It will be a huge week at the Ryman Auditorium next week as two rock legends take the stage just a few days apart.
Pat Benatar and her band kick things off on Tuesday, June 25th. Pat has been going strong since the early 80's and is sounding and looking good as ever. You can win FRONT ROW seats to this show on the contest section of this webpage.
Then on Friday, June 28th, Gregg Allman brings his solo band to the Ryman stage for what is sure to be a legendary performance. Expect to hear Gregg's solo hits like "I'm No Angel" along with some classic Allman Brothers material. You can also win tickets to this show on the contest section of this webpage!!
If fun on the sand and surf is part of your family's summer vacation plans, you might consider heading South or East.
Seven of the locations on the "Family Vacation Critic's" 2013 list of the "Ten Best Beaches for Families" are along the Atlantic or Gulf Coast. Beach Haven, New Jersey; Bethany Beach, Delaware; Skaket Beach in Orleans, Massachusetts; and Coquina Beach in Nag's Head, North Carolina make the list. Two Florida beaches -- Fort De Soto Park in St. Petersburg and Siesta Beach in Siesta Key -- are also included, along with Stewart Beach in Galveston Island, Texas. Only two beaches along with Pacific Ocean are mentioned -- Coronado Central Beach in Coronado, California and Poipu Beach Park in Koloa, Hawaii.
But oceanfronts aren't the only option. One inland location is also among the best -- San Harbor Beach in Incline Village, Nevada.
Here's a video to get you in the mood for the beach!!
On Friday night (June 14th), Paul McCartney made his first appearance at Manchester, Tennessee's Bonnaroo Festival. At one point during the show, McCartney -- who's no stranger to the unique fragrance of what he's often jokingly referred to to "herbal jazz cigarettes" -- told the hard-partying festival crowd: "That's some pretty good weed I can smell. What are you doing to me?"
And what a show it was! A nearly three hour set with two lengthy encores pleased the crowd of 80-thousand plus, who were a mix of young and old. My only complaint was having to stand next to a geezer that insisted on singing along to all the Beatles songs in the set, despite not knowing the words! Here's amateur video from that memorable night...
Just released on DVD and Blu-ray is Paul McCartney & Wings' one and only concert film, Rockshow. The movie captures a full 30-song set from McCartney's 1976 Wings Over America tour.
Sir Paul headlines the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Friday evening and I CAN'T WAIT! This will be my first time seeing the former Beatle and what a place to see him. I've been to several Bonnaroo Fetivals in the past but it's been a couple of years so I am ready!
Friday night will be a big one for classic rockers at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester. Not only will Paul McCartney be headlining the main stage, ZZ Top will be performing following the former Beatle. I've had the chance to see the band perform a couple of times during their career - once in the late 70's during their Tejas tour and one time at the old Starwood Amphitheater in the early 2000's. This should be a SMOKIN' show!!