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bergenPAC presents Tower of Power

originally published: 02/08/2024

bergenPAC presents Tower of Power

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) presents Tower of Power – 56th Anniversary Tour on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 7:00pm. For over 55 years, Tower of Power has delivered the best in funk and soul music.

“We were a Soul band called The Motowns.” recalls Emilio Castillo. “Rocco was the bass player, I was there, and my brother was the drummer. I met ‘Doc’ Kupka back in 1968 and gave him an audition.”

East Bay Grease defined the group’s sound and landed them with Warner Brothers. Bump City, their 1972 debut for the label, was a hit on the Billboard 200 and R&B Albums chart with the hits “You’re Still A Young Man” and “Down to The Nightclub.” The ‘70s were a boom period with radio classics like “So Very Hard to Go” and “What Is Hip?,” and the band continued to tour and record over the years.

They returned to Oakland to celebrate their landmark 50th anniversary. The band has long since surpassed Castillo’s modest aspirations, traveling the world, enjoying hit singles on their own and backing legendary artists including Otis Redding, Elton John, Santana, the Grateful Dead, John Lee Hooker, Aerosmith, Bonnie Raitt, and countless others. In the process they’ve defined an “Oakland soul” sound as instantly recognizable as those from Castillo’s hometown, Detroit, as well as inspirations like Memphis and Philadelphia. 

Tickets range from $49-$85 and are available for purchase online starting Friday, Feberuary 9, 2024 at 11:00am. Tickets are also available by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at (201) 227-1030. 



 
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Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) is located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey.  Founded in 2003, the 1,367-seat venue is the area’s cultural mecca. Housed in a historic Art Deco-style theater boasting one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States, bergenPAC attracts a stellar roster of world-class entertainment. The jewel in their crown is The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC – the innovative, educational performing arts initiative that, through programs, classes, outreach, school shows, and main theater presented shows, reach more than 30,000 students and community youth annually. The Performing Arts School provides community youth, age 2 months to 21 years, with unique, “hands-on” training in music, dance and theater by industry professionals. It is through the ongoing generosity of sponsors, donors, members, and patrons that the not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation bergenPAC and The Performing Arts School are able to thrive and enrich our community.


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