SEWICKLEY — On Feb. 17, Liz Berlin kicks off Folk February, a new concert series at the Sweetwater Center for the Arts.
A founding member of Pittsburgh’s multi-platinum Rusted Root before embarking on a successful solo career, Berlin will hit the Sewickley center’s Community Room stage at 7:30 p.m., following an hour-long live cooking demonstration by the leader of Sweetwater’s new culinary program leader, chef Andrew Alvarez, whose impressive resume includes restaurants in Cleveland and Cincinnati, and as a culinary instructor at at Gaynor’s School of Cooking in Pittsburgh.
Seating is first come first serve, with Big Spring Spirits of Bellefonte, Pa., pouring signature cocktails, inspired by Berlin’s music. I’d be disappointed if they don’t have a drink named for Rusted Root’s “Ecstasy” or “Send Me on My Way” (heard in Enterprise rental car commercials).
Tickets cost $40, which includes two complimentary cocktails, or $30 without the booze, at sweetwaterartcenter.org
Folk February continues Feb. 24 with Jess Klein & The Good Time. According to Sweetwater officials, the concert series “focuses on folk and Americana music, as we bring the community together.”
For more information about Folk February, visit https://sweetwaterartcenter.org/events/folk-february/