C&N Amphitheater and the Thompson Performing Arts Series

Thank you to all who helped make the Thompson Performing Arts Series at the C&N Amphitheater a success and community favorite. Without  the support of our benefactors, attendees, community partners, volunteers and performers this free program would not be possible.

Performance Schedule 2022: Click HERE for a printable copy of the 2022 schedule.

GENERAL SERIES INFORMATION

Location: C&N Amphitheater / Central Park – 425 Wells Road, Doylestown
Time:  7:00 pm
Inclement weather: Concerts will be rescheduled or canceled (no indoor location)

DART  BUS TRANSPORTATION SCHEDULE:
Bus #1
– Starts at ACME  market ( Doylestown Shopping center) At approximately 6 PM
– Center Square towers (555 N Broad St) at approx. 6:05
– Broad and Union ( Parking garage) approx 6:10
– State and Main street approx 6:15
– Child La and Old Butler Pike ( Colonial Village Trailer Park),approx 6:25
– Central Park (destination)

Bus #2
– Pick up at Grundy Hall (Almshouse Rd and 611). Approx 6PM
– Central Park (destination)

COVID-19 Etiquette: While utilizing park facilities please be respectful to others.

PERFORMER INTEREST: If would like to be considered for the Thompson Performing Arts Series at the C&N Amphitheater, Click HERE for a printable application form. Completed forms can be emailed to info@doylestownpa.org.

SPONSORSHIP: Please consider supporting the performing arts series. Click HERE for a printable sponsorship form.

OUR SPONSORS: Click HERE to see our sponsors who support the Park and Recreation Department and community programs annually. Please support theses businesses as you can.

2022 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

(click image to link to performer website)

Date: May 25th
Time 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
From the White House to the Kennedy Center United Nations and Beyond, Bucks County’s Jazz treasure Eric Mintel and the Eric Mintel Quartet have been thrilling audiences throughout the country for over 25 years with their electrifying family friendly jazz. The quartet will perform many new Mintel originals, the music of Dave Brubeck and even a jazz version of Walk This Way by Aerosmith. Joining pianist and composer Eric Mintel will be long time band mates Nelson Hill sax, Dave Mohn drums and Jack Hegyi bass. A real treat awaits!

Date: June 8th
Time 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
Always a fan favorite in Central Park, the Soul Cruisers return to dance the night away in Doylestown! This 11-man horn group fronted by four soulful vocalists pays homage to the very best of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s old school, classic soul, R&B, Motown and disco. The Soul Cruisers capture and emulate the distinctive style, skill and choreography of a classic show band working together to deliver the ultimate Soul Cruisers dance party!

Date: June 22nd
Time 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
In the musical sense, yacht rock refers to the highly polished brand of soft rock that emanated from Southern California between 1976 and 1984. The term is meant to suggest the kind of smooth, mellow music that early yuppie likely enjoyed while sipping champagne on their yachts. Significant “yacht rockers” include Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, Steely Dan, Toto and many more. Home of your ultimate guilty pleasures. Presenting Boat House Row; a Yacht Rock experience like no other. Bringing you the silky sounds of soft rock from the late 70s and early 80s. Quickly becoming a local favorite on the wedding/event circuit, New Solution is made up of our very own Central Bucks teachers and graduates!  “From classic party tunes to modern jams and anything else in between, we promise to keep the dance floor full, from beginning to end.”

Date: July 6th
Time 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
Master storyteller and guitarist Seamus Kelleher started his music career in his hometown of Galway Ireland in the late 60s where at age fifteen he was the opening act for major groups like Thin Lizzy. He came to America in 1975 and since then has toured across the US and Europe performing over 8000 shows in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Excelsior in Rome and festivals across the US and Europe. Most recently, he was the lead guitarist with Philadelphia’s legendary Celtic Rock band Blackthorn. He now performs as a solo artist traveling the US and Ireland. Seamus will be joined by a full band on July 6 and will perform songs from his just released album “Nashville Blue”

Date: July 20th
Time 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
REAL DIAMOND is a professional 11-piece band dedicated to the faithful re-creation of the live Neil Diamond experience. We are obsessively passionate about providing you and your audience the finest Neil Diamond show short of having the man there himself.  Real Diamond has performed with Neil Diamond’s original band.

Curt Di Domizio fronts the band with a chillingly realistic Neil Diamond interpretation. Your audience will be amazed and dazzled as they dance and sing along to five decades of incredible, unforgettable songs. Our set list includes note-for-note renditions of all Neil Diamond’s greatest hits including: Cherry Cherry, Holly Holy, Love On The Rocks, Kentucky Woman, Cracklin’ Rosie, Sweet Caroline, America, Love on the Rocks, September Morn, Solitary Man, I’m a Believer, Song Sung Blue, If You Know What I Mean, Hello Again, Red Red Wine, Forever in Blue Jeans, and many more

Date: August 3rd
Time 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
Cherry Lane Band, featuring the CBW Horn Section, is a high-energy group playing much-loved songs from Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Earth Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Steely Dan, and many more. CLB has performed in and around Doylestown since 2001. The band is a local favorite, with a core band of the area’s top musicians accompanied by a horn section comprised of Central Bucks West Jazz Band alumni.

