Shop, Dine, Rock & Roll at Westchester’s Ridge Hill Summer Concert Series
Enjoy FREE Live Music at Westchester’s Ridge Hill!
Last Thursday Westchester’s Ridge Hill announced the upcoming line up for Summer Concert Series 2013. The concerts kick off on Thursday June 26th and take place over 6 thursday evenings throughout the summer.
THURSDAY, June 27 Bernie Williams and His All-Star Band:Bernie Williams, former Yankee, and four-time MLB World Series Champion, is taking his talents onto the stage. Growing up in Puerto Rico, Bernie developed a love for flamenco music at an early age; when he was eight, his father gave him a guitar and sparked a second life-long obsession. After retiring from baseball, Williams released his first album, The Journey Within, to critical acclaim. His second album, Moving Forward, featured guest stars including Bruce Springsteen and Jon Secada, and produced a #1 single, immortalizing the smooth Latin Jazz rhythms of Bernie Williams and His All Star Band with a Latin Grammy nomination for the album. Bernie is the author of Rhythms of the Game: The Link Between Music and Athletic Performance, about the symbiotic relationship between musical artistry and athletic performance through the eyes of a man who has mastered both. (Raindate:July 1)
THURSDAY, July 11 Shadows of the 60s A Tribute to the Four Tops: Dave Revels and company pay tribute to the tremendous legacy of The Four Tops in this Tribute production show, Shadows of The 60’S, performing the groups hits spanning three decades, from the 1960’s to the 1980’s. Considered by many the best male vocal group and lead singer ever produced by Motown, The Four Tops hold the distinction of being the longest-lived group in rock/soul history (41 years) without personnel change (1956-1997). The Four Tops reigned supreme from 1964-1967 under the songwriting team of Holland Dozier Holland. Come join us on tour as we take this very special walk with you down memory lane. (Rain date: July 15)
THURSDAY, July 18 Abraxas – The Santana Experience: Formed in March of 2006, with one goal, to be the best, the members ofAbraxas have honed their show to be not just a musical tribute to the legendary Carlos Santana, but an experience that you’ll remember for a long time to come. Abraxas: The Santana Experience has played around the world with musicians from acts like Toto, Blue Oyster Cult, and Santanas own band. This seven-member act is fronted by AlexLigertwood, who performed with Santana for over 16 years and sang, wrote and/or co-wrote hits such as Open Invitation, She’s Not There, Hold On, The Sensitive Kind, All I Ever Wanted, and many others.Abraxas brings virtuosity and passion to everything folks love about the Latin legendpropulsive Latin percussion, fiery lead guitar work, keyboard wizardry, lush vocals, and, of course, the GROOVE. (Rain date: July 22)
THURSDAY, July 25 Wade Preston & The Movin Out Band (5-piece): The Movin’ Out Band is the smokin’ original band from the Tony Award-winning, Grammy nominated Broadway musical, Movin’ Out”. The band includes members of Billy Joel’s own band, and is fronted by the incredibly talented pianist and vocalist Wade Preston, who played the original ‘Piano Man’ in the hit musical, hand-selected by Billy Joel himself. The Movin’ Out Band performs all of the famous Billy Joel hits, from “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant”, “Piano Man” and “Movin’ Out” to “Just The Way You Are”, “Pressure,” “Angry Young Man”, “Big Shot,” “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me” and “New York State Of Mind”….plus other great songs from that “other” classic rock piano master, Elton John. (Rain date: July 29)
THURSDAY, August 1 Tramps Like Us – Bruce Springsteen Cover Band: Two decades of road-tested musicianship have earnedTramps Like Us distinction as the most revered Springsteen cover act on the planet. The only Springsteen cover band to be endorsed by former Springsteen manager Mike Appel, the group captures that classic Springsteen sound while bringing a swagger and energy reminiscent of the boss himself. Unlike other tribute bands who attempt to impersonate or emulate their source in every respect, from looks to clothing to gestures, Tramps Like Us concentrates on the music itself. Formed in 1990, and featuring a lineup of seasoned and professional musicians with a repertoire of over 100 songs, Tramps Like Us has been dedicated to enjoying and sharing Bruce’s music in a live setting.(Rain date: August 5)
THURSDAY, August 8 Shower the People – James Taylor Tribute:Featuring the voice and guitar work of Neil Donell, Shower the People: The Music of James Taylor is a faithfully rendered presentation of more than two dozen Taylor classics including the iconic Fire And Rain and Carole Kings Youve Got a Friend. The concert takes audiences through a retrospective journey of JTs music, with entertaining anecdotes about the history and creative process behind many of these musical gems. Donell, respected as Canadas premier session vocalist and called the man of a thousand voices in the media, leaves audiences mesmerized by his meticulous performance. Accompanied by a group of the most accomplished musicians and singers in the country, Donell and Shower the People: The Music of James Taylor appeal to wide range of audience demographics and musical tastes. (Rain date: August 9th)
Weschesters Ridge Hill is a regional destination for the very best shopping, dining and entertainment Westchester has to offer. Shops at Ridge Hill include Lord & Taylor, Dick’s , Vera Bradley, Brooks Brothers, Gap and everyones family favorite Legoland. So book your sitter and get ready for some outdoor summer fun so close to home.
Visit Westchester’s Ridge Hill on the web to find out if your favorite store is here .
Westchester’s Ridge Hill Facebook page is always a very useful tool for up to the minute store schedule changes as well as great contests and giveaways from merchants.
Our whole family loves Westchester’s Ridge Hill, we all have our favorites on where to shop and eat, the summer concert series is a definite must for us to attend especially June 26th with Bernie Williams.
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