7/18 – Music Icon’s Death has Local Implications

July 18, 2014
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RED BANK  – Blues-rock musician Johnny Winter, who died on Wednesday in Zurich, Switzerland, was expected to appear with his brother, Edgar, on Aug. 3, as part of the Count Basie Theatre’s “Appetite” culinary arts festival.

“Though the evening performance is canceled, that day’s Appetite™ Afternoon activities will go on as scheduled.” According to a statement released by the theater.

“Customers holding tickets to Mr. Winter’s concert may return to their original point of purchase for a refund. Patrons who purchased via countbasietheatre.org or our phone charge will receive an automatic refund in the coming days. 
”As a token of our appreciation, these ticketholders are invited to attend one our Appetite™ Afternoon events free of charge. Simply bring your ticket stub or identification to the box office on either Saturday, Aug. 2 or Sunday, Aug. 3, between noon and 5 p.m. to obtain your complimentary daytime ticket. Limit one Appetite™ Afternoon admission per ticket,” the theater release said.

“In the meantime, our thoughts and condolences are with the family, friends and fans of Mr. Winter, a musician we were fortunate to host on several occasions, and one whose contribution to the blues will remain legendary for some time to come.”

A schedule of Appetite events and additional information are available by visiting appetitefest.com.

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