Entertainment News Archives for 2020-02

Rushville's Riverside Park Amphitheater announces 2020 summer concert series

A diverse range of national, regional and area talent will once again be featured this summer as part of the 2020 Free Summer Concert Series at Riverside Park Amphitheater in Rushville, Ind., announced today by the Riverside Park Organizing Committee.

 

Riverside Park’s summer concert series is a highly-anticipated event every year, and the 2020 lineup doesn’t disappoint. We are proud to announce the talented artists bringing a range of genres, musical history, and excitement to the stage this year,” said Mike Pavey, Mayor of Rushville.

 

Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi Tribute) will open the series on Saturday, June 13. Slippery When Wet has played more than 1500 shows throughout the U.S. alone and has traveled to Africa, Mexico, Singapore, Puerto Rico, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. They have headlined on more than 60 cruises on the Royal Caribbean cruise line and played the Super Bowl 48 Pregame Show in East Rutherford, N.J., in 2014. The band’s shows are the most attended and highest grossing of any Bon Jovi Tribute in the country.

 

All My Rowdy Friends (Hank Williams Jr. Tribute) continues the series Saturday, June 27, featuring front man Frank Morrow portraying the appearance, sound, and stage presence of the original “Bocephus” himself. Touring across the U.S. since 2009 with a fan base that reaches nationwide, All My Rowdy Friends performs the music of Hank Jr., with the same originality and high energy of an actual concert as you would see Hank Jr., in today!

 

The Red Clay Strays will bring high energy and a unique sound to the stage on Saturday, July 11. With influences ranging from Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jerry Lee Lewis and Waylon Jennings to southern gospel, they blur the line between country and southern rock while bringing an authenticity that defines who they are as a band. The Red Clay Strays hail from Alabama and are Brandon Coleman: lead vocals, guitar; Drew Nix: vocals, electric guitar, harmonica; Zach Rishel: electric guitar; Andrew Bishop: Bass and John Hall: drums. Dane Clark will open the show.

 

Dirty Deeds (The AC/DC Experience) will take audiences on a theatrical ride through rock ‘n’ roll history on Saturday, Aug. 1. This group has been touring the U.S. for more than 20 years bringing forth their high energy and wildly entertaining tribute to one of the world's best rock bands, AC/DC! Earning a reputation for their attention to detail and passion for the music, Dirty Deeds The AC/DC Experience recreates the exact sound of AC/DC by capturing the unique and exact tone that the super group has come to be known for.

 

Experience classic yacht rock songs from the 70’s and 80’s with The Monsters of Yacht on Saturday, Aug. 29. The band delivers rocking recreations of songs by artists like Toto, Christopher Cross, the Bee Gees, Steely Dan, Hall and Oates, Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins, and more. The Monsters of Yacht has the skills and attitude needed to pay tribute to the artists of the yacht rock genre with a powerful live show featuring accurate vocals and performances of the yacht rock hits we all know and love.

 

Finishing out the 2020 season as part of RUSHfest on Saturday, Sept. 19 is Electric Avenue ‘The 80's MTV Experience’ a high-definition snapshot of an era when vintage synthesizers and drum machines were at the top of the food chain. Barring the invention of time travel, Electric Avenue is, hands down, the most accurate and exciting 80’s Pop Tribute you’re going to find anywhere this side of 1988. Electric Avenue delivers spot-on renditions of Tears for Fears, Wham!, Duran Duran, Simple Minds, Howard Jones, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Level 42, Naked Eyes, Soft Cell, Kenny Loggins, INXS, Prince, The Clash, OMD, David Bowie and more. 

The opening acts for each show will be announced at a later time.

 

Sponsorship: Sponsorship packages are available now from $5,000 to $500. Each sponsorship level will provide partners with different levels of advertisement. Also available are Friend of the Park sponsorship packages that run $100 down to $25. For more information on sponsorships, please call Carla Sharpe at 765-932-3735 or e-mail: secretary@cityofrushville.in.gov

 

Covered Pavilion Rental, Tent Rental and Vendor Permits: The covered pavilion is available for rent at each event. It can be rented for $150 for half of the space or $300 for the entire pavilion per event. Tents can also be rented on a case-by-case basis for a fee plus damage deposit. Vendor permits are also available. For more information on pavilion and tent rentals, vendor permits and ordinances please call Carla Sharpe at 765-932-3735 or e-mail: secretary@cityofrushville.in.gov

 

About Riverside Park Amphitheater: Riverside Park Amphitheater is an outdoor music venue located at 100 West Water Street in Rushville, Ind. The venue is a great concert destination annually hosting live music events and creating a great family-friendly environment with all performances taking place on Saturday evenings. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase. There is a beer garden on-site for adults over 21 years of age, however no alcohol is to be brought into the park and all coolers are checked upon entry. Parking is conveniently available in gravel lots or in surrounding business lots with easy shuttle service to and from the amphitheater. Special handicap parking is also available. Past performers include Rusted Root, Georgia Satellites, The SteelDrivers, The Romantics, Stephen Pearcy, Cracker, Gaelic Storm, Clare Dunn, Clayton Anderson, ZOSO, The High Kings, John Waite (Bad English, The Babys), Who’s Bad, Sweet Tea Trio and many more.

