As part of its successful Friday Night LIVE! monthly entertainment series, Downtown Boca will feature evening headliner Chris MacDonald, the âultimate Elvis tribute artistâ performing live with his concert band and dancers in Sanborn Square on May 4
Online PR News – 23-April-2012 – Boca Raton, FL – As part of its successful Friday Night LIVE! monthly entertainment series, Downtown Boca will feature evening headliner Chris MacDonald, the âultimate Elvis tribute artistâ performing live with his concert band and dancers in Sanborn Square on Friday, May 4th. He will literally ârock the blocksâ and streets around the park in true sock hop/Boca Bop fashion, expecting his current and soon-to-be fans to be singing and dancing in the streets during this free and open-to-the-public event
Visitors are encouraged to "come early, stay late...where something for everyone awaits" as thousands have done for previous Friday Night LIVE! eventsâŠthat included the City Link Beerfest in March and Latin Jazz performance by the popular Tito Puente Jr. in April.
Friday Night LIVE! festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with the popular Gourmet Truck Expo that will be serving up a unique streetside culinary experience with cafĂ© seating, followed by a themed pre-show dance showcase and group lesson of the official Downtown Boca Bop line dance by the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Downtown Boca at 7:00 p.m., and Chris MacDonald and his âMemories of Elvisâ high-energy tribute show will bring back the magic of the âKing of Rock-n-Rollâ and All-American Legend when he takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. With this newly updated production, complete with costumes, dancers and concert band, the show will include production numbers with costume changes and songs representing the different stages of Elvis's incredible career including the 1950s, the movies, the 1968 comeback and the 1970s White Fringe Vegas concerts.
MacDonald has performed in the famous Legends in Concert stage productions throughout the country and has appeared with Elvis' own original back up group the Jordanaires. He has the honor of being the only tribute artist approved and contracted by Elvis Presley Enterprises for the annual Elvis week and Birthday week festivities at Graceland's Heartbreak Hotel for seven consecutive years (2000 - 2006). His full production show has consistently sold out venues throughout the U.S, including Las Vegas, New York and Miami. MacDonaldâs vocals have also earned him Broward Countyâs Florida Country Music Associationâs (FCMA) Male Vocalist of the Year award and a feature track on The Deuces Wild compilation CD which received the FCMA Best CD of the Year award.
âWeâre looking forward to continuously build upon the early success of the Friday Night LIVE! series with a dynamic act that has been a hit all over the country,â said Downtown Manager Ruby Childers. She added that the Friday Night LIVE! event in June is themed âWalkway to Waterway âSummertime Festââ, with Jimmy Buffet and Tom Petty-style island sounds, dining and shopping activities to Downtown Bocaâs Palmetto Park Road area.
On the first Friday of every month, the Friday Night LIVE! series fills parts of Downtown Boca (including Sanborn Square and Palmetto Park Road), showcasing live themed entertainment by award-winning bands and vocalists as participating shops, restaurants, and clubs extend their hours for âshopping and strollingâ and offer Friday Night LIVE! samplings, discounts, and specials. In addition, the Gourmet Truck Expo will line the event streets with themed culinary offerings and cafĂ© style seating, art galleries plan exhibitions, boutiques may feature streetside fashion or trunk shows, and more for exploring and enjoying the destination, from Mizner Park to Royal Palm Place, including the signature collection of shops and boutiques, restaurants and galleries along Palmetto Park Road and Plaza Real South.
Dates* and themes* planned, include the following; unless noted, all evenings are free and begin with festivities at 6:30 p.m. and live entertainment to take the stage at 7:30 p.m.:
May 4th Sock Hop/Boca BopâSanborn Square
June 1st Walkway to Waterway âSummertime FestââPalmetto Park Road
July 6th Americana/Picnic in the ParkâSanborn Square
August 3rd CountryTownâSanborn Square
September 7th Brazilian BeatâPalmetto Park Road
October 5th Community & CultureâTBD
November 2nd Spirit of Thanks&GivingâSanborn Square
December 7th Holiday SoundsâSanborn Square
*rain dates may be scheduled for following Friday subject to artist availability; themes subject to change. Most series events are free.
For more information and event details, visit downtownboca.org regularly. To become a Downtown Boca event sponsor, contact Jon Kaye, Kaye Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-392-5166.