On January 23th, Jamestown’s St. Susan Center will once again host “Soup and a Song,” a program combining music by popular local musical groups and a great dinner. For the modest admission price of $10, guests will be treated not only to an evening of live musical entertainment, but a meal consisting of specialty soups created by Chef Carrie Gifford of Murdock’s Family Restaurant and the staff at St. Susan Center. Guests will have the choice of 5 different specialty soups as well as various breads, crackers, desserts, and beverages.
The evening’s entertainment will be provided by the popular Bill Ward and Amanda Barton. These two have joined forces to create a powerhouse duo replete with sweet harmony, searing fiddle, mandolin and guitar, and fresh original music. Amanda hails from a Bluegrass family and has honed her craft touring and recording with roots favorites, Big Leg Emma for the past decade. Bill’s vocal and guitar style and Amanda’s sweet singing and fiddle playing are the perfect blend of traditional and alternative roots music. They both enjoy playing for benefits like Soup and a Song. Executive Director Jeffrey Smith says, “We are excited to have them back preforming at St. Susan Center Soup and a Song event this year.
The Soup and Song events will be held at St. Susan Center located at 31 Water Street. The public will be admitted beginning at 6:00 pm, with the entertainment beginning shortly after and playing until 8pm. Tickets are available at the door. Additional Soup and Songs are scheduled for February 27th and March 26th.
Proceeds from the Soup and a Song series will benefit St. Susan Center, Jamestown’s soup kitchen, which is beginning its 32nd year of service to the Jamestown community. According to Smith, 119,831 meals were served at the center in 2015.