The inaugural "Easton Rocks!" fundraiser concert, presented by DustinSchoof.com, will be held 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the theater's Acopian Ballroom. The show will feature performances by Lehigh Valley-based acts Carter Lansing, Blue Jean, Alex Radus Trio and Roi and the Secret People.
Tickets cost $12 and can be purchased online at shopstatetheatre.org/easton-rocks, at the box office, 453 Northampton St., and by calling 610-252-3132.
All of the proceeds from the event will go toward the State Theatre's "Get Plastered" campaign to repair years of plaster damage caused by a leaking roof and to restore the venue's ornate architecture.
ABOUT ROI AND THE SECRET PEOPLE: Roi and the Secret People -- fronted by charismatic lead singer Mike Roi -- have been turning heads throughout the area with their exciting live shows and dynamic rock 'n' roll sound. The group is rounded out by keyboardist Jason Hedrington, guitarist Ed Golden, bassist Glen Radomski and drummer Craig Martyn. Roi and the Secret People released the album, Phoenix, in 2013, which spawned the singles "Drive" and the title track. The band is planning to release the follow-up to Phoenix in 2016.
ABOUT ALEX RADUS: Alex Radus' music draws inspiration from the American songwriting spectrum and beyond. The trio made their debut in 2014 during Mayfair in Allentown and have since performed throughout the Lehigh Valley and Bucks County, as well as Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Radus released the album Jewels and Tinware in September 2014.
ABOUT CARTER LANSING: When he is not performing as a solo artist, Lansing handles guitar and lead vocals for Acoustic Kitty Project. Lansing's music draws from Americana, country and folk influences; songs told through a personal narrative that taps deep into the vein of folk and raw passion. He released the album, Shine, in 2013. Shine includes the songs "Porn Star Moustache," "No One Rides for Free" and the title track.
ABOUT BLUE JEAN: Blue Jean was formed in late 2009 by singer-guitarist Chris Hallett and bassist Dustin Schoof, after a decade of cutting their respective teeth on the Lehigh Valley and Pocono indie rock circuits. Blue Jean combines the pop sensibility of Weezer with the melodic touch of Spill Canvas and the bright hue of Jimmy Eat World. The band released their sophomore album, Alchemy, and the single "Dumb Love," in 2014.
There will be a limited number of "Easton Rocks!" T-shirts for sale, courtesy of Rutler Screen Printing, Inc. T-shirts cost $10 each. All of the proceeds from T-shirt sales will benefit the State Theatre's "Get Plastered" fundraising campaign.