Gathering on the Green will electrify Rotary Park for its 20th Anniversary
The Fab Four Beatles Tribute and Mark Wood set to perform
In honor of its 20th anniversary, Gathering on the Green is pleased to present some of its best programming yet, featuring a tribute to the greatest rock band of all time and a rock orchestra and light show, all in Mequon’s scenic Rotary Park on July 11 and 12, 2014.
Friday, July 11, 7:00 p.m.
The Ultimate Beatles Band: The Fab Four
Everybody has a favorite Beatles song, and maybe a favorite memory of seeing them perform. Recreate that moment or live it for the first time this summer with the Best American Beatles Tribute Band right out of L.A. – The Fab Four. The Fab Four will have the audience dancing and singing along to all of the Beatle’s most popular songs. They will even take the audience through the Beatle’s long history with costume changes to represent the band’s different eras.
“From their dead-on vocals, their amazing resemblances to John, Paul, George, and Ringo, even their meticulous attention to using the EXACT instruments used by the Beatles. These guys are SENSATIONAL!” said Gary Craig of CBS.
The Fab Four stars in a two-hour, Emmy-award-winning PBS special that viewers in Milwaukee can see live on MPTV in June. This year, the Beatles also celebrate the 50th anniversary of their arrival in the U.S. and appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Saturday, July 12, 7:00 p.m.
The Mark Wood Experience
…plus family activities throughout the day
Emmy-award-winning composer Mark Wood is a master on the electric violin and a founding member of the multi-platinum symphonic rock extravaganza Trans-Siberian Orchestra. International recording artist Wood has collaborated with and appeared alongside some of the biggest names in music including Lenny Kravitz, Celine Dion, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel and Kanye West. Wood will put on his signature rock-orchestra performance, complete with LED lights, fog and fireworks.
Saturday is also Gathering on the Green’s Family Day. The day begins with the 5K Run the Green and children’s activities, along with art projects all day. Everyone’s favorite – a stunning fireworks display choreographed to popular hits, caps off the evening.
About Gathering on the Green
Gathering on the Green is a community organization established in 1994 that presents a summer series of performing arts programs and provides music and arts education for children. It is the only performance of its kind in the country that combines fine arts, local performers/groups, national touring acts and children’s education and activities into one weekend festival. Its audience of nearly 10,000 people comes from all over Southeastern Wisconsin.
Gathering on the Green’s mission is to enrich the lives of the people in its communities by introducing and fostering the future of the performing arts through the production and presentation of quality, family-focused, and educational performances for regional audiences as well as using its resources to aid music and arts education for children.
Tickets for the Gathering on the Green performances on July 11 and 12 will be available to the general public on May 1 online and by phone at (262) 236-0510. Children 12 and under always receive free lawn admission. Single tickets for adults are $40-45 (reserved) and $20 (lawn).
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