St. John’s Episcopal Church to hold annual music event

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Ready for a concert at St. John's Episcopal Church in Avon-By-The-Sea. RYAN WELSH / THE COAST STAR
AVON-BY-THE-SEA — St. John’s Episcopal Church, the oldest church in Avon-By-The-Sea, will host an evening of live music on Wednesday, July 26, at 8 p.m. The 134-year-old chapel will welcome another gathering of “The St. John’s Sessions,” a certified nonprofit event co-founded by Senior Church Warden Sarah Sibbald and event organizer, Chris Krebs.   “My pay is seeing the artists, seeing the audience and feeling the magic of the moment,” said Mr. Krebs. There will be a $10 donation fee at the door for guests. Fifty percent of event proceeds will be for the performers and the other half will be donated to maintenance of the church. Headlining musician of the evening will be guitarist and vocalist Barbara Paskin. Ms. Paskin, guidance counselor at Asbury Park High School, will be paying tribute to artists Mary Chapin Carpenter and Kate Wolf, by performing select renditions of their songs. “It’s these kinds of artists that put guitars in kids’ hands,” said Mr. Krebs.     Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the event will kick off at 8 p.m. The program is expected to be an hour long.

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