Wynonna Judd and her band The Big Noise, Berlin with Terri Nunn, Donavan Frankenreiter, top tributes to the Eagles and Grateful Dead.
June is huge at The Cave Big Bear where there’s three top headliners and more coming in July. Including surf guitar legend Dick Dale, The Tubes, Suzy Bogguss and more! And every seat is front and center and performers are just inches from the dance floor.
BERLIN featuring TERRI NUNN headlines The Cave Saturday, June 11. Nunn is a rock icon who has been compared to other top ladies of rock, like Grace Slick, Anne Wilson and Stevie Nicks, and came in at #11 on VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Women in Rock.”
The hit single “Take My Breath Away” from the Tom Cruise movie “Top Gun” rocketed the group to stardom in 1986 along with other hits like “No More Words,” the controversial “Sex (I’m A),” “Tell Me Why” and “The Metro.” All of which is why many consider Berlin the top synth electro-pop band ever.
Up close is the only way to enjoy Berlin, which recently released “4Play,” its impressive 10th album, featuring both new material and electronic and alternative rock covers from artists ranging from David Bowie and Depeche Mode to Marilyn Manson. During the band’s last Cave appearance Nunn left the stage to sing and mingle on the dance floor, allowing herself to be hoisted on listener’s shoulders in bringing a whole new dimension to the term “audience interaction” and making for amazing selfies.
After Big Bear Berlin heads down under for shows in Australia and the group continues to tour extensively in the United States. Tickets start at $25 and those who have seen the band know it’s money well spent.
One of country’s biggest stars takes The Cave stage one night only when WYNONNA JUDD and her band The Big Noise play Saturday, June 18. Wynonna’s had more than 20 songs chart in her illustrious solo career that started in 1991 including #1 hits “She is His Only Need,” “I Saw the Light,” “No One Else on Earth,” “Only Love” and “To Be Loved By You.” More than 20 of her songs have reached the country charts.
Her tour is supporting her latest album “Wynonna and the Big Noise,” released earlier this year to critical acclaim that she calls an anthem and celebration of her husband and longtime drummer Cactus Moser’s recovery from a motorcycle crash. The album has reached the Top 10 on Americana Airplay chart, #2 on the Roots Music Report (country) chart.
No doubt she’ll do material from The Judds too when she teamed with mother Naomi and the pair charted 26 singles including an astounding 14 number ones. The Judds performed for the last time together in 2015, ending an on-again, off-again run for over two decades that included reality TV show and many tours and concerts. Wynonna’s 2016 tour takes her and the band around the country to Branson and Laughlin among other stops, but nowhere will she be so close as at The Cave where dancers are feet away. Tickets $70, $125 for mezzanine.
DONAVON FRANKENREITER is at The Cave Saturday, June 25. The Jack Johnson protege is in the second decade of a solo career that started with the successful 2004 release of his self-titled album.
His latest release “Start Livin” is a nine track compilation of mostly love songs, reflecting his growth as a husband and the father of two children. His music is both peppy and soul-filled, with songs like “Life, Love and Laughter” earning well over a million views on You Tube. Tickets $25.
DESPERADO presents the music of the legendary Eagles on June 4. Desperado is one of the country’s best tribute bands with worldclass guitar work, solid rhythm section and dynamic vocals. With five lead vocalists the band recreates the magical harmonies made famous by The Eagles and every note is live—no backing tracks. Members have performed with Eagles Timothy B. Schmit and Don Felder along with the Beach Boys and others.
The result is a big stage experience seen in Las Vegas including the Fremont Street Experience and the Peppermill Casino in Reno. Enjoy the supergroup’s many hits plus lesser-known songs. Tickets start at $15.
CUBENSIS emulates the sounds of the Grateful Dead Friday, June 17. The band creates the entire Dead experience by emulating the legendary San Francisco band, bringing life to the music of Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and the other members. Spontaneity is at a premium and like the Grateful Dead, no two shows are ever the same. The band has drawn national attention including rave reviews from Los Angeles Weekly with its laid-back music. Tickets start at just $12.
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