The Direct Energy Band will be featured in a benefit performance for the Simon House 8 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Grand Theatre. The band plays music of the 1960s-1980s.
Tickets range from $25 to $45 and are on sale at the Grand Theatre ticket office, 312 W. Main St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 502-352-7469. Tickets also may be purchased online at http://www.grandtheatrefrankfort.org.
Proceeds from this concert will benefit the Simon House, a local nonprofit organization providing housing and other services for homeless women who are pregnant or have children. Simon House also provides assistance to community residents needing help when they face economic and other challenges.
For the past 26 years, Simon House has worked to reduce homelessness and provide hope for women and children in the Franklin County area.
The band, Direct Energy, has a solid rock foundation fused with the sharp, driving power of a horn section. From the very first downbeat, Direct Energy takes concert-goers back in time.
The band’s instrumentation of guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, a four-piece horn section and a lead singer allows Direct Energy to recapture the music of Chicago and other performers such as Earth Wind and Fire and Stevie Wonder.
Formed in 2000, Direct Energy, from Columbus, Ohio, was originally born from a group of experienced working musicians’ desires to play music they were never able to play in other bands — hit songs that make memories.
The audience will hear Vernon Leland Curren on guitar, Ron Ekker on bass, Jan Byer on drums and the soulful voice of Dan Compton supported by the horn section of Dave Miller and Mike Lee on trumpet and Todd Thornton on sax.