Tickets on sale for latest Vilar shows
BEAVER CREEK, Colorado – The Vilar Performing Arts Center has added three more artists to its summer concert series: teen television and pop music star Miranda Cosgrove, female vocal trio Wilson Phillips and ’60s British invasion band Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone. With thousands of young fans across the country, Cosgrove is one of today’s hottest stars. A pop princess and teenage sensation, Cosgrove is the well-known star of Nickelodeon’s hit show “iCarly.” Now the 18-year-old actress is following her first love: music. Cosgrove sings the theme song for “iCarly,” has contributed three additional songs to the “iCarly” soundtrack and has released two albums, “Sparks Fly” (2010) and “High Maintenance” (2011). Cosgrove will perform live in concert for the VPAC’s “Back-to-School Bash” on Aug. 14 at 8 p.m.Wilson Phillips brings its extraordinary blend of vocal harmonies to the VPAC on July 21 at 8 p.m. The trio’s self-titled debut album, released in the ’90s, sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and scored three No. 1 singles (“Hold On,” “Release Me” and “You’re In Love”) on the Billboard Hot 100. Wilson Phillips’ concert in Beaver Creek will feature its original chart-topping songs, as well as select songs made famous by band members’ parents (Beach Boys and The Mamas & The Papas).Noone achieved international fame as the lead singer of the ’60s pop band Herman’s Hermits, dubbed the “Original British invasion band.” Noone and Herman’s Hermits have sold more than 80 million records, with 20 top 20 hits including “I’m Into Something Good,” “No Milk Today” and “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter.” Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone makes its Vilar debut on July 2 at 8 p.m.The VPAC’s 2011 summer concert series will kick off on June 27 with An Evening with Sheryl Crow and will continue with Chris Isaak (July 6), Indigo Girls (July 17), Travis Tritt (July 27), Keb’ Mo'(Aug. 4) and Peter Frampton (Aug. 18). The concert series will conclude on Sept. 3 with Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas. Tickets for Miranda Cosgrove, Wilson Phillips and Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone will go on sale today at 11 a.m. online at vilarpac.org, by phone at 888-920-ARTS or in person at the VPAC Box Office in Beaver Creek or Marketplace Box Office in Vail Village.