This Friday, April 9th, Germantown's Poplar Pike Playhouse will stage an unique event, bringing home-grown Memphis music to the suburbs in an attempt to raise funds for Germantown High School's Fine Arts program.
The show is being billed as "Susan Marshall and Friends" but is in actually a showcase for three well-known local artists. The soul-singing chanteuse Marshall, who released her second LP, Little Red, in 2009 to critical acclaim, will be joined on-stage by folk/blues guitarists and songwriters Sid Selvidge and Alvin Youngblood Hart.
The evening won't be the first occasion the Germantown High graduate Marshall has lent her talents to support the award-winning Fine Arts program at GHS.
“Susan has brought dynamic performers together for a benefit concert at the Playhouse for many years now, and it has grown quite a following as one of the best concerts in town, bar none,” said Frank Bluestein, Chairman of the GHS Fine Arts department and Artistic Director of the Poplar Pike Playhouse.
Reserved seating for "Susan Marshall and Friends" can be purchased in advance at ppp.org or by calling the Poplar Pike Playhouse box office at 901-755-7775. Tickets are $22 for adults; $18 for seniors; and $15 for students.