The historic Struthers Library Theatre in Warren will be the site of an incredible season of Yankee Bush Production (YBP) shows. Elvis fans have demanded his return to the Warren area, so Sterling Pollaro will perform his “Tribute to Elvis,” a live music tribute to “The King of Rock n’ Roll,” at 8 p.m. Friday, April 11.
Sterling is a Jamestown native and 25-plus year veteran Elvis Tribute Artist with a phenomenal vocal range who pays homage to “The King of Entertainment” by recreating, in meticulous detail, the Elvis tour concerts of the 1970s. Sterling and the Lightning Strikes Twice Band with the Ladies of Rhythm back-up singers re-create “The Most Authentic Elvis Tribute Concert in the World.” They’ll perform hits like “See See Rider,” “Promised Land,” “Burning Love,” “Kentucky Rain,” “American Trilogy” and more.
Next, back by popular demand, come experience an encore performance of Seven Bridges’ “Tribute to Hall-of-Famers, The Eagles,” Saturday, May 3, at 8 p.m. at the Library Theatre, sponsored by Crescent Beer. Seven Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles experience, is a stunningly accurate tribute to southern California’s most famous musical group, The Eagles. Comprised of six talented musicians, each bringing his own style and flair to the group, 7 Bridges is intent on delivering a near replica of a live Eagles performance that is so precise, so intense, and so believable, as to be mistaken for the masters themselves. A 7 Bridges show runs the gamut from the Eagles’ greatest hits, “Take It Easy,” “Desperado,” “Hotel California,” “Heartache Tonight,” “New Kid in Town” and more to Don Henley and Joe Walsh/James Gang solo material. Jeanne Smith (Warren, Ohio) said “I just got home from your performance at the Warren Amphitheater and wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it. You did a fabulous job. The music and vocals were superb. I’ve never had so much fun at a concert before! I hope you’ll be back next year!” A 7 Bridges show is suitable for music lovers of all ages so bring the whole family.
This fall come experience the fantastic guitar compositions of the fabulous Jim Croce. The duo was so amazing at The Spire in 2013 that YBP had to bring them back to the area. So on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m., John Reno and Brett Gambino, will perform their “Tribute to Jim Croce,” at the Library Theatre. They have Jim Croce’s and his partner, Maury Muehleisen’s, intricate guitar compositions down pat. For more than two decades, John Reno has been writing and performing his own music throughout the country. Several of John’s songs are in regular rotation on Sirius XM Radio. John’s partner in the Jim Croce Tribute, Brett Gambino, has been in the music biz since the mid-80s. As a guitarist and songwriter, he has performed with, and recorded for, a long list of musical acts ranging from Jody Payne of “The Willie Nelson Band” to Jimmy Hall of “Wet Willie.” These two accomplished musicians team up to take you on a fantastic musical tour through the songs of Jim Croce. There will be plenty of great music to enjoy, “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,” “Operator,” “Workin’ at the Car Wash Blues” and much more.
And, Yankee Bush Productions’ final show for 2014 will be Green River’s “Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival aka CCR,” Saturday, Nov. 1 at 8 pm, also at the Library Theatre. Green River is the ultimate CCR tribute show. They have toured nationally with Rick “Noodles” Horvath as their leader. Green River will perform this great American band’s many hits from the late 1960s and early 70s. Get ready to groove to “Bad Moon Risin’,” “Down on the Corner,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” “Green River,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” and more.
Give a gift of music to yourself, your friends or your family; all seats are reserved. Purchase tickets today for the Elvis Tribute and our Eagles Tribute shows with cash or check in Warren at the Library Theatre office, 302 W. Third Ave.; Virg-Ann Flower Shop, 224 Pennsylvania Ave. W.; and in Lakewood, N.Y., at Wing City Grille, 273 Fairmount Ave.; or call (814) 489-3110.