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Coming up in the line-up at the Historic Hemet Theatre are three concerts featuring top tributes to country legends – Glen Campbell, John Denver and George Strait.
On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Glen Campbell Story will share tell the musical history of the “Rhinestone Cowboy” featuring some of his 80 hits songs. During Campbell’s 50 years in the music business, he released more than 70 studio albums, sold 45 million records and earned 12 gold albums, four platinum albums, and one double-platinum album. Among Campbell’s hits are “Gentle on My Mind,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Dreams of the Everyday Housewife,” “Galveston,” “Rhinestone Cowboy,” and “Southern Nights.” The Glen Campbell Story is a spectacular concert celebrating the life of this music legend.
Then on Saturday, Mar. 9, Tribute Mania continues with the return of Jim Curry and his incredible tribute to the music of John Denver. This will be the fourth HHT performance for Jim, the first back in early 2014 when the foundation was just starting out. Jim Curry’s look-a-like & sound-a-like show is a spectacular tour through the life of Denver, including stunning videos projected behind him on the big screen. Denver fans will relive his life through hits that include “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Rocky Mountain High,” “Annie’s Song” “ Sunshine on My Shoulders” and “Thank God I’m A Country Boy.”
Finally, just added to the Friday Nite Live! concert line-up is a one-of-a-kind tribute to the music of George Strait by The Troubadour Experience on Friday March, 29. Carrying on in true George Strait tradition, the Troubadour Experience welcomes you to a live authentic tribute to country music’s most legendary performer, spanning a 32-year career and charting more number one hits than any other artist in history. The show features authentic performances of Strait’s hits including “Fool Hearted Memory”, “All My Exes Live In Texas”, “Ocean Front Property”, “The Chair”, “Here For A Good Time” and many more.
Other upcoming concerts include Tribute to AC/DC (Saturday 3/23), The Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Tribute (Saturday 4/6), Tribute to Elvis Presley (Friday 4/12) and Tribute to The Doors (Saturday 4/27).
Tickets for Tribute Mania and Friday Nite Live shows are $22 presale and $25 day of show. Showtime is 7 p.m., with doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Information on all theatre events is available at www.HistoricHemetTheatre.com or by calling the ticket office, (951) 658-5950.