Blood, Sweat and Tears Coming to Warren

Tickets are on sale for Blood, Sweat and Tears featuring Bo Bice at the Struthers Library Theatre on Friday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m.

The concert is the first of seven performances of the “Celebrity Series” at the theater running from October 2014 to May 2015.

“It’s helping to create Warren as a destination location and bringing world class entertainment to our community,” Struthers Library Theater Artistic Director Sue Spencer said.

Tickets are available for $36, $42, and $48 online at www.strutherslibrarytheatre.com, at the theater office or by calling the theater at (814) 723-7231.

Blood, Sweat and Tears have a multitude of hits including ‘You’ve made me so very happy”, “Spinning Wheel”, “When I die”, “Hi-De-Ho”, “Lucretia Mac Evil”, “Go Down Gamblin'” and “God Bless the Child”. They are known for fusing rock, blues and pop music, horn arrangements and jazz improvisation into the “jazz-rock” hybrid.

Original founder and drummer Bobby Columby has put together a team of the best contemporary musicians to create all star band.

“Find the greatest musicians and the rest is easy,” he said. “I believe B,S&T has an iconic stature. It’s a style of music. A concept that people are coming to see, along with songs that they’re familiar with.”

Columby said his desire to create a 21st century B,S&T brand began when he first hear singer Bo Bice performing “Spinning Wheel” on American Idol.

“Bo’s an original,” he said. “When I saw him perform, I thought, ‘Wow, he could sing a lot of this material in a newer fresher way.’ Bo’s style works perfectly with “God Bless the Child” and “Spinning Wheel” and “You Made Me So Very Happy” as well as the material that the band will be performing as we move musically toward.”

Kansas and Loretta Lynn sold out during the last “Celebrity Series” Spencer said.

“It was a packed house of country music lovers. The audience absolutely loved her and had a lot of fun at the concert,” Spencer said about Lynn.

Feedback from concert goers is positive and out of state visitors to performances at the theater are consistent.

“It’s not just local anymore. It’s enough to make us say this is working well,” she said. “The whole team here works very hard to make things happen and we’re very pleased that the Celebrity Series has been a success.”