Supporting the Arts in Western Massachusetts and Beyond

October 10, 2014

World's Greatest Tribute Band Concert

The Hippodrome, Springfield, MA
October 18, 2014

It's been a long time since we've Rocked n' Rolled. . .let's get it back!

On Saturday, Oct. 18, the Hippodrome, aka Paramount Theater (, in Springfield, MA will rock the region with a triple bill of Classic Rock. Over the past 15 years, the theater underwent a 1.3 million dollar makeover and has been reinvigorated over the past 5 years with live rock shows.

That beat begins, led by the radiant torch of Indie-Rock sounds from songstress Shanta Paloma. Possessing a pure rock voice and a gift for guitar magic, she will perform originals, new music, and select covers.

“Crazy On You” will feature music from 70's female stalwarts “Heart,” with Cassandra Demers on lead vocals and Meredith Robinson on vocals and guitar. Lead guitarist Kevin Prefontaine will kick “Heart” classics into high gear for a passionate tribute.

“Back in Black,” led since 1990 by solid rocker Miguel Goncalves, is an “AC/DC” tribute band, providing a full throttle “AC/DC” experience. With Halloween around the corner, expect surprise musical happenings.

American Zeppelin
The rock engine will tear down the main runway in full roar with the crescendo of “American Zeppelin” featuring charismatic lead vocalist Livio Gravini. Livio goes back to the 80's in the local and regional music scene. Bandmates Paul Lusky, Ned Sikes, and John Myslinskilook provide a visual and sonic experience that reverberates in sympathetic rhapsody to “Led Zeppelin.”

The revelry begins at 7:30 at the Hippodrome, 1700 Main St., Springfield, MA. The cost is $25 for advance tickets and $30 at the door. You can get tickets at the Stonewall Tavern next door at 1716 Main St. or enclose a self-addressed envelope with check or money order sent to American Zeppelin, P.O. Box 1032, Granby, MA 01033.