This summer’s Starlight Bowl entertainment will be a little bit
country, a lot of swing and plenty of rock ‘n’ roll.
Sawyer Brown, one of country music’s biggest names, joins the
Sunday concert series lineup this year.
Within its first year of performing back in 1984, the group won
the Country Music Assn.'s Horizon Award. It has since earned Top
Vocal Group honors from the Academy of Country Music and six
consecutive TNN/Music City News Top Vocal Band prizes.
The group is going to be a big draw, said Gwen Sam-Indermill,
recreation services manager for the city’s park, recreation and
community services department.
“I think it’s going to be a sellout,” she said. “We’re getting
calls for tickets already, for both Sawyer Brown and Big Bad Voodoo
Daddy. Those will be sure sellouts.”
The season begins and ends with swing music. The Bill Elliott
Swing Orchestra returns as the headliner for the Fourth of July
concert, joined by The Alley Cats doo-wop group and the Jokesters
Patrons are urged to purchase tickets early as this concert sells
out every year, Sam-Indermill said.
Under the theme of “Star Spangled Summer,” the Sunday night
concert series kicks off with Motor City Memories on July 13,
featuring Motown Tribute to the Temptations, the Supremes and Junior
Walker and the All Stars.
Sawyer Brown appears July 20 followed by Beatles tribute band, the
Fab Four, on July 27. Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries is scheduled
for Aug. 3, Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra on Aug. 10 and Big Bad
Voodoo Daddy culminates the season Aug. 17.
Opening for Captain Cardiac is The Answer.
“They are Arrow 93.5 FM’s official house band,” Sam-Indermill
said. “They say it is America’s ultimate tribute to classic rock.
Captain Cardiac is already one of our most popular concerts but this
will bring in even more people.”
Season organizers also worked with Burbank Philharmonic music
director/conductor Steven Kerstein on its program.
The program is Ravel’s “Bolero,” Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet,”
and music from “West Side Story.”
Big Bag Voodoo Daddy is releasing its new CD, “Save My Soul,” in
July and it will be sold during the final concert.
Fourth of July concert and advance season tickets go on sale
today. Regular tickets can be purchased beginning July 14 at the City
Hall Annex, 301 E. Olive Ave., Suite 300. For more information, check
out the Web site at www.starlightbowl.com.