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The Silver Creek Event Center at Four Winds New Buffalo offers an intimate, acoustically superior venue where you can catch some of the greatest names in show business. From rock to country to stand-up comedy, Silver Creek is the best place in the Michigan area to see your favorite act!

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George Thorogood and The Destroyers
September 10
9:00 pm
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Since 1976, George Thorogood and The Destroyers have sold over 15 million albums, built a catalog of classic hits, and played more than 8,000 ferocious live shows.  They broke records with their 50 Dates/50 States Tour, delivered landmark performances at Live Aid and on SNL, and became mainstays of radio, MTV and stages worldwide for more than two generations.  Through it all, they’ve remained one of the most consistent – and consistently passionate – progenitors of blues-based rock in pop culture history.

For the past 45 years, it’s been very good to be George Thorogood and The Destroyers.  And in 2021, their Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years Of Rock will prove why like never before.

For Thorogood and his longtime band – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – the power to rock audiences has been both battle cry and creed from the beginning.  “Since I was 17,” George says, “all I wanted to do was see how far I could go with my guitar, putting my own spin on music I loved.”  After a few hard years as a solo acoustic performer – a period he would revisit with his acclaimed 2017 album Party Of One – George added a drummer and bass player to form the electric trio he called The Destroyers.  Built around Thorogood’s fiery guitar skills, explosive performance style and a blistering take on blues rarities, the band began to gain a devout following at college parties around their native Wilmington, Delaware.  It was at one of their earliest shows that Thorogood had his live performance epiphany.  “It wasn’t about the amount of people we drew, but rather the impression we made,” he explains.  “I asked myself, ‘Are we reaching them? Do they want more?’ And from the very first set we knew that we had something special.”

Thorogood & The Destroyers indeed remain unstoppable.  In the past few years alone, the band released a top-selling limited edition 7” single for Record Store Day and saw the re-issues of their legendary Bad To The Bone, Born To Be Bad and Greatest Hits: 30 Years Of Rock albums on 180-gram colored vinyl.  Thorogood himself received the 2018 B.B. King Award from The Montreal International Jazz Festival, and his solo debut Party Of One – which critics called “brilliant” (Spin), “electrifying” (Guitar Player) and “chock full of classics” (Music Connection) – became George’s fastest-selling disc in over 20 years.  And in 2020, Epiphone created the George Thorogood ‘White Fang’ ES-125TDC premier signature model guitar, while Craft Recordings released George Thorogood & The Destroyers Live In Boston 1982: The Complete Concert that Classic Rock says “may well be one of the great live albums, entirely superb and a master class in live performance.”

It’s live on tour that George & The Destroyers continues to flip the switch nightly, delivering what The Toledo Blade calls “a gut-bustin’, guitar-wailin’, face-meltin’, fiery-tempoed, take-no-prisoners, good old-fashioned lunch-bucket rock & roll show” that includes their signature hits “Get A Haircut”, “I Drink Alone”, “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, “Move It On Over”, “Who Do You Love” and the definitive badass anthem “Bad To The Bone”, along with several surprises.  “George has been honing the set list since our bar band days,” explains 43-year Destroyer bassist Bill Blough.  “It’s been a constant evolution to make it all killer, no filler.  We hear our walk-on song, the lights go down, and something still inherently clicks the second we step on stage.  We feel the audience’s energy and the show just explodes.”

More information on George Thorogood and The Destroyers can be found at www.georgethorogood.com.   

Dokken and George Lynch
September 24
9:00 pm
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Dokken exploded out of the boiling hard rock and heavy metal scene in Los Angeles in the early 1980s.  “Breaking the Chains,” with its catchy title track, then set the stage for Dokken to become the most dominant creative and commercial force in the world of Melodic Hard Rock for the following years.  Such classic albums as “Tooth and Nail,” “Under Lock and Key,” and “Back for the Attack” all became multi-platinum selling smashes and the live “Beast from the East” went gold in Europe and Japan.  Songs like “Alone Again,” “Just Got Lucky,” “Into the Fire,” “In My Dreams,” “Unchain the Night,” “Dream Warriors,” “Burning like a Flame,” and “Heaven Sent” are still nowadays regarded among the genre’s finest.

The band hit stadium status in 1988 by playing in front of over one million fans in just five weeks.  It seemed Dokken was on the verge of superstardom, but like so many other bands that have come before and after them, Dokken broke up his group in 1989.

