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US Navy Band Cruisers at the Daytona Beach Bandshell

Welcome to the world’s most famous bandshell! Summer at the Daytona Beach Bandshell means amazing concerts featuring outstanding entertainment! On Thursday, July 5 at 7 p.m., come to the FREE, popular U.S. Navy Band “Cruisers” concert with chair rentals and concessions available on-site. Then, on Friday, July 6 at 7 p.m., check out the Doobie Brothers/Santana tribute band “Classic Rock Revival. And, opening for Classic Rock Revival are The Propellers. The Daytona Beach Bandshell Summer Concert Series will continue every Friday night through September 28!

 

The Bandshell Live Summer Concert Series, in its 10th year, takes place on Friday nights at the World’s Most Famous Beach’s historic amphitheater located in Oceanfront Park on the North end of the Boardwalk amusement area and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean at 250 N. Atlantic Avenue. Tickets for each Friday night are just $3 for General Admission and $10 for VIP tickets, (which include a chair), plus applicable fees. Children under 10 are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance for the season at Ticketmaster.com, onsite at the Peabody Box Office or at the Bandshell on show nights.

 

“We have been working over the past three years to not only bring our citizens and visitors the best in local talent but also to expand the series to include awesome tribute bands playing everything from Funk and Pop to Country and Classics,” said Helen Riger, director of Cultural Services & Community Events for the City of Daytona Beach.  “We are very excited about this year’s lineup and our concert schedule expansion through September 28th.”

 

U.S. Navy Band “Cruisers” – July 5, 2018:

 

As the U.S. Navy’s premier contemporary entertainment ensemble, the Cruisers feature eight of the Navy’s most dynamic performers. Formed in 1999 as a specialty unit of the United States Navy Band, the Cruisers are under the leadership of drummer Senior Chief Musician Leon Alexander. The group takes its name from the Navy’s versatile, flexible, multi-missioned ship – the Cruiser – and the band lives up to their namesake by having the capabilities of playing genres of music ranging from jazz & standards, rhythm & blues, classic rock, adult contemporary and pop, as well as original material. This elite group has engaged and excited audiences of all ages throughout the U.S. and abroad with world-class musicianship and high energy, fun-filled performances.

 

Having truly worldwide appeal, they traveled to Oslo in 2004 for the Norwegian Military Tattoo. In addition, they performed in Keflavik, Iceland, in October 1999 for the Naval Air Station’s Navy Birthday Ball. Closer to home, they are in constant demand by the most senior government and military officials. Smaller combinations of the group often perform at the Chief of Naval appearances on Navy Birthday Concerts, Holiday Concerts, National Tours, and Summer Concert Series performances are always a highlight.

 

Doobie Brothers/Santana Tribute Band “Classic Rock Revival” – July 6, 2018:

 

Santana meets The Doobie Brothers with one incredible band performing two tributes in concert!

 

Santana and the Doobie Brothers are two of the most iconic American Rock bands of all time. The Classic Rock Revival show brings their look, their sound and their massive hits with high energy and excitement…just like these bands did in their prime.

 

China Grove is a fantastic Doobie Brothers tribute band from the Tampa Bay area whose repertoire spans the many decades and styles of the legendary California group. From the jammin’ rock of “Long Train Runnin’” to the jazzy “Takin’ it to the Streets” to the Grammy Award-winning pop “What a Fool Believes,” this group blazes through a sizzling set of memory-jarring classic hits and album cuts with stunning accuracy and passion.

 

Led by vocalist/guitarist J. Todd Plant who fronted a band featuring Doobie Brothers alumni Chet McCracken, the late Cornelius Bumpus and the late Dave Shogren, he is doing hits of the Doobie Brothers all across America. Mr. Plant has also worked with members of Chicago, Steely Dan, Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult, Firefall, Marshall Tucker Band, Tom Petty Band, Rick Derringer, and was the voice of Hulk Hogan’s fight song “American Made.”

 

The other half of this show is the Santana Tribute Band – also played by China Grove. The sights and sounds of the career of Carlos Santana will blow you away with the many hits from the 60’s until today. You’ll see a look-alike Carlos and hear everything from “Black Magic Woman” to “Smooth.”

 

 

Bandshell parking is available at the nearby Ocean Center garage and surface lots. Attendees may enter the Bandshell area by parking in the parking garage and using the pedestrian overpass. Rental chairs, food and beverages by Sloppy Joe’s restaurant and adult libations are available.  Area businesses and concessions offer a variety of jewelry and other items for sale.  No blankets, coolers or backpacks are allowed.

 

Corporate and individual sponsors, volunteers, and ticket sales help make these concerts possible. The Bandshell Live Summer Concert Series title sponsor is The City of Daytona Beach. Presenting sponsors are 93.1 Coast Country, 94.1 HOT FM, 99.5 LOV FM, and 103.3 The VIBE, Ocean Walk Shoppes, Flagler Broadcasting, Bud Light and the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

 

For more information, please visit our website at www.daytonabandshell.com or go to our Facebook page.

 

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Here is this year’s line-up starting at 7 p.m:

Bandshell Live! Summer Concert Series 2018:

July 5, 2018                7:00-8:30         US Navy Band “Cruisers” (FREE; chair rentals and

                                                            Concessions available on-site)

July 6, 2018                8:00-9:30         Doobie Brothers/Santana “Classic Rock Revival”

                                    7:00-7:50         The Propellers (opening)

July 13, 2018              8:00-9:30         KC and the Sunshine Band “KC and the Flashback

70’s Party”

                                    7:00-7:50         Sunshine Mafia (opening)

July 20, 2018              8:00-9:30         No Doubt/Katy Perry “California Gwen”

                                    7:00-7:50         Megan Stackpoole & Ronnie (Taco) Stroud

                                                            (Opening)

July 27, 2018              8:00-9:30         Sundance Head

                                    7:00-7:50         Dallas Reese (opening)

August 3, 2018            8:00-9:30         Grateful Dead “Uncle John’s Band”

                                    7:00-7:50         Tie-Dye Road (opening)

August 10, 2018          8:00-9:30         Temptations “The Motowners”

                                    7:00-7:50         Melanie Hannons Trio (opening)

August 17, 2018          8:00-9:30         Guns and Roses “Night Train”

                                    7:00-7:50         Chance Gardner (opening)

August 24, 2018          8:00-9:30         The Police “Zendatta”

                                    7:00-7:30         Rachael Russ & Cliff Morris (opening)

                                    7:30-7:55         Michelle Marie (2nd opening)

August 31, 2018          8:00-9:30         Michael Allman Band (Michael Allman music plus

                                                            Allan Brother’s songs)

                                    7:00-7:50         Rick deYampert (opening)

September 6, 2018      7:00-8:30         US Navy Band “Country Current” 7pm (FREE;

                                                            chair rentals and Concessions available on-site)

September 7, 2018      8:00-9:30         George Strait “George Straight Experience”

                                    7:00-7:50         Special opening performance by Central Florida’s

Own Jackson Creek (opening)

September 14, 2018    8:00-9:30         U2 & INXS “Vertigo and Original Sin”

                                    7:00-7:50         Clayton Sturgeon (opening)

September 21, 2018    8:00-9:30         Tom Petty “Wildflowers”

7:00-7:50         Melisa TenBroeck & Mark Wood (opening)

September 28, 2018    8:00-9:30         Kid Rock “Cowboy”

                                    7:00-7:50         Opening act to be announced