Cranberry Township gets funky

April 4, 2013 by  

April will bring members of the renowned 1960s funk-rock band Sly and the Family Stone to Jergel’s Rhythm Grill, near Cranberry Township.

The concert will feature three of the band’s founding members, Greg Errico, Cynthia Robinson, and Jerry Martini. The band is now simply called ‘The Family Stone’ because its founder, Sly Stone, no longer plays with it. All three of the remaining members have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and have also won R&B Pioneer awards.

When Sly and the Family Stone first formed in the 1960s, the group was not only known for its funky sound, but also as one of the first to have a mixed race and gender line up. During the show at Jergel’s, the band plans on playing many of its most popular songs, such as ‘Dance to the Music’ and ‘I Want to Take You Higher’.

The band will be joined onstage by Fathertime, which will open the show. Fathertime is the local house band for the Rhythm Grill and has been playing together since the 1980s. Known for its cover versions of popular songs, the band is not afraid to give its take on such popular artists as Bruce Springsteen and Joe Cocker.

Cranberry Township poster printing can come in handy for promoting concerts like this. Posters could be hung in area restaurants and shops to advertise the show.

On the day of the show, April 11, tickets will be $35, but they can be bought now for $29. Tickets are sold online and at the box office.