In 1994, the legendary A&R man John Kalodner offered Dokken a recording contract on the condition the group had to be original members.  The band released the appropriately titled “Dysfunctional” in 1995 selling 450,000 copies, which by the mid '90s was considered by industry standards very respectable.  Just as they were on the verge of releasing a second single, filming a video, starting a world tour and “taking it all the way,” as Don Dokken puts it, the baggage from their past reared its ugly head, and again the group began to unravel.  Soon after guitarist George Lynch left the group.

In October 2016, the original members of Dokken reunited for a brief sold out tour of Japan, playing in several arenas.  The current Dokken lineup includes Don Dokken on vocals, BJ Zampa on drums, Jon Levin on guitar, and Chris McCarvill on bass.  More information on Dokken is available at:  https://dokken.net.

George Lynch helped lead Dokken to stardom with his guitar and songwriting, which made him one of the most influential guitarists in modern music.  In 1989, he left Dokken and formed his own band Lynch Mob.  In just three years, Lynch Mob released two records and launched two worldwide tours.  In the following years, George reunited with Dokken, played with Lynch Mob, and started a career as a solo artist.  George formally retired the name of Lynch Mob in 2020, and has since rebranded his power trio as George Lynch & The Electric Freedom Band.  George Lynch is also a prolific recording artist completing records with many notable musicians and creating collector’s art guitars under his Mr. Scary Guitars Brand.  More information on George Lynch and Lynch Mob is available at https://georgelynch.com.

Melissa Etheridge
October 8
9:00 pm
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Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Melissa Etheridge has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as "Bring Me Some Water," "No Souvenirs" and "Ain't It Heavy," for which she won a Grammy® in 1992. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am (1993), which featured the massive hits, "I'm the Only One" and "Come to My Window," a searing song of longing that brought Etheridge her second Grammy® Award for Best Female Rock Performance. In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest-charting album, Your Little Secret, which was distinguished by the hit single, "I Want to Come Over."

 More information on Melissa Etheridge is available at www.melissaetheridge.com.

Million Dollar Quartet
October 23
9:00 pm
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On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley.  They were brought together in Memphis, Tennessee at the Sun Records’ storefront studio.  Sam Phillips, also known as the “Father of Rock n’ Roll,” is who discovered them.  Million Dollar Quartet captures the contagious spirit, freewheeling excitement, and thrilling sounds of the once-in-a-life-time event where four of music’s best talents came together.  Cast members include Nathan Burke as Carl Perkins; Steven Lasiter as Johnny Cash; Trevor Dorner as Jerry Lee Lewis; Jacob Barton as Elvis Presley; Sean Casey Flanagan as Sam Phillips; Taylor Kraft as Dyanne; Kroy Presley as Brother Jay; and Jon Rossi as Fluke and the Music Director.  More information on the Million Dollar Quartet is available at www.milliondollarquartet.net.

Aaron Lewis
October 29
9:00 pm
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Earlier this month Aaron dropped a new single, “Am I The Only One” from his forthcoming album, to be released later this year.  The single debuted #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart, #2 on the all-genre Digital Song Sales and #14 on the Hot 100.  The track also drew 4 million U.S. streams in the tracking week.  You can buy/stream “Am I The Only One” by clicking on the following link: https://aaronlewis.lnk.to/AmITheOnlyOneWE.       

Throughout his more than two-decade career, whether topping the charts as front man of hard rock band Staind, or as No.1 artist on the Country charts as a solo artist, Aaron Lewis has always been painfully honest in his music.   

“That’s all I’ve ever done,” says Aaron.  “My songs have always been me wearing my heart, emotions, misfortunes and sins on my sleeve.  I don’t feel like it would be genuine or worthy if it wasn’t.”   

Known for his outspokenness, impassioned live show and Outlaw Country tunes, Aaron Lewis’ latest album, “State I’m In” debuted #2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, and is the follow-up to “Sinner,” which went number one on Billboard’s Top Country Albums, Top 200 Albums, and Top Digital Albums Charts upon release.  Lewis, who also fronts the wildly successful rock band, Staind, has sold 15 million albums worldwide and four consecutive top three debuts on Billboard’s Top 200, including the single “It’s Been Awhile,” which remains one of the most-played rock songs of the decade.  More information on Aaron Lewis can be found at www.AaronLewisMusic.com.

Anka Sings Sinatra: His Songs, My Songs, My Way
October 30
9:00 pm
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On the heels of his #1 hit, “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” with Olivia Newton-John, music legend and current Tik Tok sensation Paul Anka will release his second single, the title track from his forthcoming album, Making Memories.  The album, with all of the songs penned and performed by this legendary songwriter, is set for release on August 13, 2021, on Green Hill Productions, a subsidiary of Primary Wave Music. Pre-save Making Memories now at: https://greenhill.lnk.to/PAMakingMemories.

