Brass Transit, a tribute band of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Chicago will bring the power, dynamism and energy of the legendary band to the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock at 7:30 p.m. October 7.
Hit songs from Chicago’s multi-platinum songbook will include “Saturday in the Park,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “Color My World,” “Beginnings,” “I’m a Man,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” “Make Me Smile” and Old Days.”
The performance is the first in the Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts’ 2017-2018 On Stage series of five concerts. Tickets are $39 in advance and can be purchased by calling 438-5555, or visiting Rappahannockfoundation.org. Season subscriptions are available for $165. Single tickets will be $45 at the door.
“Brass Transit embodies the music of Chicago, bringing flawless musicianship to every show,” said president Peggy Stalnaker. “We’re delighted their performance here coincides with the 50th Anniversary of Chicago, whose first recording was in 1967.”
An eight-piece band, the Toronto, Canada-based Brass Transit was formed in 2008, by trumpet player Tony Carlucci. In the last four years, Brass Transit’s popularity has soared and even the members of Chicago have taken notice.
“The guys from Chicago invited us out to a few shows last year,” said Carlucci. “It’s developed into this little relationship, they’ve become fans of the band. Anytime both bands are in the same area, we’ve gotten together. It’s great to talk with them. We exchange tips. They’re really nice guys.”
Remaining shows for the 2017-18 On Stage series include:
• Robin and Linda Williams, November 18.
• John Brown Little Big Band: Holiday in Swing, December 16.
• MozArt, March 9.
• Sons of Serendip, April 14.