Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Springsteen Tribute Band to Play Tioga Downs



This article comes courtesy of the Elmira Star Gazette:

Chances are pretty low Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will ever play at a club in your town. They're probably never going to perform at your neighborhood bar, and they're surely not going to sing at your cousin's wedding.

Enter the tribute band.

Yes, you could enjoy the music of your favorite band on your stereo at home and hear the real thing. But nothing quite matches listening to live music performed by professional musicians on a stage while surrounded by others who love the stuff as much as you.

And while it may never quite equal the thrill of the real thing, you still have the human connection with living, breathing people making music you enjoy.

For 30 years, B-Street Band has been performing Springsteen's music for his fans.

Saturday, they bring their show to Tioga Downs Casino in Nichols for two shows.

Formed in Asbury Park, N.J. in 1980 by keyboardist Will Forte and the late Bob Chipak, the band began to focus on Springsteen's music with the addition of Boss impersonator Glenn Stuart.

They've opened for the real thing at the Philadelphia Spectrum, performed with E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt, and have performed at colleges, county fairs, clubs and parties throughout the east coast, according to the band's promotional material.

Saturday, the band will give shows at 7 and 9 p.m.

Tickets cost $15 and are available at the Tioga Downs gift shop, Ticketmaster locations and www.ticketmaster.com. Additional fees may apply.

The tributes at Tioga Downs don't end this weekend. On the horizon is "Turkey a la King," a Thanksgiving weekend performance by Elvis impersonator Peter Alden.

For more information and the casino's full schedule, see www.tiogadowns.com.