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Rock n' Roll House Party's Legacy is Unpredictable Fun

It started out as simply an experiment. Would people come to an acoustically perfect venue to see original old time Rock n' Roll performed by the original artist? The answer was a resounding Hail! Hail! On April 8th 2000, WNXT "The Mix" 99.3 FM and the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts presented the first "Sensational 60's Show" to a sold out audience. That first venue included 60's superstars Mark Lindsay, Mitch Ryder, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Billy J. Kramer and the Shangri-las. According to Vern Riffe Center for the Arts Director Carl Daehler, "The evening was magic. After the night was over, it was evident that the market and the enthusiasm for more were solidly in place," Show co-promoter, WNXT Radio's Morning DJ Steve Hayes, said that the hardest part was yet to come. "If you do something on a grandiose scale once, that's great. The problem then becomes how do you top yourself the next time to keep the fans coming back and not being disappointed?" ...
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Mix 99.3, SSU, and “Wendy’s Old Fashioned Rock and Roll House Party” Rock the Riffe for year 18!

The Million Dollar Reunion

It happened for the first and only time on December 4th, 1956 at the Sun Recording Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. Four icons who would forever change the course of music and create a thing call 'rock and roll' got together for a jam session that became legendary; they were called the Million Dollar Quartet!

Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash under the guidance of Sun Record owner and producer Sam Phillips created some of the most memorable and cherished songs ever recorded... and how the music comes to the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts on Saturday Night, February 11th as Wendy's Old Fashioned Rock n' Roll House Party Preview presents- Jacob Tolliver & Friends in the "Million Dollar Reunion."

Portsmouth's own Jacob "Jake" Tolliver spent four years at Harrah's Showroom in Las Vegas playing Jerry Lee Lewis along with a multi-talented cast that received rave reviews from across the country. On Saturday night, February 11th, Jake along with cast members from the show will once again be on stage to recreate the songs that defined a genre! "Great Ball of Fire," "Blue Suede Shoes," "Hound Dog," "I Walk the Line," and many others!

Tickets for Jacob Tolliver & Friends - "The Million Dollar Reunion" are on sale now for just $20 - $25 and can be purchased at the McKinley Box Office by calling (740) 351-3600 or online at VRCFA.com.

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