bergenPAC to Present Travis Tritt with Lyndsey Highlander, Kansas, and Happy; Tickets on Sale 12/6
Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey announces 3 new shows for 2014! Travis Tritt with Lindsey Highlander Sunday, March 9th 2014, Kanas in concert Friday, May 30th 2014 and Happy Together featuring The Turtles, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Gary Lewis and The Playboys, Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels Sunday, June 22nd at 7PM. Be sure to reserve tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or call the Box Office at 201.227.1030.
Travis Tritt with Lindsey Highlander
Travis Tritt developed a gutsy, outlaw image that distinguishes him from the pack of male country singers. Throughout the early '90s, he had a string of platinum albums and Top Ten singles, including three number one hits.
Tritt comes to the Clayton Center as part of his acoustic tour and gives audiences an intimate experience playing his songs, and telling stories in a rare and intimate concert.
"Growing up just outside Atlanta, to the north of us you've got the Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville," Tritt explains. "A little bit South you've got Macon, Georgia - home of the Allman Brothers, the Marshall Tucker Band and Capricorn Records. And off to west you've got Delta blues. Sprinkle Southern gospel over the top of that, and you're talking about where I came from. I loved all of that music."
Lindsey Highlander - Lyndsey Highlander has a style all her own, powered by massive vocal chops, soothing falsettos, and intimate story telling. As a live performer, Lyndsey has been known to mingle with the audience, firing up the crowd and melting their hearts with verses as impressive as her colossal bridges. Lyndsey comments, "Performing is indescribable, it's God's natural high... I love the music, I love the fans, I love absolutely everything about it!"
It didn't take long to realize she had some real talent. Lyndsey credits her sound to a passion for soulful sounds such as Bonnie Raitt, Pat Benetar and Aretha Franklin. However, if you ask Lyndsey who became the biggest inspiration to her music, without even a pause she will tell you how much Patsy Cline has influenced her spirit and her sound. With a supportive family in tow, Lyndsey went to chase out her dream in Nashville 7 years ago. After lots of hard work she finally has her biggest career move after being discovered by Jeff Howard an agent at APA. Together Jeff and Lyndsey work tirelessly to pursue Lyndsey's career. Lyndsey's massive sound and intimate story telling is coupled with her energetic stage presence and constant desire to engage the crowd. With the new team behind her, only great things are on her future. Lyndsey is working on recording her first EP, writing daily and tours the country regularly stealing hearts every where she goes.
America's premier progressive rock band KANSAS is coming to bergenPAC. Known as one of the finest "live show" bands. Hits include "Carry On Wayward Son," "Dust In The Wind," "Point Of Know Return," and "The Wall". America's greatest and most successful progressive rock band joins your Symphony for a once in a lifetime performance. With their self-titled first album released in 1974, Kansas went on to become one of the decade's most popular rock bands. Hear your favorite classic rock hits enhanced with live orchestral accompaniment.
The Happy Together Tour is once again highlighted by Flo and Eddie of The Turtles. Their debut single, Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe," went Top Ten in 1965 and launched the band on a brief string of hits: "Let Me Be," "You Baby," "Grim Reaper of Love," and "Can I Get to Know You Better." The Turtles weren't content, however, and were about to break up; but first they released "Happy Together," which proved to be their biggest hit, and one of 1967?s Top Ten records. With their career reinvigorated, "She'd Rather Be with Me," "You Know What I Mean," "Elenore," and "You Showed Me" were their last single releases.
Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, became a founding member of the group in 1967. While Chuck was with Three Dog Night they had a phenomenal 18 consecutive top 20 hits, 21 top 40 hits, 8 top 10 hits and 4 number one hits - not to mention 5 top 10 albums and 11 top 20 albums. Some of their hits include "One" (Is the Loneliest Number), "Lady Samantha," "Old Fashioned Love Song," "Eli's Coming," and "Pieces of April." Discover why Negron and Three Dog Night had the whole world singing "Joy to the World."
The unmistakable voice of Gary Puckett and the Union Gap still has the power to astound the ears of listeners across the nation. In 1968 the group had six consecutive gold records and sold more records than any other recording act, including the Beatles. Hits like "Young Girl," "Woman Woman," "Lady Willpower," Over You," "This Girl is a Woman Now," and more. See why this group still has the power to "Keep the Customer Satisfied."
It was the summer of 1964 when Gary Lewis and The Playboys were discovered by producer Snuff Garret. Before long, they took their first single, "This Diamond Ring" straight to number one. They followed with more Top 10 songs such as "Save Your Heart For Me," "Everybody Loves A Clown," "She's Just My Style," "Sure Gonna Miss Her," and many more. In 1965 Gary himself was Cash Box magazine's "Male Vocalist of the Year", winning the honor over other nominees Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. You'll want to say "Count Me In" for this live show!
About bergenPAC: 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.
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