Friday, May 20, 7:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
General Admission: $15
Charlie Rich Jr. will perform a tribute to his Grammy Award-winning father, Charlie Rich, and Sonny Burgess & the Legendary Pacers will present their signature rock music.
Arkansas native Charlie Rich Jr. was raised in the music industry. His father, Charlie Rich, was a country music legend from Colt, Arkansas, who rose to fame before his son's birth and performed throughout his childhood and adult years. His mother, Margaret Ann Rich, was an accomplished songwriter who supported Charlie Rich's wildly successful career. Notorious musician Jerry Lee Lewis was his godfather. While Rich received critical acclaim for his original songwriting, he spent the bulk of his career on tour with his father, dubbed "The Silver Fox." At this concert, Rich, a talented keyboardist and singer, will perform his father's biggest hits, including "The Most Beautiful Girl," "Behind Closed Doors," "Lonely Weekends," and "A Very Special Love Song."
Sonny Burgess, a native of Newport, Arkansas, is a rockabilly guitarist and singer. He and the Legendary Pacers have played boogie woogie music in dance halls and bars from Arkansas to Europe to Australia since the 1950s. From their first record, "We Wanna Boogie," released by Sun Records in Memphis in 1956, to their most recent, Still Rockin' and Rollin', Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers have continued to entertain listeners and audiences with their high-energy rock 'n' roll and enthusiastic performances. The group was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2002 and in 2007 into the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame. At this concert, Sonny Burgess & the Legendary Pacers will take the audience on a journey through their 60+-year history and will perform fan favorites such as "Red Headed Woman," "My Bucket's Got a Hole in It," and "We Wanna Boogie."