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Concert Series 16/17



September 23, 2016 - 7:30pm        
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

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Single tickets will go on sale on July 18, 2016 at 12pm

It’s hard to believe it that it was nearly 50 years ago that Martha Reeves first hit the charts with the bluesy, soulful “Come and Get These Memories.” It is especially hard to believe that much time has passed when Reeves hits the stage. With the unmistakable voice that helped define “the sound of young America,” dancing and strutting with an incredible energy, Reeves is a live wire. Martha Reeves and her sisters in song (and in life) Lois and Delphine, continue to heat up clubs, concert stages and music festivals across the globe, thrilling audiences and always leaving them dancing.

Their hits are legendary: the Grammy-nominated “Heat Wave,” the gospel-tinged “Nowhere to Run,” the classic soul favorite “My Baby Loves Me,” and the signature, “Dancing In The Street.”

Crowned “Motown’s ultimate soul diva,” Martha Reeves established herself as one of music’s greatest voices from the beginning.  She backed Marvin Gaye on his first three hits (“Stubborn Kinda Fellow,” “Pride and Joy,” and “Hitch Hike’) and gave Holland-Dozier-Holland their first big hit with “Come and Get These Memories.” In fact, it was listening to Martha singing “Memories” that Berry Gordy came up with Motown tag line, “the sound of young America.” While the roster of Vandellas changed frequently, Reeves’ soaring soprano was the constant.


October 23, 2016 - 2pm        
Parris Island Marine Band

Free Admission
Tickets will be available August 26, 2016

Established on October 28th 1915, The Parris Island Marine Band is comprised of 50 highly trained Marine Musicians who travel throughout the United States providing music for military ceremonies, community relations events, recruiting programs, and other official functions.  While required to maintain a high degree of musical performance skills, the Band members are above all else, Marines, and must remain capable of assuming any mission.  With combat veterans in their ranks, they give the true meaning to Marine Musician.


November 19, 2016 - 7:30pm        
The Grass Rootsticket_button

Single tickets will go on sale on July 18, 2016 at 12pm

In 1965, Rob Grill and 3 others teamed up with mega-hit producer Steve Barri (The Mamas & The Papas, Tommy’s Roe, Four Tops, and Dusty Springfield) to form The Grass Roots. Since their formation The Grass Roots have gone on to chart 29 singles; 13 of which went gold followed by 2 gold albums and 1 platinum album. Among their best known songs are “Sooner or Later,” “Let’s Live For Today,” and “Temptation Eyes.”  In the entire history of Rock n’ Roll, only 9 bands (including The Beatles) have charted more hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 than The Grass Roots. For almost 50 years one of the most recognized groups on “Classic Rock” stations has continued to be The Grass Roots. During that time, the Grass Roots have averaged over 100 live performances each year. They have appeared on over 50 national television shows including, “The Tonight Show,” “The Today Show,” “Ed Sullivan,” “Andy Williams,” “Sonny & Cher,” “Good Morning America,”VH1 Hit-Makers,” “MTV,” and a record 16 times on “Dick Clark’s American Bandstand,” and they have sold over 20 million records worldwide. Along with these impressive accolades, The Grass Roots have also accomplished many more amazing feats including:

-Holding the all-time records for a one act, US concert by performing for 600,000 people on July 4th, 1982 in Washington, DC.

-Setting a record between 1967 and 1972 by being on the Billboard charts an unbelievable 307 straight weeks.