CES at FSU to Present On the EDGE Series of Cutting-Edge Performances

Aug 21, 2018 4:00 PM

CES’ 2018-19 On the EDGE series at Frostburg State University will once again present cutting-edge performers who stretch the boundaries of their art forms. All shows, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall of FSU's Lane University Center, feature informal table seating, comfortable couch and armchair seating, and food and beverage options.

The series will open on Wednesday, Oct. 17, with an upbeat evening of funky, jazzy music when saxophonist Jeff Coffin of the legendary Dave Matthews Band and five-time Grammy Award winner Roy “Futureman” Wooten from the celebrated bluegrass and jazz fusion band, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, take the stage. (Due to unforeseen circumstances, Rashawn Ross will not appear.) The performance will also feature guest appearances from the FSU Jazz Orchestra and FSU Department of Music faculty.

South Africa’s pioneer industrial percussion act, 1st Project, will perform on Thursday, Nov. 15. The group’s high-octane, spirited performances have electrified audiences throughout the world, including regular appearances in Las Vegas.

Powerhouse vocalist Stacey Kay will perform on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. Kay effortlessly blends rhythmic pop with earthy soul for an evening of feisty, flirty, larger-than-life entertainment.

Combining boundless musical prowess and sharp comedic timing, the a cappella singers of Six Appeal will present an energetic evening of music that spans decades of classic oldies, current chart toppers and catchy original tunes. Their Thursday, April 18, performance is certain to delight audience members of all ages.

On the EDGE tickets go on sale Monday, Aug. 27. Tickets are $15 and may be ordered by visiting ces.frostburq.edu or by calling 1-866-849-9237 or 301-687-3137. Member, military and group discount rates are also available. The box office, located in the Lane Center, is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Cultural Events Series is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. On the web at www.msac.org. CES is sponsored in part by the City of Frostburg.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.