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Megan Bugg Concert Series welcomes SCS

COAL CITY – Street Corner Symphony is a six-man group from Nashville and they are coming Saturday to Coal City.

The a cappella group will perform in the Coal City Unit 1 Auditorium at Coal City High School as part of the Megan Bugg Concert Series.

The daughter of Kent and Debbie Bugg, Megan is a sophomore at Coal City High School.

When Megan was first diagnosed with Stage 4 ARMS (alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma) on Dec. 30, 2014, she only had two days off until she started her 54-week chemo treatment plan. During those two days off, Megan only had one request, which was to see the musical production of “Newsies,” in Chicago.

This spring, Megan was able to realize her dream of participating in the Coal City High School musical production of “The Little Mermaid.”

“Throughout Megan’s battle with cancer, music and theater have served as an important outlet for her,” said her father, Kent Bugg, who is the superintendent of the Coal City Unit 1 School District.

“With that love of theater in mind, Megan and our family were looking for a way to give something back to our community, which has been so supportive of us throughout Megan’s battle. We thought the best way to say thank you would be to start the Megan Bugg Concert Series, which would bring quality professional concerts to our community,” Kent Bugg said.

The concert series kicked off last spring with a performance by The Texas Tenors. This season starts with Street Corner Symphony. SCS came to international notoriety in 2010 when they became runners-up on NBC’s “The Sing Off.”

Since then, the men of SCS have performed around the world giving benefits, clinics and concerts, as well as recording two full albums and numerous singles.

The six men of Street Corner Symphony are Adam Chance, Mark McLemore, Kurt Zimmerman and brothers, Jeremy, Jonathan and Richie Lester. Experts in multiple styles of music, SCS is comfortable moving between most any genre of music, appealing to young and old alike.

Reserved seat tickets are available online at bit.ly/CCSCS422. Student admission is $15 and $20 for adults.

The ticket site will automatically locate the best available seats, however, concert-goers can select their own seats simply by clicking on “let me choose my seats” located under the seating chart.

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