Postponed – April Verch Band

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March 23, 2020

Dear Midwest Theater Patron:
Our records show that you have purchased tickets to the April Verch Band at the Midwest Theater on April 30. Due to CDC guidelines on large gatherings amid the COVID-19 outbreak, this concert has been postponed, and we are working to reschedule it during the 2020/2021 Performing Arts Season. Because of the unusual circumstances, we have implemented a flexible ticket return policy, and you have a few options:

1. Donation. Do nothing, and we will donate the value of the ticket/s purchased to the Midwest Theater. We will send you a donation tax receipt letter at the end of the year.
2. Exchange. Mail us the enclosed exchange/credit/refund request form with your original tickets, to exchange your tickets for the rescheduled April Verch Concert – TBA. You would retain your original seats at the original price. We would contact you to confirm the new date.
3. Credit. Mail us the enclosed exchange/credit/refund request form with your original tickets, to convert the value of your ticket/s to a credit in your account, to be used towards another Midwest Theater performing arts show at a later date thru May 1, 2021.
4. Refund. Mail us the enclosed exchange/credit/refund request form with your original tickets, to request a full refund.

If we do not receive your credit/refund request form by April 14, 2020, the value of your tickets will automatically be donated to support the ongoing operations of the Midwest Theater.
If you purchased tickets for other people, we would appreciate it if you would notify those patrons of the show’s cancellation.
We are not conducting walk-in business at this time, but our staff is available via phone 308-632-4311 or email Midwest@Nebraskarts.com if you have any questions.

Thanks for your continued support of the Midwest Theater.
Sincerely,
Billy J. Estes
Executive Director
Friends of the Midwest Theater

 

 

While Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa
Valley, Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and
beyond, for a well-rounded tour-de-force of North Americana sounds. Verch tours with world-
class musicians as a trio, featuring acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass and clawhammer banjo in
addition to Verch’s vocals, fiddle and foot percussion.

One might suspect a performer with as many talents as Verch would pause to take a breath, or
need to somewhat compartmentalize her skills during a live performance. But on stage, Verch is
almost superhuman, flawlessly intertwining and overlapping different performative elements.
She stepdances while fiddling. She sings while step-dancing. Sometimes she sings, steps and
fiddles all at once, with apparent ease and precision. Verch is – as they say – a triple threat in
performance, her live show a beautiful companion to her music: versatile, robust, and
masterfully executed.