Tribute Sundays Salute the Best of the BestMarch 27, 2019
As we cruise toward our third year of events at the Ives Auditorium, we decided to take a step back and create a new series, “Tribute Sundays.” Held at 2:00 pm on select Sunday afternoons, Tribute Sundays’ concerts pay homage to musical genres, musical artists or individual musicians who helped define an era. We offer, quite simply, deep dives into musical memories.
In musical terms, a tribute is a musician or group who performs the music of a more famous musician or group—often imitating the appearance or style of the performance. We have noticed that many patrons really enjoy performers who present familiar music from the past. To give our guests more chances to enjoy the iconic music from composers and musicians they know and love, we sought out veteran producers and professional musicians.
Upcoming Tribute Sundays’ Events
Our Tribute Sundays Series kicks off April 7 with a salute to classic country. “From Patsy Cline to Hank Williams: Classic Hits by Lush Country” features an all-star band, with “Prairie Home Companion” regular, Prudence Johnson, on lead vocals. Included in the repertoire are favorites such as “Stand by Your Man,” “Crazy” and “Jolene.”
“Buddy Holly: Don’t Fade Away” takes center stage April 14. Starring Gary Rue and the “Buddy Band,” this show offers a retrospective about musicians in the 1950s and 1960s, including Gene Pitney, Sonny Curtis (of the Crickets) and Bobby Vee. Then the “Buddy Band,” with Jack Lambert as Buddy, come out and play the memorable Buddy Holly hits.
We change things up April 28 when Joe Sir and the Rockabilly Rebels Band present “The Elvis Show: A Musical Tribute to Elvis Presley.” “The Elvis Show” recreates the sounds and thrills of Elvis Presley’s career: the hits of the ’50s, songs from his movies, Gospel music, television specials and his years performing in Las Vegas.
Pick your favorite artist or genre and enjoy a Tribute Sundays’ show!