disney sing alongWe’re super excited to announce that this year we’re going to be putting on a special Fourth of July event featuring all your favorite Disney songs.

We’re going to be welcoming pianist Rebecca De La Torre and her band to lead the show, which will take place Festival Park starting at 5:00pm. There will be food trucks available, so come on down and set up your spots to enjoy the show, and hang out for the fireworks after.

We’ll also be handing out sheet music for several of the songs, so come early to claim your free copy at the gate! Once the sheet music runs out, you’ll still be able to stand a sing-a-long with a teleprompter that will be setup at the head of the stage!

A Few Favorite Songs from Top Disney Movies

Frozen

First and foremost, we’re going to be featuring songs from Frozen, the most popular Disney movie of the 21st century so far, and will plan to have everything from Do You Want To Build a Snowman sheet music to The First Time in Forever and of course Let It Go!

We might also be expect a super-special guest that will help us along with some of the songs, as long as the “Summer” sing a-long doesn’t turn him into a puddle!

The Little Mermaid

No Disney show would be complete without a few songs from the classic. We’ll be featuring The Little Mermaid as well, and will have a small themed area for kids to cool off.

We’ll be singing popular favorites like Under The Sea, Kiss the Girl, and of course Part of Your World. The Part of Your World piano sheet music will be included in the giveaways available at the gate.

Tangled

Finally, we’ll be growing out our golden locks to explore the world of Tangled.

Top of the list (and the tower) is When Will My Life Begin, and we’ll also be featuring I See The Light, and I’ve Got A Dream.

In addition to these three featured movies, we’ll be sprinkling in a lot of other great Disney classics as well, so be sure to come on down this Fourth of July for our Disney Sing-A-Long Celebration!

 

2016 is the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Cars.

The group, which originated in Boston, MA, with Ric Ocasek, Benjamin Orr, Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes, and David Robinson, was quick to skyrocket to the top of the charts and secured a place in the hearts of an entire generation.

the cars tribute

Probably their most-famed contribution to the world of rock and roll was the idea of mixing in the electric synthesizer with “traditional” rock themes and harmonies. This gave an innovative, eclectic sound to many of their songs, and the practice then took off and became extremely popular and common during the 1980s. This mix of rockabilly, a tribute harking back to the 50s and the early days of Rock and Roll, with new innovations is what made the band so popular.

They were awarded best artist awards by Rolling Stone magazine as early as 1978, only two years into the formation of the group, and several of their songs quickly hit the Billboard charts as well, leading up to their fame with the MTV Music Awards of 1984.

Best Cars Songs: Drive and Just What I Needed

While the band had a number of popular hits, the two most famous of all of their songs were Drive, from the 1984 album Heartbeat City, and Just What I Needed, from their 1978 album entitled simply “The Cars.”

You can get the Just What I Needed guitar tab at http://onlineguitartab.com, or find the Drive lyrics from http://metrolyrics.com.

These two songs, more than any other, mesmerized the country and contributed to the band’s fame and immense success, as well as their lasting impact on the music of the 1980s and 1990s, leading to influence other great performers, from Michael Jackson to Nirvana.