The world famous Little River Band will be coming to Bartow on Sunday, November 10th as part of the festivities being held in honor of Veterans Day. This event, presented by Frost van den Boom and Smith, P.A. and the Sutton Law Firm, will be held at Bartow’s Mosaic Park, 2250 South Floral Avenue (next to the Bartow Civic Center) and will begin at 6:00PM. (Gates open at 5:30). Proceeds from the event will benefit the Wounded Warriors Fund, The Woman’s Care Center in Bartow and the Hearth Project of Polk County.
The Little River Band was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1975 and was originally a blend of musicians who had enjoyed success in other Australian acts. Their new focus was to get airplay on American radio, and boy did they ever achieve that goal. With good songwriting, powerful vocals, and guitar harmonies, they immediately claimed their place as one of the great vocal bands of the ‘70s…and the ‘80s. The band is led by Wayne Nelson who carries the unique quality of being both the lead singer and bass guitarist.
Between 1976 and 1983, chart success in America included the following singles: It’s a Long Way There, Help Is on Its Way, Happy Anniversary, Reminiscing, Lady, Cool Change, Lonesome Loser, The Night Owls, Take It Easy On Me, Man On Your Mind, We Two, and The Other Guy. On August 27, 2013, the Band released its latest CD, Cuts Like a Diamond, and the related single, Pray for the Lost and the Lonely. Be part of the Band’s kick-off tour for the new release in Bartow.
Little River Band is considered to be one of Australia’s most significant bands of all time with worldwide album and CD sales now topping 30 million. They also set a record for having Top 10 hits for 6 consecutive years…the first band to achieve that mark. And according to BMI, Reminiscing has garnered rare status with over 5 million airplays on American radio…and Lady is close behind with over 4 million airplays. Little River Band was rightfully inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame at the 18th Annual ARIA Music Awards in 2004.
The Little River Band has always shown appreciation for and been a huge supporter of the military. We look forward to joining them in honoring our local veterans with the Polk County Community. Prepare now for Little River Band’s Veterans Day Tribute, the Lost and the Lonely.
Get your tickets today for this exciting Bartow event.
You may go to The Lakeland Center box office (701 West Lime Street, open Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm) which will be handling ticket sales for this Bartow event or call 863-834-8111. Tickets can also be acquired at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-397-0100.