Live United in Music II postponed


Originally scheduled September 30th at the Community Arts Center (CAC), LIVE UNITED in Music II, presented by UPMC Susquehanna, has been postponed until April 19, 2022. The event which was to feature the music of Elton John, starring Michael Cavanaugh was a benefit for the Lycoming County United Way (LCUW). “We have been in close contact with the CAC, looked at masking requirements and vaccination rates, and consulted with our partners in healthcare before deciding to postpone the show, “said Ron Frick, President and CEO at the United Way. “While we are very disappointed, we are thrilled that Michael Cavanaugh, his band and his management love our community and want to come back when it’s safe to do so. We are also grateful to some of our sponsors, including our presenting sponsor UPMC, who agreed to allow us to use their dollars to support our annual campaign and celebration of 100 years as an organization. Our community was built and continues to thrive due to the generosity of our corporate and individual partners and this is just another confirmation that our work is necessary and appreciated,” said Frick. Even with the show postponed, the United Way is working with Cavanaugh to promote his virtual show which will be available free of charge to those who still want to spend some time on September 30 being entertained by a real showman. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Michael has been doing virtual shows from his home studio outside Las Vegas, and will be over 135 shows when September 30 rolls around. Patrons will be provided with a link via the United Way’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LycomingCountyUnitedWay. Cavanaugh was named the new voice of the American Rock ‘n Roll songbook, Michael Cavanaugh was handpicked by the Piano Man, Billy Joel himself to star in the smash Broadway hit Movin’ Out, which was nominated for both Grammy and Tony Awards. Michael began playing at age seven and formed his first band at age ten. In January of 1999, Michael received an offer that would unknowingly change his life: an opportunity to play Las Vegas at the famed New York, New York Hotel and Casino. It was there in 2001 that Billy Joel spotted Michael and joined him on stage. It only took two songs before Billy had found his new Piano Man. In 2008, Michael signed with Warner/ADA and distributed his first CD. Since then, he has performed countless shows and continues to tour today. Michael Cavanaugh is a truly professional musician that always puts on a one-of-a-kind show. Anyone who has purchased tickets at the Community Arts Center will be contacted and tickets can be refunded or transferred to the new date. Patrons wishing to donate their tickets may do so to benefit either the United Way or the Community Arts Center. All proceeds will benefit the Lycoming County United Way and the 38 human service programs they and they’re community partners support in Lycoming, Sullivan and Tioga Counties. For questions or sponsorship opportunities in April, please contact Ron Frick at 570.666.4382.


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