’70s pop-rock icons perform classics alongside SoCal country rockers that have been recording together since the late ’60s
What You'll Get
- Seating: orchestra
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- Children 2 years and under are not permitted in the theater.
- Must purchase G-Passes in the same transaction to sit together
How G-Pass Works: Within an hour of purchase, your G-Pass will be in your account. You may redeem your G-Pass via the mobile app when you enter the venue. You may also print it out in advance. Discount reflects the merchant’s current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
- Their origins: Once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the best unrecorded band in America,” the ’70s pop-rock icons became touring mainstays around clubs and colleges in the Northeast before their breakthrough Top 10 hit, “Dance with Me,” brought them into the pop mainstream.
- Their style: Early influences by Louisiana artists Allen Toussaint and the Neville Brothers gave rise to the group’s early work, which evolved into soft-rock territory with hits like “Still the One” and “Love Takes Time” anchored by the distinctive tenor voice of the late Larry Hoppen.
- How they gained a name for themselves: The band produced several critically-acclaimed albums, including 1969’s Pickin’ Up the Pieces, which Rolling Stone called “the perfect album.”
- Their style: a blend of country and rock that uses rich harmonies, country instruments and rock ‘n’ roll rhythms
- Some hits you might hear: “Call It Love” and “Nothing to Hide”
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About Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre began its life with a sellout. Opening its doors on Christmas Day 1927, it welcomed audiences to four sold-out movie screenings, but those flickering stories weren't the only attraction. A $25,000 pipe organ—and that's in old-timey dollars—immediately caught the eye, while Italian marble, a stunning chandelier, and the building's Spanish Renaissance–style architecture dazzled.
Over the years, many changes occurred, the glamorous quotient rising or dipping with the times and the theater closing altogether in 1989. But when it reopened again in 2004, it was back in full force. Antique chandeliers and fixtures of the period had been brought in from around the country, the luxe carpet had been re-created from a 1927 photograph, and all the dust bunnies had been sent packing with generous severance packages. Yet not all the updates were of the old-fashioned sort: the stage was doubled in size, and cutting-edge technology was brought in to give the theatre's high-voltage visitors, from comedians to musicians, the star treatment.