Call it musical time travel.
“The British Invasion – Live on Stage,” an immersive multi-media show that will place audiences at the front and center of pop culture history, unfolds at 8 p.m. Saturday at Brown County Music Center in Nashville.
Huge projection period photos and original film footage recreate the era’s excitement, fashion, and headlines while a full, live band performs hits from the swingin’ ’60s, the iconic British pop sound that swept across America and the world.
Who can forget Feb. 9, 1964? That’s when nearly 50 percent of U.S. television viewers tuned in to the No. 1 variety show of the era, “The Ed Sullivan Show,” to see the American debut of a British group called The Beatles.
This was the beginning of a cultural phenomenon known as the British Invasion.
That’s what captured in the upcoming concert.
Featuring songs from The Rolling Stones, The Dave Clark 5, The Animals, The Kinks and Dusty Springfield, this immersive multimedia show will place the audience front and center of pop culture history, according to organizers.
From the producers of “The Simon &Garfunkel Story,” “The British Invasion – Live on Stage” will showcase the music and how it impacted art, fashion, literature, changing the very essence of pop culture and redirecting history.
The band will focus on British music that dominated the charts and the airwaves with bands such as Manfred Mann, The Searchers, Gerry &The Pacemakers, The Zombies, Freddie &The Dreamers, and Herman’s Hermits, along with dozens more.
Information: brown countymusiccenter.com.