Friday March 27th
Widely regarded as one of the most important figures in rap history, Ice Cube began his career two decades ago with N.W.A. After penning some of the most memorable lyrics on N.W.A’s groundbreaking tracks like “Straight Outta Compton” Ice Cube broke away at the height of the group’s success to launch his solo career. His debut studio album AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted sold more than a million copies. Ice Cube’s solo sophomore effort Death Certificate debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, eventually selling over two million copies. In 2015, Cube’s film production company Cube Vision released the Oscar-nominated and critically acclaimed N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton via Universal Pictures. The film broke box-office records, emerging as the #1 film release for three consecutive weeks and grossing over $201 million worldwide. Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as part of N.W.A in 2016, Ice Cube was honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017. To date, he’s sold over 10 million solo albums.
Friday April 10th and Saturday April 11th
The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys are one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and influential bands of all time. They were one of the earliest self-contained rock bands and one of the few US bands who maintained their success before, during, and after the 1964 British Invasion. Between the 1960s and 2010s, they had over 80 songs chart worldwide, 36 of them in the US Top 40 (the most by a US rock band), and four topping the Billboard Hot 100. They have sold over 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the World’s Greatest Bands of All Time, and are ranked number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2004 list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” They have many hits songs such as “Surfer Girl”, “I Get Around”, Surfin’ U.S.A.”, “Good Vibrations” & “Kokomo”.
Friday April 17th
Melissa Etheridge is known for her mixture of “confessional lyrics, pop-based folk-rock, and raspy, smoky vocals.” She has received fifteen Grammy Awards nominations throughout her career, winning two, in 1993 and 1995. In 2007, she won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “I Need To Wake Up” from the film An Inconvenient Truth. She also has many other well known songs such as “I’m the Only One”, “Come to My Window”, “I Run for Life” and “Bring Me Some Water”.
Saturday April 18th
Gordon Lightfoot is a Canadian singer-songwriter guitarist who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music. He is credited with helping to define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He is often referred to as Canada’s greatest songwriter and is known internationally as a folk-rock legend. His many hits include “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”, “A Painter Passing Through” and “If You Could Read My Mind”.
Saturday April 25th
Charley Pride is an American singer, musician, guitarist, business owner, and former professional baseball player. His greatest musical success came in the early to mid-1970s, when he became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. During the peak years of his recording career (1966–87), he garnered 52 top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Song chart, 30 of which made it to number one. Charley Pride is one of the few African Americans to have enjoyed considerable success in the country music industry and one of only three to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000. His greatest hits include: “Kiss an Angel Good Morning”, Crystal Chandeliers”, and “The Snakes Crawl at Night”.
Sunday May 3rd
Michael Bolton is an American singer and songwriter. Bolton originally performed in the hard rock and heavy metal genres from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, both on his early solo albums and those he recorded as the frontman of the band Blackjack. He became better known for his series of pop rock ballards, recorded after a stylistic change in the late 1980s. Bolton’s achievements include selling more than 75 million records, recording eight top 10 albums and two number-one singles on the Billboard charts, as well as winning six American Music Awards and two Grammy Awards. His many hits include “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You”, “When a Man Loves a Woman” and “Said I Loved You But I Lied”
Saturday May 16th
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American country rock band. The group has existed in various forms since its founding in Long Beach CA, in 1966. Their many well known songs include “Mr. Bojangles”, “American Dream” and “Fishin’ In The Dark”.
Friday May 29th and Saturday May 30th
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band
Ringo Starr is out on a North American tour in 2020 with his current All Starr Band featuring Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, and Hamish Stuart. The tour will begin at Casino Rama Resort where Starr has launched several previous tours.