Olde Derby Days 2002
Saturday, June 29 & Sunday, June 30
Johnny Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge Headline Entertainment
Save the dates as the Cultural Commission is once again making
the Derby Green the center of a special weekend of fun and entertainment on June
29 and 30. Full details on some of the major acts are listed below.
Sat. June 29
New Horizon Air Force Band
|The United States Air Force Band of Liberty delivers
today's sounds with the New Horizon rock band. Stationed at Hanscom Air
Force Base, Massachusetts, New Horizon is a top quality group of
professional musicians, each bringing a wide gamut of musical experience
to the group.
New Horizon brings to the stage a blend of rock 'n' roll, country, pop,
and other truly American musical idioms. They are equally at home rocking
the stage with tunes from Elvis Presley to Sheryl Crow, movin' and shakin'
with a Motown classic from The Temptations, or driving home a country hit
from The Kentucky Headhunters.
A New Horizon concert is a must-see experience. These enthusiastic
musicians combine their great talents as instrumentalists, vocalists,
arrangers, and writers to bring their audiences an outstanding musical
experience. The group's eclectic makeup delivers true diversity which is
the heart of the band's sound. Well trained and highly experienced, the
members of New Horizon come to the stage ready to play.
Energy, soul, and experience put these exceptional artists a cut above the
rest. When New Horizon takes the stage, they deliver and unforgettable
Sun. June 30
|A local 4 piece group, The Tornados features Derby
Resident Joe Neumann, who will bring you back to the days of bobby socks
and poodle skirts.
Sun. June 30
Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn
|The story of Johnny Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge is one
that spans virtually the entire rock era. It begins with The Crests in the
latter half of the 50's, as the marriage of swing, blues and country music
was giving birth to rock n' roll, and it continues today, in a period of
musical and technological sophistication, with The Brooklyn Bridge,
through new recordings, and a stage show that is one of the strongest and
most popular on the east coast. In these live appearances, the Bridge
takes its audience on a tour through the history of the band and its
members, and also offers a glimpse of its current musical direction, all
the while showcasing the power and artistry of the incomparable Johnny
Maestro. Johnny Maestro began his career singing with a group from
Manhattan called The Crests. Their first records (including "My Juanita"
and "Sweetest One") generated some regional response, but it was the
breakthrough of "Sixteen Candles" that brought them national recognition.
A string of hits followed, including "Trouble In Paradise", "Step By
Step", "The Angels Listened In", and "Six Nights A Week". The Brooklyn
Bridge once again brought nationwide exposure to the voice of Johnny
Maestro. His powerful performance of Jim Webb's "The Worst That Could
Happen" backed by the Bridge's trademark strong vocal and horn
arrangements, led to a gold record for the band and countless concert and
television appearances, including one on the Ed Sullivan Show, Mike
Douglas, Merv Griffen and Della Reese shows. Other hits followed,
including "Welcome Me Love", "Blessed Is The Rain", "Your Husband My
Wife", and "You'll Never Walk Alone". By 1972 the Brooklyn Bridge had sold
over ten million records and established Johnny Maestro as one of the
premier vocal talents of his era. Sold out shows at major clubs and
concert halls (such as New York's Bottom Line, Madison Square Garden and
Radio City Music Hall, Long Island's Westbury Music Fair, Carneige Hall,
Naussau Collesium, New Haven Collesium, Casino's in Atlantic City and
and frequent local and nationwide television appearances will attest to
the durability of the group's supporters over the years, but also
gathering many new fans as well, it's clear that the story of Johnny
Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge is one that will continue for a long time
Take a look back to the 2001 Olde
Derby Day festivities.
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