Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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June 6, 2013

June 17 concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity

CROSSVILLE — The Swing Street Big Band, under the direction of Bill Schneider, is hitting Crossville again, this time partnering with Habitat for Humanity for a benefit concert with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity’s building program in Crossville. The concert will be held from 7-9 p.m. at Stone Memorial High School on June 17. The cost of the tickets are $10 and available at Cumberland County Bank, First National Bank, and the FFG Beauty shop in the Village Green Mall. The benefit is to raise awareness and generate funding for Habitat’s mission to "build homes for low income families in need of affordable housing."

The concert will feature the Swing Street’s talented, resident vocalists Wanda Hepburn and Rusty McClanahan, both from the Crossville area, who have performed at many local venues including the Cumberland County Playhouse and Crossville’s historic Palace Theatre. Wanda previously sang with the Big Band Sound, Cookeville, and Rusty previously sang with the Trinidaires (Big Band), Trinidad, CO. The program will also feature special guest appearances from Cumberland Playhouse stars Jason Ross and Patty Payne, which is sure to make for an unforgettable evening.

The Swing Street Big Band will perform many of the classic Big Band Tunes, including “In The Mood," “Chattanooga Choo Choo,"  “Take The A Train," etc… paying tribute to the Big Band icons, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and others.  And, when you hear the Swing Street’s drummer,  Kurt Snider, perform “Sing, Sing, Sing,” a classic made popular by the King of Swing, Louis Prima, you’ll believe it is Gene Krupa himself.

“It takes support from the whole community to make Habitat for Humanity and events like this successful. Habitat for Humanity is preparing a home right now for a mother and her 2-year-old daughter. This concert and support from the community is going help bring her into a place that she can call home for her family. We encourage everyone to get involved by either purchasing a ticket to the concert or spread the word about this exciting night of unforgettable performances,” said development director Vanessa Petty.

For tickets or information about the benefit concert, please contact Vanessa at 484-4565 or email You can also stop by the Habitat office/Restore at 329 McLarty Lane in Crossville or visit their new website

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