8 Top Tribute Acts to See in 2018
Feeling nostalgic? 2018 is a top-notch year at AMT for phenomenal tribute bands. These talented professionals grace our stage with stirring renditions of songs originally performed by musical legends. The devotion and effort dedicated to each artist is staggering. These are eight tribute acts to add to your calendar in 2018:
The Carpenters Tribute featuring Michelle Whited
Karen Carpenter’s soothing alto voice drifted over the airways in the 70s and 80s, leaving listeners mellow and serene. Many thought it couldn’t be done, but Michelle Whited has captured Carpenter’s silky style in The Carpenters Tribute. She performs masterful renditions of “Close to You”, “Rainy Days and Mondays”, “We’ve Only Just Begun”, and many more!
RAIN: The Beatles Tribute
RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles is much more than a concert – it’s an experience. RAIN takes the trailblazing hits of The Beatles to the next level with extravagant era costumes and phenomenal storytelling. They don’t just sing the songs, they perform John, Paul, George, and Ringo’s actual lives. Get ready to sit on the edge of your seat as these professional performers give you “Hard Day’s Night”, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, and “Come Together” the way they were meant to be heard – live.
ABBA: The Concert
ABBA delighted fans all over the world and charmed their way into our hearts with their distinctive pop tunes. Now, ABBA: The Concert brings those catchy songs into the limelight once again! Their pleasant harmonies have enchanted audiences all over the world. Put some pep in your step with “Mamma Mia”, Dancing Queen”, and “Take a Chance on Me”!
John Denver Musical Tribute
John Denver’s warm, calming voice and strumming guitar melodies evoke a time when things were simpler. Often, his music describes gentle country living. The John Denver Musical Tribute does his memory justice. It features Ted Virgil, whose voice – and appearance – are strikingly similar to John Denver himself. You’ll hear classics like “Sunshine on My Shoulder” and “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” come alive again.
The Everly Brothers Experience
The Bird Dogs present – The Everly Brothers! The Zmed brothers pay an excellent homage to the original Don and Phil in the Everly Brothers Experience. Playing hits like “Bye Bye Love” and “Wake Up Little Suzy”, they epitomize the sound of the era. The Everly Brothers’ pristine harmonies and country/rock blend bring out the best in both artists.
The Man in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash
Shawn Barker presents a sensational modern rendition of Johnny Cash in The Man in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash. Barker embodies Cash’s persona and delivers just as impressive a brooding growl as the original. Barker performs classics like “A Boy Named Sue” and “I Walk the Line”, and continues all the way to Cash hits through the 2000s.
Fleetwood Mask: The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mask takes widely adored Fleetwood Mac hits and breathes life into them. Taking wardrobe tips from the source, the members look like they came straight from the 70s. With talented Claudette Rodrigues on vocals, it’s hard to tell her from Stevie Nicks herself. Fleetwood Mask belts hits like “Rhiannon” and “Landslide” with all their heart and soul.
Who’s Bad has been performing for 14 years – that’s right, while the King of Pop still reigned. James Times has the honor of representing Michael Jackson on stage, and does so with extraordinary finesse. His pitch-perfect vocals and shocking dance moves are as close as it gets to the King of Pop’s. Kindred spirits, they were both self-taught. Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band performs riveting versions of “Bad”, “Thriller”, “Billie Jean”, and more!
See You at the Show!
There’s a show for everyone at AMT! 2018 is shaping up to be a spectacular year you won’t want to miss. Check out our event calendar or contact us today for information at 800-648-4102!