Concert goers had a perfect night to kick off the inaugural season at the Lakeview Amphitheater last Friday. It was a gorgeous 80 degrees mostly due to the breeze blowing off the lake. As the sun went down and the moon and stars lit the sky, Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band took the stage. Ringo’s loveable sense of humor shone through as he joked and “thanked Syracuse for building this lovely amphitheater for him to play in. He chuckled, “keep building me new venues and I will definitely play them.”
Ringo Starr and His All Starr kicked off the summer concert series for the Lakeview Amphitheater with a night of truly memorable music. Ringo and His All Star band played a very impressive 25 song set taking the concert goers on a mystical and magical trip through music wonderland. Ringo and the band treated the audience to everything from Beatles classics to cover songs and some of Ringo’s original works. The set list included “What Goes On,” “Yellow Submarine,” Santana’s “Black Magic Woman” and “Gypsy Queen,” and Ringo’s original works “I’m the Greatest” and “It Don’t Come Easy.” They even belted out their version of Mister Misters’ “Broken Wings.” The evening culminated with the grand finale where the band paid homage to former bandmate John Lennon with their cover of “Give Peace a Chance.”
What a great way to kick off the summer concert series here in Syracuse at the Lakeview Amphitheater. Ringo Starr and His All Star Band set the tone for what will be a very hot and memorable summer of music here in the great salt city.
Earlier in the afternoon I was extremely honored to be invited to attend the press conference with Ringo Star and His All Starr Band at the amphitheater. The band treated the press members to a three song sampling of what to expect later that evening prior to answering some questions.
Please enjoy my photo gallery from the press conference and the concert!