THE CONSUMMATE VENUE RETURNS
The beautiful Lou Bredlow Pavilion in Warner Park prepares for another gorgeous summer with Concerts on the Green in Woodland Hills.
For many Woodland Hills residents, the summer season doesn’t begin until they hit their favorite venue and celebrate their soul-stirring love of music – and that venue is Concerts on the Green, held at the beautiful Lou Bredlow Pavilion in Warner Park at 5800 Topanga Canyon Boulevard. The summer of 2016 will be no different, when this fun-filled extravaganza returns for another sun-and-fun-filled schedule featuring incredible tribute bands, festival events and much more.
Concerts on the Green performances are held on Sunday evenings, with all concerts starting at six pm and ending at eight (unless otherwise noted by venue staff), the formal schedule set to run from June 5 to August 28. There is plenty of room for a late afternoon picnic with the family, all while being entertained by headline performers – and all free of charge – who, even in their “tribute” guise, are difficult to discern from the real rock stars that inspired them.
While dates, times and performers may be subject to change – it’s best to check www.ValleyCultural.org regularly for updates – the following spectacles are set to rock Concerts on the Green starting this June…
The VCC World Music and Cultural Arts Festival kicks off the COTG experience for 2016, with The Valley Cultural Center bringing its second annual event featuring performers and artisans from around the globe including The Iliana Rose Cuban Jazz Band, TIERRA, MALO, ADAAWE, Chalo Eduardo and the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies Jazz Ensemble. The Festival begins at one pm and runs to 8:30 pm on Sunday, June 5.
On Sunday, June 12 at six pm, DSB – Tribute to Journey takes the stage, being highly revered by fans as “the next best thing” to the seminal American rock band, responsible for such radio hits as “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Open Arms.” Complete with a band of world-class Los Angeles musicians, DSB remains true to Journey’s musical legacy and delivers the nostalgic concert experience that will keep fans “believin’.”
Space Oddity – The World’s Number One David Bowie Tribute Act will perform on Sunday, June 19 at six pm, headlined by the one and only David Brighton, who is credited as being the world’s best David Bowie impersonator. With one of the most entertaining tribute acts to ever hit a stage, this full-scale production is complete with flamboyant costume changes, elaborate staging, perfectly-emulated vocal stylings and what’s been called “one of the best backing bands in the business.”
If you’re a Woodland Hills-based Beatles fan, you’re not going to want to miss Ticket to Ride – Tribute to the Beatles, scheduled for Sunday, June 26 at six pm. From authentic costumes and instruments to precise note-for-note renditions of what’s often referred to as “the greatest songs ever written,” Ticket to Ride remains America’s leading tribute to the legendary British Invasion band.
Keyes Motors and Councilman Bob Blumenfeield July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza takes place on Monday, July 4 from six to 9:30 pm, and will boast one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in Southern California. Delighting over 60,000 people with a free concert and 20-minute firework spectacle, this event returns to COTG for 2016 featuring original Beach Boy David Marks with the Surf City Allstars.
WANTED – The Ultimate Tribute to Bon Jovi will rock COTG on Sunday, July 10 at six pm, complete with an incredible, jaw-dropping replication of Bon Jovi’s music that was developed with one purpose in mind – to create a fun concert environment in the style, vibe and atmosphere of one of the most legendary “big hair” bands of all time.
Glenn Leonard’s Temptations Revue, set to perform on Sunday, July 17 at six pm, brings a high-energy performance fused with vivid choreography, with Mr. Leonard performing all the hits like only he – and his all-star cast – can. The lead tenor of The Temptations from 1975 to 1983, Mr. Leonard recorded on 10 albums with the group, appeared on numerous TV specials worldwide and toured the globe many times over. If you’re a died-in-the-wool Temptations fan, you don’t want to miss this one.
ARRIVAL From Sweden – The Music of ABBA, set for Sunday, July 24 at six pm, will appease any diehard fan of the famous supergroup. Founded by Vicky Zetterberg in 1995 in Gothenburg, Sweden, this show has sold out arenas and venues all over the world since that time, and has been called the “absolute best and most authentic ABBA show there is.”
Billy Joel 2 Elton John will take the stage on Sunday, July 31 at six pm, showcasing the talents of two incredible entertainers paying tribute to two legendary troubadours. Whether it’s “Rocket Man,” “Piano Man,” “Someone Saved My Life Tonight,” “Say Goodbye to Hollywood” or “I’m Still Standing,” the magical pop/rock music of Billy Joel and Elton John lives forever in this fan-favorite production.
With chart-topping singles like “3 AM” and “Push,” Matchbox Twenty (once known as Matchbox 20) became a staple in mid-90s modern rock. On Sunday, August 7, Matchbox Twenty Too – America’s Number One Matchbox Twenty Tribute Band will take the stage at COTG at six pm, set to perform the original band’s big hits in a perfectly mastered style that mimics Rob Thomas and his cohorts perfectly.
Led Zepagain – Tribute to Led Zeppelin, formed in 1998 and recently featured on AXS TV’s “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands,” will bring excitement to Led Zepp fans when they take the stage on Sunday, August 14 at six pm. This tribute band of one of the most influential classic rock acts in history has become highly regarded as the most authentic representation of Led Zeppelin today.
The Long Run – Experience the Eagles, on Sunday, August 21 at six pm, will bring its brash, bold tribute act mimicking the unmistakable style of The Eagles to the stage at Concerts on the Green. Since debuting in ’99, The Long Run has earned its place among the top-drawing tribute acts in North America, and is widely regarded as the finest Eagles tribute show touring today.
Finally, the sweet ‘n sexy Taylor Dayne will take the stage on Sunday, August 28 at six pm, ready to belt out some of her greatest hits like “Tell it to My Heart” and “Love Will Lead You Back,” proving why she still stands out as one of music’s most dynamic artists of all time. Her unique vocal style has earned her numerous best-selling gold and platinum albums, which produced 17 Top 20 singles.
For more information about all these great performances – and more – visit www.valleycultural.org/concerts-programs/concert-schedule-2016/.