If you love the oldies and Doo Wop and 60s close harmony, then whatever you do this spring do not miss PURE GOLD: Spring Doo Wop and Golden Oldies on Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 in Emlenton’s CRAWFORD CENTER (please note this change to the larger venue due to the expected size of the audience and for MORE ROOM FOR DANCING.) Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend with ARCA – and dance in the front of the stage, rocking’ and rollin’ the night away to five voices in perfect harmony and a red-hot rhythm section that add up to nothing less than PURE GOLD.
“Pure Gold possesses so much pure talent and class…established as one of the finest oldies acts in the country… more than soulful messengers as they resurrect and restore these songs with the passion of an avid record collector.” Dave Goodrich, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
With signature acappella vocals and four-part harmonies, Pure Gold delivers diverse sounds and musical styles with a stage presence that transcends audience ages and backgrounds. Bringing the golden age of American vocal harmony to performances from Radio City Music Hall to The Waldorf Astoria and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Pure Gold doo-wops their way through the decades, performing material from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, as well as a blend of blues, standards and original material to highlight their unique talents and range – as heard in their four CD releases: Collage • Forever • Acappella Christmas • The Acappella Album.
Celebrating their 40th Anniversary in 2018, PURE GOLD has performed for 30 million viewers on PBS in programs over the years, including Doo Wop 50; Doo Wop 51; and Rock, Rhythm & Doo Wop. Other television shows include Soul Spectacular; Soul & Inspiration; This Land Is Your Land; Red, White & Rock; and Rhythm, Love & Soul. AND you can hear them LIVE in Emlenton’s CRAWFORD CENTER on Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 PM.
Give a special gift for Mother’s Day – a musical trip down memory lane!
Tickets are Adults $30, Members $25 and Students $5. This concert will SELL, so be sure to buy online here in advance or reserve at 724-659-3153. Tickets also will be sold at the door as available, by cash or check only.
Make a day of it in the beautiful Allegheny River Valley! Discover quaint and scenic Foxburg: tour the Red Brick Gallery exhibit of Photographer Dennis Keyes and Coiled Basket artist Linda Thompson after a walk along the river, wine tasting at the Foxburg Wine Cellars, lunch or dinner at The Allegheny Grille, or at Foxburg Pizza, enjoy gourmet coffee and desserts at Divani Chocolatier and Barrista. And perhaps overnight at the Foxburg Inn or in Emlenton at the Barnard House. Perhaps start up the river in EMLENTON with afternoon shopping at Amy’s Closet, or biking along the Emlenton river trail, with a pre-concert super at Little It Deli in Emlenton. Photograph by Glenn Thompson Photography, a Red Brick Gallery Cooperative Artist.
PURE GOLD is synonymous with quality. Pure Gold has performed with more than 100 major acts over the life of the group: Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons, the Four Tops, Temptations, Beach Boys, Franki Valli, Dionne Warwick and Little Anthony and the Imperials among them. They have performed for 30 million on PBS; 100,000 roared as they took the stage with Chuck Berry at a July 4th celebration in Pittsburgh; fans cheered as they sang the National Anthem at the AFC Championship game and provided pre-game entertainment for hockey’s 41st All Star Game and their performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was met with overwhelming success.
Pure Gold has kept close company with some of music’s biggest legends like Chuck Berry, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, The Four Tops and The Isley Brothers. Thirty million viewers hung on every note as this eight-piece vocal/instrumental group provided accompaniment for the nationally televised PBS specials Doo Wop 50, Doo Wop 51 and Rock, Rhythm & Doo Wop. As the first non-inductees to play at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Pure Gold’s overwhelming success prompted an invitation to return as the first group to perform there on New Year’s Eve.
The highly-polished band orchestrates the perfect mood with music, adding ambiance and excitement to any affair. Pure Gold has performed at countless engagements from corporate events to wedding receptions, birthday parties to anniversary celebrations. Pure Gold has been afforded the opportunity to play for The National Football League (NFL), The National Hockey League (NHL), Heinz USA, and the Young Presidents Organization.
With signature acappella vocals and four-part harmonies, Pure Gold delivers diverse sounds and musical styles with a stage presence that transcends audience ages and backgrounds. Bringing the golden age of American vocal harmony to performances from Radio City Music Hall to The Waldorf Astoria and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Pure Gold doo-wops their way through the decades, performing material from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, as well as a blend of blues, standards and original material to highlight their unique talents and range.
Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with your sweetheart – and enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane, experience PURE GOLD – the musical best of America’s Doo Wop generation – right here in the CRAWFORD CENTER in Emlenton!