(February 20, 2020) — On Sunday, March 8, 2020, The MET in Pawtucket will host the inaugural Erik Narwhal Memorial Tribute concert to raise funds for music programs while remembering a truly unique individual – the late Erik Marzocchi, also known as musician Erik Narwhal. Tickets can be purchased at www.eriknarwhal.com
Marzocchi passed away unexpectedly from a cerebral hemorrhage on March 7, 2019, leaving a giant hole in the hearts of his family, loved ones, students, fans, friends, and fellow teachers in Providence.
Erik Narwhal was well known for his piano pounding, anything-goes style during decades of performing with his band The Manatees. Those who knew Erik offstage knew he was happiest spending quality time with his wife, two sons, and the rest of his family.
A dedicated music teacher who started performing in his teens, Marzocchi believed in the power that music could have in the lives of children. Proceeds from this event benefit the Erik Narwhal Memorial Scholarship Fund dedicated to supporting instrumental music education and scholarships for students attending Providence Public Schools.
Bands confirmed for the tribute show include The Manatees (who have continued with the band name in memory of Erik), The Indestructibles, and a group of former band members from Erik Narwhal & the Manatees. Also appearing will be The Senders and School of Rock. The event will include raffles and other fundraisers, which will also benefit the Erik Narwhal Memorial Scholarship Fund. Special thanks to Ambient Sound, Inc. and The Met for this contributions to this event.
Doors for the show open at 2 p.m. with music starting at 2:30 p.m. The MET is located at 1005 Main Street in Pawtucket. Tickets for the tribute show are $20 and can be purchased online or at the door the day of the event. This is an all-ages show with kids under 18 admitted for free.
The schedule for the afternoon includes:
3:00: School of Rock (Attleboro/No.Prov)
3:45: The Indestructibles
4:45: The Senders
5:45: The Manatees
6:30: Erik Narwhal & The Manatees Alumni All-Star Jam.