Benefit for gregg’s gardens

During the height of Beatlemania in the mid to late 1960’s and 1970’s, hardly a neighborhood existed where you wouldn’t find a garage or basement rec room filled with earnest young people enthusiastically strumming and drumming  their versions of the hit music of the day. 

This was the beginning of The Golden Age of Rock, and if you grew up in Warren among the best of these bands were The Holes in the Road, The Shaddows, and MF Rattlesnake.  These bands dominated the local music scene; headlining shows at venues like The Gold Record, Champion Rollerarena, The Bobcat Club, Packard Music Hall, Lefty and Jim’s, The Patio and the legendary dances at Christ Episcopal Church. 

Now nearly forty years later, members of these bands Gary McCoy, Doug Thomas, Dennis Csiszer and Gary Sloas are returning to the Christ Episcopal Church stage to present an evening of the greatest rock music duets of all-time in a fun-filled show called “The Power of Two”.  

The show will include performances of great duets from The Beatles, The Everly Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, Sonny & Cher, Peter & Gordon, The Bee Gees and many more.  Many talented area musicians will also be featured including Liz Lewis (The Mainstreet Lions), Tom and Cara Smeltzer (Full House), Rick Hartley (Sideshow), Jay Wonders, and Rosalie Opalka.  Lighting and sound engineering will be provided by Dante Divincenzo.

“We are very happy to be able get the band together one more time to benefit this community which has meant so much to all of us for so many years” said Thomas who recently returned to the area after living in Georgia and Tennessee for a number of years.  “There’s nothing I enjoy more than playing music with these folks right here in Warren and how appropriate to be able to do it at Christ Episcopal Church, the scene of so many fantastic musical events past and present.”    

Proceeds from the event will benefit gregg’s gardens and the effort to create a Garden District in Warren’s oldest neighborhood. For more information please visit

The show will be held in the parish hall at Christ Episcopal Church on Saturday July, 6th beginning at 7:30 p.m.  The church is located at 2627 Atlantic St. NE in Warren. 

Admission is free; however, a donation to Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership in support of gregg’s gardens is requested.