The city of Burbank is set to kick off the summer with a bang – the 2010 Starlight Bowl Summer Concert Series gets under way on July 4th. The Burbank Starlight Bowl is located at 1249 Lockheed View Drive, in the heart of Burbank. What’s on offer during the concert series? What can residents and visitors expect? Actually, the series will feature some of the best entertainment in the state, for reasonable prices.
The summer season gets underway with the July 4th Salute to the Soul of America. This event will kick off the summer season, and takes place on Independence Day. The Starlight Bowl will play home to the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra, performing an incredible selection of music, ranging from swing to favorite tunes from hit Hollywood musicals. Maestro Steven Kerstein will direct the orchestra.
In addition to the music listed above, visitors can expect to enjoy a wide range of patriotic music to celebrate Independence Day, including music from John Phillip Sousa and John Williams, as well as other American composers. Finally, make sure to check out Stone Soul, as they play some of the best Classic Soul and Motown hits!
Of course, the Independence Day concert is not all there is to the celebration at the Starlight Bowl. The venue also sees ADBACADABRA come to town – the ultimate ABBA concert. This show will bring ABBA’s biggest hits to fans, with songs including “Dancing Queen” and “Super Trooper,” among other hits from the band. Fantastic Diamond is a tribute show dedicated to the incredible music of Neil Diamond, highlighting his 40-year career in the industry and will also delight concert attendees. Make sure to be there on July 11th to catch this amazing show.
Residents and visitors to the city will find a wide range of other musical entertainment scheduled throughout the summer at the Starlight Bowl. For instance, July 18th sees The Little River Band come to town, a hit Down Under and a smashing success in the States. On July 25th, Burbank residents can expect the best in world music with the Element Band. Do not miss this unique musical experience. The all-female Mariachi Divas also hit the stage this day. This Grammy Award winning group brings a multicultural flavor to every song they play.
For those looking for something with a bit more edge to it, August 1 brings Berlin to town, fronted by Terri Nunn. The Spazmatics will also play during this show. Berlin has been making waves in the music industry for a very long time, and the Spazmatics form a unique “entertainment” aspect to the performance, combining music and show for laughs and a good time, set to 80’s tunes by bands like Oingo Boingo and Duran Duran.
Beatles lovers will have no reason to feel left out of the summer concert series. August 8th sees The Fab Four, billed as “the best Beatles show in the world” come to Burbank. If you love the music of The Beatles, then don’t miss The Fab Four – you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time! Along with The Fab Four, the August 8th show sees The Answer take the stage. This tribute band focuses on classic rock, with renditions ranging from Tom Jones to The Beatles. The Answer has gained considerable fame during their long run, including being voted “the best concert experience” by the San Gabriel Tribune.
Residents and visitors in Burbank have a lot to look forward to with this incredible concert series. Make sure you get your tickets early, or you might just find that seating is more than a little limited!