arts & entertainment
The 60’s were known musically for folk rock, psychedelic pop, pop rock or sunshine pop. It was also known for The Grass Roots, whose songs were heard on radio, movies and TV. Now Vero Beach audiences can hear them up close and personal from The Emerson Center stage on Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now ranging from $45-$105. For Best Seats…Buy Tickets Now! Visit the website for a listing of all concerts being held during the 10th Anniversary year, available seating locations and ticket prices:www.MusicWorksConcerts.com or call the TIX Customer Service line 1-(800) 595-4849.
The Grass Roots, formed specifically to record the songs of legendary songwriter P.F. Sloan, began in 1966 as a bunch of faceless, veteran session musicians playing soulful pop, but they were no mere bubblegum band—they developed a mix of blue-eyed soul, 70’s pop, folk and big, brassy rock that would one day morph into the power-pop phenomenon making songs that are familiar to you even if you don’t know the band. “Let’s Live for Today”, “Sooner or Later”, “Temptation Eyes” and “Midnight Confessions” remain the most likely candidates for Grass Roots songs you might have heard on radio, movies, or TV such as “American Horror Story,” “The West Wing” and on the radio in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown. Their claims to fame were that they were an important development in the formation of “power pop” and somewhat unusual for their time, they employed three lead vocalists. Their 1967 smash “Let’s Live for Today” is one of the defining statements of the “Summer of Love.” Audiences should prepare for a fun evening at this concert!
The Emerson Center is conveniently located on the campus of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, 1590 27th Avenue, on the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue. The doors with Will Call access open at 6 p.m. and seating begins at 6:30 p.m. An elevator to the 2nd floor balcony is available as well as complimentary listening devices from the Emerson Center office. The venue will provide a wine/snack bar in the lobby. The Presenting Sponsor of the series is Joe & Denise Corr. Other sponsors include AMAC Alex MacWilliam Real Estate, New Vision Eye Center, Ocean Grill, SouthState Bank, The Majestic Theatre is Screen Sponsor and ABC Printing is The Printing Sponsor. For more information call 772-234-4412.