Willie Nelson to perform at Rose Music Center

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HUBER HEIGHTS — These concerts were recently announced by the Rose Music Center in Huber Heights:

Willie Nelson in concert June 22

Country music icon Willie Nelson will team up with award-winning group The Mavericks for a one night only show at Rose Music Center at The Heights on Wednesday, June 22nd.

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force.

In the last five years alone he delivered nine new album releases (of which one resulted in a Grammy Award win), released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, and graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In 2013, Willie’s albums included Let’s Face The Music And Dance, an album of deep pop country repertoire classics performed with transformative patented ease by Nelson and Family, his long-time touring and recording ensemble; and To All The Girls… which features 18 duets with music’s top female singers. In 2014, he released Band of Brothers, a 14-track studio album of new recording that debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart and #1 on Billboard’s Country album chart, and December Day: Willie’s Stash Vol. 1, an eclectic album collaboration of intimate new recordings from Willie and Sister Bobbie Nelson. This year he adds two more titles. On May 5, 2015, “It’s A Long Story: My Life,” the unvarnished and complete story of Willie, hit bookshelves and landed him on theNew York Times’ bestsellers list. In June, a new album with Merle Haggard titled Django And Jimmie, debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Country album chart and #7 on Billboard‘s Top 200 album chart.

The Golden Boys – August 6

Frankie Avalon, Fabian, and Bobby Rydell

Hailed as one of the most exciting acts in show business, The Golden Boys featuring Frankie Avalon, Fabian, and Bobby Rydell will perform together at Rose Music Center at The Heights on Saturday, August 6th.

Featuring three of the most popular teen idols of the late 50’s and early 60’s, The Golden Boys have proved to be an overwhelming live concert success. Countless television appearances, a special performance for the President of the United States and a Golden Boys PBS special have brought on a vast audience of fans, not only from the fun generation, but all generations.

The Golden Boys spotlights each of the performers and their all-time greatest hits, “Venus”, “De De Dinah”, and “Bobby Sox to Stockings” (AVALON); “Volare”, “Wild One”, and “Kissin Time” (RYDELL); “Turn Me Loose”, “Tiger” and “I’m A Man” (FABIAN). The three stars combine their talents on several songs and perform a tribute to the material of Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Rick Nelson and Bill Haley.

The idea to unite the three stars as The Golden Boys originated with veteran producer Dick Fox who achieved great success with shows featuring the great artists of the 50’s and 60’s. “I wanted to produce a show that had never been done before….a show that had never been seen,” says Fox. Ironically, these three stars, who grew up within three blocks of each other, knew each other, and had major hit records at the same time, had never performed together prior to The Golden Boys.


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Reach the Rose Music Center at 610-0288.

Reach the Rose Music Center at 610-0288.