– Amazing Shows Coming in march –
Celebrate America's incredible musical legacy across the decades
MICK STERLING & THE MONKEES; CONNIE EVINGSON & PEGGY LEE; CATE FIERRO & AMY WINEHOUSE; JOYANN PARKER & PATSY CLINE; KATHLEEN JOHNSON & ETTA JAMES; AIMEE LEE & THE CARPENTERS TRIBUTE SHOWS GALORE
A bonanza of tribute shows make March most tuneful as the lakeside supper club Crooners welcomes nationally and locally celebrated singers and entertainers through its doors. Producer-singer Mick Sterling salutes The Monkees and the Bee Gees; Connie Evingson conjures Peggy Lee; Cate Fierro fires up Amy Winehouse; Joyann Parker is crazy about Patsy Cline; Kathleen Johnson captures Etta James, and Aimee Lee builds a show around The Carpenters.
ALSO IN MARCH -- Mardi Gras is celebrated in down-home bayou style with Davina & The Vagabonds; Ann Reed releases a new CD, and in notable Crooners’ debuts, local alt-rock legend Martin Zellar keeps it acoustic, while the legendary Marilyn Maye helps us celebrate Nat King Cole.
The legendary Marilyn Maye, a practitioner without peer of a classic American nightclub style that Crooners audiences are embracing, plays back-to-back early and late shows (5:30pm and 8pm), on two nights in her Crooners debut and her first Twin Cities date in 9 years. Joining her for this four-show weekend stand will be her New York music director Tedd Firth on piano, leading a trio including Maye veteran Gary Raynor on bass & David Schmalenberger on drums.
– 75th birthday weekend –
Minneapolis native keyboard master
Songwriter, band leader, music director, producer, and platinum-selling solo artist, Bobby Lyle has recorded and toured with such greats as Al Jarreau, George Benson, Anita Baker, Ronnie Laws, the Jazz Crusaders, the Yellowjackets, Young-Holt Unlimited, and Bette Midler, to name a few.
He also toured with Sly and The Family Stone and was putting together a jazz-rock band (with fellow Minnesotans Willie Weeks and Bill Lordan) with the legendary Jimi Hendrix, the year he passed away. Lyle has recorded an extensive discography as leader with the two greatest labels of all time -- Capital Records and Atlantic Records. He has an Emmy nomination for his music direction of Bette Midler’s HBO special “Diva Las Vegas” in 1997.