“The Anka Sings Sinatra tour will honor a great artist who has influenced me more than anyone else throughout my career, Frank Sinatra,” said Anka. “This show will also feature the hits that have spanned my career on this 65th anniversary year. It will be a night filled with his songs, my songs, my way!” 

Speaking of songs, Making Memories will not only feature the new, #1 duet with Newton-John but, also a newly reimagined version of his 1957 hit, “You Are My Destiny,”  which Anka performs with the multi-national classical crossover vocal group Il Divo.  On the heels of “My Way’s” 50th anniversary, perhaps one of his most famous self-penned hits, Anka has rerecorded this classic with vocals by Michael Bublé and Andrea Bocelli. In addition to revisiting these classics, Making Memories also features all new songs written by Anka.

To this day Anka, who has been called the ‘Justin Bieber of his time,’ continues to inspire and influence many musicians – from Drake to The Weeknd to Michael Bublé to Michael Jackson – all who share respect and admiration for Anka and his music.  Approaching his 80th birthday on July 30 with passion, the upcoming North American and new music, Anka will always be making new memories.

For additional information about the new album and concert tour visit www.PaulAnka.com.

Styx
November 5
9:00 pm
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The six men comprising Styx have committed to “Rockin’ the Paradise” together with audiences far and wide by averaging over 100 shows a year every year since 1999, and each one of them is committed to making the next show better than the last. Founded in Chicago in 1972, Styx has the unique distinction of being the first band in rock history to have four consecutive certified multimillion-selling albums in a row: 1977’s The Grand Illusion, 1978’s Pieces of Eight, 1979’s Cornerstone, and 1981’s Paradise Theatre.  

After 14 years, Styx’s sonically sweet 16th studio album and its most ambitious, most challenging, and most rewarding album to date, “The Mission,” was finally released on June 16, 2017, on the band’s label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. The highly anticipated two-disc reissue of “The Mission,” was released on July 27, 2018, via Alpha Dog 2T/UMe, which includes a CD of the original album, as well as a Blu-ray of “The Mission,” mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound accompanied by stunning visualizations for each of the album’s 14 songs based on the album artwork. “The Mission,” originally debuted on various Billboard charts, including: #6 Top Rock Albums, #11 Physical Albums, #11 Vinyl Albums, #13 Current Albums, #14 Billboard Top Albums, #16 Retail, #17 Mass Merch/Non-Traditional, #29 Digital Albums, and #45 Billboard 200 (includes catalog and streaming).

Styx draws from over four decades of barn-burning chart hits, joyous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a Styx set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones. From the progressively sweeping splendor that is “The Grand Illusion;” to the hunker-down fortitude of all that is the “Blue Collar Man;” from the majestic spiritual love for a special “Lady;” to the poignant rumination on the fleeting nature of fame in “Miss America;” from an individual yearning for true connection as a “Man in the Wilderness;” to a soul-deep quest to achieve what’s at the heart of one’s personal vision in “Crystal Ball;” from the regal reach-for-the-stars bravado of “Come Sail Away;” to the grainy all-in gallop of that rugged “Renegade” who had it made, Styx draws on an unlimited cache of ways to immerse one’s mind and body in their signature sound.  More information on Styx is available at https://styxworld.com.

Little River Band
November 12
9:00 pm
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Little River Band was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1975 and immediately claimed their place as one of the great vocal bands of the 1970s and 1980s.  They had several multi-platinum albums and chart topping hits including “Reminiscing,”  “Cool Change,” “Lonesome Loser,” “The Night Owls,” “Take It Easy On Me,” “Help Is on Its Way,” “Happy Anniversary,” “We Two,” “Man On Your Mind,” “The Other Guy,” and “It’s A Long Way There.”  Little River Band has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and set a record for having had Top 10 hits for six consecutive years.  In 2004 Little River Band was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame and in 2015, the band was awarded Casino Entertainer of the Year at the G2E Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Bringing their vocal and musical energy along with great arrangements to their timeless classic hits, each concert creates new memories for the audience.  The band enjoys watching their fans fall in love with the songs all over again as they are swept up by the show’s powerful performance and the volume of hits from Little River Band's history.  More information on the Little River Band is available at https://reallittleriverband.com.

