Classic Albums Live (CAL) is a concert series based in Toronto, Ontario, in which musicians perform a classic rock album in its entirety. The musicians go to great lengths to faithfully recreate every sound on the original album. The shows are treated like recitals with the album being performed in its entirety followed by a ‘greatest hits’ set of the featured artist. CAL outdoes themselves with Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Chronicle, Vol 1 on Thursday, February 27, 7 p.m. from the Emerson Center stage. This concert includes every one of CCR’s original 20 greatest hits including “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Green River,” “Down on the Corner,” “Travelin’ Band,” “Up Around the Band,” and “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” — plus “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” which became a hit at the same time this double-record compilation was released. It’s a lean, concise collection that tells you everything you need to know about Creedence. Several of the band’s individual albums are essential, but Chronicle is not only an excellent introduction to the group, it offers absolute proof that the group was one of the definitive singles’ bands of the late ’60s.
In its 7th concert season close to home, LIVE! From Vero Beach is presented by Cindy O’Dare and Fenia Hiaasen. Show sponsors are: Joe & Denise Corr, Catherine Sullivan, The Audiohouse, Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown, New Vision Eye Center, Springhill Suites By Marriott and MID-Florida Credit Union. The non-profit partner for this show is the Cultural Council of Indian River County, the source for things to do in Vero Beach and Sebastian. This includes cultural events, fine art exhibitions, concerts, lectures, films, theatre, dance, opera, live music, community events, festival and fairs and children’s events through education, collaboration, marketing and advocacy.
The other performers this season include “Live and Let Die”-The Music of Paul McCartney-Thurs., Mar. 5; The Kingston Trio-Thurs., Mar. 12; “Broken Arrow”-A Neil Young Tribute-Thurs., Mar. 19; “Space Oddity”-The Ultimate David Bowie Concert Experience-Thurs., Mar 26; Classic Albums Live: “Fleetwood Mac’s Greatest Hits”-Thurs., Apr. 2; and “Peter Asher” of Peter and Gordon Fame-Thurs., Apr. 9.
Tickets are on sale now for all concerts. A special ticket discount of 15% off is offered for the purchase of 20 or more tickets (to one or more concerts) in one purchase and will be automatic at time of purchase with no code necessary. For Best Seats…Buy Tickets Now! Priced from $35-$70. Visit the website for available seating locations and ticket prices: www.MusicWorksconcerts.com or call (800) 595-4849.
Sponsors, in addition to the presenting sponsors include CenterState, Harmony Reserve, Ocean Grill, A.C. and Ann Starkey. Non-profit partners include, Emerson Center, Grand Harbor Community Outreach, Indian River Land Trust, Quail Valley Charities, VNA & Hospice Foundation and The Mental Health Association in IRC. In-kind sponsors include ABC Printing as the Printing sponsor and Majestic Theatre as the Screen Sponsor.
The Emerson Center is conveniently located on the campus of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, on the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue in Vero Beach. This show is produced by Rusty Young and Stacey Kasselman Young of MusicWorks, Inc. and Bev and Marty Paris of Paris Productions. Doors open at 6 p.m.; Seating at 6:30 p.m. Come early and purchase drinks and snacks from the Emerson Center lobby bar. An elevator to the 2nd floor balcony is available as well as listening devices from the Emerson Center office. For more information call 772-234-4412.