Donnie Iris to perform at Beaver Station Outdoor Show with Granati Bros.
BEAVER – King Cool will rule once again from a stage in Beaver County.
Donnie Iris will perform on July 16 outdoors at the Beaver Station Cultural & Event Center.
The Beaver Valley rock star will be the special guest of another member of local rock royalty, the Granati Brothers.
Tickets are $ 30 and are on sale now at RSVP.BeaverStation.org. This includes free beer and wine. Doors will open at 6:30 pm for the 8:00 pm show, which takes place from a stage under Beaver Station’s covered “gazebo,” a large turret that hosts many weddings.
Chairs will be provided, with no assigned seat. Reservations are required in advance due to limited seating for approximately 250 people.
Iris and the Granati Brothers did similar concerts together in late spring in Butler and Washington counties, but it’s a rare chance to see them together on stage in Beaver County, hence their careers. exploded. While commonly seen in the city and the region in general, one of Iris’ last big shows in Beaver County was in 2015, at a sports night in Chippewa Township.
“I can’t wait, man!” Iris said Monday evening with characteristic enthusiasm.
Viewers can expect a show that mixes hits from Iris and signature selections from Granati with certainly a Beatles cover or two.
The concert quickly came to fruition, of necessity, as the second installment in Beaver Station’s Cabin Fever musical series. California band The Forty Nineteens were scheduled to perform that night, but had to bow out last Friday after learning their singer needed non-elective surgery and is under doctor’s instructions not to travel far.
Iris Top 40 hits include “Ah! Leah!” and “Love is Like a Rock” backed by his band The Cruisers, and the hit “The Rapper” which he wrote and performed for The Jaggerz.
The Granati Brothers have performed two nationwide tours as the opening act for rock legends Van Halen, and 40 years later they continue to thrive as regional headliners.
Scott Tady is the local entertainment reporter for The Beaver County Times and Ellwood City Ledger. He is easy to reach at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at @scottady