The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and nine tri-state area rock musicians are fusing their musical styles to present one ultimate concert experience at the Mississippi Moon Bar at 8pm on Friday, January 17.
The two groups first shook the Mississippi Moon Bar stage with songs from iconic 80's movies back in February 2013. In their follow up performance they will cover rock hits from the 70s & 80s including songs by Aerosmith, Van Halen, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Bon Jovi, Heart, and other top classic rock bands.
“There is just so much great music to choose from,” said Maestro Intriligator. “We knew we wanted to do more than movie music. We considered genres like alternative and pop, but we kept coming back to the really great ultimate rock hits from the 70s and 80s that everyone knows and loves.”
Local musicians include Joie Booth (lead vocals) of Joie Wails Band, Joe Blanchard (lead vocals) and Tony Oswold (acoustic guitar) of Half Fast, Jeff Weydert (bass guitar), Adam Arling (drums) and Leo Roland (keyboards) of Crystal Leather, Tony Brown (lead guitar) of Menace, JJ Schmitz (lead guitar) of the JJ Schmitz Duo, and Nate Tyler (lead vocals) who you can hear at Grand View United Methodist Church. Adding to the experience will be dancers from the cast of the Diamond Jo Casino’s Club 84.
“It's been really hard to contain our excitement for this upcoming show,” said lead vocalist Joie Booth. “I feel very blessed to not only work with this specific group of musicians and singers from bands like Menace, Half Fast and Crystal Leather, but also the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. These are extremely talented people and they’ve come together to bring you one heck of a rockin' concert.”
Tickets ($15 - $35) are available at www.diamondjo.com; the Diamond Jo Casino’s Diamond Club or by calling 563-690-4800. The Mississippi Moon Bar is age restricted. Must be 21 years or older. For more information, visit www.dubuquesymphony.org.