Teter’s concert Saturday at SMC benefits education scholarships

Published 5:28 pm Thursday, August 18, 2005

By Staff
DOWAGIAC - Edwardsburg native Jay Teter will be performing for his first "Concert on the Quad: Music for Education" benefit concert at Southwestern Michigan College on Saturday, Aug. 20, on the Dowagiac campus. Music starts at 4:30 p.m.
Teter performs at 6 p.m.
All the proceeds from this concert will go to the SMC Jay Teter Music Scholarship Fund at SMC.
As an up-and-coming country music sensation, Teter hasn't forgotten his roots.
He tries to give back to those who helped him along the way.
As a senior at Edwardsburg High School, Teter took dual-enrollment classes at SMC.
Teter hopes that this scholarship fund will help students get a solid start in a future music career through a quality college education.
Teter has had four songs in the Top 40 country music charts including "Football, Beer and You" and "Until You Find Your Mr. Right."
He is currently on his fourth album.
He also performs five nights a week at Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
The Northern Exposure Band will be warming up for Teter.
Based out of Three Rivers, this band claims to be southwest Michigan's answer to the best country music in the Northern South.
The members of The Northern Exposure Band have come from very different walks of life, although all started their musical journeys at an early age. Guitarist Bruce Schockley in an alumni of the Army Band and has played for two presidents. Drummer Matt Wilson, too, had a military music career by playing with the United States Marine Band. Another guitarist, Don Pountain, has opened for many famous artists including Joe Diffe, Tracy Lawrence, and Mark Chestnutt. Remember to bring your dancing shoes because this group of remarkable talent will have you stomping your feet in no time.
Gates at Southwestern Michigan College open at 4 p.m. with music starting at 4:30 p.m. All tickets are general admission for lawn seats. For extra comfort, please bring your own blanket or chair to sit on. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. No alcohol is permitted at the event.
Tickets are $5 per adult. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased through the Southwestern Michigan College box office by calling 269-782-1280 or 800-456-8675 x1280.
Tickets are also available at area Chemical Bank locations. For more information about the concert or Jay Teter, visit www.swmich.edu/jayteter.
For a full day of family fun, concert goers can head to Dowagiac earlier in the day to catch the Rod &Roll Classic Auto Show. Attendees will enjoy looking at classic autos and motorcycles, 1950s music and dance contests, a performance by Encore Dance Co., auto games, Tailgate Treasures' flea market, a Lions Club pancake breakfast and chicken barbeque.
Activities open in downtown Dowagiac at 7:30 a.m. and last all afternoon.