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Singer/Songwriter Showcase

May 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Taylor Theater, Kenan Center
433 Locust Street

LIVE at the Taylor Theater in Lockport, NY! 

Enjoy new music by on-the-verge, up and coming artists in Kenan Center’s Taylor Theater. Featuring Samantha Jane, Jonah Krull & Evan Anstey. Each artist will play a 45 minute set with a 15 minute break in between each, singing their own original songs with some fun covers along the way. All proceeds from this fundraiser to benefit the Kenan Center’s Montessori Preschool.

Saturday, May 1, 2021
6:00-9:00PM – doors open at 5:30PM
Taylor Theater, Kenan Center
433 Locust St, Lockport

$20 Student l $25 Kenan Member l $30 Not Yet A Kenan Member


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Samantha Jane

Samantha Jane is a 23 year old Singer-Songwriter from Western New York. She has spent most of her life putting her emotions into original music. “I was gifted my first guitar when I was 8 years old and after learning a few covers I began playing my own songs! I’m so grateful for all the opportunities songwriting has presented me with and even more grateful for the amazing people I have met along the way!” She loves playing her originals out but you may hear her singing country or some 90s favorites! To listen to Samantha’s new single, It Will Never Be Enough Feat. David DelValle, click here.

Evan Anstey

Born and raised in Western New York, Evan Anstey’s alt-folk sound draws inspiration ranging from classic artists like Flatt & Scruggs to the progressive bluegrass of Nickel Creek and modern folk stylings of Aoife O’Donovan, John Paul White and Declan O’Rourke.

Evan began playing violin at age 8 before later picking up other stringed instruments such as guitar, mandolin and electric bass. Songwriting became a hobby of his in high school, when some of the compositions heard on his 2016 debut “Recent Time – EP” were born.

Since then, Evan has released 2018’s “We Will Be At Peace,” 2020’s collaboration with friend James Robert Kibby, titled “The Weekend Preacher,” and the 2021 EP “Alternates I.”

Jonah Krull

The “Guitar For Dummies” book lead the way for Jonah’s love of guitar. Soon after, Jonah attended Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan as a commercial music guitar major.

In the fall of 2017, Jonah packed up his car and drove down south to spend the fall semester in Nashville, Tennessee. The program, called the Contemporary Music Center, gave him access to teachers who were current industry professionals, a look behind the curtain of the industry, and 24/7 access to state-of-the-art music equipment. In 2019, he headlined his own North American tour, “What’s the worst that could happen”

Jonah’s music is self defined as “honest lyrics, funky guitar, catchy beats and roaring vocals. Redefining folk-rock using blues and pop est. 2017.” Have a listen! https://soundcloud.com/jonah-krull.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Per New York State, “Beginning April 2, event, arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33% capacity, up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings will be required for all attendees, as well as strict adherence to all applicable Department of Health guidance.” Mask-wearing and temperature scans are required of all patrons. Only 50 tickets are available (33% of Taylor Theater’s capacity), through advance reservations only. Paired seating purchases are required. You will need to purchase seats in twos and you will need to sit with the person you purchased your ticket with. Groups of three or more are encouraged to arrive when doors open to ensure seating in close proximity to each other, however seating together is not guarenteed.


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