Martha and the Vandellas in Provincetown
Payoment Performing Arts Center April 18 & 19
By: Payomet - Apr 16, 2015
Payomet Performing Arts Center • 29 Old Dewline Road, North Truro, MA 02652 • 508.487.5400 • firstname.lastname@example.orgMailing Address: P.O. Box 1202, Truro, MA 02666
Martha and the Vandellas
Clear the streets -- for dancing, that is! -- on Saturday, April 18th and Sunday April 19 when one of music's legends and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers heads our way... None other than Miss Martha Reeves, direct from Dee-troit. Yes, the Queen of Motown will rock the outer Cape with her iconic hits, like Dancing in the Street, (Love is Like a) Heat Wave, Nowhere to Run, and Jimmy Mack. Seventy-three years young and touring like a teenager, Martha & the Vandellas will explode on the stage of Provincetown Town Hall where her two sisters will be singing backup, and a big band will back them up! Martha's is a voice that has stood the test of time... she's an icon who was topping the charts in the mid-Sixties and has made a huge comeback in the last ten years, touring nationally and internationally non-stop. She's charted over twenty-six hits spanning doo-wop, R&B, pop, blues, rock and roll and soul. Ten Vandellas’ songs reached the top ten of the Billboard R&B singles chart, including two R&B number ones.
Join us as this amazing and international talent steps foot on our local stage, and get ready to dance in the aisles of Provincetown Town Hall on Saturday of Patriot's Day weekend. There'll be such a buzz to this concert, you'll definitely exit dancing in the street... Commercial Street in Provincetown, that is!
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