Tony Starlight’s Tribute to Elton John’s 70th Birthday

Tony’s AM Gold Seventies Soft Rock Band pays tribute to the music of Elton John on the occasion of his 70th Birthday

March 25 is Elton John’s birthday and we want to celebrate. Along with the great lyrics of Bernie Taupin, Elton John created and performed some of the best pop music the world has ever known. The first set will be nothing but Elton John and Bernie Taupin classics like “Your Song”, “Daniel”, “Rocket Man”, “Honkey Cat”, “Philadelphia Freedom”, “Benny and the Jets”, “Crocodile Rock” and many others. The second set will be our usual AM Gold show, featuring soft rock hits from the AM dial.

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Why AM Gold?

“Not every radio had FM capabilities, especially in cars. The AM dial was played in stores and restaurants and in the Country Squire Station Wagon that I rode in, sans seat belts. I absorbed these songs and they are a part of me. A few lines of ‘Rocket Man’ and I’m taken back to a time of polyester, bell bottoms and Evel Knievel.”

“We are always shocked at how the audience seems to know all the words to every song in our playlist. To hear the crowd sing “even though we ain’t got money, I’m so in love with you honey” or “give me the beat boys and free my soul, I wanna get lost in your Rock n’ Roll and drift away” is magical. It’s like a big campfire sing-along, K-Tel style!” -Tony Starlight, AM Gold Seventies Soft Rock Show

What started as a monthly Neil Diamond Tribute has grown into a soft rock explosion! Tony Starlight makes an evening out of performing songs from the stalwarts of the AM dial in the 1970s. Artists like Elton John, Neil Diamond, Carole King, Jim Croce, Little River Band, Carly Simon, Gordon Lightfoot, Paul Simon, Barry Manilow and Billy Joel. One hit wonders like “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)”, “Dancin’ In The Moonlight”, “Welcome Back”, “Seasons In The Sun” and much, much more.

TONY’S AM GOLD BAND:

Tony Starlight: Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Craig Bidondo: Pianist
Bo Ayars: Keyboards
Micah Hummel: Drums
Dennis Caiazza: Bass
Barbara Ayars: Vocals
Nick O’Donnell: Electric Guitar

Sean Chiles: Lighting
Aaron Barryman: Sound and video

Tickets

Tickets to all shows sold in advance. Walk-ups day of show may be available. Call (503) 517-8584 for tickets after 4 pm on day of show.

Premier Dinner & Show $74 (private table close to stage)
Standard Dinner & Show $64
General Admission Show Only $30 (Bar height seating, limited small plate menu available, $10 minimum)

For parties of eight or more, please call (503) 517-8584 to make your reservation. There is a 5% discount for parties of 8 or more. There is a 10% discount for parties of 16 or more. Subject to availability.

Clicking “Purchase Tickets” directs you to the Arts People website, where you’ll select seats, choose entrees, and pay by credit card. A $2.50 order fee is added to each ticket. At the Showroom, a $4 per person dinner service charge is added to all guest checks. This does not apply to show-only guests.

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Entrée choices for this performance

You will be asked to make your selection upon purchase.

A) Grilled bavette steak topped with dill and caper chimichurri, served with marbled mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables
B) Breaded chicken cutlet with white wine and sage sauce, topped with pancetta chip; served with marbled mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables
C) Smoked tofu topped with vegan bourbon and molasses butter, served with southern red beans and rice and seasonal vegetables (vegan/gluten-free)

All entrées served with bread, house salad, and cheesecake.

Arrival Timeline for Tony Starlight’s Tribute to Elton John

Dinner & Show Package
Seating begins no earlier than 6 PM
Dinner Service begins approx. 6:45 PM
Please call if delayed after 6:45 PM
Show begins at 8:00 PM

General Admission Show Only Seating
Seating begins no earlier than 7 PM
Arrive any time between 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Enjoy beverages from our wine and cocktail menus, and small plate menu

Tony Starlight Showroom
1125 SE Madison, Suite 103G
Portland, OR 97214
503-517-8584
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