March 4, 2014

Art Rock at the Arts Center: International Instrumental Rock Recording Artist Erik Norlander and the Galactic Collective to Perform in Canton, GA

Erik Norlander and the Galactic Collective to Perform in Canton, GA Cherokee Arts Center to host prestigious concert May 9th

The Cherokee Arts Center in downtown Canton, Georgia will come alive with the art of music this Spring. Renowned prog rock/art rock/symphonic instrumental rock international recording artist Erik Norlander and the Galactic Collective will perform at the Cherokee Arts Center on Friday, May 9th, 2014. Show time is at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Considered one of progressive/art rock’s most talented and innovative keyboardists of the same caliber as luminaries Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, and Jon Lord, Erik Norlander has remained a stalwart in the progressive rock movement for over two decades. He has recorded, produced, written, and performed with many of prog rock’s highly regarded acts including ASIA featuring John Payne, Rocket Scientists, Lana Lane, Big Noize, and the Roswell 6 project. Erik has worked with a veritable who’s who of top rock performers and musicians including Vinny Appice, Tony Franklin, Glenn Hughes, Buck Dharma Roesser, Mitch Perry, James LaBrie, Carlos Cavazo, and many others. His recordings and projects have been released worldwide by recording labels Sony, Avalon, Frontiers, Inside Out, Kinesis, and Voiceprint, among others. He has also developed keyboards for Alesis and audio tracks for Line 6, and his music has been featured on television and in documentaries.

The debut Galactic Collective recording was originally released in 2010 as a re-imagination of some of Erik’s favorite solo recordings as well as recordings with Lana Lane and Rocket Scientists. It was followed by the CD and DVD release “Live In Gettysburg” recorded at the Majestic Theater during the highly successful Galactic Collective performance at the storied Rites of Spring Festival. Galactic Collective continues to have well-attended performances throughout the world.

Along with Erik Norlander, the Galactic Collective band lineup includes Jeff Kollman (UFO, Glenn Hughes, Michael Schenker) – guitar; Mark Matthews – bass guitar; and Nick Lepar – drums.

The Galactic Collective concert is presented by Serge Entertainment Group, a Canton, Georgia-based full service music and entertainment firm specializing in publicity/media relations, social networking, and licensing for musicians of all genres and others in the arts fields. The concert is sponsored by Canton-based Chandler Graphics and the Hampton Inn of Canton. Hampton Inn is the official hotel sponsor and is offering a base discounted rate of $89 for any ticket holders for the concert. To request a sponsorship package for this concert, please email

The Cherokee Arts Center is located at 94 North Street in downtown Canton, GA in the historic former Canton Methodist Church and features concerts, plays, art exhibitions, and other arts events throughout the year.

Tickets for the show are $20 advance, $25 at the door on the day of the show. Each ticket holder will receive two free beverages. Advance tickets are available through PayPal at

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What: Erik Norlander and the Galactic Collective Concert
When: Friday, May 9th, 2014  - Showtime: 7:30PM Doors: 6:30PM
Where: Cherokee Arts Center, 94 Main Street, Canton, GA 30114, phone 770-704-6244
Tickets: $20 Advance, $25 day of show at the arts center box office

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Presented by: Serge Entertainment Group

Current Sponsors: Chandler Graphics, Hampton Inn

Media Contact: Sandy Serge,, Serge Entertainment Group

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