New Orleans R&B Party – The COLBYS

Celebrate the Summer Solstice with THE COLBYS!

This New Orleans style, piano driven R&B band, steeped in swing, gospel and blues is a “class act” led by the Grammy, Emmy and Ace award-winning producer/composer, keyboardist and vocalist, JOHN COLBY with acclaimed R&B jazz singer/songwriter BEV ROHLER – featured vocalist with the National Jazz Ensemble and the only woman to record with the legendary a cappella group ‘The Persuasions’.

“This self-controlled circus of songThis is Entertainment. These are artists who occupy a place in Tradition and live to pass it along from their place of respect. They are not here to show off, they are here to share. They are ebulliently excited to put their love out there and further the cause of the music they serve, and that enthusiasm shows.” Live Music News and Review

Join them to celebrate the beginning of summer! This will be a joyous night of entertainment and dancing for those who wish to boogie-on-out at the back of the hall or prefer to enjoy the show in the theatre style seating – where every seat in Lincoln Hall is ‘up close and personal’.

Adults $25  Call to Reserve: 724-659-3153 or buy online here. Dancing at the back of Lincoln Hall. Beer & Wine for Sale.

THE COLBYS

Keyboardist, vocalist, award winning composer and producer JOHN COLBY has been described as part Ray Charles and part Professor Longhair. John is best known for his work on Ken Burns ‘Civil War’ for which soundtrack he received a Grammy and for ESPN’s “Outside the Lines”and ‘Baseball’ for which he won the ACE award. John is the composer of themes for ESPN’s ‘Sportscenter’ & ESPYs, Fox’s ‘Best Damn Sports Show’, NFL on NBC.  John has been Music Director for the ESPY Awards since its inception, The Player’s Choice, NASCAR, Indy 500 and College Basketball award shows on ESPN.

John was Music Director/Keyboardist for saxophonist, Clarence Clemons. He produced Clarence’s “Live from Asbury Park” CD which was released in the fall of 2004. He has performed with, among others: Ray Charles, Bill Murray, Tony Bennett, Willie Nelson, Delbert McClinton, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Duane Eddy and Grand Master Flash.

Described as a combination of Aretha Franklin, Ruth Brown and Ella Fitzgerald, BEV ROHLER has performed world wide and mostly throughout the Northeast in venues including Iron Horse Music Hall, Village Vanguard, and Newport Jazz Festival. She also has been a featured vocalist for such Big Bands as Mel Lewis’ Jazz Orchestra and the National Jazz Ensemble.

Bev’s album credits include “Symphony in Black”, a Smithsonian release; and “No Frills” by the Persuasions (the only woman to work with them,) “Johnny Shines & Co.”; “Rohlehr, Groves, Colby”; “Meat & More”; “Big World”, “Christmas Gumbo”, “Every Ounce”. She has appeared on TV in two episodes of the award winning children’s show Grover’s Corner.

Enjoy the RBG Exhibit Before the Concert

Plan to Make a Day of it in beautiful Foxburg and before the concert enjoy the ART & POETRY GROUP COLLABORATION Exhibit at the Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop in the Upstairs Gallery, open on Saturday, June 22 from 11 AM to 7 PM. The RBG is directly adjacent to and a short walk from Lincoln Hall – located at 17 Main Street, Foxburg.

The literary landscape between Erie and Pittsburgh is one of Northwest PA’s best kept secrets, housing an ever-evolving community of writers inspired by the diverse people, places, and atmosphere of our unique region. Fostered by poet Philip Terman, The Bridge Literary Arts Center is thrilled for the opportunity to partner with the area’s inspired visual artists to create what the Greeks called “ekphrasis,” crafting a collaborative work of art.  The exhibit runs weekends from May 31 to June 30.

Plan to make it a day & ENJOY FOXBURG!

Allegheny River view from the Foxburg Inn deck.


Before The Colby’s concert enjoy Foxburg –
take a brisk walk in the gorgeous summer afternoon along the Allegheny River trail or rent bicycles or have a scenic pontoon tour on the Allegheny River with Foxburg Tours!

Have lunch or dinner at the Allegheny Grille with seating overlooking the Allegheny River.

Or for more casual fare, at Foxburg Pizza with salads, sandwiches and pizza.

Save time to enjoy a wine tasting or drinks and snacks on the patio of the elegantly remodeled Foxburg Wine Cellars

Savor a gourmet coffee and hand made chocolate – or ice cream and confections, sitting outside at Divani Chocolatier and Barrista.

OR – Have a get-away-weekend and stay over Saturday night in Foxburg in the rustically elegant and remodeled Foxburg Inn – where every room has a view of the river!

or if the Foxburg Inn is sold out for a wedding, stay up the river at Emlenton’s historic bed and breakfast, The Barnard House.