Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
05:51 am
24 January 2019

KC & the Sunshine Band ready to funk up The Villages

KC & the Sunshine Band. // Promotional photos

You know you want to get down tonight and shake your booty. That’s the way you like it.

So do it with one of the originators of the R&B-funk-Latin fusion sound, KC and the Sunshine Band. Tickets are still available for the band’s 7pm Thursday, Nov. 29, show at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, 1051 Main St., The Villages.

Tickets cost $36-$155 and can be purchased at thesharon.com and all Villages box offices. A limited number of Meet & Greet tickets are available for an additional $100. This performance benefits St. James Episcopal Church’s Jamaica Medical Mission, according to promoter Get Off the Bus Concerts.

KC and the Sunshine Band, led by Florida native Harry Wayne Casey, first danced into the music scene 45 years ago. The band produced a string of hits that include “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s the Way (I Like It),” and “Shake Your Booty.” KC’s group is considered one of the most progressive bands of the 1970s, and has accumulated sales of more than 100 million records, nine Grammy nominations, three Grammy Awards, and an American Music Award.

For a sneak peek: www.facebook.com/GetOffTheBusConcerts/videos/2433562043351156/

The eerily familiar Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute.

Get Off the Bus also is promoting the Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute, with shows at 5 and 8pm Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Savannah Center, 1545 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages. Tickets cost $40 for Villages residents, and $45 for the general public, and are available at thevillagesentertainment.com and all Villages box offices. The shows support the Orange Blossom Gardens Lions Club.

Described as “the best Beatles tribute ever,” the Fab Four show elevates itself above other Beatles tributes with precise attention to detail and uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude,” a promotional release states. The stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career. The Fab Four has performed around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, and Brazil.

Ronnie Milsap.

Tickets also are on sale for country star Ronnie Milsap, who will perform at 7pm Dec. 8 at The Sharon. Tickets priced at $25-$86 are on sale at thesharon.com and all Villages box offices. A pre-show Meet & Greet add-on to tickets costs $50 and benefits Lake Cares, an independent community food pantry based in Mount Dora.

Milsap has scored 40 No. 1 hits and sold more than 35 million albums, and at 75, he continues to tour the country and play his music for all generations, according to thesharon.com. The singer’s recent albums include “Summer #17,” an homage to the music that inspired him released in 2014, and “Gospel Greats,” released in 2016.

He’s best-known for hits such as “Loving You Is a Natural Thing,” “Pure Love,” “Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends,” “Daydreams About Night Things,” “(I’m a) Stand By My Woman Man,” “What a Difference You’ve Made in My Life,” and “It Was Almost Like a Song.”

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