George Butticaz and Jim Borgmann are pleased to announce “Geezerpalooza 2008” scheduled for Saturday, August 9, 2008. It is being billed as “The Ultimate South Florida '60s Rock and Roll Band Reunion”. This concert is a tribute to Rick Shaw for the many years of listening enjoyment he gave those of us who were fortunate to grow up in south Florida. Rick will be your host for the evening.
This concert is slated to be a significant musical event.
All profits from the concert will go to “The Majic Children's Fund” of which Rick is the President. In the weeks ahead you will hear more about the concert on WMXJ, Majic 102.7 FM.
You already know that south Florida was and still is a fertile area for popular music, starting as far back as the 1960's and continuing today. In the 60's, teen dances were prevalent all over Dade and Broward counties, in fact all over the State. Rick Shaw was involved with several of the venues that showcased many of the most popular national groups of the day and he provided a springboard for an untold number of local bands.
Our location for this once in a lifetime show? The grandaddy of all Friday and Saturday night dances…the historic War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets will be available through Ticket Master starting April 12 and also at the War Memorial Auditorium box office. VIP tickets will also be available for purchase. This special ticket will get you into the show early and into our VIP area where you can meet the bands, take pictures, get autographs and reminisce about the old days.
We have five of the most popular South Florida bands from the 1960's scheduled to perform at Geezerpalooza 2008:
• The Birdwatchers with a special guest appearance by Steve Alaimo
• The Montells
• Dr. T & The Undertakers
• The Dead End Kids
In addition we will also have several special guests appearing including Bob Gordon, WFUN DJ from the 60's and Tony Segreto, news anchor, WTVJ NBC6, South Florida.
Don't miss this once in a lifetime concert.