Beatles, Guns & Roses, Johnny Cash and More Tribute Bands Set for bergenPAC, Aug 2013
Trick or Treat its Tribute week and bergenPAC is celebrating by putting summer tribute bands shows on sale Friday November 2nd See the best tribute bands including 1964! THE BEATLES, NIGHT TRAIN "GUNS & ROSES", CHRIS MCDONALDS "MEMORIES OF ELVIS" featuring DJ FONTANA (ELVIS' ORIGINAL DRUMMER) & Johnny Cash TRIBUTE "RING OF FIRE". All shows go on sale Friday November 2nd and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling the box office at 201 227-1030.
1964 - The Beatles Tribute
Thursday August 8th
$69.00 $49 $39 $29
Since the early 80's, "1964"...The Tribute has been thrilling audiences all over the globe with what Rolling Stone Magazine has called the "Best Beatles Tribute on Earth". "1964" takes their audiences on a journey through a quintessential moment in music history that will live forever.
"1964" recreates an early '60's live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, onstage banter, with an accuracy that is unmatched even til this day. Come see why "1964"...The Tribute is the definitive and most accurrate of all the Beatle shows.
Over 20 years of researching and performing have made "1964" masters of their craft. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute show in the world.
Night Train - Guns and Roses Tribute
Thursday August 15th
Following in the footsteps of one of music's most illustrious heavy metal acts is a tall order by any means, but when that heavy metal act's implosion still generates buzz a decade after playing its final show, it doesn't make things easy.
But that's exactly the kind of challenge the members of the Guns 'n' Roses cover band Night Train welcome with open arms. Not only are they attempting to emulate the sound of musical legends, they are taking it to the next level by imitating the chart-topper's dress and attire as well.
The Elgin-based band Night Train, who will be performing at bergenPAC on Thursday August 15th , has studied the ins and outs of the original Guns 'n' Roses for years and the members feel confident they live up to their billing.
"I think we're the best G 'n' R cover band out there right now, to tell you the truth," said guitarist Chad "Izzy" Baxter. "From the hair to the clothes - right down to the last detail, we're them."
With dedicated attention to detail, Nigh Train covers the early career of Guns 'n' Roses, playing songs from rare bootleg material, "Appetite for Destruction," "GN' r' Lies," "Use Your Illusion I and II" and even "The Spaghetti Incident?"
Chris McDonald's Memories of ELVIS featuring DJ Fontana original Elvis drummer.
Thursday August 22nd
$59.00 & $19.00
An accomplished and experienced entertainer, Chris McDonald has performed in the famous Legends in Concert stage productions throughout the country and has appeared with Elvis' own original back up group, the Jordanaires. His full production show has consistently sold out venues throughout the U. S, including Las Vegas, Branson, New York and Miami. Chris' show is not an overdone impersonation. It is a natural, heartfelt tribute to an All-American Legend in a truly dynamic performance complete with dancers, costumes and high-energy concert band. With this newly updated version of his popular tribute, Chris has created a multi-media experience. Video clips of Elvis's career and close-ups of all the live action on stage will be projected on a large screen above the stage, bringing everyone even closer to their own "Memories of Elvis."
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash Tribute
Thursday August 29th
Michael Patrick's "Ring of Fire" band stems from central NJ and is an offspring of the successful country-rock group entitled "The Suburban Hillbillies." While the original band continues to tour locally, it's members have put together this special project, A tribute show to honor and pay homage to one of their musical icons – Mr. Johnny Cash!
In recent years the group and its members have shared the stage with Marty Stuart, John Carter Cash, Steve Earle, Hot Tuna, The Outlaws, Gary Allan, Jimmy Tittle, Marshall Tucker Band, Commander Cody, Bill Kirchen, David Allan Coe and more.
Michael Patrick and his legendary band of "Suburban Hillbillies " have made a commitment to the revival of country, folk and roots music in their homeland of New Jersey. Obviously not a hotbed or breeding ground for the Next Nashville Star, Michael and his band (including members: Dan Markovitch - Lead Gtr/Vocals, Mike Rosenow - Bass, and Drummer -Kevin Johnson) have made incredible strides and carved out a comfortable niche along with a handful of other local performers in fulfilling a desire for something different, gritty, raw and real in New Jersey.
Founded in 2003, the 1,367-seat Bergen Performing Arts Center, or bergenPAC, is the area's cultural mecca. Housed in a historic Art Deco-style theater boasting one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States, bergenPAC attracts a stellar roster of world-class entertainment. The jewel in our crown is The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC – the innovative, educational performing arts initiative that reaches more than 30,000 students annually. The Performing Arts School provides community youth, age 2 months to 21 years, with unique, "hands-on" training in music, dance and theater by industry professionals. It is through the ongoing generosity of sponsors, donors and patrons that the not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation bergenPAC and The Performing Arts School are able to thrive and enrich our community.