Summer at Cannery Casino officially begins on May 25, 2013 with the KOOL Summer Of Fun Kick Off! The annual and free event will feature American groups from the 1960s and 70s whose hit songs were mainstays on the radio. Enjoy a great musical variety show featuring The Surfaris, Crystals, Brooklyn Bridge, The Trammps featuring Earl Young, and plenty of cars too! Tickets are available to the general public, free of charge, and can be picked up at the Cannery Casino box office at the front desk.
The Surfaris - Featuring original guitarist, Bob Berryhill. Co-author and recording artist of Wipe Out and Surfer Joe. The Surfaris began their career by composing and recording “Wipe Out”, one of the most popular songs recorded in a generation. Wipe Out, Surfer Joe and others captured the sound of the early 1960’s. Initially catapulted by the California surf culture, The Surfaris transcended the local scene into international stardom.
Crystals – When Phil Spector discovered The Crystals, they were still in high school. Their first recording “There’s No Other, Like My Baby” was also their first hit, catapulting them straight to the Appollo Theater. They went on to enjoy five more Top Ten records, “He’s A Rebel”. “Da Doo Ron Ron” and “Then He Kissed Me” being their most popular hits.
The Brooklyn Bridge - The Brooklyn Bridge was created in 1968 when two bands, The Rhythm Method and The Del-Satins featuring Johnny Maestro, merged. The Brooklyn Bridge recorded hit after hit beginning with their first gold record for Jimmy Webbs, “The Worst That Could Happen.” As they begin their fifth decade performing, The Brooklyn Bridge leave a rich legacy in Rock n Roll history.
The Trammps featuring Earl Young – The Trammps have become synonymous with the Disco Era. In 1976, the group was showered with honors including Best Disco Album, Best Disco Artist, Best Disco Single and Best Disco Single Unreleased (1976) for the LP album “Where the Happy People Go” that contained the hits “Disco Party”, “Hooked For Like” and “Soul Seachin’ Time.” In 1978, Saturday Night Fever made John Travolta, his white suit and The Trammps’ song “Disco Inferno” part of American pop culture history.
Along with great music, bring your classic car and join in the fun with members of the Mustang & Classic Ford Club of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Cruisin’ Association. Park your cars along Aerojet Way, directly south of the Cannery Casino after 3:00PM.
Doors open at 4pm and admission is free. For additional details, listen to KOOL radio at 102.3 FM or 1280 AM or http://www.kool1023.com