Wendy’s Old Fashioned Rock n Roll House Party 16 presents an evening of hits May 16 at 8:00 pm.
Wendy’s Old Fashioned Rock n Roll House Party 16 presents an evening of the hits with singer/songwriter Peter Cetera on Saturday night, May 16 at 8:00 pm at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.
Wendy’s Old Fashioned Rock n Roll House Party “16” is presented by Hometown Radio of Portsmouth, Wendy’s, and Shawnee State University. The show will feature an intimate evening with Peter doing his greatest collection of songs from Chicago as well as his Stellar solo career.
In the entire annals of pop/rock music, few have secured their place with a sound that is grasped upon and so instantly recognizable. Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Peter Cetera is among a precious few. As an experimental horn based rock ensemble that rearranged the rock n’ roll landscape in the late 60s, the group named after his hometown, Chicago and the name Peter Cetera became a union for a sound that continues to thrill generations of music lovers.
With the arrival of Chicago to the pop music scene, it brought a new sound and later as MTV emerged, a new face that would finally give personal image to a rather androgynous lineup. That face would be Peter Cetera.
Fronting the signature song for the group “25 or 6 to 4,” Peter became a group leader by extending his writing talents to such classics as “If You Leave Me Now, “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Baby, What a Big Surprise,” “Love Me Tomorrow,” “Hard Habit to Break,” “Stay the Night, “You’re the Inspiration,” and “Along Comes a Woman.”
In 1985, Peter Cetera made the decision to leave the group and work as a solo artist due to the grueling touring schedule of Chicago. That decision continued his highly successful career with a Grammy win for “Glory of Love,” which won for best musical score from the movie “Karate Kid Part II.” With writing partner David Foster, Peter Cetera continued to demonstrate his honest feel for a great song with the #1 hit song with Amy Grant called “The Next Time I Fall.” Peter Cetera would later team up with Cher for the chart topper “After All.”
As a prolific singer/songwriter, Peter Cetera continues to pursue his love of music and limited concert performances. That’s what makes his appearance at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts so special to add to the 245 million selling recordings that have been done on stage by the original artists.
Tickets are on sale now starting at $45 at the McKinley Box office by calling 740-351-3600, online at VRCFA.com and are also available at all Ticketmaster locations.
Before the show there will be a live radio pre-party sponsored by Sodexo Catering and Pepsi Cola featuring MIX 99.3 and DJ’s Chris Smith and FrankyFrank. After the performance there will be an official “After Party” at the River House in the Downtown Holiday Inn sponsored by American Savings Bank.
Leading up to the show on May 16, Southern Ohio Medical Center will be saluting all past 15 Rock n Roll House Party’s on MIX 99.3, 107.5 “The Breeze,” FOX “Sportsmouth” 1260, and WNXT-AM.
For more information contact Steve Hayes at 740-352-5234.