Ticket to the Moon…A Trip through the Music of Electric Light Orchestra

Audiences can expect an explosion of phenomenal sounds with this caliber of multi-instrumentalists on guitars, vocals, keyboard and multiple string players; including five women; one each on drums, cello, percussion, violin and four of them as vocalists….when Ticket to the Moon….a Trip through the Music of Electric Light Orchestra performs from the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center stage on Wednesday, January 22 at 7 p.m.

It took well-known musician Reggie Fecteau, lead vocalist/guitarist and Owner/Manager of Ticket to the Moon, eight months to assemble the best, highly seasoned musicians around for his new hit phenomenon of an orchestra. Emulating The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), the award-winning English rock band that formed in 1970,  Fecteau and his ten-piece group present over two dozen hits… music characterized by a fusion of Beatlesque popclassical arrangements, and futuristic iconography. The original ELO were billed in the United States as “the English guys with the big fiddles”; Ticket to the Moon is no different. Audiences will be standing, singing and dancing to many of their favorites including ”Evil Woman” , “Strange Magic”, “Telephone Line”, “Livin’ Thing”,“Don’t Bring Me Down” and “Can’t Get it Out of My Head”. Vero Beach will be one of the first on the Treasure Coast to all-out love this outstanding concert.

 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 and MID-Florida Credit Union.

The remainder of the shows to be held at The Emerson Center include: “Herman’s Hermits” starring Peter Noone (A special performance on Wed., Jan 29); Singer/Songwriter “Joan Osborne”-Thurs., Feb 6;  Singer “Judy Collins” (A special performance on Sat., Feb 15); “The Rocket Man Show”- A Tribute to Elton John-Thurs., Feb 20; Classic Albums Live:  “Creedence Clearwater Revival”-Chronicle, Vol. 1-Thurs., Feb 27; “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. Any High School student from any area school with a valid student I.D. is eligible for a specially priced ticket of $15 but only purchased at the Vero Beach Box Office; not online or by phone. For Best Seats…Buy Tickets Now! 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, Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown, Harmony Reserve, New Vision Eye Center, Ocean Grill, A.C. and Ann Starkey and Springhill Suites By Marriott. Non-profit partners include Cultural Council of IRC, 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 Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center is located at 1707 16th Street in Vero Beach and seats 1000 plus 12 handicap, utilizing the orchestra level and Mezzanine.  Its 45’ x 32’ stage is in clear viewing range of each seat, while whisper-perfect acoustics define every sound.  State of the art facilities provide excellent lighting capabilities. This show is produced by Rusty Young and Stacey Kasselman of MusicWorks, Inc. and Bev and Marty Paris of Paris Productions.  Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information call 772-234-4412.

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