Press Release -- Meadow Brook Theatre 50th Anniversary Benefit Concert

MBT to host rock legends

Tommy James and the Shondells

for 50th anniversary benefit concert! 

ROCHESTER, MICH.— Meadow Brook Theatre will host Tommy James and The Shondells on July 18, 2015 for the Theatre’s fundraising event Black Tie on the Black Top.  The event includes a pre-glow reception, strolling dinner and one-night-only concert with the band. The fundraiser will kick-off Meadow Brook Theatre’s 50th Anniversary celebration and all proceeds will benefit the theatre.

Tommy James and the Shondells have sold over 100 million records and have been awarded 23 gold singles and nine gold and platinum albums. The group will be performing such hits as "Crimson And Clover,""Mony Mony,""Hanky Panky,""Crystal Blue Persuasion,""I Think We're Alone Now," And "Draggin' The Line."

"We're so excited to have this amazing group performing at our event." Said Cheryl Marshall, Managing Director, "This is going to be an evening no one will want to miss. We're going to have this fantastic band, food, classic cars, and more!"

Audiences can enjoy a pre-concert reception with strolling food and wine beginning at 6:00 PM with the concert performance at 8 PM.

Tommy James & The Shondells will perform at 8:00, Saturday, July 18. The show and pre-glow will both be at Meadow Brook Theatre, 207 Wilson Hall, Rochester, MI 48309. Tickets Range from $85 to $125, with exclusive early sponsorship opportunities available. All proceeds benefit the theatre. Tickets can be purchased by calling 248-377-3300, online at or in person at the Meadow Brook Theater box office.

Meadow Brook Theatre, a 501(c)3 organization, which relies on philanthropy, is located on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. For sponsorship information, or more information about this event or MBT please visit or call 248-377-3300. 

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Meadow Brook Theatre is a nonprofit, cultural institution  located on the campus of
Oakland University at 207 Wilson Hall, Rochester, MI 48309.
MBT has been serving southeast Michigan for 49 years.


Fact Sheet

 Presented at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, MI

                  (2200 N. Squirrel Road, Rochester, Michigan 48309)



Katy Olsen CFRE, Meadow Brook Theatre Development Director



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