Renowned Songstress Jen Kane Takes to the Stage at Long Island National Historic Landmark Theater

Jen Kane’s concert highlights activities during Riverhead’s Edgar Allan Poe Festival on November 1st.

Riverhead, Long Island, NY (October 14, 2014) — The ever popular vocalist Jen Kane will be making a special appearance during Riverhead’s Edgar Allan Poe Festival in celebration of Halloween. Jen will perform in a children’s concert titled Little Monster Costume Party on Saturday, November 1st at 6 PM at the Vail Leavitt Music Hall on Peconic Avenue in Riverhead. Ms. Kane has done live music theater and countless performances for children’s theatre from Manhattan to Long Island’s East End that have thrilled children and their families.

Her powerful alto voice has graced stages in leading roles as Eva Peron in Evita, Anita in West Side Story, a run in Smokey Joe’s Café, and Why Oh Why Can’t I, an original Judy Garland musical, a two-year stint in Swing! as Ann, and again in a lead role as Esther in Meet Me In St. Louis.

“Doing shows for children are special for me,” says Jen Kane. “Interacting with the kids and sending them home with smiles and warm memories are a delight. I help their imaginations run wild. The Vail Leavitt show will be fun for everyone. I am honored to be part of it.”

Activities taking place during the Edgar Allan Poe Festival weekend sponsored by the Town of Riverhead and the Riverhead Business Improvement District include: a Main Street Riverhead Halloween Parade on October 31 at 7 PM, trick-or-treating at various downtown businesses on Halloween, readings by numerous Long Island authors, various street skits, street musicians, and impromptu performances and surprises at downtown venues. Edgar Allan Poe’s works as well as spooky Halloween themes will be central to all of the events.

“We are delighted to have Jen Kane in the lineup,”says Ray Pickersgill, president of the Riverhead BID. “Her appearance adds yet another professional flair to the festival.”

The Vail-Leavitt Music Hall is a National Historic Landmark that was built in 1881 and modeled after the Ford Theater in Washington, DC. Also appearing in the evening’s music presentation before Ms. Kane is Grammy Award nominee children’s performer Brady Rymer. Fireworks follow the concert outside the theater. All events during the Edgar Allan Poe weekend are free and open to all ages.

Riverhead’s Edgar Allan Poe Festival is taking place under the expert guidance of Sal St. George. “We are thrilled to have two first rate children’s entertainers sharing the stage at the Vail Leavitt,” says Creative Director, Sal St. George. “This will be a program you will not want to miss.” St. George’s original programs have been featured at Disney World, Busch Gardens, and Sea World. He is known on Long Island as the creative force behind Port Jefferson’s Dickens Festival and other notable events.

Riverhead’s Edgar Allan Poe Festival takes place October 31st, November 1st, and November 2nd throughout downtown Riverhead. All events during the Edgar Allan Poe weekend are free and open to all ages.

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