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The Bronx Wanderers are on tap to perform Jan. 12, 7 p.m., Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts at South Florida State College, Avon Park.
Now headlining at Bally’s in Las Vegas, the Bronx Wanderers will bring their celebrated combination of authentic vocals and youthful energy that includes covers of the popular classics and romantic ballads from the Four Seasons to Dion to the Belmonts.
“Their show is part Partridge Family and part Jersey Shore,” said Cindy Garren, director of Cultural Programs at SFSC. “It’s a toe-tapping, hand-clapping performance of hits from the past and today with a dose of Italian ‘famiglia.’”
Tickets are $24, $27, and $30, with a 50 percent discount for children and students. Groups of 12 or more receive a 15 percent discount plus one free ticket for the group leader.
The Bronx Wanderers, with just a slight New Jersey twist, perform rousing interpretations of contemporary hits and classic oldies like “Sherry,” “Runaway,” “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” “Teenager in Love,” “Tie a Yellow Ribbon,” and more.
Initially, a father-and-son Dion tribute band, the Bronx Wanderers expanded to five performers, reinterpreting the ‘60s with a contemporary sound, bringing the good old days to the modern music scene, Garren said.
Original members Yo’ Vinny and his sons, Vinny the Kid and Nicky Stix, are now joined by guitarist Jimmy Fracassi and guitarist and saxophonist John Tutino. The Bronx Wanderers have performed in major venues across the country, proving themselves to be one of the most sought after entertainment groups in the country.
Aside from their interpretations of Dion’s classics, The Bronx Wanderers perform from a repertoire of hits from nearly every decade of the past 60 years. This includes popular hits from KC & the Sunshine Band, the Bee Gees, and Bob Seger. Their high energy performance of Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” is a particular crowd favorite.
“The Bronx Wanderers have been an audience favorite here at the Wildstein Center,” added Garren. “We are so lucky to book them during their short break from Bally’s in Las Vegas, so I’m looking forward to dancing in the aisles.”
Tickets are available online at www.sfscarts.org or at 863-784-7178. Tickets are also available at the Box Office at the Wildstein Center on the SFSC Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park. The Wildstein Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
SFSC Cultural Programs are funded by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs. Upcoming performances include: “So Good for the Soul: A Tribute to Motown,” Jan. 28; ArtRAGEous, a family experience of dance, music and art, Jan. 21; Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan: The Grits and Glamour Tour, Feb. 8; and the top selling Christian contemporary group Point of Grace, March 9.