‘Eagles’ tribute band returns to Andalusia

Published 9:52 pm Thursday, March 2, 2017

The LBWCC Foundation proudly presents 7 Bridges, the Ultimate EAGLES Experience – a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles, for a one-night performance in Andalusia on May 5, 2017.

“We are thrilled to bring this band back to Andalusia,” said Debbie Marcum, Foundation president. “They were here a couple of years ago with the Covington Arts Council and played to a packed house. If you saw them then, you know how good they are and you’ll want to hear them again. If you didn’t see them, now is your chance.”

Named the “best Eagles tribute on Earth” by Rolling Stone Magazine, 7 Bridges – The Ultimate Eagles Experience offers an authentic recreation of an Eagles concert from start to finish, she said. Their performance covers some of the Eagles’ greatest hits, from “Take it Easy” to “Hotel California.”

“Weather permitting, we plan to hold the event on the lawn of Springdale in Andalusia. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to the Dixon Theater for the Performing Arts at LBWCC.”

Every show features one brilliant hit single after another, offering a perfect blend of songs to capture all levels of Eagles fans, she said.

“They combine incredible musicianship, vocal precision and a stage presence that has gained them national acclaim,” Marcum said. Each band member reflects the talents and vocals of the original Eagles group, which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, she said.

The band features Jason Manning as Glenn Frey, Keith Thoma as Don Henley, Bryan Graves as Randy Meisner and Timothy B. Schmit, Rob Evans as Joe Walsh, Blake Hall as Don Felder, and Vernon Roop as Joe Vitale.

“These songs are well known by fans spanning generations. When this band previously performed in Andalusia, the crowd included all ages, grandparents through young adults, all enthusiastically enjoying the performance,” said Marcum. “By providing an outdoor setting, it will have more of a concert atmosphere and accommodate even more people. Coolers will not be allowed on the grounds, though.”

A limited number of tickets available at a cost of $15 each, she said.

“Ticket holders will be guaranteed a seat in the theater if it has to be moved indoors. Once the capacity of the theater is sold, entry will be $20 each on the night of the performance.”

Tickets are available in Andalusia and Opp at the chambers of commerce, Southern Independent Bank, CCB Community Bank, and LBW Community College. They will also be available at Andalusia Manor. For more information, call 334-881-2293.

The LBWCC Foundation was established in 1970 as a private, non-profit organization incorporated under a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status to seek and secure resources for LBW Community College through supporting educational scholarships and other programs of the College.

“We hope this year’s fundraising event is one of the most successful to date,” said Marcum.