Posted on January 17, 2017, BY Staff

Bluegrass group The HillBenders will present Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre, located at 413 Market St. in downtown Lewisburg, as part of the Weis Center's season. There will be a free pre-performance talk with the artists from 6:45–7:15 p.m., also at the Campus Theatre.

General admission tickets for the performance are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 62+, $5 for youth 18 and under, $5 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), free for Bucknell students (limit 2) and $5 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). Tickets can be purchased online at the Campus Box Office or by calling 570-577-1000.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

Conceived and produced by SXSW co-founder and longtime musician/producer Louis Jay Meyers, this Bluegrass Opry brings a new perspective to Tommy, a staple of classic rock, while paying respect to its creators 45 years after its original release. Tommy was originally a rock opera composition of guitarist Pete Townshend that tells the story about a deaf, dumb and blind boy, including his experiences with life and the relationship with his hat. With a perfect mix of virtuoso musicianship and rock star vocals, The HillBenders bring Townshend's original vision to life in a new and exciting way. The reimagined piece includes banjo, dobro, mandolin, bass and guitar. The performance is a full 75-minute show covering the original album from start to finish with a special video accompaniment and audience participation.

For more information about this performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by email.

For more information about the Weis Center visit its website or social media channels on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.



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