Date: August 17th
Time 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
2019 International Blues Challenge winner – The Blues Foundation, Memphis plus Best self-produced CD! Since their formation in 1988, they have become one of the Delaware Valley’s premier blues bands, consistently delivering their own brand of blues, always combined with a crowd-pleasing, high-energy performance and a whole lot of fun! The band has built a community of friends and fans of the blues, one that cannot be matched! They have performed at clubs and festivals throughout the United States and have even toured Europe on multiple occasions.

Date: August 31st
Time 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Bigg Romeo puts you right in the middle of a spontaneous party with their powerful, dynamic renditions of 60’s soul, 70’s disco, 80’s retro, 90’s dance classics, and today’s hottest pop tunes.

Coming from extensive professional backgrounds, Bigg Romeo plays songs from several eras and multiple genres. Review our song list and multimedia files.   You’ll find that Bigg Romeo can expertly adapt to your musical preferences while filling the dance floor.

No wonder the band was voted “BEST OF PHILLY” by Philadelphia Magazine and has won Wedding Wire’s “Couples Choice” for 11 years. And no wonder Bigg Romeo can boast more than 170 5-star reviews.

Date: June 1st
Time 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
Join us for an evening of live Jazz featuring performances by the Central Bucks West Jazz Ensemble 1, Jazz Ensemble 2, the CLAMM Factor Small Jazz Ensemble!  The ensembles will be performing a wide variety of music from classic Big Band selections to cutting-edge contemporary literature.  Jazz Ensemble 1 is under the Direction of Mr. Neil Delson and Jazz Ensemble 2 is the under the direction of Mr. Andrew Carson (CB West Class of 2013).

Date: June 15th
Time 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
The Jersey Tenors is the newest Opera/Rock Mash-up sensation that creates an explosive blend of the most iconic Opera classics alongside such Rock ‘n Roll industry greats as Queen, Journey, Elton John, and Billy Joel to name but a few. But our ‘Jersey pride’ also brings us back to our roots as we highlight hometown heroes like Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Frank Sinatra, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Kool and The Gang, and even Whitney Houston (Jersey Girl)! From Frank Sinatra to Frankie Valli to Figaro…Forgettaboutit!!!

Date: June 29th
Time 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
Since its formation, Desert Highway has been captivating and entertaining major audiences.  Their critically acclaimed performances are a nonstop journey through numerous radio hits, top ten singles and favorite solo works of The Eagles. Musically and visually, Desert Highway presents a unique edge in performing The Eagles’ varied music catalogue. From the country inspired, ‘Take It Easy’, to the soaring guitar rock anthem, ‘Hotel California’.  The list goes on and on, with hits such as ‘Life in The Fast Lane’, ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’, ‘Heartache Tonight’ and ‘Desperado’. Desert Highway channels the music of this legendary band and continues to win over both long time and newfound fans of all generations. Click HERE to for a sampling.

Date: July 13th
Time 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
Unlike other Beatle Tribute acts that try to deliver the entire Beatles catalog in single two-hour show, STUDIO TWO concentrates only on the most exciting and fun time in The Beatles career: The club and touring years.  The years where The Beatles crafted their sound, and their stage performance-and the years where they took the world by storm and changed everything.

Hailed as “New England’s Best Beatles Tribute Band” by The British Beer Company, Beatles tribute band, Studio Two, continues its tour in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles coming to America. Studio Two is a headlining Beatles band that pays tribute to the early Beatles years, choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era.

Date: July 27th
Time 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
Frontiers is the world’s number one tribute to Journey. These five talented, skilled, renowned NYC area musicians recreate the music of Journey to perfection, note for note – every nuance, every iconic riff, all the feels.  Frontiers takes you back to the ’80’s era when JOURNEY’s timeless chart-topping hits such as Open Arms, Separate Ways (Worlds Apart), Send Her My Love, Faithfully, Don’t Stop Believin, Who’s Crying Now, Anyway You Want It and many others ruled the airwaves. The talent of these five musicians together has brought the meaning of TRIBUTE to a whole new level. See it to believe it!

When both Steve Perry and Neal Schon proclaim to the world via Twitter that Frontiers is their favorite Journey tribute band, you know you’re in for an authentic, unmatched, amazing experience.

Date: August 10th
Time 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
Quickly becoming a local favorite on the wedding/event circuit, New Solution is made up of our very own Central Bucks teachers and graduates!  “From classic party tunes to modern jams and anything else in between, we promise to keep the dance floor full beginning to end.”

Date: August 24th
Time 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
HIGH NOON is the East Coast’s premier tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd & Southern Rock, performing exclusively the 70’s classic hits of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, Molly Hatchet, The Outlaws, 38 Special and The Marshall Tucker Band. With a deep dedication to the legacy of this timeless music, HIGH NOON is the East Coast’s premier tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd & Southern Rock, performing exclusively the 70’s classic hits of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, Molly Hatchet, The Outlaws, 38 Special and The Marshall Tucker Band. With a deep dedication to the legacy of this timeless music, HIGH NOON brings an authenticity like no other

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