IRON RIVER—The Friends of Camp Batwagama (FOCB) has announced that it has signed the much sought-after EAS band from Chicago for the upcoming “Elvis Is in the House” concerts on July 10 and 12 at the Windsor Center in Iron River.
EAS is the official band of Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPI/Graceland), said an FOCB spokesperson, and is respected throughout the industry as the No. 1 touring tribute band. Not only does EAS perform note-for-note duplication of Elvis’ music and concerts of over 600 songs, but it also provides music for other tribute artists including: the Blues Brothers, Reba McEntire, Buddy Holly, Rod Stewart, Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, among others.
EAS is a professional touring band that performs all over the world. Along with the talented musicians and female back-up singers, all band members sing back-up as well, which gives the feeling and excitement of being at an actual Elvis concert.
Local guitar player and area favorite Jack Jacobson and his daughter, Julie Jacobson Weaver from Pittsburgh, will be joining the band for the evening. Jack has played string instruments since he learned as a child from his dad, Paul Jacobson. Julie followed in her father’s footsteps and began playing the violin when she was in second grade. While going to school and working in Ann Arbor, she played with the Ann Arbor Symphony.
The EAS Band and Ryan Roth, Elvis tribute artist, have frequently performed together in Elvis impersonator events around the country and are really looking forward to coming to the Iron River area and putting on shows for our community. Members of the FOCB board are making plans to show them the many beautiful sights in Iron County while they are here.
Tickets are selling fast for both concerts and the “afterglow” events following the concerts. Tickets can be purchased for $15 at the Iron County Chamber of Commerce and Central Arts and Gifts in Iron River.
The afterglow event for the concert on July 10 will be held at Alice’s; on July 12, it is at The Station in Iron River. Tickets are $10.
For further information, contact Jeanne Bonetti at 906-265-9069 or Margee Brennan at 906-265-3691.
All proceeds from the concerts and afterglow events go toward maintaining the traditional programs that benefit the seniors and children who attend Camp Batawagama.