Saturday Nite Live At The Larimer

Sept 20th 7:30 PM 

In picture Left to right  Luke Taft, Robbie Burkes and Richie Reiter

    The Arts Council of Greater Palatka and the band Downpour are teaming up to help feed the hungry at this month’s Saturday Nite Live at the Larimer. The normal $7 entry fee will be free in exchange for three non-perishable food items that will be donated to a local food bank. This special event will take place September 20th at the Larimer Arts Center, 216 Reid Street. Doors open at 7 and the music starts at 7:30. Music lovers of all ages are invited to help the Arts Council collect much need food for some of Putnam’s less fortunate families while having fun and listening to great music at this feel-good event.

    Downpour is a rock and roll power trio that believes in giving back to the community. In the blazing Florida August heat, Downpour helped to raise money for the troops this past summer at an event in Pomona Park. “We like to do what we can to help with causes like The Arts Council’s food drive. It might be me looking for food one day”, says bassist and keyboard player for the band, Luke Taft. The groups lead singer and guitar player, Richie Reiter, said of the event, “Anything I can do to help, I know what it’s like to be hungry”. Robbie Burkes, the drummer of the trio shares the other members’ sentiments.

    Downpour performs a mixture of rock, southern rock, and original music that ranges in era styles from the 70s to modern while their high energy show maintains a common thread of power trio flavor. The band’s super tight rhythm, funky grooves, and dynamic melody are a staple to their success. A unique aspect of Downpour is the instrumentation that includes guitar, drums, bass, keyboards, and three vocal voices. The three piece band puts out a thick rich sound while staying true to unmistakable power trio tightness.

        The Arts Council is excited to have such talent grace the stage of the Scarlet Hill Theater at the Larimer Arts Center. Part of the mission of Saturday Nite Live at the Larimer is to offer quality music suitable for all ages at a low cost. The Scarlet Hill Theater offers a dynamic sound quality that is rich and pleasing to the ears, while the atmosphere of the Larimer "Coffee House" setting is laid back, social, and friendly. Luke Taft, Saturday Nite Live Chair, urges those who have not attended a concert at The Larimer Arts Center to come out and see what all the hype is about.
        Saturday Nite Live at the Larimer is supported in part by memberships, the Putnam County Tourist Development Council, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. For more information call 386-328-8998.

Denise Aiken
Executive Director

The Arts Council is the Designated Local Arts Agency for Putnam County and is supported in part by our members,
 the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts,

the City of Palatka, the Putnam County Commission and the Putnam County Tourist Development Council.