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Bristol Riverside Theatre’s William Penn Bank Summer Music Fest is returning to the Bristol Township Amphitheater (2501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA, 19007) with a lineup that will take audiences on a musical journey through the decades. The second annual summer concert series is bigger and better than ever, with performances from The Commodores (July 15), Russell Thompkins, Jr. & The New Stylistics with special guest Eddie Holman (July 16), Indigo Girls (August 25), ’70s Flashback (August 26), and culminating with Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone (September 9 and 10).
Located in Bristol Township Municipal Park, the Bristol Township Amphitheater was a part of a $7 million development plan that included a large spray park, accessible playground, a synthetic turf field, and free public parking. The recently-opened outdoor amphitheater seats 4,000 people and has expanded its offerings for this year’s festival to sell beer, wine, and other concessions, plus new premium seating for fans looking for the ultimate concert experience. Centrally located within 30 miles of Philadelphia, Trenton, and Princeton, the Bristol Township Amphitheater offers attendees of all ages a natural green space to come together and celebrate the joy of live music.
Tickets are on sale now, starting at $35 for general admission and $75 for premium admission. Premium admission includes seating in front of the stage with chairs. General admission attendees are invited to bring their own chairs and blankets. Bristol Riverside Theatre (BRT) has also released a limited number of $11 tickets for each show available at Bristol Township’s Municipal Building exclusively for residents of Bristol Township.
“We’re building on the success from last year’s William Penn Bank Summer Music Fest with bigger and more recognizable acts,” said Ken Kaissar, BRT’s Co-Producing Director. “We want these outdoor concerts to excite and invigorate the Bristol community. Our goal is to welcome more people to the big party in the park at the Bristol Township Amphitheater by making these shows as accessible as possible. It’s going to be a huge summer-long party, and everyone is invited!” This summer, guests can rock the night away under the stars while jamming out to their favorite bands. The full line-up for BRT’s William Penn Bank Summer Music Fest is listed below, with a summary of each act. All concerts are rain or shine and are on sale now at brtstage.org.
The Commodores / Friday, July 15, 2022, at 8 p.m.
One of the greatest Motown and R&B / funk artists of all time, The Commodores’ Walter “Clyde” Orange, James Dean “JD” Nicholas, and William “WAK” King have influenced both artists both young and old across all genres with their classic songs. After being discovered by Berry Gordy, The Commodores went on to sell over 60 million records for Motown. With hits including “Machine Gun” and “Sail On,” The Commodores became proven artists. For five decades, they have remained a force in the music industry. Like their hit song “Brick House,” The Commodores have created a foundation that won’t budge.
Russell Thompkins, Jr. & The New Stylistics with special guest Eddie Holman
Saturday, July 16, 2022, at 7 p.m.
This July, Philadelphia’s own Russell Thompkins, Jr. & The New Stylistics with special guest Eddie Holman bring their hits to the William Penn Bank Summer Music Fest. Russell Thompkins, Jr. & The New Stylistics gained international fame and recognition with such hits as “Betcha by Golly Wow,” “You Make Me Feel Brand New,” and “You Are Everything.” Eddie Holman is best known for his 1970 hit songs “Hey There Lonely Girl,” “This Can’t be True,” and “Cathy Called.”
Indigo Girls / Thursday, August 25, 2022, at 8 p.m.
Indigo Girls’ debut album sold over two million copies under the power of singles “Closer to Fine” and “Kid Fears” and turned the Indigo Girls into one of the most successful folk duos in history. Over a 35- year career that began in clubs around their native Atlanta, Georgia, the Grammy-winning duo has recorded sixteen studio albums (seven gold, four platinum, and one double platinum), sold over 15 million records, and built a dedicated, enduring following.
70s Flashback / Friday, August 26, 2022, at 8 p.m.
From The Rolling Stones and David Bowie to Fleetwood Mac and Earth, Wind, & Fire, 70s Flashback invites you to step back in time as they bring to life the soundtrack of a generation. Their high-energy, show-stopping performance will have you singing along to every iconic lyric, dancing in the aisles, and reliving music’s grooviest era.
Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
Friday, September 9 & Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 8 p.m.
Legendary 60s pop band Herman’s Hermits, starring Peter Noone, bring classic hits including “I’m Into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter,” and “There’s A Kind of Hush” to the stage at the William Penn Bank Summer Music Fest 2022. Herman’s Hermits sold over sixty million recordings. In all, 14 singles and seven albums went gold. The Hermits were twice named Cashbox’s “Entertainer of the Year.” Noone has a legion of faithful fans (known as “Noonatics”) whose loyalty is unparalleled.