Bristol Riverside Theatre is taking audiences back to the decade of bell-bottoms and 8-tracks with a concert that was supposed to be presented indoors during the pandemic. The theater is finally bringing “70s Flashback” to town as part of its outdoor William Penn Bank Summer Music Fest.
“70s Flashback” will take audiences back in time with the soundtrack of a generation. The band performs on July 30 and 31, at 8 p.m. All tickets are $40. Performances take place at Bristol Township’s outdoor amphitheater, 2501 Bath Road. Seating is socially distanced and masks are required for audience members who are not vaccinated. Food trucks will be on-site. No alcohol permitted. Chairs and blankets are available for purchase at the venue and online. All seating is general admission. Tickets and more information are available at brtstage.org or 215-785-0100.
“We were excited about presenting ‘70s Flashback’ inside our theater in the spring of 2020, and then COVID hit,” said BRT producing director Amy Kaissar. “Our audience was so disappointed when we had to cancel the show. So we knew we would need to bring them back as soon as the pandemic was over. And then with our ‘Totally Awesome 80s’ July 16-18 show, it became clear that July was going to be our tribute to the decades month.”
From Carole King and Three Dog Night, to The Doobie Brothers and Led Zeppelin, to Studio 54 and CBGB, “70s Flashback” invites audiences to step back in time, as it brings to life the soundtrack of a generation. The high-energy performance will have audiences singing along to every iconic lyric, dancing in the aisles and reliving the promise of the grooviest music ever written.
“They are incredible musicians,” said BRT producing director Ken Kaissar. “There are few shows that let you get excited about the great music of the 70s. I don’t see a tribute to that period too much. So we’re excited to rock out with this one. Audiences can expect great voices singing great music. This group’s harmonies are incredible. Their voices have a lot of energy and they bring to life everyone’s favorite artists, including Rolling Stones, Queen, Linda Ronstadt and John Lennon.”