PERFORMANCES & TICKETS
Boy George and Culture Club
Tuesday, September 11 • 7:30 p.m.
TICKETS: Reserved $89 | Standing Room Only $76 | Lawn $53 | Child (1-12) Lawn $43
GATES OPEN: @ 5:45 Early Entry | 6:00 General Public
ALCOHOL: Patrons will not be permitted to bring in outside alcohol for this performance
Since their inception in 1981 Culture Club have sold more than 50 million records worldwide, lead by their classic hits, "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," "Karma Chameleon," and "I'll Tumble 4 Ya".
The group is fronted by british singer/songwriter Boy George, who is universally recognized as one of music's iconic artists. George was recently presented with the Ivor Novello lifetime achievement award in 2015 for his contribution to the music industry.
Roy Hay, Mikey Craig and Jon Moss make up the remaining original line up set to tour. Their recent shows have garnered rave reviews from the press since reforming: Culture Club is…."a true show band, with a master at it's center. If you like to go out, if you like to feel good, if you like to be transported by music, if you are in search of authenticity in a land inundated by fake, …..then this is your gig!"
- critic Bob Lefsetz (review of 2015 show at The Greek Theatre)
Guest Artist: Tony Smiley
Since 2000, Tony Smiley has captured audiences with raw rhythms of all live looping. This musical savant loops his way through a unique genre of music that you won’t find anywhere else. All with a witty, engaging, and energetic stage presence. His cosmic dance of electric melodies range from rock, hip hop, reggae, tribal fusion, 80's and everything in between, with a dash of Mongolian throat singing and beat-boxing have earned the loop ninja a cult like following that repeatedly embarks on his musical journey. Creating each track with a raw and primal pulsating connection between rich rhythms and passionate lyrics.
The songs of Tony Smiley are a tantalizing ride through electro acoustic music that will cause your musical senses to rise. During the experience you can expect original soul bearing songs, improv crowd pleasers, and creative cover mixes. As he loops his way through a set he builds the audience's anticipation by using, keyboards, drums, guitars, tambourine, vocals and beat box sounds through Boss Loop pedals. His songs are original, groove-laden works of art. The loop ninja will “completely make you a believer.” (Andy Summers, guitar player for the Police)
In 2010,Tony joined the ranks of his fellow loop artists, winning 3rd place in the National Boss Loop Contest in Hollywood. Judges included: Paul Youngblood (Boss US Director), Frank Gambale (Guitar player for Chick Corea), Andy Summers (Guitar player for The Police), Derek Murdock (Bass player for Kevin Eubanks, Tonight Show Band), Michael Molenda (Editor of Guitar Player Magazine). He continues to work with Roland/Boss running pedal clinics and performing for international ad campaigns.
Currently, Tony Smiley can often be found laying down progressive loops with hip hop roots in the Pacific Northwest. If you would like to experience the sounds of Tony Smiley follow him on FaceBook, YouTube, Reverbnation and Sound Cloud and most importantly.. come to a show!!!
You can also follow Tony's music production adventures for radio, commercial & film!! stay tuned for more updates.
Pre-concert music: Danielle Kelly
Begins in the Britt Performance Garden at 6:00 p.m.