"A Tribute to Hard Rockers, KISS" by Rock Bottom will be presented by Yankee Bush Productions and Crescent Beer at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Struthers Library Theatre in Warren.
Rock Bottom is an Ocean City, Md., based KISS tribute band playing all the makeup classics from the 70s forward. They take to the stage in custom-sewn costumes - replicas of what KISS wore on the cover of the 1976 Destroyer album - and wear the band's famed painted faces, the seven-inch platform boots, and play the same instruments. They are on a mission to be the best KISS tribute around, complete with Star Child's amazing vocals, blood spitting demon actions, a crushing drum solo from the Cat Man and the ever famous Ace smokin' guitar. Hear them perform "Rock and Roll All Nite," "God of Thunder," "Beth," "Rock Bottom," "Detroit Rock City," "I Was Made For Lovin' You," "Shout It Out Loud" and more.
Accompanying the show will be a KISS look-alike face-painting contest. For a chance to win prizes, come to the concert with your face painted like one of the four KISS band members: The Demon, The Star Child, The Space Man, or The Cat Man.
The next Yankee Bush Productions show will be in the fall on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. It will be "A Tribute to the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis," by Sterling at the Library Theatre. Sterling Pollaro is an Elvis tribute artist who pays homage to "The King of Entertainment" by recreating in meticulous detail the Elvis tour concerts of the 1970s. Sterling was judged number one in the country and number two in the world at the International Professional Class of the Elvis Tribute Artist competition in Collingwood, Ontario. And Donna Presley Early, Elvis' first cousin, awarded Sterling the top score of 10 for his likeness to Elvis' voice. Come experience Sterling and the Lightning Strikes Twice Band with the Ladies of Rhythm backup vocalists perform such hits as "See See Rider," "Burning Love," "Big Boss Man," "Promised Land" and more.
Yankee Bush Productions second show of the fall season will be in Jamestown, N.Y., at the Crown Theater, 21 E. Third St. Join John Morello as he presents his "Tribute to Crooner, Dean Martin," at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Morello, with a voice, looks, charisma and moves of beloved crooner Dean Martin, delivers a performance that impresses the audience with his vocal renditions of Dean bringing back wonderful memories of the 50s, 60s and 70s. John's powerful baritone and wide vocal range has allowed him to master the crooner's voice. His talented voice, magnetic charm and natural stage presence create a mesmerizing performance for audiences of all ages. He not only sounds like Dean Martin, but many fans have commented on how much he looks and acts like Martin on stage. If you remember Dean Martin - his movies, his Vegas act, his TV show and his roasts, and you'd like to see him again, this is the show to see. Experience John Morello as Dean Martin performing "Everybody Loves Somebody," "Return to Me," "Mambo Italiano," "Volare," "Somewhere There's A Someone" and more!
The third concert will be The Fads performing their "Tribute to the 60s" at the Struthers Library Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. This will be an encore performance for The Fads who will return to the area to perform their multi-media, theatrical, comical production featuring live music from all the middle 60s greats such as The Dave Clark Five, The Monkees, Paul Revere and The Raiders and lots more. From the video countdown that takes the audience back to 1965, until the final video fireworks display, audiences are taken back in time on a journey to where life was happy and innocent. Custom costuming from the mid 60s adds to the visual appeal along with a high energy, light show. The featured music is upbeat, foot tapping and geared to all ages. Enjoy such tunes as Tommy James' "Hanky Panky," Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man," The Yard birds' "For Your Love" and more.
Yankee Bush Productions will be trying out a new venue this fall. The final 2012 concert will be presented at the Spire Theater, 317 E. Third St., Jamestown, N.Y., Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. and has yet to be announced. Call 489.3110 after June 1 for updated information on this show.