Friday, April 17, 2015

Billy McGuigan at the Holland Center May 15th!


ROCK LEGENDS WITH BILLY McGUIGAN AT 1200 CLUB INSIDE THE HOLLAND CENTER ON MAY 15
Audience Chooses Songs For This Unique Rock And Roll Revue


– Omaha Performing Arts presents Rock Legends with Billy McGuiganin the Scott Recital Hall at the Holland Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets are limited and are $35 in advance. Call 402.345.0606 or visit the Ticket Omaha Box Office inside the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St. Rock Legends is a part of the 2014/15 1200 Club Series.
Rock Legends is a multi-media rock and roll revue created by the Omaha audience favorite, Billy McGuigan, featuring elements from rock concerts and rock tribute shows. During the performance, audiences can vote – through the power of their applause – for the songs and music they want to hear. Music ranges from the ’50s rock and roll to psychedelic ’60s, groovy ’70s and on into the ’80s. The multi-media show will likely include music by Elvis, Elton John, Billy Joel, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly, Pink Floyd, Sir Paul McCartney and more. Rock Legends takes on the personality and taste of the audience making each show unique.
For the show, McGuigan will be joined by his brothers, Matthew McGuigan (vocals, bass) and Ryan McGuigan (vocals, acoustic guitar), as well as Jay Hanson (lead guitar/vocals), Rich Miller (percussionist) and Tara Vaughan (vocals, piano).

The McGuigan brothers grew up as Air Force brats moving to different base installations regularly – the McGuigan family moved to Omaha in 1990. The boys developed a love of music from their dad, a tech sergeant in the U.S. Air Force who would entertain them with his guitar when he was home from duty. “There was always music in our house. Whether it was background for dinner, up front for parties or required listening because of the release of a Beatles-related album, music was always the forefront of our family,” said Billy McGuigan. He has become a staple on the Omaha stage, performing his original music as well as popular tributes to The Beatles, Buddy Holly and many others. 

The 1200 Club transforms the Holland Performing Arts Center’s most intimate venue, the Suzanne and Walter Scott Recital Hall, into a relaxed nightclub setting where patrons can experience performances by nationally and internationally known artists in jazz, blues and comedy. While enjoying the evening’s entertainment, audience members may purchase hors d’oeuvres and cocktails served right to their candle-lit table. 



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