Friday Night, July 20 5 – 10:30 pm
You’ll be seeing purple with tributes to Prince and his influences.
Dean Ford & the Beautiful Ones
(Tribute to Prince)
Dressed to the 9’s, Dean Ford embodies PRINCE with every fiber of his being, giving you a show as close as you will ever get to the real thing. Ford and company perform all the hits you know and love, including the “Purple Rain” album in its entirety. But, it’s more than just the songs. He’s got the look, the moves, and the sounds down jaw-droppingly well. So well, you’ll forget it’s only a tribute.
It all started in 2012, when Dean Ford and his musician friends put on their first of many sold out tributes to the Purple One in Portland, Maine. The show, lovingly entitled “Purple Brainz” is now held annually at the prestigious, Port City Music Hall. Past shows have featured Prince and The Revolution’s own keyboardist Matt “Doctor” Fink. Lately, Ford has been sticking with a rotation of his core band, The Beautiful Ones. Though, he and the band have plenty of surprises up their frilled sleeves.
Kiss the Sky
(Tribute to Jimi Hendrix)
THIS IS IT… KISS THE SKY! – WORLD’S GREATEST JIMI HENDRIX TRIBUTE Through meticulous detailed re-productions in every aspect of look and sound in re-creating Jimi Hendrix’s most classic concerts & landmark stage show performances, KISS THE SKY is boldly presenting the world’s most historically accurate Jimi Hendrix tribute show EVER!
KTS is fronted by virtuoso guitarist and former Columbia recording artist, Jimy Bleu, and backed by a cast of world-class touring musicians from the NYC metro area whose combined resumes are astonishing; recording and performing with major music stars such as: Pearl Jam, Aretha Franklin, LL Cool J, Teddy Pendergrass, James Cotton, John Mayall, Billy Joel, Lady Gaga and more. KTS musicians are so ‘EXPERIENCED’ that all 3 of Jimi’s remaining former bandmates and living legends (Billy Cox, Juma Sultan and Jerry Velez) have each played on stage along side KTS performers. Most especially, Jimy Bleu, is the longest running Jimi tribute specialist in the world and even tours with former Hendrix Bassist, Billy Cox and his Band of Gypsys Experience.
(Tribute to Sly & the Family Stone)
EVERYDAY PEOPLE is a nostalgic look at the 70’s, and in particular the music of Sly Stone or Sylvester Stewart. Sly’s music as well as his band was unique and innovative, one might say ahead of his time. Today to can still hear the influence Sly had on music by listening to artists such us: Prince, Bootsie Collins, John Legend and Michael Jackson, just to name a few. EVERYDAY PEOPLE will take you back in both sight and sound, so you can relive the genius of Sly’s music. Performing songs like: Stand, Take You Higher, Everybody is a Star, Family Affair, Dance to The Music and many more. Even today, there are some who still hold the opinion that Sly and the Family Stone was the greatest band ever assembled.
Just as Sly’s original band, EVERYDAY PEOPLE is multi-cultural, energetic, and rhythmically funky! Comprised of the same components as the original Family Stone, Everyday People has both the look and sound as the original band.