Bugalou Productions kicked off 2019 at St. Camillus Academy Auditorium with a double bill that rocked the house and raised the roof for the Rockaway Artist Alliance (RAA).
3 Sheets to the Wind took the stage shortly after 7 p.m. on January 5 and turned heads with a 60-minute set of their great renditions from the classic rock catalog. The audience then was primed for Lex Grey and the Urban Pioneers, who did not disappoint as her voice was as big as her personality, and the Pioneers aptly supported her with great musicianship. They showed why they have earned their reputation as one of the best live acts to appear regularly in Rockaway. A great time was had by all in attendance and, even better, $1,000 was raised toward the reconstruction of the roof at Ft. Tilden Building T-7, which is the home of RAA's gallery and event space, as well as the base for their educational programs.
There are still plenty of great acts in store for the 2019 Bugalou lineup. Next up is Blac Rabbit, plus Gerald Bair and Friends on February 9 at St. Camillus Academy Auditorium. Blac Rabbit brings some out-of-this world covers of The Beatles’ music, which have earned them appearances on the Ellen Degeneres show, and Gerald Bair is a longtime area favorite, bringing original tunes and Irish classics.
The March 9 show will also be in St. Camillus Academy Auditorium with Aztec Two-Step performing their tribute show to Simon & Garfunkel and the Everly Brothers that was developed with long-time WNEW/WFUV deejay and Rockaway resident Pete Fornatale. They will also perform their own acclaimed songs within the show. April 6 moves over to Springman Hall at St. Camillus. Wine With Sue will begin the night followed by Damn the Torpedoes, the premier Tom Petty tribute band in the country. Bugalou Season 2 will wind up at St. Francis de Sales gym on May 11 with the highlight of the year, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Felix Cavaliere's Rascals.
Tickets can be purchased at www.bugaloumusic.com.
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