Live music and a movie at the drive-in, courtesy of Proctors theater and 98.3 FM
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Proctors and 98.3 TRY will present a slate of musical acts paired with classic movies this summer in a Concert Cinema Drive-In Series at Jericho Drive-In, 21 Jericho Road, in Glenmont.
The series features artists performing oldies, Motown, classic rock and even Disney music over five consecutive Wednesdays beginning July 8. Each artist is paired with a similarly-themed classic film that is shown after the live concert performance, except for a Pink Floyd tribute act which performs "The Dark Side of the Moon" as the soundtrack during a showing of the 1939 film classic "The Wizard of Oz".
The cost is $25 per person; the maximum charge per vehicle is $100. Tickets are available in advance at proctors.org or by calling the Proctors box office at 518-346-6204. Tickets will be available at Jericho the night of the show.
- July 8: The Oldies Show and "American Graffiti." 8:30 p.m. — The Albany-based The Oldies Show, led by tsingers and backed by a rhythm section and horns, play hits from the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. "American Graffiti" is the 1973 American coming-of-age comedy film directed and co-written by George Lucas, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Harrison Ford and Cindy Williams.
- July 15: Into the Floyd and "The Wizard of Oz. " 9 p.m. — East Coast Pink Floyd tribute band Into the Floyd will perform Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" live as the soundtrack to the "The Wizard of Oz" on the big screen.
- July 22: The Little Mermen and "Beauty and the Beast." 7:30 p.m. — The Little Mermen are a New York City-based Disney cover band that play the hits from "The Jungle Book," "The Lion King," "Frozen," among others. "Beauty and the Beast" is the 2017 live action musical film about an arrogant prince cursed to live as a terrifying beast until he finds his true love.
- July 29: Tusk and "Almost Famous." 8:30 p.m. — Fleetwood Mac tribute band Tusk takes audiences down memory lane; the 2000 comedy-drama "Almost Famous" follows. Written and directed by Cameron Crowe, The film is the fictional story of a 15-year-old music fan assigned by Rolling Stone magazine to interview an up-and-coming rock band.
- Aug. 5: Reflections - A Motown Tribute Ensemble and "Lady Sing the Blues." 8:30 p.m. — An all-star group of lead singers from top Capital Region bands pay tribute to the golden age of Motown, Staxx Records, Chess Records and Philadelphia International soul music. "Lady Sings the Blues" is a 1972 film about legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday featuring Diana Ross.
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