MAPS fundraiser tonight chance to mark ‘60s tunes, support music program

If you haven’t bought your tickets already, you can get them at the door tonight.

Because you don’t want to miss the show that is going to take place at Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette. It’s a fundraiser for the Marquette Area Public Schools’ music program, a continuation of an epic event from last year in which the Marquette Rockestra and Marquette Area Public Schools came together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” with an amazing concert.

This time, it’s a different twist on music from around that same time in musical history. So by popular demand, these two groups are creating a special benefit concert celebrating the “Sounds of the Sixties.”

Tonight’s “Sounds of the Sixties” will feature more than two dozen musicians from the Marquette area as well as students from the Marquette Area Public Schools. These two groups are joining forces to perform 27 songs from that incredible decade of music.

The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. today.

Tickets will also be available at the door and are priced at adults $17 and students $12.

What songs are being presented is a secret, but music from such popular favorite artists like The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, David Bowie, Chicago, Jefferson Airplane and many others are expected.

Musicians and singers from some of Marquette’s most popular rock bands and groups, including select members from the Flat Broke Blues Band, the Amnesians, the Palestras, Drew and the Geezers, Lumi, Conga Se Menne, Blackrocks House Band, the Union Suits and several singer-songwriters from the area will be hitting the stage tonight.

We hope it’s a full house when that happens. This event sounds like a lot of fun and it certainly is a great cause.