Celebrating Frank! A Musical Tribute To Frank Zipperer
LIVE JAZZ, BLUES, and R&B PERFORMED BY DOZENS OF YOUR FAVORITE ASHEVILLE AREA MUSICIANS
DOORS: 2:00 PM
STARTS: 2:30 PM
LIVE ON THE INDOOR STAGEGenre: Tribute
Age Limit: All Ages are Welcome
On Sunday, May 15th, we honor and celebrate the life of Frank Zipperer: “The Music Shooter,” a live music and nature photographer, a huge supporter of the Asheville live music scene, and a beloved family man and friend. Frank’s family and friends will gather for an afternoon of fellowship, shared memories, and 3 sets of live music (jazz, blues, and R&B) performed from 2:30PM – 5:30PM by a house band featuring Zack Page (bass), Jonathan JP Pearlman (guitar), Taylor Pierson (keys), and Ben Bjorlie (drums) with MC’s Russ Wilson & Peggy Ratusz and DOZENS of your favorite Asheville area instrumentalists and vocalists sitting in.
This event is ALL AGES! Doors open at 2PM. Free on-site parking!
We all loved Frank and the music we make in his honor will certainly reflect that. If you join us for this special day, which would have been Frank’s 85th birthday, please consider giving a donation at the door, the proceeds of which will go to a charity in Frank’s name.
MORE ABOUT FRANK ZIPPERER:
Frank Ellis Zipperer, beloved family man, music & nature photographer, Asheville live music fan passed away in January 2022 at age 84. Frank was born May 15th, 1937, in Savannah, GA, attended North Charleston High School Class of 1955, and received a degree in Industrial Management from Auburn University in 1961 as well as an MBA in Information Technology from George Washington University in 1973. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army after 20 years with two tours in Vietnam as a decorated helicopter pilot and instructor, and as a Systems Analyst at the Pentagon. From 1981 to 2010 he was co-owner/operator with his partner, Rick, of Effinar Studios Hair Care in Arlington, VA. Frank and Rick moved to Asheville, NC and in 2010 he started Frank Zipperer Photography, documenting the music and food scene there as well as featuring nature themes.
Frank is dearly loved and missed by his family and so many musicians in the Asheville community. If you ever played or sang on a stage here, Frank likely took an amazing photo of you doing it. Family and friends will share memories between the three music sets that will be sure to entertain and honor Frank. We are grateful to everyone at Salvage Station for letting us hold this celebration of Frank’s life there.