If you’re a fan of the piano but have a pair of left hands when it comes to tickling the ivories, ride on over to Festival Park for a free show on Saturday, June 21, and watch how the experts do it as a pair of pianists from The Keys Piano Bar in downtown Fayetteville perform as part of the free concert series sponsored by the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, Reed-Lallier Chevrolet and the City of Fayetteville.
    {mosimage}Tim Buie, house pianist at The Keys Piano Bar will perform along with fellow pianist Craig Kerr; they will be accomnied by a drummer and saxophonist, playing music guaranteed to keep you boogying.
    "It’s all upbeat stuff they’ll be performing," said Chrissie Tanner, who opened the piano bar six months ago. "It’s pretty much what we have here at our regular shows — classic rock, beach music, party music. We’re extremely excited about this — it’s a great opportunity for us."
    The concert series is designed to introduce local art novices to the Fayetteville scene, as well as entertaining certified arts and music lovers.
    While the show is free, money from concessions goes to the Arts Council, some of which is passed down to the  Cape Fear Regional Theater, which is helping host the June 21 show.
    Leslie Roraback-Flom, marketing director for the CFRT, says she expects a great show and it’s all for a great cause. In addition to the musicians from The Keys Piano Bar, the cast of the CFRT musical “Company” will show up at Festival Park after its performance to sing selections from the play and other standards.
    "The cast from 'Company' will have an early show at 7 p.m. so they can make it out to Festival Park," said Roraback-Flom. "They’ll also be encouraging audience participation when they sing, which should be lots of fun. This is really a great way for you to go out and support the local arts, as well as hear some great music."
    The show begins at 8 p.m. Blankets and lawn chairs are allowed, but no coolers and no pets.

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