MOUNT VERNON — The Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival directors have announced The Buckinghams will headline at the 2011 Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13.
One of the most beloved and respected Chicago bands ever to explode onto the national scene, The Buckinghams’ live concerts pack power into 1960s pop rock. Bringing back great memories with chart-topping ’60s hits, The Buckinghams also perform popular ’70s favorites in their sets, electrifying audiences with high-energy fun.
Since 1985, original Buckinghams Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna and their band have continued to deliver fast-paced, solid shows that get crowds up on their feet to enjoy.
Their No. 1 song, “Kind of a Drag” is a standout favorite that first made them famous. Next came seven national chart hits, 15 singles, and eight acclaimed albums. When Billboard Magazine named them “The Most Listened to Band in America,” overnight, The Buckinghams became national celebrities with appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Smothers Brothers’ Comedy Hour, American Bandstand, and other teen favorites.
Today’s stage act is a crowd-pleasing favorite as they deliver a show packed with tremendous music and good humor. Audiences love The Buckinghams today as much as they first did in the ’60s.
With three songs on the Top 10 simultaneously, The Buckinghams enjoyed phenomenal success with hit singles including the powerful “Don’t You Care,” the soulful “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” and the national anthem of teenage love, “Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song.”
Reserved seating for The Buckinghams performance will be available starting March 1. The reserved area is preferred, up close seating, available on a first-come first-serve basis. There is a cost. Tickets are available from the festival website at www.DanEmmettFestival.org or at the Knox County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 107 S. Main St., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050, by phone at 392-3378 or toll-free at 800-837-5282. Advanced purchase is recommended to guarantee seating and require payment. Space for bring-your-own-chair seating is available behind the reserved seating at no charge.
The 2011 Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival runs Aug. 11 to 14 in downtown Mount Vernon with various activities each day. For additional information call 392-FEST (3378).
Published on February 21, 2011