Street Corner Symphony set to take the stage


A CAPPELA GROUP Street Corner Symphony will be in Coal City Saturday, April 22 for the second installment in the Megan Bugg Concert Series. The group came to notoriety when it competed on NBC’S “The Sing Off.” Advanced tickets can be purchased at bit.ly/CCSCS422. Tickets will also be available at the door beginning one hour prior to the 7 p.m. show. Photo courtesy of Street Corner Symphony

Street Corner Symphony is bringing its unique brand of a cappella to the Coal City Unit 1 Auditorium this weekend.
    “I promise you that we’ll be bringing our A game for the show. It’s gonna be a great time,” said Jeremy Lister, a founding member of the Nashville based group.
    The contemporary a cappella group was founded in May 2010 to compete on NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” and they quickly won over the contest judges that including Ben Folds, of the Ben Folds Five and Nicole Scherzinger, from the Pussycat Dolls, as well as millions of primetime viewers.
    Since its success on “The Sing-Off,” Street Corner Symphony has made its mark on the music world recording albums, providing clinics for schools, giving benefit for cancer and touring across the country and around the world.
    On Saturday, April 22 the group will be in Coal City for a 7 p.m. show as part of the Megan Bugg Concert Series.
    The concert series was established in spring 2016 by Megan Bugg, a sophomore at the high school. In December 2014 she was diagnosed with stage 4 Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma. Looking for a way to give back to the community that has and continues to support her through this journey, Megan and her family established the concert series with the goal of  bringing quality live entertainment to the community.
    This weekend’s Street Corner Symphony  concert will feature five members of the group including  Jeremy Lister and his brother, Jonathan.
    Street Corner Symphony’s repertoire covers a wide range of from rock and pop to gospel and a bit of barbershop, so a little something for the young and young at heart.
    Reserved seat tickets are available on-line at bit.ly/CCSCS422. Tickets will also be available at the door beginning one hour prior to the start of the show located at Coal City High School, 655 W. Division St. Proceeds from ticket sales support the continuation of the concert series.
    Those attending the concert have an opportunity to assist Megan in supporting other childhood cancer patients undergoing treatment by donating items such as coloring books, crayons, playing cards, board games, new stuffed animals and blankets that will be donated to hospitals. Donations will be collected in the school lobby prior to the show.