A celebration of the biggest hits by the greatest DIVAS in pop music history!
Three female singers with powerhouse voices sing the biggest hits of the greatest divas in music history in this vibrant show joined by piano and professionally recorded studio tracks for a full sound experience.
Spanning four decades of chart-topping hits, Divas 3 covers the 1960s through the 1990s with music by Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Cher, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, ABBA, and many more! Individual members of the group are known best for their starring roles in shows on the Las Vegas Strip and from TV’s “American Idol” (semi-finalist); as a group, Divas 3 has headlined resorts and casinos throughout their hometown of Las Vegas, performing arts centers across the United States, and luxury cruise ships worldwide.
An enticing mix of pure class, personality, and “goose bump-inducing vocals,” Divas 3 successfully finds the balance of honoring the iconic hits of the great pop divas without impersonation.
Three voices ... four decades ... ALL DIVA: it’s Divas 3!
Unique to Greenville, Texas, the eighth annual Bob Wills Fiddle Fest features competitors from around the world squaring off each year. The legendary Bob Wills pioneered the classic sound that’s known as Western Swing. As part of this event each year, the final event features a fantastic concert featuring some of the finest musicians in America. For this year’s concert the Bob Wills Fiddle Fest concert will feature Lee Roy Parnell, The Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys under the direction of Jason Roberts, and special guest Brennen Leigh.
LEE ROY PARNELL
No Depression may have said it best when they called Lee Roy Parnell "a fine writer blessed with a rich, soulful vocal delivery and a blistering array of guitar chops drawn almost equally from Texas blues, Memphis soul, and Southern rock traditions."
Parnell is part of a long line of Texas roots-music eclectics and among the elite few who can be identified as a triple threat. An ace guitarist who is known as one of the best slide guitarists on the planet, smooth soul-drenched vocalist, hit top-shelf songwriter, his music runs the gamut of diversity.
BOB WILLS' TEXAS PLAYBOYS
When Texas Playboys front man Jason Roberts steps onto a stage with his fiddle and utters his first “AH-ha” of the evening, western-swing fans know they're seeing and hearing nothing less than the living embodiment of a tradition that stretches all the way back to 1933. That was the year the charismatic fiddler Bob Wills and several other musicians in a group called the Light Crust Doughboys broke away from Fort Worth's Burris Mills and its autocratic business manager, W. Lee “Pappy” O'Daniel, to form their own band. As Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, they became one of the most popular touring and recording acts in the nation, offering audiences the highly danceable musical mixture that came to be known as western swing.
Today, the Bob Wills sound continues, as big and bright and brassy as ever. The newest Texas Playboys aggregation is led by two-time Grammy winner Roberts, hand-picked by both the Wills estate and Leon Rausch, whose nearly two decades in the famed western-swing band Asleep at the Wheel includes an eight-year stint actually playing Bob Wills in the Wheel's nationally touring musical-theatre production, A RIDE WITH BOB. And, like Bob's original band, this group of Playboys includes some of the best swing musicians both Oklahoma and Texas have to offer.
Born in North Dakota and raised in Minnesota, Leigh began touring at 14, while cultivating her classic country informed songwriting. At 19, she moved to live music mecca Austin, Texas where she rubbed shoulders with and eventually inspired the esteem of Ray Benson. “I knew the band peripherally, and we’d talked about making a record years before, but I had just signed a publishing deal in Nashville and was about to move away from Texas. So for that reason our stars didn’t align until more recently.” “I wrote thirty western swing songs in the beginning of 2021, alone and with different writer friends,” she continues, “and we culled it down to twelve. Many of the songs have a 1940s Cindy Walker type vibe — she was at the forefront of my mind for this entire process, something of a spirit guide for me — but there’s definitely a jazz influence, country, and a couple of songs that I would call cowboy or folk tunes.”
Windy City is a 10-piece “Chicago” tribute band, consisting of extremely accomplished musicians who love Chicago's music and faithfully recreate Chicago's best songs in a true concert experience. Windy City plays all the high energy hits, in addition to some wonderful deep album cuts.
Songs include: Questions 67 & 68, 25 or 6 to 4, Saturday in the Park, Make me Smile, Dialog Parts 1 & 2, Old Days, Beginnings, Just You 'n Me, Feeling Stronger Every Day, If You Leave me Now and many more.
Chester Gregory, joined by a rhythm section, performs a high-caliber tribute to Jackie Wilson and the artists he influenced. This energetic show will have you dancing and singing all night long. Chester is an award-winning actor and singer. He made his Broadway debut in Hairspray, performing in many more productions including the leading role of Berry Gordy in the hit show, Motown the Musical, a role where he received critical acclaim.
In addition to Motown the Musical and Hairspray, his Broadway credits include Tarzan, Cry-Baby, and Sister Act. He has toured nationally with Dreamgirls, Sister Act, and his one-man show The Eve of Jackie Wilson.
Chester has received numerous awards, including the Jeff Award and an NAACP Theatre Award. He had the opportunity to sing for the legendary “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson, in which Jackson gave Gregory a standing ovation for his performance. Gregory was presented with the key to the city of his hometown, Gary, Indiana and to East Chicago. He’s been chosen as an Honorary State Representative of Indiana and has received an Honorary Doctorate from his alma mater, Columbia College in Chicago.
“A show of such physical and vocal dexterity…“ - The New York Times
The Everly Set takes you back to 1957 when Phil and Don Everly first supercharged the vocal sound of Rock-n-Roll with their unique style of harmonies. Lead Singers Sean and Jack keep this great music alive with renditions of “Wake Up Little Susie,” “When Will I Be Loved” and more.
“BEST crowd response ever!” - Loyd Kirby, ICC Performing Arts, IL
World-Class Vocals and Interactive Comedy
In 1957, teens Phil and Don Everly changed Rock-n-Roll with “Bye Bye Love” and “Wake Up Little Susie,” unleashing the sparkling vocal harmonies that would influence The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beach Boys, The Eagles, Peter Paul & Mary, and the Bee Gees
Now, six decades later, two acclaimed NYC singer-songwriters with a mind-bending three-decade age difference combine millennial pluck with baby-boomer wisdom to present The Everly Set – Sean Altman & Jack Skuller Celebrate The Everly Brothers.
Heartache Tonight is one of the nation’s top tributes to the music of the Eagles. Begun in 2007 as an off-shoot of the world’s Number 1 Beach Boys tribute, Woodie and the Longboards, Heartache has forged its own presence, surpassing Woodie in show volume for the first time in 2021.
Featuring five outstanding singers, Heartache Tonight can capture the vocal magic that separated the Eagles from other acts of their time. Heartache sticks with the three-guitar approach just like the Eagles. Because of the vocal versatility of the band, they can also cover most other acts of the classic rock era, so you might just hear some of your other favorites in a Heartache Tonight show.
Heartache Tonight is: John Keating- guitar, vocals; Joe Manchego- bass, vocals; Andy Young- guitar, vocals; Ricky Cosentino- drums, vocals; Mark Keating- guitar, keyboards, vocals