This is kind of incredible. On Wednesday, February 20, the Kessler Entertainment Group will bring John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert Celebration to the Dallas City Performance Hall. Denver has been deceased since 1997. I know what you’re thinking, but there will be no holograms involved.
The American singer/songwriter, humanitarian, actor, and cultural icon’s memory will be brought to life with projected vintage video of his past performances. The footage will be accompanied by former John Denver band members Jim Horn (saxophone and woodwinds), Chris Nole (piano) and Alan Deremo (bass), as well as Jim Salestrom (music director, guitars, banjo, fiddles, backing vocals… wow) and Nate Barnes (drums).
Even today, Denver’s status as a cultural icon stands undiminished. How many times have you heard “I’m Leaving on a Jet Plane?” His popularity is truly remarkable, but then again so was Denver. The Colorado poet laureate released somewhere near 300 songs, about 200 of which he composed. His accomplishments are as numerous as his appeal is timeless.
The fusion of so many classic Denver songs with performances from his original band makes the Rocky Mountain High Tour an unusual but unforgettable musical treat, providing great music night after night all in honor of Denver’s musical legacy.
Caitlin Clark is the Arts & Entertainment and Style Writer and Social Media Director for YouPlusDallas. Follow her on Twitter at @caitlinclark
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