FloydFest 4/20 at Elmwood Amphitheater:
Huey Lewis & The News
w/ Special Guest Love Canon
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Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Time: Gates open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m.
Location: Elmwood Park Amphitheater, Downtown Roanoke, Virginia
Cost: General Admission: $35 advance, $45 gate | Kids (7-12): $15 advance, $20 gate | Kids (6 & under): Free | VIP Box (6 people): $600
FloydFest and Across-the-Way Productions, Inc. are excited to present the “Totally Rad Roanoke~Star City Concert Series” in 2016 at the beautiful Elmwood Park Amphitheater in downtown Roanoke, Virginia. Situated in the heart of downtown Roanoke, this 4,500-seat amphitheater offers both the pristine beauty of mountain vistas and proximity to the liveliness of vibrant downtown Roanoke, including restaurants, lodging, boutique shopping and night life.
The Totally Rad Roanoke concert series is a Blue Cow Arts event. BCA is a Floyd-based 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission of supporting and cultivating a vibrant arts scene in and around Southwest Virginia. BCA hosts a variety of cultural arts opportunities, and as well supports other non-profit organizations with aligned ideals, with financial donations and in-kind assistance.
Taking place on April 20, May 12 and August 20, the Totally Rad Roanoke Star City Concert Series will feature all the usual hallmarks of an AtWP event — fantastic live performances backed by great food, craft beer, attention to detail and top-notch customer service.
On Wednesday, April 20, iconic rockers Huey Lewis & The News — with special guest Love Canon — take over Elmwood Park Amphitheater for FloydFest 4/20. Huey Lewis & The News are truly one of America’s great rock & roll bands. As they enter their 37th year together, their contagious brand of music has outlasted countless trends, and is as fresh today as ever. Formed from two rival Bay Area bands in 1979, they continue to thrill audiences worldwide, selling over 20 million albums in the process, earning them the right to mark their place on the pop history map. Huey Lewis & The News will be joined by special guest Love Canon, who “doesn’t cover the music of the ’80s as much as kidnaps it and takes it on a bluegrass-tinged joyride.” Get ready to go back to the future, folks.
Questions? We’re always available via email at email@example.com, by phone at (888) VA-FESTS or on social media.
Huey Lewis & The News 4/20 After Party with Mad Iguanas at Martin’s Downtown!
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Martin’s kitchen is open until midnight on Elmwood concert nights! Show your concert wristband and enjoy ‘Buy One Get One Half Off’ on any regular menu item!
Martin’s Downtown is a short walk from Elmwood Park. From the park entrance on Jefferson Street, walk north to the intersection with Franklin Road and take a left, walk one block and hang a right on 1st Street, and you’ll see Martin’s on the left. Plenty of free parking is also available after 5 p.m.
Huey Lewis & The News
Huey Lewis & The News are truly one of America’s great rock & roll bands. As they enter their 37th year together, their contagious brand of music has outlasted countless trends, and is as fresh today as ever. Formed from two rival Bay Area bands in 1979, they continue to thrill audiences worldwide, selling over 20 million albums in the process, earning them the right to mark their place on the pop history map.
These Grammy Award winners have written and performed such classic Top Ten Hits as “Heart of Rock & Roll,” “Stuck With You,” “I Want A New Drug,” “If This Is It,” “Hip To Be Square,” “Do You Believe In Love,” and “Workin’ For A Livin.” The group also wrote and performed “The Power of Love” and “Back in Time” for the hit film Back To The Future. “The Power of Love,” nominated for an Academy Award, went to #1 on Billboard’s singles chart, and was a smash hit worldwide.
As great a recording career as the band has had, there is something extra special about a Huey Lewis & The News live show. They incorporate a variety of musical influences including R&B and soul to create their own unique sound. Frontman Huey Lewis’ unmistakable voice has a rich, textured quality that lends itself well to not just their hits, but also to the variety of other songs featured in the show. Lewis also brings some bluesy tones to the performance when he breaks out into his harmonica solos. One of the highlights of the show is their a cappella rendition of early rock n’ roll classics such as “It’s Alright,” “Little Bitty Pretty One” and “Sixty Minute Man.”
Huey Lewis & The News are: Huey Lewis (vocals and harmonica), Johnny Colla (saxophone, guitar and vocals), Bill Gibson (drums, percussion and vocals), Sean Hopper (keyboards and vocals), Stef Burns (guitars and vocals), and John Pierce (bass). The live show features their long time horn section of San Francisco bay area luminaries: Rob Sudduth (tenor saxophone), Marvin McFadden (trumpet), and Johnnie Bamont (baritone saxophone).
Huey Lewis & The News have a love of music that comes through in everything they do. Be it their albums, their live performances, or the way they interact with their fans, they are a band with “Heart and Soul.”
Sprouting from the musical foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville, Virginia’s LOVE CANON currently resides in full bloom. The musicians, led by guitarist Jesse Harper, are six seasoned virtuoso string players fused together by wood and wire to become LOVE CANON. “Love Canon doesn’t cover the music of the ’80s as much as kidnap it and take it on a bluegrass-tinged joyride.” With a passenger van and a trucker’s atlas, LOVE CANON has been touring the Mid-Atlantic since 2010 bringing their own raucous blend of bluegrass to the masses. The band’s diehard fans are music lovers first and foremost, drawn to the beautiful high-lonesome stylings of Harper’s guitar and vocals paired with banjo master Adam Larrabee, mandolin pickin’ by Andy Thacker with Darrell Muller holding down the low-end on standup bass. The band is augmented with the sweet sounds of resonator guitar king Jay Starling on the Beard MA-6. LOVE CANON has previously shared the stage and studio with David Grisman, Ricky Skaggs, and Bruce Hornsby and as a band have toured with Josh Ritter and The Infamous Stringdusters. They have played festivals around the country; including LOCK’N and GOTV, have played live on the BBC and RTE radio and are currently recording their fourth studio album, LOVE CANON & FRIENDS, with special guest Keller Williams and many more.