Sunday, August 03, 2008

Rock and Roll Coming to Alma AR

As most of you know, I live in Alma AR. It is a bedroom community to Fort Smith. We do have an entertainment venue as good as any in Fort Smith.

This coming Saturday we have the following event:

The Stars from the Platters, Coasters, Drifters and Temptations
Myles Savage, star lead singer from The Platters, brings his star studded show from Las Vegas to the Alma Performing Arts Center for a romantic evening of world class entertainment. Returning to Alma after a three year absence, organizers say this show is better than ever. Hear the many great hits made famous by the stars and musicians of these famous musical groups. The Stars are all former members of these groups and enjoy keeping their music famous. Don't miss their authentic performances of "Only You," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "The Great Pretender," "Poison Ivy," "Charlie Brown," "Love Potion #9," "My Girl," "Old Man River," "Up On The Roof," "Under The Boardwalk" and more. Stars is a bonus show not included in Alma PAC's season ticket package. $45 (VIP), $40, $35 and $30.
7 p.m.
Alma Performing Arts Center
101 East Main Street
Alma, Ark.

For years individual members of groups will put together rewind shows. I was interested in maybe booking The Four Preps. When I looked into it they would appear as either the Four Preps or the Four Lads (I think). One guy had sung with both.
The problem any promoter has today in a small market is cost. The Alma PAC has 1500 seats. When you divide the cost of the act by the seats you get a price most folks in Alma won't pay. When you listen to aircheck tapes on this blog, you will hear big names with a $5 ticket price. You see kids, those were the good old days. But, alas we had nothing like Hanna Montana. This was before Disney got so heavly into entertainment. Walt was busy building a theme park.


carl.gardener said...

This show is not anyway part of The Coasters. None of these singers has ever sang with The Coasters. The public is being duked to think that these people have sang with these groups and they haven't. I should know I'm the lead singer of The Coasters and that's the web page below.
Carl Gardner of The Coasters

Anonymous said...

Please be advised that this whole
show is a bogus. The Coasters name
is owned by Carl Gardner and no one
else. Myles Savage need to get a job.
Also he is using the photo of one of my guys J.W who is only an employee with the Coasters and not the lead singer. Carl Gardner is the lead singer. Kindly cease and desist from advertising the name The Coasters on your show.

Veta Gardner

Gail said...

Miles Savage had nothing to do with "The Platters"! He never recorded on any of their albums, nor did he have anything to do with the success of the group!
He is misleading the public, and the show based on the advertising should be canceled!