Mt. Laurel announces schedule

First three headliners for new concert series

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  • The Guess Who




  • Ziggy Marley




  • Edgar Winter




  • The Johnny Winter Band



Dates and prices

The Guess Who will appear on Friday, June 8. Ticket prices are: upper seats: $37.50; lower seats: $52.50; and VIP boxes: $67.50,

Multi-Grammy award winner, “Ziggy Marley – Wild & Free Tour” will appear Friday, June 15, with tickets prices; upper seats: $42.50; lower seats: $59.50 and VIP boxes: $72.50.

The Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest featuring Original Woodstock Performers and Grammy Award Winners: Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Mountain’s Leslie West, Rick Derringer and Savoy Brown’s Kim Simmonds will appear on Sunday, Aug. 19. Ticket prices are: upper seats: $45.50; lower seats: $57.50; and VIP boxes: $75.50.

BUSHKILL — The Mount Laurel Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Center (THE MOUNT) has announced the first three confirmed headliners and dates for this summer’s 2012 Music On The Mount Concert Series.

“With Grammy awards, Platinum albums, #1 songs and Woodstock appearances associated with these first three headliners, it’s a great start to what’s shaping up to be an exciting 2012 Music On The Mount Concert Series Series,“ said Chris Perrotti, chief operating officer & general manager of Mount Productions, L.P. “Our goal was to secure an eclectic line-up of headliners to satisfy a variety of musical tastes and I feel we‘re already accomplishing that goal right out of the gate.” Perrotti added that several more headliner announcements will be made in the weeks to come.

The Guess Who, from Winnipeg, Canada, recorded its first album, "Wheatfield Soul," in 1968 and the classic single, “These Eyes”, quickly reached #1 in Canada and then hit #3 in America in 1969 selling more than one million copies. Their second album for RCA, "Canned Wheat by The Guess Who," also released in 1968, contained the Top 10 hits “Laughing”, “No Time”, and the Top 40 hit “Undun”.

Ziggy Marley, the eldest son of reggae legend, Bob Marley, was born in 1968 in Trenchtown, Jamaica. He began his musical career in 1979 playing with his father and his siblings on “Children Playing in the Streets” and then went on to earn five Grammy awards, first with his siblings in the band Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers and then as a solo artist. Last year, Marley marked his thirty-year career with a release of his first graphic novel, "MarijuanaMan" and his album, "Wild and Free," on his self-owned record label, Tuff Gong Worldwide.

The Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest concert will include the following headliners:

Johnny Winter has recorded 40 albums of classic rock and blues all featuring his superb guitar playing and he was one of the top arena rock acts in the 1970s. In the late 1970s, Winter produced and played on a series of Grammy award-winning albums with his blues idol, Muddy Waters, who affectionately referred to Johnny as his “son” and in 1988 he was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame.

Propelled into the national spotlight with his early recording of “Tobacco Road”, Johnny Winter’s brother, Edgar Winter, has since found a wide audience in every major entertainment medium – music, film and television. After experiencing huge success in the early 1970s with his band due in large part to its hit album, Roadwork, he formed the legendary band, The Edgar Winter Group.

Leslie West gained fame during his 40-plus year career as one of the most innovative and influential musicians in the history of rock music. He is most noted for his role as leader of the explosive hard rock power trio, Mountain.

As a seventeen-year-old, Rick Derringer and his band, The McCoys, recorded “Hang on Sloopy” in 1965 which went to #1 in America and secured them the opening gig for the Rolling Stones American Tour in 1966.

Considered one of the architects of British blues, Kim Simmonds is best known as the founder and lead guitarist of the blues-rock band, Savoy Brown. The group rose to fame in the 1960s and 1970s with such songs as “Train to Nowhere” and “I’m Tired.”

Show details
VIP box seats will include beer and wine service. Tickets can be purchased for all three concerts beginning Monday, April 2 at 10 a.m. through TicketLeap on www.mountlaurelpac.com or The Mount's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/mtlaurelpac. These three headliners are the first in what will be an expanded 2012 Music On The Mount Concert Series throughout the summer with more concerts planned than ever before.

For each night of the Music On The Mount Concert Series (except the Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest in August), the gates will open at 5 p.m., music starts on the smaller Festival Stage at 6 p.m., the local opening act/special guest begins at 7 p.m. on the Main Stage, and the headliner starts at approximately 8:15 p.m.

For the Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest, the gates will still open at 5:00 p.m., music starts on the Festival Stage at 6:00 p.m. and the headliners start on the Main Stage at 7:00 p.m. for a three-and-a-half hour show with one 15-minute intermission.

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