Gladys Knight
November 19
9:00 pm
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The great ones endure and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest.  Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry.  Gladys Knight is a seven-time Grammy winner who has enjoyed number one hit songs in Pop, Gospel, R&B, and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television, and live performance.  She has recorded more than 38 albums over the years, including four solo albums during the past decade.  In 1995, Knight earned her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the next year, Gladys Knight & The Pips were inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame.  In 1997, Knight published an autobiography, “Between Each Line of Pain and Glory” and Gladys Knight and The Pips were presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.  Knight who is a two-time Grammy winner in the gospel category, yet again embraced her gospel roots, releasing her inspirational and latest album, “Where My Heart Belongs,” which was a major success and won an NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Gospel Album.”  More information on Gladys Knight is available at www.gladysknight.com.

The Temptations
November 26
9:00 pm
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For nearly 60 years, The Temptations have reigned as one of popular music’s most beloved and successful groups worldwide.  Billboard named the group this past month, one of the “125 Greatest of All Time Artists,” and in 2017 lauded them as the Number One R&B/Hip Hop Artists of All Time.  The Temptations rose to the top of the charts with 16 Number One R&B albums and 43 Top Ten R&B hit songs across four decades, including 14 Number One singles.  Their hits “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” and “Get Ready” are timeless, iconic classics, while the group’s later forays into funk and psychedelia, including “Cloud Nine” and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” are just as influential.  The group is one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999, and into the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame in 2013. 

Currently the subject of a smash hit Broadway musical, “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations,” which won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography, the Temptations have won four Grammy Awards, including being honored with the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2013.  In November, the Broadway Musical, “Ain’t Too Proud,” with the Grammy-winning Temptations’ music, was nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Musical Theater Album” category and the Awards category will be held in January 2020.  Also, for the 2019 holiday season, Universal Music Enterprises just released in the market a first-of-its-kind, animated video featuring the Temptations’ “Silent Night,” one of the popular holiday songs of all time.  The Temptations will mark their 60th Anniversary next year with an international concert tour.  The Temptations are:  Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, and Willie Greene.  More information on The Temptations is available at http://www.temptationsofficial.com.

Michael Bolton
December 11
9:00 pm
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Michael Bolton is a multiple Grammy Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Humanitarian, who has sold more than 65 million records globally and continues to tour the world.  Bolton remains committed to humanitarian causes, especially through the Michael Bolton Charities.

Recently announced, Michael is Executive Producer and host, along with Zooey Deschanel, of The Celebrity Dating Game, which premiered primetime on ABC June 14, 2021.  The reboot of the beloved gameshow is a wry wink at modern dating featuring three contestants hoping to win a date with a celebrity guest.  Michael will offer musical clues to help the contestants guess the mystery celebrity’s identity.

Celebrating 50 years of contributions to the entertainment industry, Bolton’s most recent release A SYMPHONY OF HITS, a #1 album on the Billboard Classical Chart, is a collection of his favorite Greatest Hits newly arranged and recorded with a full symphony orchestra.  To date, Bolton has seen nine studio albums rank in the Top 10, with nine No. 1 singles.

In recognition of his artistic achievements, Michael won 2 Grammys for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance (nominated four times), 6 American Music Awards, 3 Emmy nominations and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  As a songwriter, he has earned over 24 BMI & ASCAP Awards, including Songwriter of the Year, 9 Million-Air awards, and the Hitmakers Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. 

Bolton has written with some of the greatest and most diverse talent of our time, including Bob Dylan, Paul Stanley, Lady Gaga, Diane Warren, and David Foster. Bolton's songs have been recorded by the likes of KISS, Kanye West, Jay Z, Barbra Streisand, Cher, Kenny Rogers and Marc Anthony.  Michael has performed with legacies such as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Renee Fleming and BB King.

Michael became a viral sensation in The Lonely Island’s Emmy nominated video, “Captain Jack Sparrow” that launched on Saturday Night Live and has racked up more than 220 million views on YouTube.  He earned another Emmy nod for his collaborations with the Screen Junkies popular channel “Honest Trailers.”  He executive produced and starred in the Netflix show Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Special which has become a seasonal cult classic. 

Michael’s songs and performances have been featured in numerous television and film soundtracks, including the Oscar-nominated theme song “Go the Distance” from Walt Disney’s blockbuster animated film Hercules and the recent Russell Crowe film Fathers & Daughters which has become a favored wedding song and part of several viral videos.  He also executive produced the documentary Terror at Home addressing Domestic Violence in America, and was Emmy-nominated for writing the title song “Tears of The Angels.”  Michael also produced a feature-length documentary, American Dream: Detroit, which is his love letter to the Motorcity.

More information about Michael Bolton is available at:  www.michaelbolton.com.

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