Glen Burtnik's Summer of Love Concert
The Summer of Love Concert, the only touring celebration of the music of the Woodstock Generation, focuses on iconic rock music from the period of time generally between the 1967 release of The Beatles revolutionary album Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band and the famous Woodstock Music and Art Festival in 1969 with music from artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dylan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Santana, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, The Association, The Turtles, The Beach Boys, Mamas and the Papas, Country Joe, Ravi Shankar, Procol Harum, Joe Cocker, Melanie, The Spencer Davis Group, Ike & Tina Turner, The Rascals, Chicago, The Zombies, Otis Redding, Sonny and Cher, Sly and The Family Stone and more! The songs run the gamut from the psychedelic songs to rockin' album tracks to a sprinkling of now hip Top 40 pop from that era. Jean Mikle, feature writer for the Asbury Park Press and Pulitzer Prize finalist writes "The Summer of Love Concert...was, for me, one of the highlights of this year's concert going experience.....and........I go to a LOT of shows."
The Summer of Love Concert was created by Glen Burtnik, alumnus of Styx, the original Beatlemania on Broadway (he played Paul), touring bassist/vocalist with the current version of ELO, The Orchestra, member of The Weeklings, major label recording artist and hit songwriter ("Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough" – Don Henley/Patty Smyth, "Spirit of a Boy, Wisdom of a Man" – Randy Travis, and others).
The Summer of Love Concert cast is comprised of approximately 15 performers including a horn section, strings, keyboardists, background vocalists and an incredible rock rhythm section. The Summer of Love Experience recreates "note for note and absolutely live" the songs, and the psychedelically flavored spirit, of the Woodstock Generation. "I've always had a playlist on my IPod named The Summer of Love. I'm actually a hippie at heart. The music of that era is probably what moves me the most," said Burtnik in a recent interview.
To further enhance that experience, The Summer of Love Concert features Marc Rubinstein's Pig Light Show which is recognized as one of the most famous psychedelic light shows in rock history and is well known for its use in the late 1960's as the house light show at Bill Graham's legendary New York City concert hall, the Fillmore East.