Straight No Chaser will bring their Open Bar Tour to the Salem Civic Center March 31, 2021. This event was rescheduled from April 2, 2020. If you have already purchased tickets to an event, they will transfer over to the new date. If the new date does not work for you, you will receive a refund at your point of purchase, either Ticketmaster.com or the Salem Civic Center Box Office, when the building reopens after May 4th.
If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses... think again. Straight No Chaser are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases.
Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense... and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.
“Every year it gets better and better,” says Tyler Trepp. “We keep surprising ourselves in a good way, and it just keeps growing.” Along with Stine and Trepp, the current lineup features Walter Chase, Jerome Collins, Seggie Isho, Michael Luginbill, Charlie Mechling, Steve Morgan, and David Roberts. They all have a hand in choosing songs, which mirror the singers’ widespread musical tastes, ranging from R&B and old-school funk to folk and classic rock. In addition to “Motownphilly/This Is How We Do It,” the group tackles Ricky Martin’s “Livin La Vida Loca,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way,” James Brown’s “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag,” and Percy Sledge’s “When a Man Loves a Woman,” a soulful ode to the singers’ significant others.
Reserved seat tickets are $39.50, $49.50 & $59.50. Preferred parking also is available for $5. Tickets can be purchased at the Salem Civic Center Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. They also can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.