Eagle Beverage, Budweiser and The Wall 99.3 FM will be presenting top touring tribute bands for Jimmy Buffett (Changes in Latitudes) and for Billy Joel (Big Shot) on the NRG Lakeview Stage in Breitbeck Park on opening night of the 25th annual Harborfest, Thursday, July 26th. Syracuse country music station B104.7 winds out the weekend on the NRG Lakeview Stage on Sunday afternoon by presenting the up and coming country act von Grey.
Changes in Latitudes is the country’s premier tribute show to the “Mayor of Margaritaville”, Jimmy Buffett. This nationally acclaimed band travels the country with beach balls and leis flying, dancing conga lines and “Trop Rock” fun for all. It is the ultimate beach party that is good clean fun for all ages. These world class musicians will take you on a musical cruise through the sun-drenched waters of the Caribbean. You can expect to hear such classics as Margaritaville, Come Monday, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Volcano, and of course Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes. There will be other crowd pleasing favorites like Brown Eyed Girl, Southern Cross, Another Saturday Night and the Alan Jackson/Jimmy Buffett smash hit Its Five O’clock Somewhere. Changes in Latitudes takes the stage at 7:00 PM on Thursday.
Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot feature a front man who is a well-known Long Island Musician/ Singer/Songwriter that is a dead ringer sound alike when performing Billy Joel’s music. Big Shot is committed to performing the most accurate reenactment of Billy Joel’s music. Their playing is so much like Billy Joel’s you will feel like you are experiencing a true Billy Joel Concert. Big Shot performs all of Billy Joel’s greatest hits and even some of the lesser known tunes that only a true die-hard would know and appreciate. The true Billy Joel fan will be blown away after experiencing Big Shot live. They will also astonish you with songs in their set from other artists like, Paul McCartney, Elton John, The Beatles, Chicago, Journey, Stevie Wonder, some others and songs from DelGuidice’s original CDs. Big Shot takes the stage at 9:00 PM on Thursday.
von Grey is a musical act from Georgia consisting of four sisters with vastly different personalities, but their passion for music ties them together in a tapestry of creativity, radiating from their souls. They strike an attractive balance, combining a youthful and even elegant femininity with an ability to be assertive and daring about social causes, teen advocacy, and the pursuit of musical excellence. Their music is equally at home with tight guitar licks, smokin’ violin solos, and rich cello sounds – all combined with three and four part harmonies and a lyrical dimension embodying a maturity of thought, intellect and expression, while also maintaining down-home accessibility. Four sisters, twelve instruments, family-harmonies, and captivating performances all come together to define von Grey, a musical experience that feels bigger than life. von Grey takes the stage at 5:00 PM on Sunday.