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By Scott Tady
Posted July 22, 2021
BEAVER FALLS — Tributes to John Denver and Seals & Crofts, a rocking Broadway revue, and a musical group that performed on NBC, will entertain Beaver Falls concertgoers.
It’s all part of the expanded Beaver Valley Community Concert Association 2021-22 season.
•Sept. 21: “Let’s Rock Broadway” starring The Diamonds
•Oct. 21: Seals & Crofts 2, a tribute to the 1970s pop band
•Nov. 7:John Denver Musical Tribute starring Ted Vigil. Matinee show.
•March 31: Mark Kingswood
•April 28: Sons of Serendip
All concerts take place at the Beaver Falls Middle School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of the Sunday, Nov. 7, show at 3 p.m.
“We are delighted and eager to bring these exciting groups and live music back to the Beaver Valley,” Rhonda Ficca, co-president of the Beaver Valley Community Concert Association, said. “They are fast-paced and a treat for all ages. The Diamonds will open our season and have you rocking in the aisle. Seals and Crofts 2 will have you singing along with every hit of their relatives. John Denver Tribute will take you back to the famous songs you love. Mark Kingwood’s voice will blow you out of your seat. Sons of Serendip stunned the audience on ‘America’s Got Talent’ and has opened for John Legend. Believe me, you don’t want to miss this incredible season we have planned for you.”
Season tickets are $50 for adults, $10 for students. Call Peggy McCullough at 724-846-3203 to purchase, or for more information. Tickets for individual shows will be available at the door for $20 (students $5).
Longtime series subscribers will notice it’s not the regular four-show series. BVCCA is making up for two shows canceled during the coronavirus clampdowns.
“We are making up one show this season that was lost because of COVID and one show next season because of COVID, so therefore we will run five shows this year and next year,” Ficca said.
Their bios say:
“Let’s Rock Broadway” features hits from big Broadway musicals, such as “Jersey Boys,” “Grease” and “Mamma Mia,” plus Motown and The Diamonds’ signature hits, “Silhouettes,” “The Stroll” and “Little Darlin’.”
“Let’s Rock Broadway” kicks off the Beaver Valley Community Concert series.
Seals & Crofts 2 helps people experience the music of the original ’70‘s rock duo with hits “Summer Breeze,” “Diamond Girl,” and “We May Never Pass This Way (Again),” artfully re-imagined with a reverent nod to the past. Seals & Crofts 2 is Brady Seals (cousin to James “Jim” Seals) and Lua Crofts (daughter of Darrell “Dash” Crofts) who also have new songs.
Seals & Crofts 2 will play Beaver Falls.
John Denver tribute artist Ted Vigil, a man who, according to the late Steve Weisberg (long-time Denver guitar accompanist) closely resembles the “Sunshine on My Shoulders” singer both physically and musically, has been touring since 2007. “Ted is not an impersonator, but rather sings a tribute to this great man. His gift for the music and polished and energetic performing style presents a warm and delightful evening through some of the world’s most popular music.”
Ted Vigil brings his John Denver tribute to Beaver Falls.
Mark Kingswood is a modern-day English crooner. He and his four-piece band perform original compositions but also more traditional songs of the genre and some audiences might not expect from a 21st-century crooner, done in his own special flair.
Mark Kingswood will croon in Beaver Falls.
Sons of Serendip create beautiful music through the use of harp, piano, cello and voice. The Billboard-charting quartet is gaining popularity by offering fresh interpretations of popular music with unique instrumentation. Some notable performances include the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops and TV’s “America’s Got Talent.”
Sons of Serendip will entertain at the Beaver Falls Middle School as part of the Beaver Valley Community Concert Association’s 2021-22 season.
Scott Tady is the local Entertainment Reporter for The Beaver County Times and Ellwood City Ledger. He’s easy to reach at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter at @scotttady