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Rome Little Theatre: benefit concert featuring “Kindred Fire” announced

July 16th, 2021 – 11:10 AM

Rome Little Theatre –

The swamp stompin’ roots rock local band, Kindred Fire, is thrilled to get back on the stage and perform an energy-packed concert benefitting their community friend, Rome Little Theatre. The concert takes place at Rome Little Theatre on Friday, July 23, 2021, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. and music beginning at 8:00 p.m. The evening celebrates Kindred Fire’s passion for connecting with and supporting local organizations and Rome Little Theatre’s commitment to contributing cultural and educational life to the community.

“After the year we’ve all had, we know now more than ever how essential it is to support each other,” says Austen Earp of Kindred Fire. “We’re thrilled to bring our music to the Rome Little Theatre stage and support their mission in making the arts accessible to Rome.”

Kindred Fire is comprised of musicians Austen Earp and Haley Morgan Smith. The friendship between the two creatives goes back to 2007, where they have, together and separately, played in numerous bands, had various successes with major record labels, toured extensively, and written a catalog of songs. A decade later, Austen and Haley found themselves searching for the fire and passion that music had brought them when they were younger – before it became work. As true kindred spirits, they found that in each other. Kindred Fire was created, and they began playing and writing songs together, and performing throughout the region.

“Our goal is not just to write catchy, fun music,” says Smith. “We love that, but we also want to inspire the next generation. Encourage them to identify their creative passions and use them to make the world more kind, more unified, and more beautiful.”

For Kindred Fire, a concert benefitting Rome Little Theatre was a perfect step in supporting that mission. Rome Little Theatre has entertained, engaged and enriched audiences in Rome and the surrounding areas since 1933. As one of the oldest community theatres in the country, Rome Little Theatre has prioritized community connection and fostering the magic of theatre for generations.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Kindred Fire to the RLT stage,” says Chris Davidson, Rome Little Theatre Executive Director. “Austen and Haley are brilliant artists with hearts to match. We’re so thankful for their support and for the opportunity to celebrate local artists together.”

Rome Little Theatre’s theme for their 2021-2022 season is Together Again. The shows and performances taking place on the stage all share a similar sentiment – celebrating the power of relationships within communities. Kindred Fire’s concert on the Rome Little Theatre stage is an idyllic way to welcome audiences back to the theatre and bring everyone together again.

Tickets for Kindred Fire’s concert can be found on the Rome Little Theatre website at Tickets are available in advance for $18 and day of for $20. For guest comfort, one seat will be left empty between parties. Patrons who are not vaccinated are encouraged to wear masks.