The Office of Arts and Culture will host a tribute concert beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4,at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong Street. All proceeds from theconcert will benefit local nonprofit AlmostHome, Inc.
The concert will welcome three bands to the Armory stage, performing three different tributes in a single night. Tickets for the concert can be purchased for $10 in advance by visiting www.brightonarmory.org or at the door.
The bands playing at the Armory will include:
- My Old School, A tribute to the music of Steely Dan
Denver’s My Old School is the culmination of the efforts of a group of sleek musicians who feel a close affinity to the massive musical legacy that is Steely Dan. Walter Becker and Donald Fagen of Steeley Dan applied jazz sensibilities to popular music like no one else in the history of pop. My Old School goes deep into the Steely Dan repertoire with dazzlingly brilliant solo work, astonishingly rich vocals and irresistible grooves letting concert-goers relieve a unique collaboration in pop music history.
- Abraxus featuring Abel Aragon, A tribute to the music of Santana
A native in Brighton, Abel started playing guitar at a young age and developed a love for different types of music, such as Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix. He has been playing in the Denver area for the last 35 years, where he’s opened for numerous well-known acts. In 2011, he entered the Carlos Santana Jam of 2011 and took first place.
- Ron Ivory and One on One, a tribute to the music of Motown
Ron Ivory is recognized as an entertainment icon in Denver and the Rocky Mountain region. His diverse background and experience in R&B, Jazz, Rock n’ Roll and Popular Standards has heavily influenced his musical and vocal repertoire. Whether he is performing for an intimate audience or concert, his versatility will be sure to create a crowd pleasing experience.
Artist website: www.ronivory.com/
Seating is limited for the concert. Please call 303-655-2140 with questions.
The tribute concert is made possible through a collaboration with the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, Brighton Arts and Culture, Armory Performing Arts Center and Brighton Cultural Arts Commission.