- $14 for one ticket to Melvin Seals & JGB (up to $27 value)
- When: Tuesday, March 10, at 8 p.m.
- Where: The Levoy Theatre
- Seating: reserved seating
- Door time: 7:30 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
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Melvin Seals & JGB
- What Jerry Garcia called Melvin Seals: “master of the universe”
- Why?: Seals helped Garcia develop the jam-band sound throughout his 18 years with the Jerry Garcia Band, all while also controlling the cosmos
- Seals’s ingredients for a good jam band: blues, funk, rock, and jazz with dashes of R & B and gospel
- His instruments of choice: Hammond B-3 organ, keyboards, his own powerful pipes
- JGB: Seals’s tight-knit band comprised of Dave Hebert (guitar and vocals), John-Paul McLean (bass), Pete Lavezzoli (drums), and Shirley Starks and Cheryl Rucker (backing vocals)
- Why their chemistry is a virtue: they create off-the-cuff, naturally evolving music that’s as spontaneous as it is genre-bending
There was no joy—or Puccini—in Millville when the Wilson Opera House burned to rubble in 1898. Thankfully for entertainment seekers, the Levoy Theatre rose from those ashes just 10 years later, starting out as a silent movie hall and vaudeville house in 1908. As with many theaters in the National Register of Historic Places, the Levoy witnessed vaudeville's demise when Warner Brothers turned it into a movie house in 1930. It saw great success throughout the '40s, but then suffered 36 years of vacancy during the age of the multiplexes. Then, in 1998, the Levoy Theater Preservation Society formed to save the landmark from extinction and restore its luster. Today, the marquee, facade, and interiors mirror the Levoy of the 1920s, and brand-new seats and a souped-up sound system help audiences forget about the world outside. The theater's diverse array of programming includes music concerts, dance productions, movies, and comedies, as well as dramas and musicals by The Off Broad Street Players, its resident theater company. But despite the times, the Levoy hasn't forgotten its roots, and at its 2013 reopening the silent films of Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton graced the screen, accompanied by a ragtime orchestra.