Eagles tribute band to play Steppingstone

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The internationally renowned Eagles tribute band, Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles, will perform at Steppingstone Park, Saturday, Aug. 24. Hotel California was founded to fill a void after the first break up of The Eagles in 1982. For more than two decades, they have touched the hearts of fans all over the world by reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of the Eagles. 

Audience members will hear all the Eagles megahits, such as “Take it Easy,” “Heartache Tonight,” and of course, “Hotel California.” They will also perform selected titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey and Joe Walsh. The band is comprised of five talented musicians who radiate the energy of the Eagles’ timeless music.

Hotel California have received many accolades in their years as a band, including being invited up on stage to play with Don Henley. They have received first-rate critiques from the Doobie Brothers, a number of rock magazines and even the Eagles themselves.  

The big voice of Alexis P. Suter will, at once, rock and embrace you as she brings her band to Steppingstone Park, Sunday, Aug. 25. A vocal phenomenon, Suter’s powerhouse bass-baritone is unique to blues. 

The band has become known in the area as the opener for Levon Helm’s signature Midnight Rambles at his home and studio in Woodstock. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Suter comes from a musical family. She began her career at age four, singing in recitals and Gospel plays where she began to learn the power of her voice. Her mother, Carrie Suter, sang backing vocals for Harry Belafonte, Mahalia Jackson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and The Hall Johnson Choir. 

“The music – it’s real. And the audience gets it. Grown men come up to me crying tears, women crying tears, telling me the music touched them. That something we sang, something we did, struck a chord. Blues is down and dirty. It’s all about the feeling, all about the heart. You feel it in your gut,” Suter said.

The performances start at 8 p.m. and are for Great Neck Park District residents only. Admission is free to Park District residents with a valid park card. Park cards will be checked when parking and at the gate. Each park card holder is allowed to bring two guests into the park, who must be signed-in. 

There is limited seating and it is recommended that show attendees bring along a blanket or their own chairs to sit on. In case of rain, check cancellations.com or call Great Neck House at (516) 482-0355 for location of performance. Either Great Neck North High School or the Parkwood Sports Complex will be the rain location. 

Free bus service is available to Steppingstone and return buses start 10 minutes after the show ends. Pick up the bus schedule at Great Neck House, 14 Arrandale Ave., at the Steppingstone Park front entrance or at www.greatneckparks.com. The bus is subject to cancellation or change according to public usage.

Street parking in the Village of Kings Point is permitted as posted. Parking rules will be strictly enforced by the Kings Point Police. For the safety and comfort of everyone, it is requested that show attendees follow the direction of the park employees. For additional information visit our website or call 482-0355.

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