The Indiana area will see some holiday spirit on display tonight at the KCAC for the “Feel the Love-Celebrating a B.E. Taylor Christmas” Concert.
The concert is raising funds for Renda Broadcasting’s Teddy Bear Fund Drive, which supports Indiana Regional Medical Center’s Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital of UPMC in Pittsburgh through their free care fund. The B.E. Taylor concerts had been a tradition in Indiana for several years until B.E.’s untimely death in August of 2016. Last year, B.E.’s son B.C. performed a reunion show in Wheeling and that sparked interest in having this year’s show to celebrate the music that B.E. made popular in the area.
B.C. Taylor said in a recent interview that the band will be back together for this show, and they are coming from all across the country for the show.
People are encouraged to come to the show early. To start, there will be a performance by area youngsters as the Voices of Christmas choir, made up of singers from several high school choirs will perform as an opening act. Following that, Blairsville YouTube sensation Adrian Matthew will sing as well. Matthew, a 9th grader at Blairsville high school, had a video of him singing a song from the Broadway musical “Waitress” go viral, and got him an invite to New York to take in some Broadway shows and even perform on the stage of Waitress for the cast and the audience after a show.
Teddy Bear Fund Drive Chairman Mark Bertig said that despite rumors to the contrary, there are still seats available for the show tonight.
The show tonight gets underway at 6:15 with the Voices of Christmas performance. The box office for the KCAC will open at 4:30 this afternoon. You can still order them online at www.iuptix.com.