan tribute band Countdown to Ecstasy. Vic has been fronting and booking cover bands for several decades in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
The all important lead guitar work in Clapton America is handled with virtuosity by Charlie Hallowell. Born and raised near the Jersey shore, Charlie started teaching himself guitar at 14 by listening to Clapton, Hendrix, Santana, Johnny Winter and the Allman Brothers. Charlie has played in cover bands in North Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Rounding out Clapton America is bassist/singer Gus Bruno, drummer/singer Bill Walp and keyboardist/singer Mark Patterson.
Gus was born into a musical family in Cleveland, which led to the inception of The Bruno Brothers Band at the dawn of disco. The four brothers quickly became Cleveland favorites. Other highlights in his musical career include performing several times at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and playing with members of Humble Pie and Taylor Swift’s and Pat Benatar’s bands. Locally, he has played with Scattertrain and Where’s Pete? For Bill, the last 25 years have been spent working with groups including Magic, Reactor, 101 Central, Spellbound and Buck’s County venerable classic rock band Forecast. His drumming influences include Buddy Rich, Simon Phillips and Billy Cobham.
Originally classically trained, Mark has been playing the rock scene for more than three decades. That includes performing up and down the East Coast with bands such as Power Surge, Underkover and Southern Steel. Mark also was the keyboardist for the Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band Big Whiskey, which last year opened for Charlie Daniels.