Mequon — Fresh off of a performance from Rick Springfield last year, the organizers for Mequon's Gathering on the Green may have outdone themselves for this year's guest: Huey Lewis and The News.
Formed from two rival Bay Area bands in 1979, the band has 13 top-10 hits and has sold more than 20 million albums. The Grammy Award winning group topped the charts with hits like 'The Power of Love,' 'I Want A New Drug,' 'Hip To Be Square,' 'If This Is It,' 'Heart of Rock & Roll,' 'Stuck With You,' 'Do You Believe In Love' and 'Workin' For A Livin.''
As if his catalog isn't impressive enough, Lewis adds a little something extra to his live show by playing harmonica solos. Another highlight of the show the band's a cappella renditions of early rock n' roll classics such as 'It's Alright,' 'Little Bitty Pretty One' and 'Sixty Minute Man.'
Rob Kos, the executive director of Gathering on the Green, said Huey Lewis was the unanimous choice among his board members.
'Last year we decided to take a leap forward with Rick Springfield, and this year we wanted to take a big leap forward again with Huey Lewis and The News,' he said. 'We decided to go for it and put on one of the best shows we've ever had there.'
Huey Lewis and The News will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Rotary Park, 4100 W. Highland Road, Mequon. Tickets are available on Jan. 30 at www.gatheringonthegreen.org. Tickets prices are the same as last year: $99 for diamond reserve, $65 for premium reserve, $49 for regular reserve and $30 for lawn seating.