‘Tommy’ reimagined as bluegrass tribute


Forty-five years after its original release, The Who’s “Tommy” has been reimagined as a bluegrass tribute featuring Springfield, Missouri’s The HillBenders.

This Bluegrass Opry brings a new perspective to “Tommy” while paying respect to its creators.

Originally composed by guitarist Pete Townshend as a rock opera, the original album sold 20 million copies and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for “historical, artistic and significant value.”

With a perfect mix of virtuoso musicianship and rock star vocals, the HillBenders bring Pete Townshend’s original vision to life in a new and exciting way.

It’s amazing to hear banjo, dobro, mandolin, bass and guitar bring the same energy and vision to “Tommy” as The Who did with a full rock band and orchestra.

Now The HillBenders Present… “The Who’s ‘Tommy’: A Bluegrass Opry” will be performed on Friday, March 24 at 8 p.m. on the Westermann Stage, Concert Hall at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center located at 1 South Ave. in Garden City.

AUPAC is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds.

Tickets are currently on sale and are priced at $45/$40, with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni.

Information is available at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516-877-4000 or boxoffice@adelphi.edu.

Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 6 p.m.

The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.


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