Give the Gift of Live Music from The Amp By SFL Music December 22, 2022 Give the Gift of Live Music from The Amp The Stars Come Out in Pompano Beach If you are still searching for the perfect holiday gift for a music-loving loved one, look to the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre (The Amp) for one-stop shopping. Upcoming performances feature original iconic artists Willie Nelson, America, Al Stewart and REO Speedwagon, Steve Miller and Third Eye Blind, as well as a thrilling tribute band that honors the quintessential rock band Led Zeppelin. For ticketing information: www.pompanobeacharts.org REO Speedwagon | Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 7:30 pm Formed in 1967, fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon, with unrelenting drive, and non-stop touring and recording, jump-started the burgeoning rock movement of the time. Platinum albums and radio staples soon followed, setting the stage for the release of the band’s explosive Hi Infidelity in 1980, which contained the massive hit singles “Keep on Loving You” and “Take It on the Run.” The landmark album spent 15 weeks in the No. 1 slot and has since earned the RIAA’s coveted 10X Diamond Award for surpassing sales of 10 million units in the United States. Today, the band has sold more than 40 million albums around the globe, and Cronin and bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (guitar), and Bryan Hitt (drums) are still electrifying audiences worldwide in concert with hits and fan-favorites such as “In Your Letter,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Time For Me To Fly,” “Roll With The Changes,” “Keep On Loving You,” and “Take It On the Run,” and many, many more. America, with opening act Al Stewart | Friday, February 24, 2023, 8:00 pm America became a global household name with their signature song “A Horse with No Name,” and continued with an impressive string of hits following the success of their first #1 single. Their best-known tunes, which also include “I Need You,” “Ventura Highway,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People,” and “Sister Golden Hair,” were cornerstones of 1970s Top 40 and FM rock radio. The band’s albums–six certified gold and/or platinum, with their first greatest hits collection, History, hitting four plus million in sales–displayed a fuller range of the trio’s talents than did their singles. From anonymous horses to fast-moving trains, America’s extraordinary four-decade musical legacy of consummately crafted pop/rock songs, trademark lush harmonies and evocative lyrical landscapes will never go out of style. Opening act Al Stewart is perhaps best known for his hit “Year of the Cat” from the platinum album of the same name and the platinum follow up album Time Passages. He came to stardom as part of the legendary British folk revival in the 60s and 70s and developed a style of folk-rock songs with delicately woven tales of the great characters and events from history. Miami Herald said, “This venerable singer-songwriter is still doing what he does best, and clearly his best is as good as ever.” Willie Nelson & Family | Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 7 pm With a seven-decade career, Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed formidable credentials as an author, actor, and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In recent years, he has delivered more than a dozen new albums, released a bestsellers book listed on The New York Times’ Top 10, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, been honored by the Library of Congress with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, received his fifth degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, headlined the annual Luck Reunion food and music festival during SXSW, launched his cannabis companies Willie’s Reserve and Willie’s Remedy, and graced the covers of Rolling Stone and AARP The Magazine. In June 2021, a collection of his thoughts about America, family, faith, and music hit the shelves as a book titled Willie Nelson’s Letters to America. These creative endeavors, as well as new songs and performances continually added to his classic catalog, find Willie Nelson at an artistic peak, writing, singing, and playing with the seasoned wit and wisdom that come from a life well-lived. Tickets will go on sale Friday December 9th, 2022, at 10am! Third Eye Blind | Saturday, March 18, 2023, 7pm Since 1997, San Francisco’s Third Eye Blind has recorded five best-selling albums, including one six-time platinum, two platinum and one gold record. and has earned worldwide success during a tumultuous group of years when the major-label recording industry was finally losing its grip on the industry. The band’s 2021 album Our Bande Apart was recorded when lockdown ended, with Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast and Ryan Olson of Poliça. The band has continued to evolve artistically—and, surprisingly, gained a fanbase that is larger, younger and more dedicated than ever. Whether you call it rock, alternative, post-grunge, or pop-punk, they always deliver a killer experience on stage. Get The Led Out | Friday, March 24, 2023, 7pm Get The Led Out (GTLO) is a group of professional musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. It’s been their mission to bring the studio recordings of “The Mighty Zep” to life on the big concert stage. This is not an impersonator act but rather a group of musicians who were fans first, striving to do justice to one of the greatest bands in rock history! From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, this band captures the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin. No wigs or fake English accents, GTLO brings what the audience wants–a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity. Dubbed by the media as “The American Led Zeppelin,” the group offers a strong focus on the early years. They also touch on the deeper cuts that were seldom, if ever, heard in concert. GTLO also includes a special acoustic set with Zep favorites such as “Tangerine” and “Hey, Hey, What Can I Do.” Steve Miller Band | Sunday, March 26, 2023, 8pm Guitarist, multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter, bandleader, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and Songwriters Hall of Fame electee Steve Miller is beyond excited to finally get back on the road. Putting his pandemic time to great use, Miller dug deep into his archives and found an unreleased, full-length concert recording and released it. Steve Miller Band Live! Breaking Ground: August 3, 1977, came out in spring 2021 and was accompanied by a live concert video featuring the full performance that is available now to stream on The Coda Collection on Amazon Prime Video. Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late ’60s. With albums like Children of the Future, Sailor and Brave New World, and hit songs including “The Joker” and “Fly Like an Eagle,” Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music-and society-could be in the years to come. About the Pompano Beach Amphitheater The Amp, North Broward’s 3,000 seat amphitheater, is located at 1806 NE 6th Street in Pompano Beach and features major concert performances and music-themed festivals on its breathtaking grounds which can accommodate an additional 7,000 patrons. Box office at The Amp is open on show days only but tickets may be purchased without additional service fees at Pompano Citi Centre location from 10am-6pm Monday-Friday, at 2001 N. Federal Highway, Suite 108, Pompano Beach, FL (corner of Federal Hwy and Copans Rd). Parking is free at the Community Park. Parking is also available at Pompano Beach High School for $10. Share It!