Bucks County Playhouse launches its spring music series with a concert by Lehigh Valley blues/rock legend Craig Thatcher and his frequent collaborator, accomplished keyboardist Cliff Starkey. The two will perform at the New Hope venue on April 2 and 3, at 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale for $40 each at BucksCountyPlayhouse.org or 215-862-2121.
Recording artist and band leader Thatcher and keyboardist/vocalist Starkey have been performing together since the early 2000s, beginning when they toured and recorded with Nina Simone’s daughter Lisa “Simone” Kelly. Since that time, they’ve developed a very unique performing relationship onstage, trading songs back and forth in a relaxed and enjoyable manner, covering many different musical genres, from blues and soul to R&B, rock and folk, as well as a generous portion of Thatcher’s original compositions.
The Playhouse is offering special series discounts for patrons wishing to attend two or more of the spring concert events (excluding Wynton Marsalis). Ticket buyers can save up to 20 percent on shows through May. Visit BucksCountyPlayhouse.org/SpringConcertSeries for more information.
Bucks County Playhouse, located at 70 S. Main St., has developed rigorous safety protocols to protect those working backstage and front-of-house, including virus testing, mask requirements for all those inside the Playhouse, frequent cleaning, Merv 15-rated HVAC filters and restricted access backstage. A list of protocols can be found online.