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  • Friday, December 8, 2017 7:30pm

    Ruth Eckerd Hall
    Clearwater, FL

    Bowzer’s Holiday Rock ‘N’ Roll Party hosted by Jon “Bowzer” Bauman returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Friday, December 8 at 7:30 pm starring Herman’s Hermits starring Peter NooneGary Puckett & The Union GapThe Original Comets, Sha Na Na reunion with Johnny Contardo & Henry GrossJoey Dee and Bowzer & The Stingrays.
     
    While attending Columbia University in New York in 1969, student Jon Bauman along with his fellow classmates combined their love for the classics of Rock ‘n’ Roll with a dynamic theatrical approach to form Sha Na Na.  The fifties legends eighth professional gig was opening for Jimi Hendrix 47 years ago this summer at The Woodstock Festival.  Sha Na Na had its own TV series for four seasons beginning in the late ‘70s and also appeared in the classic movie, Grease. Jon went on to become a VJ on the music channel VH-1 during its first two years. He’s appeared on several television series, such as Miami Vice.  He also hosted the Hollywood Squares half of the Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour. Jon has spoken on behalf of musicians and helped pass legislation, known as the Truth in Music Act, which compels any group using the name of a classic group to have at least one of the original members. 
     
    Jon brings to the Ruth Eckerd Hall stage legendary artists Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone (Henry the 8th I Am, I’m Into Something Good, Wonderful World)Gary Puckett & The Union Gap (Young Girl, Lady Willpower and Woman, Woman)The Original Comets (Rock Around The Clock and Shake, Rattle & Roll), Sha Na Na reunion with Johnny Contardo (Those Magic Changes) and Henry Gross (Shannon)Joey Dee (Peppermint Twist and What Kind Of Love Is This), and Bowzer & The Stingrays.
     
    Tickets priced at $78.75, $53.75 and $38.75 will be available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office, by calling 727.791.7400 or visiting RuthEckerdHall.com. Pre-show dining is also available. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm and one hour prior to show time. *A limited number of VIP packages, which include a premium seat and a meet and greet opportunity, are available and priced at $113.75.