July 07, 2015
Electric Avenue, a popular, Atlanta-based 1980s Synth Pop Tribute band, hits the stage at the Newtown Park Amphitheater on Friday, July 24, to take you back to the days of Tears for Fears, The Fixx, David Bowie, and Duran Duran.
“Electric Avenue has many of the same band members as Yacht Rock Schooner, which people liked a lot last year,” said Recreation Manager Kirk Franz. “They have a pretty extensive playlist so we anticipate that people will have a really good time.”
Gates open at 6 p.m. The music starts at 7 p.m. with Indie & The Jones, a local classic Rock/Blues and modern Alternative Rock band. Electric Avenue kicks off at 8 p.m. and finishes at 9:30 p.m.
The 2015 Amphitheater concert series, which has free admission, features tribute bands and acts that harken to the rock’ n’ roll 1980s and 1990s, including Drivin N Cryin.
On Aug. 22, the Billy Joel tribute band, The Stranger
, featuring native Long Islander Mike Santoro, will play the Piano Man’s greatest hits. The Stranger has played at many locations in the region, including several House of Blues venues and at the Fillmore in Charlotte, N.C.
The series closes Saturday, Sept. 19, with the popular ‘90s band, Drivin N Cryin,
whose album “Fly Me Courageous” album went gold. The Atlanta-based group has toured with Neil Young and Soul Asylum, and has remained well-loved in the Southeast.
Food trucks will be returning to the venue in 2015, but concert-goers will notice some changes. To allow for more dance space, the rows of chairs under the amphitheater will be replaced with round tables that can be reserved by calling 678-512-3200. (Tables for Drivin N Cryin are sold out.) If you don’t have a table, bring a picnic, lawn chair or blanket and relax on the terraced lawn. No alcohol, please, although beer and wine are for sale.
The Amphitheater is located at Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Rd. in Johns Creek.