South Pasadena troubadour Brad Colerick, a native of “Heart City, USA” — Valentine, Neb. — will host a Valentine’s Day “Drive-in” concert to benefit Union Station Homeless Services. The event will be broadcast to the immediate area on 87.9 FM from the parking lot of the South Pasadena Theatre Workshop.
Known for his long-standing shows pre-pandemic, Colerick has pivoted in recent months to offering a weekly podcast as well as periodic live shows via Zoom.
On Feb. 14, he wanted to offer something a little different to give people a safe activity for Valentine’s Day. “I really miss live music and I know so many others that do as well. So I’ll be broadcasting on a low power FM transmitter, allowing concertgoers to tune in on their car stereos within a couple of blocks,” explained Colerick. “The signal will be nice and clear in the adjacent parking areas and streets.”
Colerick will share his stories and songs in a set of original Americana music along with his bandmate David Plenn. Plenn will also feature his original song “Lover’s Lullaby.” Opening the show will be South Pasadena singer-songwriter Jessica Gerhardt accompanied by her boyfriend, Arend Lee Jessurun.
“You can celebrate Valentine’s Day, enjoy some live music, and support a great cause,” Colerick said. “I urge everyone to pick up something from our wonderful local restaurants who also need some love.”
The ticket price of $20 will all go to Union Station Homeless Services. Tickets are on the honor system and can be purchased online at bradcolerick.com/shows. Additional donations for the performers can be added to the purchase price.
The concert will start at 4 p.m. Just pull up and tune in to 87.9 FM and enjoy the show. For those who can’t attend, the show will also be live-streamed at facebook.com/bradcolerickmusic.