Feel The Love Christmas Concert
THIS YEAR’S FEEL THE LOVE OF CHRISTMAS CONCERT
WILL BE B.C. TAYLOR’S LAST
Benefits Child Health Care through Renda Broadcastings
40th annual Teddy Bear Fund Drive
A popular Christmas tradition will return to the Kovalchick Complex in Indiana for one final year when the FEEL THE LOVE OF CHRISTMAS CONCERT returns on Saturday, December 21st at 7:30 PM. The annual concert will benefit Renda Broadcasting’s 40th annual Teddy Bear Fund which funds child health care at Indiana Regional Medical Center’s Pediatrics Department and the Free Care Fund at Children’s Hospital, but sadly it will be the last.
A tradition started over 20 years ago by the late musician/singer/songwriter B.E. Taylor will end after this holiday season tour, as his son B.C. Taylor conducts the final “Feel The Love of Christmas” tour next month including the December 21 date at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, located off of Wayne Avenue in Indiana near Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
“This will be an experience you won’t want to miss, and a night you’ll never forget,” said B.C. Taylor. “Come feel the love with us, one last time. Indiana has always been one of our favorite stops and we are pleased to have this final tour once again support such a wonderful cause,” Taylor added. “It will be a fun-filled night of music and entertainment that the entire family will enjoy, with a twist this year,” said Mark Bertig, V.P. and General Manager of Renda Broadcasting who chairs the radio station groups annual Teddy Bear Fund Drive. “B.C. told us that they are going to perform a lot songs they haven’t done in a long time, and songs that have never been performed in Indiana. We are also grateful to our present-ing sponsor S&T Bank. They have believed in this show from the beginning and we are pleased to have their support one final time.”
The B.E. Taylor Christmas Concerts date back to 1995 and first came to Indiana in 2012 and became an instant hit, growing each year until B.E. Taylor’s sudden passing on August 7, 2017. It provided an incred-ible financial boost to the Teddy Bear Fund Drive. After Taylor’s passing, the band did a tribute show at the Capitol Theatre in his hometown of Wheeling, West Virginia in 2017, and then last year took the show on the road to multiple cities, including Indiana. But for many reasons, 2019 will be the finale.
“The reason I want to make sure everyone does know that this is the last year, because when dad passed, everyone assumed, and rightfully so, that the show would happen again the next year because it did for twenty years.” B.C. Taylor said. “So with his passing, fans may have taken it for granted thinking ‘if they can’t make it this year they will go next year’, and I just want to make sure that anyone that wants to come and see the show one last time, that they know that this is it, and they will have the opportunity to do so, one final time.”
“The show has been a huge part of our Teddy Bear Fund Drive fund raising efforts,’ says Jim Decesare, Operations Manager for Renda Broadcasting of Indiana. “Certainly there are oth-er factors like our wonderful school group donations, businesses, listeners, and other fund raisers, but the concert gave it a boost, so we will have a huge void to fill. We do understand that B.C. Tay-lor’s own career has really taken off in Nashville, so we are excited for him, but we understand the decision.”
B.C. Taylor is a Wheeling native, who is now based in Nashville, Tennessee and he is touring year round with a rising country group known as Filmore.
“Last year’s ’tribute show’ was very special for so many reasons, and now we want to make this farewell show unique and different as we come back to Indiana one final time,” B.C. Taylor said. “ We had an incredible response when we came to Indiana the first time in 2012, and it had grown every year. The sound in the KCAC is unreal, the glow sticks, and the energy from the crowd. Indiana really blew it out of the park, and you really can’t top what we had built up. Everybody was so fired up the whole time, that it made it so easy to go out there and perform. There was an electric atmosphere and we are hoping that together, we can re-create that and more for this final performance.”
One hundred percent of the concert proceeds will benefit the Renda Broadcasting Teddy Bear Fund Drive, which has generated nearly three million dollars for the Indiana Regional Medical Center Pediatric Unit and the Free Care Fund at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Joining B.C. Taylor for the concert will be longtime collaborators like Rick Witkowsky, Hermie Granta, Jeff Jimerson, and Jamie Peck, and many award winning musicians from around the country.
For tickets visit at the Kovalchick Complex Box Office which is located in the main lobby of the KCAC at 711 Pratt Drive, Indiana, PA. Tickets are also available on-line at iuptix.com, or by calling 1-800-514-3849. Tickets are priced at $50, $37, and $30. Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover cards are accepted for ticket purchases.
For More Information, Group Tickets, or special requests contact the KCAC Box Office or Mark Bertig from Renda Broadcasting at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (724) 471-1052.