The Lon Bronson Band joins forces with former Tower Of Power Lead vocalist, and current Temptation, Mr. Larry Braggs, for an evening of classic 60’s & 70’s Soul. The music of Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett, and of course Tower Of Power, will be ceremoniously performed by Vegas’ favorite eclectic horn-infused 14 piece Lon Bronson All-Star Band. Universally hailed as one of the world’s leading Soul Singers in his own right, Larry triumphantly returns to Cab Jazz after garnering rave reviews from his last Smith Center appearance. Larry is best known for his 11-year reign as Tower of Power’s lead vocalist and front man, a rare talent not to be missed.
The All-Stars ride again on Saturday, September 2, on the fab Cab Jazz stage, inside The Smith Center. Special guest stars TBA – this will be an all new show! Get your tix soon!
Lon Bronson heard of Gregg Allman’s death Saturday afternoon as he glanced at a news update on his phone. Bronson quickly called his friend and fellow musician Jim Buck. “I know why you’re calling,” Buck said to Bronson. “I’ll be there.”
The unspoken message was that Bronson needed Buck to perform the Allman Brothers classic “Whipping Post” that night during the Lon Bronson Band show at Cabaret Jazz. A member of Bronson’s band for more than a decade, Buck always sings that song — no, he destroys it — but had no plans to play it that night. Buck was busy backing Terry Fator at the Mirage, which is his regular gig.
The Fator show started at 7:30 p.m., a half-hour earlier than Bronson’s performance.
“I’ll make it work, somehow,” Buck said. He followed through, showing up at about 9:30 p.m. — given added travel time because of a nifty, long-running solo by fellow guitarist Jimmy McIntosh.
Buck hopped onstage and told the sold-out audience, “Before I ever knew of the legend, the mighty Lon Bronson, I was playing with Michael Grimm at the Big Apple Bar at New York-New York. Lon watched us play and got up to leave, and we started ‘Whipping Post.’ And he sat back down.”
Buck has been with Bronson ever since that night in 2008.
“That’s extremely accurate,” Bronson said later. “Probably the biggest reason I asked Jim to join the band was because I heard him sing and play ‘Whipping Post’ that night.” And never with more passion than in tribute to Allman.
Two more dates have been announced at the Smith Center! Buy your tickets now for May 27th at 8pm and ON May 27th at 10am, the box office will open for June 24th at 8pm. Both dates will be sold out so buy your tickets now for May and remember to check back and get your tickets for June on May 27th starting at 10am.
The Lon Bronson Band joins forces with former Tower Of Power Lead vocalist, and current Temptation (The Temptations), Mr. Larry Braggs, for an evening of classic 60’s & 70’s Soul. The music of Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett, and naturally TOP and The Temptations will be ceremoniously recreated by Vegas’ favorite eclectic horn infused 14 piece Lon Bronson All-Star Band. Universally hailed as one of the world’s leading Soul Singers in his own right, Larry returns to Cab Jazz after garnering rave reviews from his last Smith Center appearance. Larry is best known for his 11 year reign as Tower of Power’s lead vocalist and front man, a rare talent not to be missed. Buy tickets here!
The iconic Lon Bronson Band return to their roots with an entire concert of classic horn band favorites: Blood, Sweat & Tears, Tower Of Power, Chase, Chicago, and many more classic horn groups will be faithfully recreated by this venerable 14 piece All Star Band. Now in their 26th year as Vegas headliners, the Lon Bronson Band always delivers a memorable performance.
Come see our all Soul show on March 19! Featuring the music of Otis Redding, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, and many others, vocally interpreted by Vegas’ greatest soul singers; Lannie Counts, Tony Davich, & Eric Sean, plus surprise guest stars. Get your tickets here, this will sell out!
This just in….the band returns to Cabaret Jazz on Friday, May 27th with their All-Star Tribute to David Bowie. We will post the ticket link as soon tickets go on sale.