Abler, friends sing to benefit PAC


KEITH ABLER (front center) will be joined by a few of his friends, including Luke Abler, Brian Augustine, Larry Baldock, Frank Gatyas, Cindy Howley, Bob McManus, Amy Schmidt, John Stoll, and Tim and Patty Talen, when the Plymouth Arts Center presents “An Evening of Keith Abler & Friends ... Pilgrims & Pirates Love @ 25,” a benefit concert Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10. — Submitted photo KEITH ABLER (front center) will be joined by a few of his friends, including Luke Abler, Brian Augustine, Larry Baldock, Frank Gatyas, Cindy Howley, Bob McManus, Amy Schmidt, John Stoll, and Tim and Patty Talen, when the Plymouth Arts Center presents “An Evening of Keith Abler & Friends ... Pilgrims & Pirates Love @ 25,” a benefit concert Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10. — Submitted photo Plymouth Arts Center proudly presents “An Evening of Keith Abler & Friends…Pilgrims & Pirates Love @ 25,” Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10, at 7:30 p.m.

This show is a fundraiser for the Arts Center as it celebrates its 25th Anniversary Year. All funds will benefit the Plymouth Arts Center and its ongoing mission, which is: To Enliven the spirit of our community and to Enrich the lives of all by providing diverse experiences in the arts!

The performances will include recognizable songs of love, unique satire, Valentine favorites and Abler’s original greatest hits. Tickets for reserved table seating are $25 (plus tax) per person and includes one complimentary martini or glass of wine and snacks. Don’t miss this great opportunity for an evening of fantastic music and martinis!

Abler’s inaugural Plymouth Arts Center show, entitled “Live Art,” was presented in 2001. Since that time, Keith Abler and Friends have generously presented numerous fundraising concerts for the benefit of the PAC. Performers for this concert, “An Evening with Keith Abler & Friends…. Pilgrims & Pirates, Love @ 25,” are Keith Abler, Luke Abler, Brian Augustine, Larry Baldock, Frank Gatyas, Cindy Howley, Bob McManus, Amy Schmidt, John Stoll, and Tim and Patty Talen.

Abler is a vocalist, songwriter, and instrumentalist who has been composing and performing music since 1966. In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s he recorded with the Love Society and Phase III bands before releasing his solo debut album, “Pilgrim,” in 1975. In 1974, the Sunblind Lion 6-piece rock band formed, and between 1974 and 1980, they recorded and released “Observer,” “Above and Beyond,” and “Live Lion.”

Abler wrote or co-wrote all of the material for the band Gilbert & the Pirates’ 1996 album “Go Easy.”

Over his long musical career, Abler has performed with various other groups such as, Les Sax and His Musical Pirates, KEBO, The Tiki Bar Six, Abler & Bernico, Flashback and many more. He has recorded and released eleven cd’s of his original compositions in addition to the recent Sunblind Lion album, “Sanatorium.”

He currently performs locally and regionally with the bands Skyhouse, the Abler Boys and Sunblind Lion. He’s also a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church’s Folk Group and Youth Theatre Company.

This show is generously sponsored by Masters Gallery, Meyer Motors-Plymouth, Sargento, Barb and Conrad Barrows, Barb and Dan Garton, Kathy and Paul Sartori, Dr. Josef and Stephanie Schwartz and Dr. Frank and Cheryl Gatyas, Drs. Cari and Peter Ullrich, media sponsor 1420am the Breeze radio station, and the Wisconsin Arts Board.

To order tickets please visit the Plymouth Arts Center, 520 E. Mill St., Plymouth. Call (920) 892-8409, voicemail available 24/7, Email info@plymoutharts.org or order online: www.plymoutharts.org. Visa and Mastercard are accepted.

The Plymouth Arts Center is a non-profit community arts center founded in 1993 to promote and nurture the visual and performing arts in all of western Sheboygan County and beyond. The Arts Center hosts a vibrant schedule of events including…. fine art exhibitions in Gallery 110 North, live musical and theatrical performances, art classes for all, chartered bus trips, and special annual events, such as, the Cheese Capital Jazz & Blues Crawl for the Arts, Northern Moraine Spring Art Tour, Paint the Towns En Plein Air, and the nationally acclaimed, “Big Cheese Drop!”

The PAC serves as an unique backdrop for private parties, meetings and community events. New members are always welcome.

Open Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 3 p.m.; or by special appointment. Closed on Mondays and holidays.


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