‘Dark Side of the Moon’

United Way benefit concert set for June 1

Stephanie Whiton plays drums during a rehearsal of “Breathe” from Pink Floyd’s album The Dark Side of the Moon on Wednesday. Over 30 local musicians will perform in a Rockestra fundraiser on June 1. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased in advance at the Berry Events Center on Northern Michigan University’s Campus. (Journal photo by Lisa Bowers)
Noah Bauer plays the piano on “Crocodile Rock,” one of the songs featured in the June 1 Rockestra perfomance. (Journal photo by Lisa Bowers)

MARQUETTE — On June 1, Marquette area music lovers can take a trip down memory lane that will take them from the light side to “The Dark Side of the Moon.”

Since 2017, the Marquette Rockestra, a musical guild of area musicians of all ages has presented “one night only” performances of unforgettable rock and popular music,to raise funds that support local causes.

The tradition continues on June 1, with an amazing concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of The Moon” album. The concert will feature over thirty local musicians from the Marquette area combining their talents to perform this classic, cosmic album that spent so many weeks in the Billboard 200 — 917 weeks, or close to 18 years. That has nearly tripled the next closest album. In addition to song-by-song recreation of “The Dark Side of the Moon,” the evening will begin with an opening set — The Light Side of The Dial – featuring AM radio hit singles from 1973.

The concert is a fundraiser for the United Way of Marquette County and will be held at Kaufman Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. June 1. Tickets are currently available from nmu.universitytickets.com or can be purchased at the Berry Event Center, Forest Roberts Theatre and the NMU Bookstore. Ticket prices are adults – $20; under 18 – $10.


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