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SEVEN SPRINGS, Pa. – Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pennsylvania’s premier family resort, will host its second annual Doo Wop Weekend, April 12-13, 2013!
This weekend will bring back memories of sock hops and soda shops with performances by The Four Townsmen, William Dell and the Wee Jams, and The Holidays.
The Four Townsmen’s career began in the 1960’s, when they recorded regional hits - “Sometimes (When I’m All Alone)” and “It Wasn’t So Long Before (Graduation Is Here).” Today, two original members of the group - Lou Gadani and Pete Kouklakis - are still performing and with new members Eric Bruce and Pete Povich. The Four Townsmen perform the classics of the 50’s and 60’s – a solid mix of old and new, often highlighting smooth harmonies reminiscent of the Doo Wop era.
The Four Townsmen will open the weekend’s festivities Fri., April 12, with dinner at 7 p.m. and a live performance at 8 p.m. Tickets for Friday’s dinner and show are $50 per person.
The Four Townsmen and the event’s emcee Charlie Apple will host a meet and greet at 11:15 p.m., Fri., April 12, for attendees. Overnight resort guests taking advantage of the Doo Wop lodging package will also be able to attend a private meet and greet at 9:30 a.m., Sat., April 13.
William Dell and the Wee Jams and The Holidays will perform at 7 p.m., Sat., April 13, after the evening’s dinner service, which begins at 6 p.m. Tickets for Saturday’s dinner and shows are $75 per person.
William Dell and the Wee Jams and The Holidays will host a meet and greet at 10:15 p.m., Sat., April 13, for attendees. Overnight resort guests taking advantage of the Doo Wop lodging package will also be able to attend a private meet and greet at 9:30 a.m., Sun., April 15.
Tickets are available online here or by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS.
The variety of music of the 1960’s - pop and rock mixing with rhythm, blues and swing - makes for a varied and exciting listening experience and Pittsburgh’s Wee Jams bring that potpourri of variety to their performances - the result making fans out of listeners across the country. William Dell's soulful voice brings back echoes of Motown and Memphis. The high tenor of Louis Cioppa evokes Little Anthony and the best of the doo-wop days. Barry Haughin is a shouter, à la Chicago or Muscle Shoals. Hal Weiss is all over the board with his three-octave vocals, thrilling the crowd with his trumpet sound. Dan Fera brings energy and excitement for audiences to enjoy. Add the airtight rhythm section of Gordie Herbst on guitar, Dave Billingsley on bass, Phil Seretti on drums and augment the group with a great horn section, and you have Wee Jams – a sound born of the sixties, but very much in tune with today!
The Holidays debuted in 1958 and enjoyed regional and national notoriety in the early 1960’s and earned the respect from the music industry for their accomplishments in recording five hit songs, helping to formulate “The Sound of Pittsburgh” as a vital part of group harmony history.
This weekend’s events called for a very special Doo Wop 50s-themed menu created by Seven Springs’ Executive Chef Sandro Marcato. The menu features Slow-Roasted Atlantic Salmon Filet, Prime Rib, Miniature Yorkshire Pudding, Midnight Chocolate Layer Cake and more!
Spend the weekend on the mountain enjoying the resort’s mountaintop golf course, the exhilaration of sporting clays, and a luxurious and relaxing treatment at Trillium Spa! A special weekend lodging package is available! The Doo Wop Weekend package features two nights of lodging, breakfast each morning, tickets to Friday and Saturday’s show with preferred seating and dinner in the Grand Ballroom each night before the show. This package starts at $249 per person. For reservations and additional inquires, please click here or call 866-437-1300.
All attendees must be at least age 21 and will be asked to present proper identification at the door.
About Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Seven Springs Mountain Resort is the perfect place for family vacations that create lifelong memories.
Since 2006, Seven Springs has been committed to developing and growing its terrain parks, halfpipes and superpipe. Now, Seven Springs has seven terrain parks of varying difficulty and progression and more than 100 features in all. The resort’s hard work and dedication towards these efforts have been nationally recognized as the 2011-2012 number one terrain parks on the East Coast and the number four pipe in North America.
Seven Springs is conveniently located just off the Pennsylvania Turnpike, located within 200 miles of Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Cleveland and Columbus.
For more information about all that Seven Springs has to offer, visit www.7springs.com or call (800) 452-2223.