Maumee Concert (06.02.16)
#LIVIN Country Charity Concert & TV Pilot Premiere
New York (NY) -- Kevin Barbaro Productions LLC, owned by former University of Toledo Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, five-time MAC Coach of the Year, Kevin Hadsell, has announced the line-up for his first annual #LIVIN Charity Country Concert, to be held at the Maumee Indoor Theatre on June 2, 2016. Headlining the event, will be Rachel Potter and her band, Steel Union. Potter is a Broadway Veteran (Addams Family, Wicked) and was a finalist on the X Factor. Her audition has been viewed over 40-million times on the internet with her country rendition of Queen’s “Somebody to Love.”
The #LIVIN Charity Country Concert will be held June 2, 2016 at the 500 seat Maumee Indoor Theatre and the proceeds from the event will go to three charities that will directly impact the people of NW Ohio.
Concert includes the first-ever PRIVATE screening of Long Island Lights Pilot, starring Kevin Barbaro and AJ Scordio, both will be attending the #LIVIN Concert!
Private “Sneak Peek” Screening of the new 30-minute TV Comedy Series, “Long Island Lights”, will also take place during the concert. The 30-minute comedy series, which is being pitched in LA to find a permanent home, co-stars Kevin Barbaro (Kevin Hadsell’s professional acting name) and AJ Scordio. The pilot will be played during the two 15-minute intermissions of the concert. Concert goers will be the FIRST people outside of the entertainment industry to see the pilot and will have a chance to meet a few of the show’s stars and pick-up merchandise after the show.
Rachel Potter w/ Steel Union
Rachel is a former Broadway star of Wicked, Addams Family and Les Miz. She burst onto the country scene in 2013 when she became an X Factor Finalist after having blown the judges away with her country rendition of the Queen hit, "Somebody to Love". Following her success on X Factor, Rachel has been featured on CMT as a rising star and was a finalist for their 2015 CMT Fan's Choice Award for top female singer. She recently released her first full-length album "Not So Black and White." Featured in such notable outlets as "Rolling Stone," "Billboard" and "The Huffington Post," Potter also performed as part of CMT's Empowering Education initiative.
Her audition for XFactor has been viewed over 40 milliom times!
Nashville Artist Chere' Pepper
Chere' got her start as a contemporary Christian artists and is now a Nashville recording artist. Chere’, who’s singing style, has been compared to Jewel and Sheryl Crow, has an edgy, eclectic style that sets her apart from other singers. With vocal styling’s like no other, and lyrics that cut to the heart, her music is moving and life changing. Chere’ is eager to share and minister throughout this great country, going wherever the Lord leads. Her journey into country music has landed her recording and video deals out of Nashville.
Chere' Pepper's "Who Says"
Toledo's own Dave Carpenter
One of the top local musicians on the Toledo and Midwest scene, he is one of the founders of the highly successful "Acoustic for Autism" concert. He has opened for such icons as Joan Jett, George Clinton, Rusted Root, Skid Row and many others. I staple on the local Toledo scene, his self-titled album, with his band, The Jaeglers", is an incredible mix of folk, country, rock and Americana.
Kevin Barbaro and Long Island Lights
More Information on concert producer, Kevin Barbaro
Kevin Michael Barbaro was a highly successful and award-winning NCAA Division I cross country and track and field coach. For over 22 years, he coached at Coastal Carolina University, Columbia University and spent 15 years as the head coach at the University of Toledo. The five-time MAC Coach of the Year resigned in 2013 after an investigation revealed he had dated a former college runner over a decade prior.
Following his resignation, he moved to New York City and embarked on a new, and successful acting career. Finding almost immediate success, he has starred in two feature films, seven different co-starring roles on national TV crime dramas and over 30 different commercials. Long Island Lights, a new 30-minute comedy series, is his latest project. The pilot for Long Island Lights will have its world premiere party on June 12 in New York City.
Long Island Lights: