Saturday, June 27, 2015
Fourth Annual Sounds of Summer Community Dinner-Concert
Check in at 4:15 for table seating and no-host beverage service.
Buffet dinner served from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m.
90-minute concert follows at approximately 6:15 to 6:30 p.m.
and will be presented with one intermission
Only a few tickets remain and will be released on June 2. Check back here on June 1 for availability.
The Brothers Four, in perfect harmony with America’s greatest folk hits since the early ’60s, have played thousands of college concerts, sung for four different U.S. presidents at the White House, appeared at countless community concerts, performed with symphony orchestras and jazz stars and toured dozens of foreign countries. They are truly “America’s Musical Ambassadors to the World.”
The original members of The Brothers Four met at the University of Washington in 1956, where they were members of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity (hence the “Brothers” appellation.) They left for San Francisco in 1959, where they met and signed on with Dave Brubeck’s manager, who later that year secured a contract for them with Columbia Records. Their second single, “Greenfields,” released in January 1960, hit #2 on the pop charts, and their first album, “Brothers Four,” released toward the end of the year, made the top 20. Other highlights of their early career included singing their fourth single, “The Green Leaves of Summer,” from the John Wayne movie “The Alamo,” at the 1961 Academy Awards, and having their second album, “BMOC/Best Music On/Off Campus,” go top 10.
The full-time lineup of The Brothers Four, all Washington natives, is as solid as ever. Included are Mike McCoy, a veteran folk performer and singer/songwriter; Karl Olsen, folk performer, choral director, writer and arranger; Mark Pearson, guitarist, banjo player extraordinaire and singer/songwriter who has been part of the group’s signature sound since the late ’60s; and founding member, Bob Flick, bass player, group leader and singer/songwriter.
This is a dinner-concert, served buffet style, with table seating for the entire audience. Tables will be reserved in the order tickets are purchased. Check in at 4:15 p.m., locate your table and enjoy a no-host beverage. The buffet service will start at 5:00 p.m. and is expected to finish at 5:30. Dessert will be served at the tables. Beverage service will be available before and during dinner, then again during intermission.
Thanks to Kitsap Bank’s Community Connections Program for underwriting this event.