Sun Records Official Tribute Concert to Debut at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City
Tickets On-Sale This Friday for the World Premiere of “Under the Sun”
Saturday, Dec. 17 with Two Shows at 4 and 8 p.m.
All New Concert Celebrates the Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Legacy of Sun Records
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Oct. 24, 2022 – “Under the Sun,” a live concert celebration of the legendary Sun Records label, makes its global premiere at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City on Saturday, December 17 with two shows at 4 and 8 p.m. at Sound Waves. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 21, and are available at HardRockHotelAtlanticCity.com.
Celebrating 70 years of Sun Records, this production features thrilling live performances that showcase the “Sun Sound” made famous by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, along with other Sun artists like Billy Lee Riley and Rufus Thomas, Jr.
The stars and multi-talented musicians from the successful national tour of “Million Dollar Quartet” will come together to perform live on stage while honoring the magic of the Sun Records label and its small recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Audiences can expect an evening packed with electrifying performances, freewheeling excitement, and the thrilling sounds of music’s finest talents. The set list includes such hits as “Great Balls of Fire,” “That’s All Right,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shaking Goin’ On,” “Ooby Dooby” and much more.
“In the midst of Sun Records’ 70th anniversary, we’re so excited to partner with Gershwin Entertainment to debut an all-new live show celebrating the evolution of Sun Records and its iconic music catalog,” says Dominic Pandiscia, Chief Strategy Officer of Sun Label Group. “Their team shares the same level of passion and respect that we do for Sun’s influence in popular music.”
“’Under the Sun’ is an exciting new look at the legacy of Sun Records and the birth of rock ‘n’ roll,” says producer Todd Gershwin from Gershwin Entertainment. “Between the diverse music and fun stories, fans will get a special glance into how Sam Phillips and his crew created some of the most iconic music of all time that continues to reach across race, age and gender boundaries.” Phillips, the undisputed “father of rock ‘n’ roll” was responsible for launching the careers of each of the Sun Records icons featured in the show.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com.
“Under the Sun” is produced by Gershwin Entertainment Corporation.
About Gershwin Entertainment
Gershwin Entertainment is a diversified entertainment production and marketing agency founded by industry veteran Todd Gershwin. Gershwin Entertainment specializes in producing live events, theatrical tours, and lifestyle marketing. Gershwin has developed and produced successful theatrical productions, concerts and tours for numerous iconic brands. North American touring projects have included A Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer the Musical, Million Dollar Quartet, Arthur & Friends Live, Here to Stay, ‘Swonderful, and A Night with Janis Joplin. Gershwin’s projects have played at leading venues throughout North America including Madison Square Garden, the Hollywood Bowl, Ravinia, Wolftrap, Arena Stage, and Pasadena Playhouse, and numerous Broadway theaters. Corporate marketing clients have included Pepsi, Reebok, Oracle, Nike, Geico, TIAA-CREF, and the Big East Conference.
About Sun Records
Established in 1952 by Sam Phillips, Sun Records is the home of music legends including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Linda Martell, Jeannie C Riley, The Dixie Cups, Howlin’ Wolf, Rosco Gordon, and many more. Inherent in the music of Sun is a vibrancy that has reached across race, age, and gender boundaries. This year, Sun Records celebrates the diversity and vision of the talent that has helped shape American popular culture for 70 years.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
With the legendary Atlantic City Boardwalk as its backdrop, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has become Atlantic City’s go-to entertainment destination. The property features an award-winning gaming floor that offers 2,250 slots, 120 table games, and dedicated Sportsbook, which has been recognized in Casino Player Magazine’s 2020 Best of Gaming Awards and USA Today’s 10Best Casinos. Boasting more than fifteen food and beverage offerings, guests are able to enjoy fine dining at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Kuro, Sandpiper Coastal Bar & Grill, and Il Mulino, to casual fare at Hard Rock Cafe, YOUYU Noodle Bar, Sugar Factory and Fresh Harvest Buffet. The music-inspired resort offers guests a glimpse into the world’s most valuable and largest music memorabilia collection, along with services from Rock Spa® & Salon, which offers rhythm and music-inspired treatments like the Soul Survivor Massage. With more than 150,000 square feet of meeting and event space, Hard Rock Atlantic City can fit any bill from intimate board meetings to large-scale conferences. For more information including continued updates on the Safe + Sound protocols or to book your stay, please visit hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com.
About Hard Rock®
Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in over 70 countries spanning 265 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues and Cafes. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sportsbook, retail sportsbook and internet gaming platform. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic music memorabilia at more than 86,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2022, Hard Rock Hotels was honored as the number one brand in Outstanding Guest Satisfaction for the second year in a row among Upper Upscale Hotels in J.D. Power’s North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study. This designation is the fourth consecutive year the iconic brand has been among top brands in this category. HRI is the first privately-owned gaming company designated U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal for the second year. Hard Rock was also honored as one of Forbes’ Best Employers for Women, Diversity and New Grads and a Top Large Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry. In 2021, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos received first place ranking in the Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey conducted by Bristol Associates Inc. and Spectrum Gaming Group for six of the last seven years. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com or shop.hardrock.com.
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