A restored heritage building that was once a church will be rocking with Superfly tunes next weekend.
The Chatham-based band, which opened for The Beach Boys concert in Tecumseh Park last August, has been selected to kick off a new music concert series at The Kent 1874.
“Showcasing live music has always been an integral part of our vision,” Stephen Keating, co-owner of The Kent 1874, stated in a news release.
“Being a former house of worship, music and celebration was an important part of its history,” he said, adding, “It’s also an ideal venue for performing live concerts, shooting music videos and live sound recordings.”
The Kent 1874 Ballroom features a 50-foot vaulted wood ceiling, stained glass windows, a pipe organ and a multi-tiered performance stage.
Keating said the building’s natural acoustics are remarkable.
Superfly will bring its mix of funk, Motown and rock & roll to entertain audiences on Saturday, Jan. 30.
The band has toured across Southwestern Ontario for many years and includes Matthew Brunke on trumpet, Bryon Harrett on saxophone and flute, Justin McMath on bass guitar. Nick Novosad on keyboards, Nick Sennema on drums and Steve Walker on guitar and lead vocals.
The Kent 1874 is located at 124 William St. S. and advance tickets are $10, with entrance at the door set at $15.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts an hour later.
Proceeds will help support United Way of Chatham-Kent.
For more information about the venue visit: www.thekent1874.com.