On Saturday July 10th, Brad Ford returns to the Historic Hemet Theatre with his band, Fortunate Son, to perform their remarkable Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival and the music of John Fogerty. A week later on Sunday July 18th, Brad will return as part of the Celebration of Life for Bryan Carrier.
The show on July 10th will be the fifth time that Brad and the band have performed at HHT – and almost certain to be a sellout like the rest!
Anyone who has attended a Tribute Mania concert in the past knows how much fun the tribute performances can be. And, Fortunate Son it is one of the best. In fact, they were one of the first tribute bands to play at HHT and helped build the popularity of the Tribute Mania series.
The lead singer, Brad Ford, founded the band in 1994 and stars as John Fogerty on lead vocals. With his bandmates they travel around the world delighting audiences throughout the United According to their website (FortunateSonTribute.com), they are “the Nation’s “Longest Running” Tribute Show celebrating the music of John Fogerty & Creedence Clearwater Revival.” The Las Vegas Review has proclaimed “FORTUNATE SON is the ultimate CCR Tribute Show!” A critic in Laughlin, named them “the best tribute shows of its kind.” They perform at state and county fairs, casinos, festivals, community concerts, corporate events, and military veteran celebrations.
They play for lots of veteran events because the group has a heart for those who served. The band is a big supporter of the Rolling Thunder organization, an advocacy group educating the public about the accountability for prisoners of war (POWs) and missing in action (MIA) service members of all United States wars.
Meanwhile, plans are coming together for the Celebration of Life for Operations Director Bryan Carrier. Members of Fortunate Son will perform along with band members from several groups who have requested to perform in tribute to Bryan. Information on free tickets to the memorial service and concert can be found on the website, Facebook page or by calling the Box Office.
The remaining shows in the 2021 Tribute Mania Concert Season are Tribute to Elton John, featuring Kenny Metcalf (Jun 26), Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, featuring Brad Ford and Fortunate Son (Jul 10), Tribute to Abba, with Abba Fab (Jul 24), Tribute to Santana, with Smooth Sounds of Santana (Aug 7), Tribute to Tina Turner, featuring Debby Holiday (Aug 14), Tribute to Neil Diamond, with Hot August Night (Aug 21), Tribute to Led Zeppelin, with Led Zepagain (Sept 4), Tribute to Bob Seger, with Turn the Page (Sept 18), Tribute to Foreigner. featuring 4NR (Oct 2), Tribute to The Beatles, with Hard Day’s Night (Oct 16), and Tribute to Fleetwood Mac with Mirage (Oct 23).
Tickets for Tribute Mania are $25, general admission. Showtime is 7:00 pm, with doors open at 6:15 pm.
Information on all theatre events is available at www.HistoricHemetTheatre.com or by calling the ticket office, (951) 658-5950. You can subscribe to the HHT email blast by enrolling on the website.
Event tickets are available at the theatre Box Office (Monday thru Friday 11 am to 5pm) or online at www.PurplePass.com. Tickets are also available at the Downtown Deli, 113 N Harvard St and the Harvard Street Music Exchange, 134 S Harvard St.
Emily Rand • Contributor
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