Three new concerts added to Vilar Summer Series
Tickets are on sale now for the following shows, as well as the rest of the summer lineup at the Vilar Performing Arts Center, located at 68 Avondale Lane in Beaver Creek. Visit http://www.vilarpac.org or call the VPAC Box Office at 970-845-8497 to learn more.
• 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 — Chris Isaak, tickets start at $105.
• 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 — Michael McDonald, tickets start at $105.
• 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 — Space Oddity: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience, $58.
BEAVER CREEK — The Vilar Performing Arts Center has announced three new concert additions to its Summer Series lineup, including Chris Isaak on Sunday, Aug. 7, Michael McDonald on Saturday, Aug. 27, and “Space Oddity: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience” on Sunday, Sept. 4. With the addition of these shows, the full summer season is ready to rock.
Isaak, the “Wicked Game” crooner who served as a judge on “The X Factor Australia” last year, makes a much-anticipated return to the Vilar Center on Aug. 7 in support of his new album, “First Comes the Night.” Produced by Paul Worley (Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum), Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell) and longtime Isaak collaborator Mark Needham “First Comes the Night” is Isaak’s 13th studio album consisting of 12 new songs.
Recorded mostly in Nashville, “First Comes the Night” follows 2011’s “Beyond the Sun,” a tribute to Sun Studio’s heyday, with covers of tunes by Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash. In a voice eerily redolent of early Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison, he sings of untrustworthy girlfriends and relationships destroyed. Along with new material, expect Isaak to perform all of his favorite hits for this concert.
Singer-songwriter McDonald arrives at the Vilar Center on Aug. 27, bringing with him a rich history of music making, including more than 20 album releases and collaborations with artists such as Steely Dan, Kenny Loggins, the Doobie Brothers and Van Halen. A five-time Grammy award winner, McDonald is best known for songs such as “Yah Mo B There” and “On My Own,” as well as the albums “Motown,” “Soul Speak” and “If That’s What It Takes.”
David Brighton is credited as being the world’s best Bowie impersonator. His show, “Space Oddity: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience,” comes to the Vilar Center on Sept. 4. The full-scale stage production is complete with flamboyant costume changes, elaborate staging, perfectly emulated vocal stylings and one of the best backing bands in the business. All of the many faces of Bowie are present — from stadium-sized pop phenomenon, to space-age rock ’n’ roll alien Ziggy Stardust, paying tribute to an artist who left the planet too soon.
Previously announced performers for the Vilar Performing Arts Center Summer Series include Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (July 1), Lonestar (July 5), Neko Case/k.d. lang/Laura Veirs (July 9), The Robert Cray Band (July 18), Boz Scaggs (July 20), Marc Cohn (July 24) and Keb’ Mo’ (Aug. 13).
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