“Everyone Loves Ardmore” brings two nights of Everyone Orchestra

Article Contributed by Becky Blumenthal | Published on Friday, December 1, 2017

In the improvisational spirit of the musical community that surrounds the building at 23 East Lancaster Avenue, the Ardmore Music Hall presents “Everyone Loves Ardmore” featuring two nights of Everyone Orchestra on December 8 & 9.

Conducted by the energetic maestro Matt Butler, Everyone Orchestra (or “EO”) takes some of the best and brightest musical minds in the business and gathers them on a stage as they spontaneously create new music at venues, festivals, and philanthropic events across the nation. With an ever-changing lineup and 100% improvisation, each Everyone Orchestra show is a special new experience never to be replicated.

Each night of Everyone Loves Ardmore will feature a unique lineup and different opening acts, and elements of Grateful Dead music each night will layer a familiar music tradition on top.

The December 8th show will feature one set of “Everyone’s Dead” and one set of Everyone Orchestra improvisation with a stacked lineup including:

John Kadlecik (Furthur) on guitar

Claude Coleman Jr. (Ween) on drums

Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits) on keys

Al Schnier (Moe.) on guitar

Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band) on trombone & vocals

Eric Gould (Pink Talking Fish) on bass

Conductor Matt Butler will also join in on drums during “Everyone’s Dead.” Philadelphia’s own Americana rockers Hezekiah Jones will open the night.

December 9th will include:

Claude Coleman Jr. (Ween) on drums

Joel Cummins (Umphrey’s McGee) on keys

Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits) on bass

Vernon Reid (Living Colour) on guitar

Al Schnier (Moe.) on guitar

Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band) on trombone & vocals

Nik Greeley on vocals, who has been called Philly’s best frontman by Live for Live Music

John Kadlecik (Furthur) “acoustilectric” set to open the show

Joel Cummins (Umphrey's McGee) solo piano set

Additionally, on Saturday 12/9, there will be a separately ticketed VIP pre-party featuring a solo performance by John Kadlecik of the Jerry Garcia & David Grisman bluegrass project The Pizza Tapes. Pizza and beer from Snap Custom Pizza and Conshohocken Brewing Company, respectively, will be included with ticket purchase

All ticket types and more information are available at www.ardmoremusic.com