Peter Frampton, Trace Adkins among acts announced for summer at Vilar Center
VPAC summer schedule
• Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers — 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 3, $88
• The Wailers — 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, $48
• Diana Krall — 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, tickets start at $163.75
• Trace Adkins — 8 p.m. Monday, July 24, tickets start at $95
• Creedence Clearwater Revisited — 8 p.m. Saturday, July 29, tickets start at $95
• Peter Frampton — 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, tickets start at $105
BEAVER CREEK — The Vilar Performing Arts Center has announced its 2017 Summer Season, featuring performances by Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Diana Krall, Trace Adkins and Grammy Award-winner Peter Frampton. Tickets start at $48 and go on sale Monday at noon at the Vilar Center box office, by calling 970-845-8497 or online at http://www.vilarpac.org.
• Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 3 — Hornsby’s stock soared early on, when “The Way It Is” — the title track of his 1986 debut album — became one of the most popular songs on American radio.
Despite his early mainstream successes, Hornsby has pursued a more personal, idiosyncratic musical path, focusing on projects that sparked his creative interest, including collaborations with the Grateful Dead, Spike Lee, Ricky Skaggs, Don Henley, Ornette Coleman, Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck, Bonnie Raitt, Pat Metheny and Robbie Robertson.
• The Wailers, 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 5 — More so than any other set of musicians, The Wailers brought reggae to the world’s attention. Through the concerted musical support they supplied during the 1970s, The Wailers helped elevate Bob Marley to achieve the status of the first “Third World Superstar” and in the process, brought the reggae of their native Jamaica to audiences on every continent.
• Diana Krall, 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 — At any given moment, Krall could be producing Barbra Streisand’s new album, serving as musical director and arranger for Paul McCartney or hitting the road for a good cause with Neil Young. Along the way, she has sold more albums than any other female jazz artist of the past 30 years, establishing herself as one of the best-selling performers of her generation, one whose recordings thus far have earned her nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums.
• Trace Adkins, 8 p.m. Monday, July 24 — Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold more than 10 million albums. His hit list includes “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light in the House,” “Hillbilly Bone (with Blake Shelton)” and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross. In recent years, Adkins has performed 10 USO Tours.
• Creedence Clearwater Revisited, 8 p.m. Saturday, July 29 — Following their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Creedence Clearwater Revival founding members Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford launched their Creedence Clearwater Revisited project in 1995 to perform live in concert the band’s hit songs. Since then, the outpouring of affection for their new band has thrilled the legendary rhythm section. World tours and a platinum-selling album “Recollection” followed.
• Peter Frampton, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1 — Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. At 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for British band the Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His session work includes collaborations with such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle and many others.
Frampton was recently inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and played an integral part in the 50th anniversary celebration of The Beatles’ arrival in the United States by performing on CBS’ “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles.” His fifth solo album, “Frampton Comes Alive!,” is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and remains one of the top-selling live records of all time.
In addition, Frampton continues to tour nonstop, including Frampton’s Guitar Circus and Peter Frampton Raw, An Acoustic Tour. His latest album, “Acoustic Classics,” features stripped-down versions of his classic hits, including “Baby, I Love Your Way,” “Lines On My Face,” “Do You Feel Like I Do,” “Show Me The Way” and more.
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