Bugalou Music Series to Feature Tom Petty Tribute


Two shows remain in Season 2 of the Bugalou Concert Series after another outstanding performance in March.

The BEasy Band began the night in St. Camillus Academy Auditorium before Aztec Two-Step 2.0 took the stage. Rex Fowler and friends started off with some of their own gems before launching into the Everly Brothers and Simon & Garfunkel songbooks. Highlights included The Sounds of Silence, Homeward Bound, Scarborough Fair, Mrs. Robinson, Feelin' Groovy, All I Have to Do Is Dream, and Let It Be Me.

The next show in the lineup is sure to be a hit with the music of Tom Petty encapsulating the night. Tom Petty was one of the greatest songwriters in the history of Rock and Roll, and with his band the Heartbreakers, one of the greatest recording acts and live performers. His untimely death at 67, a little over a year ago, has left a tremendous void. Damn The Torpedoes hopes to fill it as the premier tribute band to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, playing up and down the East Coast, including City Winery and Daryl's House, with their spot-on renditions of Petty's classic tunes. They will bring their talent and energy to St. Camillus Springman Hall on Saturday, April 6.

Among the songs you can expect to hear are American Girl, Refugee, The Waiting, Free Fallin', Learning to Fly, and Runnin' Down a Dream. Wine With Sue will set the mood, as Rockaway's No. 1 party band will have the crowd rocking before Damn The Torpedoes hits the stage. Adding to the festivities will be multiple large screen TVs so you can watch the NCAA Final Four games while rockin' the night away. 

The show is sponsored by Gregory Lasak for Queens District Attorney. Tickets are $40 and available at www.bugaloumusic.com. Special group pricing available. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To check out Damn The Torpedoes, visit facebook.com/bugaloumusic for daily YouTube video posts.

The final Bugalou show of the season will be May 11 at St. Francis de Sales with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, and guest, Squid. Tickets for this show are also available on the website now.