PALMDALE – City officials Thursday morning announced the entertainment lineup for this summer’s Starlight Concert Series at the Palmdale Amphitheater.
“We’ve been anxiously awaiting this day plotting and planning for several months,” said Parks and Recreation Manager Keri Brady. “I don’t think that summer official starts here in Palmdale until we have this announcement.”
“The excitement level with the tribute bands and some of the other performances we’ve been able to put together has just been incredible,” said Palmdale Mayor Pro Tem Steve Hofbauer.
The series opens on Saturday, July 14 with Terry Lee Goffee, The “Ultimate” Johnny Cash Tribute. Like an actor in play, Goffee literally becomes Cash from the moment he walks onstage until the end of the show, which features classics such as “A Boy Named Sue,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” “I Walk the Line,” “Ring of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Hurt.”
On Saturday, July 21, Catch A Wave – A Tribute to the Beach Boys brings the sounds of surf, sun and classic cars to the stage with shimmering vocal harmonies on hits such as “I Get Around,” “Surfer Girl,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Good Vibrations” and “Surfin’ USA.”
The Boys of Summer: A Tribute to the Eagles take the stage on Saturday, July 28, authentically recreating the sounds of chart-topping hits like “Hotel California,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Desperado,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Heartache Tonight.”
The Hollywood Stones – The Very Best of the Stones, LIVE! will take the stage on Saturday, Aug. 4, performing a string of red-hot Stones hits like “Under My Thumb,” “Shattered,” “Jumping Jack Flash,” “Gimme Shelter,” and “Brown Sugar.” The Hollywood Stones live shows are packed with street fighting stage attitude and full-tilt classic rock.
The series closes with a performance by Wanted: Featuring the Music of Bon Jovi on Saturday, Aug.11. The band is a slick rock and roll machine that promises to deliver a true Bon Jovi concert experience as they belt out hits like “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “It’s My Life,” “Wanted Dead or Alive” and “Who Says You Can’t Go Home.”
Admission is $5 for age 13 and older; guests 12 and younger are admitted free, and parking is free.
A season pass is available to Palmdale residents for $15, a savings of $10 for all five concerts, and $20 for non-residents, a savings of $5 for all five concerts.
A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $10, which includes express entry and seating at the front of the stage, ensuring that VIP ticket holders can arrive just before the concert and still get one of the best seats in the house. VIP seating is theater style (first-come, first-served), with chairs provided courtesy of the Antelope Valley Mall. Guests 12 and younger will need to purchase a VIP ticket to be seated in the VIP area.
Season passes, VIP and individual concert tickets are on sale now at the parks and recreation office, located at 38260 10th St. East. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and accepts cash, check, Mastercard and Visa. Palmdale residents must bring proof of residency (California I.D., driver’s license or current utility bill) to purchase a season pass at the resident fee.
New this year, VIP and individual concert tickets can be purchased online at www.cityofpalmdale.org/departments/parks/starlight/.
The Palmdale Amphitheater is located at 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard. All concerts begin at 8 p.m., and gates open at 6 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Carry-in food, beverages, coolers, alcohol and pets are not permitted. Food will be available for purchase.
The Starlight Concert Series is sponsored by American Medical Response, Antelope Valley Mall, Double D Cupcakes, High Desert Broadcasting, High Desert Medical Group, Lancaster JetHawks, Robertson’s Palmdale Honda, Southern California Edison, Valleywide Dental and Waste Management.
For more information about the upcoming Starlight Concert Series, visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/departments/parks/starlight/, www.facebook.com/StarlightConcertSeries, or call parks and recreation at 661-267-5611.
(Information via press release from the City of Palmdale.)