Enjoy the fresh autumn-evening air with a pair of musical acts at this year’s Fall Fest, which takes place Thursday, Nov. 2 and Friday, Nov. 3 at Beardsley Park.
This two-night showcase will open with Savor, A Santana Tribute (Thursday, Nov. 2), followed by Rock Roulette (Friday, Nov. 3).
All shows start at 7 p.m. with gates opening at 5 p.m. Ticket packages for all both nights are $36 per person or $22 per show. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, online and at the R.H. Johnson Box Office.
Be sure to bring your own lawn chair for each show. Concessions will be available both nights.
Thursday, Nov. 2
Savor was formed to honor the more than 50-year career of latin-rock legend Carlos Santana — from the raw power of the self-titled album issued in 1969 to the recent spate of hits with current stars that makes Santana’s music so well-loved.
The diverse background of Savor’s rhythm section meshes perfectly when they play as a unit, which is why the complex interweaving of classic latin rhythms are so adroitly handled by this trio. Drummer Sergio Gonzalez‘s subtle, relentless groove meshes perfectly with the percussion team of Lorenzo Martinez (congas, bongos) and Chico Hernandez (congas, timbales).
Complementing the rhythm section is bassist Rick Thibodeau, whose soulful flavor rounds out the famous Santana groove, while the impressive range and power of vocalists Steven Elowe and Jim Nardini add fuel to the fire. Keyboardist David Jefferson captures the sound of each of the decades, from the bluesy organ style of Gregg Rolie to the later, jazzier flavor of Tom Coster and Chester Thompson.
Guitarist Michael Caroff delivers every trademark Santana lick, as well as the gritty tone and singing sustain that make the songs so memorable.
Together, Savor pays fitting tribute to the popular, timeless sound that makes Santana’s music so well-loved.
Friday, Nov. 3
Rock Roulette takes listeners on a non-stop musical tribute of the most iconic bands of our generation and is performed like no other. The show features the amazing and talented and spectacular voice of Cian Coey, currently touring with iconic band “Starship.”
More featured members of this all-star lineup include the guitarist of Scott Van Zen of Brian Howe’s Bad Company and the keyboards of Sam McCaslin of the Michael Schenker Group.