Addition to the show: Demler to emcee Gowanda concert

GOWANDA — Gowanda’s Historic Hollywood Theater is pleased to announce Maryalice Demler of WGRZ-TV will be the emcee for The Chicago Authority concert taking place at the theater at 7 p.m. Saturday.

“With her incredibly busy schedule, we are delighted Maryalice chose to be with us to emcee the show,” stated Mark Burr, Gowanda’s Historic Hollywood Theater president. “Our red carpet gets double duty with The Chicago Authority and now MaryAlice!”

Presented by Gowanda’s Historic Hollywood Theater, The Chicago Authority concert is a fundraiser for the theater’s restoration and for the Drums Along the Waterfront Scholarship Fund.

The Chicago Authority is a tribute to the music of one of the most popular and prolific bands of all time: Chicago! Chicago has been one of the top touring acts for 50 years and their 2016 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has skyrocketed their popularity and introduced their 36-album catalog of music to millions of new fans. The Chicago Authority pays tribute to that legacy during a three-hour show that mimics the look and duplicates the sound of the touring band. Those in attendance will hear hits including “Make Me Smile,” “Saturday in the Park,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “Hard Habit to Break” and “Colour My World,” plus selected album cuts such as Introduction, In the Country, and Flight 602.

The event starts at 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets for the event are $20 (all fees/taxes included) and seating is general admission. Tickets can be purchased online at or charge by phone at (317) 275-1212.

In Gowanda, tickets can be purchased at Gowanda Harley Davidson, McCormack’s Hardware, through Brenda at Community Bank and through Jason at Honk’s Grape & Grain.

Parking is free. The venue is ADA Accessible and can assist any patrons with mobility needs. Ted’s Food Truck will be located under the marquee starting at 6 p.m. Food for purchase and a cash bar will be available inside the theater.

Gowanda’s Historic Hollywood Theater, Ltd. is a non-profit community group dedicated to the restoration of the Theater. It is the vision and mission of Gowanda’s Historic Hollywood Theater, Ltd. to see the completed theater utilized as a regional center for the visual and performing arts, where families can enjoy movies, concerts and live entertainment.