Blue-eyed soul pioneers The Righteous Brothers are coming to the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center, for one performance only, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30. The LMC Mendel Center is located on the College’s Benton Harbor Campus, 2755 E. Napier Avenue.
Famous for their soulful and powerful performances, The Righteous Brothers have been entertaining audiences for decades with their unique blend of blue-eyed soul, R&B, and rock and roll. Now, Bill Medley joins forces with one of the most versatile vocalists in America, Bucky Heard, to bring The Righteous Brothers back to the stage. Following years of sold-out shows on the Las Vegas strip, Medley and Heard have hit the road to bring their unique musical magic to concert stages across the country.
With a string of #1 classics and numerous awards for their contributions to music, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield topped the charts in four decades. After Hatfield’s death in 2003, Medley continued to perform to sold-out crowds around the world, but fans and friends pleaded with him to keep The Righteous Brothers alive.
“No one could ever take Bobby’s place, but when I caught Bucky Heard’s show it all came together. I found the right guy to help me recreate the magic,” Medley said.
The concert experience features their biggest hits including the most-played song in radio history “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” “Soul & Inspiration,” “Unchained Melody,” “Rock and Roll Heaven,” Medley’s Grammy-winning “Dirty Dancing” theme “The Time of My Life,” and much more!
Reserved seating tickets starting at $35 for The Righteous Brothers are on sale now at www.TheMendelCenter.com, by calling 269-927-8700, or by visiting the Mendel Center box office in person. The box office, located in the Grand Upton Hall Lobby and accessible from parking lot 3 off Yore Avenue, is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and one hour before events.
About the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center
The Lake Michigan College Mendel Center raised the curtain on its first Mainstage season performance in the fall of 1992. Since then, it has presented Mainstage season performances to more than half a million patrons in the 1,559-seat Mendel Center Mainstage Theatre. Grand Upton Hall, first opened in 1979 and fully renovated in 2019, is a 13,700-square-foot venue serving the community as the host site for meetings, banquets, trade shows, weddings, and other celebrations. The 229-seat Hanson Theatre, which was renovated in 2020, hosts numerous Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts Department performances as well as a variety of Mendel Center and community events.
The Mendel Center is 30 minutes from Niles and 40 minutes from the Kalamazoo and South Bend areas. It is located on the Lake Michigan College campus at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan, one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24). Its GPS mapping address is 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI.
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Mendel Center 2022-2023 Season Sponsors
Stage Side Sponsors: 1st Source Bank, Honor Credit Union, Huntington National Bank, Kruggel Lawton CPAs, Meijer, Silver Beach Pizza, Silver Harbor Brewing Company, Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council, Sturgis Bank, TPC Technologies, Wales Wealth Management Group, Whirlpool Corporation.
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Preferred Partner Hotels: The Inn at Harbor Shores and The Boulevard Inn & Bistro
Posted March 06, 2023