Saturday, March 24 2018 7PM: On-The-Road and In-The-Round

posted Nov 27, 2017, 2:29 PM by John Ward   [ updated Nov 27, 2017, 2:34 PM ]
On-The-Road and In-The-Round: Bickhart, Schuyler, Arata
Trinity Presbyterian Church in Berwyn PA continues their successful Trinity Spotlight Concert Series on Saturday, March 24th 2018, with an In-The-Round featuring Craig Bickhardt, Thom Schuyler, and Tony Arata.  Join us in the sanctuary for one special evening of great music by three highly acclaimed singer-songwriters.  You’ll Laugh a Lot, Cry a Little and Really Be Inspired!

Craig Bickhardt is the uniting force behind this critically acclaimed In-The-Round series at venues throughout the country. Craig, Thom, and Jack are three of the original Writers in the Round at Nashville’s fabled Bluebird Café (featured frequently in the hit Television series, Nashville). 

Craig is a folk/Americana performing songwriter with major writing credits, a poet’s voice, a virtuoso guitar style and a veteran’s experience.  His songs have found their way onto platinum and Grammy-winning recordings by legends such as Johnny Cash, Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Jonathan Edwards, David Wilcox, Pam Tillis, Kathy Mattea and Alison Krauss.

Thom Schuyler was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011. His songs have been recorded by more than 200 artists including American Music Awards Song Of The Year "Love Will Turn You Around" by Kenny Rogers, and "Long Line of Love" by Michael Martin Murphy.  His literary lyrical sense and storytelling skills shine in songs like “My Old Yellow Car” and “Sixteenth Avenue,” the unofficial anthem of Music Row's songwriting community. Thom has been a solo recording artist for Capitol Records and a member of the MTM Records trios S-K-O (Schuyler, Knobloch & Overstreet) and SKB (Schuyler, Knobloch & Bickhardt). Thom and Craig Bickhardt co-wrote the classic song, “This Old House.”

Tony Arata was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012.  He has penned songs for dozens of famed country artists, including Reba McEntire, Bonnie Raitt, Clay Walker and Lee Roy Parnell.  Arata's best-known tune "The Dance," was recorded by Garth Brooks and won Song of the Year at The Academy of Country Music Awards. It also was nominated for a Grammy.

Tony Arata is the ultimate storyteller. You will be moved by his music, but also the amazing stories that surround his songs. While he is most famous for writing "The Dance," he has written four other #1 hits and seven other Garth Brooks songs including "Face to Face."   Website:

You will be moved by all three performers, knocked out by their musicianship, and entertained by the wonderful, often hilarious stories they tell about their songs and careers.  This show promises to be as good as it gets!  All are welcome to join us for an enchanting and entertaining evening.  Don't miss the opportunity to see these country music legends.

The doors will open at 6:30 PM and the concert will begin at 7 PM.  The concert is free, but a free-will offering of $20 per person is recommended.

Trinity Presbyterian Church is located on Berwyn Avenue, 1 block south of Route 30 (Lancaster Pike) in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. Parking is free.  The GPS address for the main church parking lot is 51 Waterloo Ave, Berwyn PA, 19312.