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Pfeiffer features the Catalinas in concert during Homecoming 2010

Free public concert by well-known American beach band, 125th Anniversary celebrated during event

The_CatalinasThe Carolinas' favorite American beach band, the Catalinas, will perform an outdoor concert on Saturday, Sept. 25, as part of Homecoming 2010 festivities at Pfeiffer University. The show will be held from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. on the front lawn of the Misenheimer campus.  The event is free and open to the public.

Since the group formed in Charlotte, N.C. in late 1957, the Catalinas have been the warm-up band for such popular artists as The Temptations, The Four Tops and even The Monkeys. The group has also filled South Carolina's Myrtle Beach Pavilion more times, admittedly, than its members can count.

The Catalinas have had more than 60 accomplished guitarists, keyboardists, trumpet players, drummers, bass players and singers since the band's inception more than half a century ago. Most of the musicians have come from communities along North Carolina's Interstate 77 corridor from Statesville to Charlotte. Singer and guitarist Gary Barker, of Statesville, has been a member of the Catalinas since 1965 and is its current owner.

Homecoming 2010 will be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 24-26 and will include a variety of events for alumni and students. This year's festivities are designed to celebrate and commemorate the university's 125th anniversary. Pfeiffer University was founded in 1885 by a missionary, Miss Emily C. Prudden, who was the seventh-generation descendant of a pioneer Congregational minister from Connecticut. Prudden spent 30 years establishing educational opportunities for young people in remote regions across the Carolinas.

For more information about Homecoming 2010, visit the official web site at or call (704) 463-3076.

Established in 1885, Pfeiffer University is a comprehensive United Methodist-related university, with multiple campuses, including Misenheimer, Charlotte and the Triangle, committed to educational excellence, service and scholarship.


Media contact: Natasha A. Suber, (704) 463-3040 or


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