Steve Litman presents
Under the Streetlamp
Buy Tickets Thursday, December 6th - 8:00 PM
Reserved Tickets: $39.50
Tickets are on sale now through Select-A-Seat by calling (316) 755-7328, online by going to www.selectaseat.com, or at any Dillons Superstores, and Plant Employee Clubs.
With the mantra “Retro never sounded so now!”, the dreamy voices of the four lead singers of pop quartet Under The Streetlamp are poised to bring the repertoire of The American Radio Songbook of the ‘50’s, ‘60’s and 70’s to a whole new audience while simultaneously reminding the original fans why they fell in love with the music in the first place. Under the Streetlamp breathes fresh new life into the music and proves that great music is timeless.
“We perform music that was introduced to the public under the humblest of spotlights,” says Michael Cunio, who with Shonn Wiley, Michael Ingersoll and Christopher Kale Jones make up Under the Streetlamp, a group that specializes in doo-wop derived hits, along with old-time rock ‘n’ roll, Motown-era soul classics and exquisite harmonies. “We think of ourselves as hosts to a party – and we’ve invited people of all ages. They can sing along. They can dance in the aisles. We of course show respect for these great songs but we want everyone to leave the party smiling.” There’s no question that Under The Streetlamp share their joy for the music and the art of entertaining their audiences is something they take very seriously.
Formed in Chicago in 2010, Under the Streetlamp quickly earned a local devoted following–and a reputation for generation-bridging concerts that has paved the way to a much-anticipated debut CD/DVD. Titled Under The Streetlamp: Live!, the concert recording is also the centerpiece of PBS pledge drives in major markets throughout the country including LA, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Washington DC, Atlanta, Houstn, Detroit, Seattle, Tampa, Minneapolis, Miami, Cleveland, Portland, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, New Orleans and many more.
“It’s music that was largely created in urban settings like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit,” Wiley continues. “People lived in small, tight quarters, and when it got too hot in summer, they’d congregate on the streets to play dominos or stickball, or gather under a streetlamp to sing.”
Founded by Don Ponce, the creator, first music director and former member of Straight No Chaser, Gentleman’s Rule will open for sensational vocal group Under The Streetlamp. This auspicious 10-man a capella group based in Chicago is embarking on its first tour following an impassioned year of work in the studio and on stage.
The awe-inspiring Gentleman’s Rule will be featured on Superstation WGN-TV on the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade while performing 16-show engagement at the renowned Riverfront Theatre in Chicago, IL. November 13-25. From there, they join Under the Streetlamp on their Holiday tour lasting through December.
The forthcoming debut album by Gentleman’s Rule, “Act Accordingly,” will include the group’s unique take on music by a wide range of artists, including David Guetta, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder and Bruno Mars. Check out their new video for “I’m Coming Home,” one of the featured tracks on the album, which just debuted.