“SOS” Benefit Concert for Arlington’s Regent Theatre on Sunday March 13 at 5pm

Feb 19, 2011

“SOS” Benefit Concert for Arlington’s Regent Theatre on Sunday March 13 at 5pm To Feature Dynamic Variety of Award Winning Musicians and Entertainers

An engaging mix of established music veterans and up-and-coming local acts will come together
on Sunday March 13th 5pm at the Regent Theatre to help the performing arts center continue
to thrive as one of Metro Boston’s cornerstones for independent and community-oriented
programming.. The “SOS” (Save Our Soundboard) benefit will raise money to help defray the
costs of replacing the theatre’s aging soundboard. General admission tickets are $10 in advance
or $15 at the door (with a $5 discount for Regent Theatre card members). Beer and wine will be

The SOS benefit nods to both the theatre’s rich history and future possibilities as each performer
will be encouraged to handpick songs that have influenced them to perform side by side with
their own material. The lineup will feature mainstays of the Regent Theatre stage including
Deborah Henson-Conant, Vance Gilbert, Sara Wheeler, Guy Mendilow, David “Stack”
Stackhouse, and Erin Harpe as well as musicians making their Regent debuts such as Garlic
& Moonshine, Kristen Ford, Patrick Coman, and the Autumn Hollow Band. The evening’s
festivities will also be hosted by Dan Foley of the Airborne Comedians juggling duo.

This modern day variety show also pays homage to the Regent Theatre’s history. The theatre
opened in 1916 and quickly earned a reputation as a vibrant vaudeville house until it was
converted to a movie theatre full time in the 1940s. Today the theatre remains true to its roots
offering wide ranging programming from concerts to comedy shows to family entertainment and
independent movies. Technical Director David Nickerson says: “When the Regent reopened
as a live concert venue in 2001, longtime Regent Technical Director Todd Winmill (now with
the Conan O’Brien Show) assembled a sound system that has served the Theatre very well. A
decade later, our audio mixing console is on its last legs, and we’re overdue to make the move
to a digital mixer. The mixer we need to acquire will bring a real improvement in audio quality
while also allowing us to reduce the footprint of the control position, making for less of a
distraction for our guests seated in the balcony.”

The “SOS” Benefit will take place Sunday March 13th at 5pm (doors at 4:30pm). The Regent
Theatre is located at 7 Medford St. in Arlington Center (off of Mass Ave) and is MBTA and
handicap accessible. Beer and wine will be served. For tickets and venue information call 781-
646-4849 or visit regenttheatre.com.

Vance Gilbert – Preeminent, soulful acoustic artist

Sara Wheeler – Folk rock singer/songwriter

Deborah Henson-Conant – Grammy-nominated composer/performer

Guy Mendilow – Border busting world musician

Garlic & Moonshine – Roots Rockin’, Folk, Funk, Bluegrass, Jazz Trio

Patrick Coman –City Folk performer whose songs offer “modern takes on timeless themes”

Autumn Hollow Band –Four-piece Americana band offering classic rock punctuated by the
country instrumentation

Erin Harpe –Charles River Delta Blues chanteuse/guitarist

David Stackhouse – “Stack” of Boston’s All-Vocal Rockers Five O’Clock Shadow

Kristen Ford - Kristen plays everything from Reggae to Country to Folk to Pop on a handful of
instruments, guitar, ukulele, piano and beatbox

Dan Foley—Juggling Maniac of the Airborne Comedians Juggling Duo