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Central Terminal Restoration Corporation
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2011
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies to Headline Deco-Fest at Central Terminal
National Touring Act to Celebrate the “Style & Swing” of Beloved Landmark
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The “swing & style” of Buffalo Central Terminal will be celebrated during Deco-Fest on Friday, June 24th, 2011. The inaugural Deco-Fest, to benefit the restoration of the art deco landmark, will feature a rare Buffalo performance by the multi-platinum national recording artists Cherry Poppin’ Daddies as well as an eclectic mix of dance demonstrations, art deco merchandise and displays. This modern spin on the art deco era is planned to coincide with the 82nd anniversary of the Terminal’s grand opening in 1929.
More than just a concert, Deco-Fest will also feature three opening acts, a retro Burlesque performance by Chelsea Green from Pole Play Dance Studio and complimentary swing dance lessons by Chuck Chazz. Retro pin-up model Kelly “Kelvis” Welsted will appear at Deco-Fest for pictures and autographs. Scarlet Noir Photographic will provide festival goers the chance to become a vintage pin-up model using the Central Terminal as a backdrop.
Deco-Fest headliner, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, sold over 2 million records back in the late 90s their top-20 Billboard hit, “Zoot Suit Riot.” Still popular today, some consider “Zoot Suit Riot.” the anthem of the late 90′s swing revival. Opening bands during Deco-Fest will include Rochester’s Krypton 88, The Royal Crowns from Toronto, Ontario and rock-a-billy sounds from Buffalo’s own Blue Ribbon Bastards.
Doors open at 5pm on Friday, June 24th for this 18 and over event. Tickets are $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door with all proceeds going towards the volunteer efforts to stabilize and restore Buffalo Central Terminal. Buffalo Central Terminal is located at 495 Paderewski Drive in Buffalo’s Historic Polonia District. More information may be found at www.Deco-Fest.com.
Corporate support for Deco-Fest comes from West-Herr Toyota Scion, Mighty Taco, Pin-Up Magazine, Chef’s Restaurant, Retro Lovely Magazine and Scarlet Noir Photographic. The Best Western Plus Galleria Inn & Suites has been designated as the official hotel of Deco-Fest. Conveniently located about 10 minutes from the Central Terminal and Downtown Buffalo, this Hotel is the perfect choice for out of town guests. Mention Deco-Fest to get 20% OFF any available room that weekend.
The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) was founded in 1997 to oversee the stabilization and restoration of the New York Central Terminal in Buffalo, New York. The Terminal complex includes an 18-acre site that hosts an art deco office tower, passenger concourse and four-story baggage building. In 2011 the CTRC released its master plan that outlined various infrastructure needs and development opportunities. The mission of the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation is to ensure that the original grandeur of the Terminal is available to current and future generations.