The Kingston Trio Celebrates Over 60 years of Undying Fame and Popularity Right Here Live from Vero Beach

The most influential music band to emerge from the 1950’s is The Kingston Trio. Celebrating over 60 years of tradition, talent and tenacity, the striped-shirt trio is ready to perform at The Emerson Center on Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m. They rose to become the undisputed kings of an acoustic musical genre that exploded onto the American scene with banjos, bongos, guitars and charismatic personalities and became the most outstanding singing and recording act of their time. 

All three current members, Mike Marvin, Tim Gorelangton and Don Marovich have intrinsic links to, and experience with, the original group: Mike is the adopted son of founding member Nick Reynolds, who was also his musical mentor; Tim, a close friend since boyhood, is one of the few musicians outside the Trio who has recorded with Nick Reynolds; and Don Marovich toured with the Trio. Many of their personal memories recall the iconic trio’s performances and journey as folk music made its extraordinary ascent to the pinnacle of popular culture – and the top of the music charts.  They tell wonderful stories and perform such timeless classics “Where Have all the Flowers Gone?”, “Tom Dooley” and “MTA.”  As the country marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the Trio, have released a fresh, 21st century recording of the 1969 classic “Armstrong”, named for the first human to set foot on the lunar landscape. Penned in that year by late Trio member John Stewart, the tune is at once an ode to the restless human spirit of optimism and discovery and a prescriptive for a wounded world despairing of its survival. The song has been released alongside a music video, filled with imagery of space exploration as well as scenes from around the world.

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 and CenterState. 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 culturalevents, 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 “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! Visit the website for available seating locations and ticket prices: or call (800) 595-4849

Sponsors, in addition to the presenting sponsors include Harmony Reserve, MID-Florida Credit, New Vision Eye Center, Ocean Grill, A.C. and Ann Starkey and Springhill Suites By Marriott.  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. 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.

Nikki Kalin
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