Poco to reunite with co-founder Jim Messina Feb. 22 at F.M. Kirby Center

The F.M. Kirby Center has announced that classic-era West Coast country-rock outfit Poco will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the downtown Wilkes-Barre theater, 71 Public Square.

The performance will act as a reunion for the band, still led by co-founder and frontman Rusty Young, with co-founder Jim Messina.

According to a press release from the venue, “For more than 50 years, Poco’s distinctive harmonies and stellar musicianship helped define the sound of country-rock.”

Young, the statement said, “wrote and sang their biggest hits” and “Poco remains a dedicated unit of four formidable songwriters, vocalists, arrangers and players.”

Messina, throughout his successful 50-year career, has been a key contributor to Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Loggins & Messina.

Poco is known for such timeless hits as “Crazy Love,” “Call It Love,” Heart of the Night” and more.

Tickets range from $29.50 to $49.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through the Kirby Center box office, online at kirbycenter.org and by phone at 570-826-1100. A pre-sale for Kirby members begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday through the same outlets.

Poco is known for such classic hits as ‘Crazy Love,’ ‘Call It Love’ and ‘Heart of the Night.’
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_Poco_JimMessina_Press.jpgPoco is known for such classic hits as ‘Crazy Love,’ ‘Call It Love’ and ‘Heart of the Night.’ Submitted photo

Times Leader staff reports