May 12, 2009 staff reports Uncategorized
Tom Van Schaack, Executive Director of Harborfest, announced that Eagle Beverage and Labatt will bring two of the country’s premier tribute bands to the NRG Lakeview Stage as Harborfest 2009 gets underway with an opening night concert that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.
“We are excited to be associated with the opening night concerts this year and are pleased that we, along with LaBatt, are able to help bring these talented performers to the NRG Lakeview Stage in Breitbeck Park,” said Dan Dorsey, Jr. of Eagle Beverage. “Harborfest is a great event that highlights the city of Oswego and provides great entertainment for the community free of charge. We are happy to be a part of it.”
Scheduled to perform on the NRG Lakeview Stage as part of the opening night ceremonies for Harborfest 2009 are Hotel California and Live Wire.
Hotel California’s “A Salute to the Eagles” blends extraordinary vocal and musical talents, to faithfully and accurately reproduce the sound of The Eagles studio recordings while recreating a classic sound, which undeniably transcends the boundaries of Rock, R&B and Country while delivering a modern, action packed performance that brings this timeless music into the new millennium.
This band, comprised of five respected, multi-talented top music industry professionals, presents a dynamic exciting show saluting the music of The Eagles, a supergroup whose music has proven to have a staying power that few bands lay claim to. Finally, audiences can once again experience the energy and magic of this timeless music.
This highly acclaimed presentation has a great reputation and excellent references. Hotel California has become one of the most sought after acts in the world, with name recognition and true marquis value paralleling today’s modern recording artists. The group performs 150 to 200 high profile events every year, including special corporate functions, charity benefits, fund raisers, outdoor concerts, festivals, and fairs, playing main stages receiving top billing as a national act, as well as opening for some of the most prominent names in the entertainment industry.
Each concert presents an exciting showcase of The Eagles mega-hits such as “Take it Easy”, “Heartache Tonight” and “Hotel California” as well as newer releases “Get Over It” and “Love will Keep Us Alive.” The group also performs select titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh.
This timeless music is appealing to audiences of all ages, bringing back memories and touching the hearts of every generation. Harborfest invites you to join them for a trip down a dark desert highway with Hotel California, feel the cool wind in your hair, and experience the Grammy Award winning sounds that defined a generation.
Also performing during Harborfest’s opening night festivities will be the ultimate AC/DC tribute band, Live Wire. Comprised of five veteran professional musicians, LIVE WIRE performs the most accurate AC/DC live show you will ever see, next to the real thing. Live Wire, which has performed on three different continents, emulates the pure essence, power, and electricity of what an AC/DC show is all about and has proven to audiences time and time again that you can’t stop rock ‘n’ roll.
Live Wire performs the best of AC/DC from the early roots of the band’s Australian club circuit days, to the superstar worldwide status of their present hits. Complete with a full stage performance, just as if Angus Young and the boys were rocking before your very eyes. Live Wire delivers the power, energy, image, and sound that you would expect at an actual AC/DC concert.
“We appreciative the continued support we receive from Eagle Beverage and LaBatt. Their sponsorship makes it possible for us to continue the tradition of bring exciting musical groups to Harborfest. Hotel California and Live Wire are sure to deliver a memorable opening night performance that you won’t want to miss,” Van Schaack said.