 

For more information, please visit:

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Foreigner, special guest Kansas, and featuring Europe in Juke Box Heroes 2020 Tour

“I Want To Know What Love Is.” “Cold As Ice.” “Hot Blooded.” “Juke Box Hero.” “Urgent.” “Dust In The Wind.” “Carry on Wayward Son.” “Point of Know Return.” “The Final Countdown.”  “Carrie.”

 

These are some of the iconic songs of summer by rock’s ultimate Juke Box Heroes. Legendary band FOREIGNER, special guest KANSAS, and featuring EUROPE will bring these hits to your city this summer with the Juke Box Heroes 2020 tour.

 

The Tour will make a stop at Riverbend Music Center on Saturday, August 1 and the concert will be part of 103.5 WGRR’s 30th Anniversary celebration.  FOREIGNER will be joined by fellow acclaimed artists, special guest KANSAS, and featuring EUROPE for an unforgettable night of night of rock ’n’ roll.

 

Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com and Riverbend.org. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice. Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees.  All events rain or shine. 

 

With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,”

 

FOREIGNER still rocks the charts more than 40 years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard Top 200 album success. FOREIGNER’s November 2019 release of Double Vision, Then & Now Is a DVD/CD package that celebrates the 40th anniversary of FOREIGNER’s iconic album.  It features a stunning reunion concert that brings together the current and original band members playing all the hits at the top of their game. 2020 will kick off with a three-day run at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra in mid-January.  Another highlight forthcoming is a residency at The Venetian, Las Vegas which kicks off on January 24, 2020.

 

“We can’t wait to hit the road with our good friends KANSAS and EUROPE and bring all our biggest hits to cities across the country,” says FOREIGNER founding member, songwriter and lead guitarist Mick Jones. “We always have such a good time together, and combined we share some of the greatest songs in rock and roll. We are so excited to see our fans from coast to coast, and plan to make this summer our most epic tour yet!” 

 

With a legendary career spanning more than four decades, KANSAS has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands. This "garage band" from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide. Composing a catalogue that includes fifteen studio albums and five live albums, KANSAS has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), and two one million-selling gold singles, ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind.’ KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70's and ‘80's and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ continues to be one of the top five most played songs on classic rock radio, and ‘Dust In the Wind’ has been played on the radio more than three million times. Last month "Carry On Wayward Son" was certified as a 4x Platinum-selling single, and "Dust in the Wind" was certified as a 3x Platinum-selling single by RIAA. Continuing to write their legacy, KANSAS will be releasing their 16th studio album in the summer of 2020.

 

Says KANSAS, “We look forward to touring with FOREIGNER. It has been nearly ten years since both bands have done a full tour together. That run was a blast, and we are excited to get started this summer. The bands and the crews get along great, and we’ll all be working tougher to perform an exceptional show for the fans.”

 

With over three decades and dozens of millions albums sold, including a number one hit in 25 countries, EUROPE’s Joey Tempest (vocals), John Norum (guitars), Mic Michaeli (keyboards), John Leven (bass) and Ian Haugland (drums) are as hardworking as ever, annually performing concerts worldwide and producing new albums that are critically acclaimed by fans and the music industry alike. Their eleventh studio album, WALK THE EARTH, was released October 20, 2017 on Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music). It was recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios in London with Grammy® Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton) and won a Swedish Grammy for Best Album.

 

“The band is super thrilled that this summer, we’ll be back in the USA… the birthplace of rock and roll,” says EUROPE’s Joey Tempest. “It’s been four long years and we are honored to be on the road with FOREIGNER and KANSAS for this extensive tour across North America. Strap yourself in! Europe in America once again!”

ABBA The Concert A Tribute to ABBA; tickets on sale Friday, Feb 7

The new Brown County Music Center located in Nashville, Ind., announces ABBA The Concert (Friday, May 1, 2020), the ultimate tribute to the legendary group ABBA, as part of its inaugural lineup this season. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 7, at 10 a.m. and will be available at www.browncountymusiccenter.com and at www.ticketmaster.com, and the venue box office.

 

About ABBA The Concert: 21st Century Artists, Inc. has been presenting its ABBA tribute show throughout North America for well over a decade, known as ABBA The Music, ABBA The Concert, and ABBA The Hits. The audience and press all agree – “This is the closest to ABBA you’ll ever get.” ABBA The Concert brings one of the greatest pop phenomena back to life, and continues to be the top ABBA tribute group in the world, dazzling all who see with their fantastic performance while playing the most iconic hits from ABBA, including “Mamma Mia,” “S.O.S,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes All,” “Waterloo,” “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme,” and “Dancing Queen.” Many critics agree, ABBA The Concert is the most amazing and authentic ABBA tribute show in the world. Come dance, come sing, having the time of your life at THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE CELEBRATION!

 

About the Brown County Music Center (opened August 2019): Located in Nashville, Indiana, the Brown County Music Center is a visual and auditory masterpiece with cutting edge design that will bring in nationally known performers and host local events. The new 2000-seat live performance venue offers an incredibly intimate experience for each show. The farthest seat from the stage is only 106 feet away. Nestled on the banks of Salt Creek and located less than one-mile from the largest state park in Indiana and the Village of Nashville, this indoor entertainment venue will host world-class rock, blues, country, pop, jazz, oldies, throwback artists, and more.