|American Idol stars, Frankie Avalon headline 2014 Entertainment Series|
October 15, 2013, Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – On Monday, the City of Gulf Shores officially released the lineup for the 2014 Entertainment Series.
The Entertainment Series, now in its 27th year at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center, will feature 11 shows from six different acts ranging from Emmy Award winners and multi-platinum artists to American Idol stars and trailblazing performers.
On Jan. 20 and 21, multi-platinum recording artists Matthew and Gunnar Nelson kick off the Entertainment Series with ”Ricky Nelson Remembered,” an unforgettable tribute to their father and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson. He is the only artist to have a No. 1 song, No. 1 movie and No. 1 TV show in the same week.
Relive hit songs like “Hello Mary Lou,” “Poor Little Fool,” “Travelin’ Man,” “I’m Walkin’,” “I Gotta Feeling,” “Teenage Idol,” “Garden Party” and many more, as the night showcases his life with never-before-seen interviews from artists he influenced, including Paul McCartney and Chris Isaak. The show starts at 7 p.m. each night and tickets are $37.
Jan. 27 and 28 presents the legendary Bob Eubanks and his show “The Not So Newlywed Game”. This live replica of the hit TV show features four couples picked right from the audience and a light-hearted, comedic evening hosted by the eight-time Emmy Award winner himself. Both shows begin at 7 p.m. and tickets are $37.
Feb. 3 and 4 welcomes the music of perennial favorites, The Kingston Trio. In 1957, The Kingston Trio emerged from San Francisco's North Beach club scene to take the country by storm, bringing the rich tradition of American folk music into the mainstream for the first time.
During the late 50s & early 60s, the Trio enjoyed unprecedented record sales and worldwide fame, while influencing the musical tastes of a generation. The group’s trademark three-part harmony and clean, crisp sound keeps them touring 30 weeks out of the year and has resulted in a new wave of fans, both young and old. Each of the shows begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $37.
On Feb. 10, one of America’s most popular entertainers, Frankie Avalon, takes the stage for a special one-night-only performance. If you can’t remember a time when Frankie Avalon wasn’t a part of your life, you aren’t alone.
This talented performer’s career spans three generations of music, television and motion pictures and includes a string of chart-topping hits, 30 motion pictures and a lifetime of memories. This one-night-only show begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $49.
Feb. 17 and 18 offers “The Jan and Dean Show” featuring Dean Torrence. Jan and Dean’s career boasts an impressive 14 gold records and 26 other chart records including “Barbara Ann”, “The Little Old Lady from Pasadena”, and their biggest hit “Surf City.”
Reformed in the 1980's after a successful summer tour with The Beach Boys, Jan and Dean toured the world until Jan Berry's untimely death in 2004. Torrence continues to carry on their legacy with this well-crafted, vocally impressive, high-energy classic California beach party. The shows begin at 7 p.m. and tickets are $37.
On Feb. 24 and 25, four of your favorite American Idols come together for a fun-filled, dancing-in-the-street night of Motown’s electrifying music. This show-stopping combination, including Season 6’s soulful singer Melinda Doolittle, will take the stage for the most exciting night of solo, duet and ensemble performances of the season.
Experience these four powerhouse performers celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Motown’s Hit Factory, including hits from Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, and Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five. Each of these shows begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $37.
Season ticket packages are on sale through Oct. 25 for $185 and include one ticket to each show except the one-night-only performance of Frankie Avalon. Individual show tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m.
Fans may purchase tickets in the following ways:
Online - Entertainment Series
By Phone - by calling 251-968-1174, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
In Person - at the Activity Center Box Office located at 260 Clubhouse Drive, Gulf Shores, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For more information about the 2014 Entertainment Series, contact the Special Events Division at 251-968-1172 or visit our website at www.gulfshoresal.gov.