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Harris Center for the Arts presents

THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS

BILL MEDLEY and BUCKY HEARD
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Righteous Brothers

“We’re Back!” Gala and Live Performance

Don't miss the Harris Center for the Arts first special event of a new era! This elegant, black tie optional evening celebrates the return of touring companies at the Harris Center!

5:30 pm Winemaker Dinner

Your $125 Gala VIP Winemaker dinner ticket* provides a unique and intimate opportunity to meet the winemaker and delight in an elegant five course dinner paired with Willamette Wineworks fine wine. The VIP dinner is limited to 32 guests.

Click here to view the Winemaker dinner menu.

6:00 pm Gala

Your $65 Gala ticket* gives you the opportunity to savor six heavy appetizers carefully paired with locally produced wine from Lava Cap, Miraflores, Sierra Vista, and Wofford Acres and craft beer from Red Bus Brewing Company. Finish off your experience with a decadent dessert made especially for the Harris Center by Snooks Candies & Chocolate Factory.

Click here to view the Gala menu.

All Gala guests will have the opportunity to view a short Harris Center history video in Stage Two and relax to the Folsom Lake Symphony's string quartet in Stage Three prior to the concert at 8:00 pm.

*Please note, prices above are for the VIP and Gala only, tickets for the concert are separate and can be purchased online at the same time you purchase your Gala ticket. Concert tickets range from $60-$105. Proceeds from the Gala will be restricted to the Harris Center.

8:00 pm THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS: BILL MEDLEY and BUCKY HEARD Concert

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Bill Medley and his partner Bucky Heard, will take you on a nostalgic journey through the legendary musical stylings of one of the greatest rock and roll duos of all time. We hope you are ready for this once in a lifetime experience, featuring timeless classics like Unchained Melody, You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin, (You’re My) Soul & Inspiration, and endless memories. Get ready to have the “Time of Your Life!”

Sponsorships

Gala sponsorships are available! Become a sponsor today. Thank you to our sponsors!

Gold

Dr. Brice W. Harris

Silver

Choose Folsom

Bronze

ZOOM Media
Dr. Whitney Yamamura

Questions?

Please contact Michele K. Steiner at (916) 608-6643, michele.steiner@losrios.edu or Kathleen Leavitt at (916) 608-6581, kathleen.leavitt@harriscenter.net with questions.

We look forward to celebrating at the Harris Center for the Arts with you!

The Righteous Brothers

About Bill Medley

Best known as the Righteous Brother with the rich baritone, Bill Medley grew up surrounded by music: his father led a band and played saxophone, while his mother sang and played piano. Medley himself sang in his church choir as a boy, with the glee club in high school, and in the early '60s in his band the Paramours. Soon after, Medley began singing with Bobby Hatfield as the Righteous Brothers, a partnership that spawned hits like You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling and Unchained Melody. When the duo parted ways in 1968, Medley pursued a solo career, scoring hits such as Brown-Eyed Woman and releasing albums like Soft and Soulful, Nobody Knows, and A Song for You.

Medley reunited with Hatfield in 1974, then took a five-year break from performing in 1976. However, he continued to record throughout the '80s, scoring his most notable hit with the Grammy Award-winning number one single (I've Had) The Time of My Life, a duet with Jennifer Warnes taken from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. Meanwhile, the Righteous Brothers' popularity rose again thanks to the inclusion of You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling on the Top Gun soundtrack and Unchained Melody on the Ghost soundtrack; Medley and Hatfield responded by reuniting again and touring the oldies circuit, which they continued to play throughout the '90s.

Medley still found time for his solo career, releasing albums such as 1996's Christmas Memories and the following year's Almost Home, while living with his family in Newport Beach. A decade later — and four years after the death of his fellow Righteous Brother Hatfield — Medley returned with Damn Near Righteous, which featured cameos by Brian Wilson, Phil Everly, and Medley's daughter, McKenna. 

A live set, recorded in Branson, followed in 2009. In early 2014, he released Your Heart to Mine: Dedicated to the Blues, a stripped-down and wonderfully emotional balanced tribute to some of the R&B and blues artists who influenced Medley and Hatfield at the start of their careers, a set exhibiting Medley's signature baritone singing.

About Bucky Heard

Bucky Heard, an Alabama native and Auburn University alumni (BFA, Theatre Performance) has numerous national theatrical credits and his reputation as a “gutsy rock and roll singer with incredible vocal range”, has garnered critical praise in such reputable magazines as, The Washington Post and USA Today. He has shared the concert stage with some of the greats including, Andy Williams, Glen Campbell, The Beach Boys (with Mike Love), The Temptations (with Otis Williams), Tony Orlando, Michael McDonald, Jonathan Cain (Journey), BB King and more.

Heard fully produced and wrote an original children’s musical titled, Rock U Mentally, which ran for 2 seasons at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theatre in Branson, MO. Most recently, he co-wrote and produced 14 original songs for an exciting new musical, Mike and Mindy’s Wild Weekend Jam, made its Off-Broadway premiere at the Players Theatre in New York City last winter.

In addition to his endeavors on stage, Bucky has created his own vocal method, PREP Vocals (Pitch/Range/Endurance/Power) and has many students from all over the United States and as far away as Ireland who seek out his instruction and experience. For further info, reach out to him via social media on Facebook and Instagram.

Finally, in 2016, Bucky joined forces with legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame icon, Bill Medley, as his partner in the newly reformed Righteous Brothers. Heard says teaming up with Bill Medley has been like getting your PhD in show business! 

5:30 pm VIP Winemaker Dinner

6:00 pm Gala

Concert begins at 8:00 pm

$125 VIP Winemaker Dinner

$65 Gala Only

$60 - $105 Concert tickets*

To purchase tickets click on the image above or click here.

Parking passes will be required for all events beginning in September 2022.

*Please note, prices above are for the VIP and Gala only. Tickets for the concert are separate and can be purchased online at the same time you purchase your Gala ticket. Concert tickets range from $60-$105. Proceeds from the Gala will be restricted to the Harris Center.

Folsom Lake College and the Harris Center for the Arts raises funds through the Los Rios Colleges Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization serving all Los Rios community colleges. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permissible under law. Your contribution is tax-deductible less the fair market value of ticket price or sponsorship. Your deductible amount will be included on your receipt.

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