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TNRN Winter Concert Series at the Aplex

Submitted by Phil Heimerl on November 5, 2013 – 12:22 amNo Comment

True North Radio is ready to announce the lineup for this year’s Winter Concert Series.

The concerts will again be held at the Alpena Events Complex (Aplex) and the first of five shows will be a New Year’s Eve celebration with CP2, a high-energy dance band.

Admission for this concert will be $15 per person and includes hot hor’dourves throughout the night, pizzas, party favors and a cash bar.    Doors open at 8 p.m. and the band will play from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Boogie Fever takes to the stage on January 18; Brena on February 22; KGB Band on March 15; and The Rock Show featuring Tommy K on April 5.

A list of the bands and the types of music they play can be viewed below.  All concerts will be held on Saturday nights with the exception of the New Year’s Eve bash.

Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door.  They can be purchased at the True North Radio studios, Aplex or Neiman’s Family Market.  Concert doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the bands will play music from 7 to 10 p.m.  A cash bar and concessions, including Tony Burgers, will be available at each concert.


The first concert will be a joint effort with True North Radio Network and the Aplex.  It will be a New Year’s Eve celebration.  The band CP2 will be on stage.  This band is a high energy dance band that covers a wide range of music including Motown, Top 40, 80’s, as well as hip hop and disco.  Admission for this concert will be $15 per person and includes hot hor’dourves throughout the night, pizzas, and party favors.  There will be a cash bar.    Doors open at 8 and the band will play from 9pm-1am.


Appearing Saturday, January 18th, it’s Boogie Fever.  Put on you dancin’ shoes!  Boogie Fever plays all the top dance and disco hits of the 70’s with an amazing fully costumed stage show.  It’s a funky time warp guaranteed to get your back off the wall and on the dance floor.


On Saturday, February 22nd Brena will make a return to the winter concert series.  This pop/rock band from Grand Rapids makes a return trip to the concert series after numerous requests to bring them back.  This pop/rock band from Grand Rapids plays music from the 70’s to today and has released a number of original songs.  This is a great party band.  They have played with Joan Jett and Loverboy.  http://www.brenaband.com.

The Winter Concert Series continues Saturday, March 15th with the KGB Band. “Motown is forever,” says Gerald Foster keyboardist for KGB, one of just a few Motown tribute bands working in metro Detroit. They’re frequent favorites at the MGM Grand Detroit Casino.  Instrumentalist and bandleader Foster plays live keyboards and triggers via laptop tracks he recorded and mixed to re-create Motown hits. Glenn McFarland is the baritone, Keith Dotson and Bruce Sims tenors. The music is straight-up Motown with an electronic base. Dotson, McFarland and Sims produce three-part harmonies effortlessly and with a lot of love. You’ll hear a healthy sampling of Motown hits and other pop songs. It’s the show-stopping Temps-n-Tops medley, though, that knocks ‘em out every time. Their matching suits, in vibrant colors, sparkling coordinated costumes are also reminiscent of the originals. This band will get you up and dancing.


The Winter Concert Series wraps up Saturday April 5th  with the Rock Show tribute featuring Tommy K.   This bands salutes and pays tribute to 70’s and 80’s rock.  They put on an energetic and entertaining show.  You’ll be singing along to all the great tunes!  They have appeared at the summer and winter concert series and are one of the most requested bands.  http://www.therockshowband.com.

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