Last week, I lamented the lack of free (and low cost) shows this summer. This, by no means, indicate a lack of quality shows to attend; it just means parting with many, many pennies to access them. My intended lineup of summer shows remains in flux. But, a schedule of sorts appears to show some promise.
Vacation plans may impact the ability to catch some great shows.
In one case, I continue to mull which of three shows I want to attend. Friends made a case for one, and the muse for Friday’s blogger wrote a recent commentary touting that performer. Still, a tough choice remains.
If we allow things to kick off last month, the Richie Furay 75thBirthday concert we attended on May 18 started things just fine. For purists, since Memorial Day weekend signals the traditional start of summer, the Savoy Brown show the following week at My Father’s Place plays fine.
Net weekend, we look forward to the 2019 incarnation of the Happy Together (hence the title of this blog) tour; this year’s iteration includes the Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie – of course), Chuck Negron (of 3 Dog Night), Gary Puckett (The Union Gap), The Classics, and The Buckinghams (I still have all their 45s! (Can you name all their hits?).
Still trying to look at what might work next month but 4-5 concerts remain in play.
Some special faves set the stage for a Hot August – Musically so! – John Fogerty’s 50 Year Trip at Radio City and Squeeze at the Rooftop at Pier 17.
September features Peter Frampton’s real Farewell Tour at Madison Square Garden, King Crimson’s 50thAnniversary show, and ‘Something Great From ’68 – Brian Wilson with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin and The Zombies (featuring Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent). Very big on history this year.
How do your summer concert plans play out (so far)?