“Reunion! Musical Memories of a Tourist Town” Rescheduled in Aftermath of Hurricane Irma
Three concerts to feature Daytona’s most popular bands of the 60s and 70s have been rescheduled due to the lingering effects of Hurricane Irma. “Reunion: Musical Memories of a Tourist Town,” originally slated for Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 at the Daytona Playhouse, will now be performed Dec. 1 – 3. Tickets to the postponed shows will be honored on the reschedule dates.
According to event producer Dr. Richard (Rick) Martorano, numerous factors contributed to the rescheduling of the concerts.
“Many of our performers and members of the production staff were dealing with considerable damage to their homes or businesses; others were still without electricity,” said Martorano. “Until yesterday, I was unable to make contact with a number of the key musicians who evacuated the area in advance of Irma.
But everything is back on track now and everyone involved in the Reunion is more excited than ever to kick this show into high gear.”
All proceeds from “Reunion: Musical Memories of a Tourist Town” benefit The Daytona Playhouse and Positively Florida, Inc., the non-profit cultural arts company which produces theatrical events at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Positively Florida’s artistic director and president, Gary Broughman is co-producer of the “Reunion” concerts. Show times are 8 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 2 – 2 p.m. on Dec. 3. Tickets are priced at $22 for adults, $15 for children. For additional information, call 386-690-9295, or go online to www.PositivelyFloridaTC.com.
Learn more about the show below…
On the East Coast of Central Florida in the 60s and 70s, every hotel on A1A from Ormond Beach to Cocoa Beach had a three, four or five piece band playing five nights a week. Before Disney opened in the early 70s, live music was a dominant part of the social life of the residents and snowbirds in the area. Some of the bands playing in DB at that time were:
Frank and Jo Northrup and the Sunshine Way – Shelly Taylor and Billy Glen Brad Yates – Frankie Burke – Greg Cardino and Tony Graziano of the Better Way Tom Cellie and Kickin – Gino and Malia Bellino and the Real Thing – The Rhodes Brothers – Little Eve and Espionage – Mark Edwards & Chuck Archard of Secrets Bob Thames and Mike Thomas of the Pirates & Rick and Ann Martorano
We are having a concert celebrating music in Daytona Beach by bringing together musicians that played here in the 60s, 70s and 80s. We will have some of those musicians on stage in concert. CHECK OUT THE AD BELOW FOR TICKET INFORMATION!
THE CELEBRITY BAND ACCOMPANYING THE ACTS LISTED IN THE CONCERT BELOW ARE:
Billy Chapin, guitar • Ray Donadio, Bass • John Guthrie, drums • Roland Via, drums • Greg Wieboldt, guitar • Greg Harmon, bass • Stan Allen, drums • Rick Martorano, piano • Lea Macquarrie, saxophone
This will be the concert of the year for East Coast Central Florida!