The Summer of Love Concert
Featuring Glen Burtnik and the Summer of Love Experience
Glen Burtnik, alumnus of Styx and the original Beatlemania (he played Paul), touring bassist/vocalist with the current version of ELO, major label recording artist and hit songwriter ("Sometimes Just Love Ain't Enough" - Don Henley/Patty Smyth, "Spirit of a Boy, Wisdom of a Man" - Randy Travis, and others) brings you the Summer of Love Concert. The Summer of Love Concert focuses on iconic rock music from the period of time generally between the 1967 release of The Beatles revolutionary album Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band and the famous Woodstock Music and Art Festival in 1969.
Joined by 12 or more performers including a horn section, strings, keyboardists, percussionists, background vocalists and an incredible rock rhythm section, the Summer of Love Experience recreates “note for note and absolutely live” the songs, and the psychedelically flavored spirit, of the Woodstock Generation. "I've always had a playlist on my IPod named The Summer of Love. I'm actually a hippie at heart. The music of that era is probably what moves me the most," said Burtnik in a recent interview.
The Concert includes music by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dylan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Santana, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, The Association, The Turtles, The Beach Boys, Scott McKenzie, Mamas and the Papas, Country Joe, Ravi Shankar, Procol Harum, Joe Cocker, Melanie, The Spencer Davis Group, Cream, The Youngbloods, and many more nuggets and surprises from artists like The Rascals, Chicago, The Zombies, Tommy James and The Shondells, Mountain, Otis Redding, Sonny and Cher, Sly and The Family Stone, Canned Heat, The Strawberry Alarm Clock, Barry McGuire and more! The songs run the gammet from the psychedelic songs to rockin' album tracks to a sprinkling of now hip Top 40 pop from that era. Jean Mikle, feature writer for the Asbury Park Press and Pulitzer Prize finalist writes "The Summer of Love Concert, led by Glen Burtnik along with his incredible Summer of Love Experience, was, for me, one of the highlights of this year’s concert going experience…..and........I go to a LOT of shows.”
To further enhance that “Experience”, The Summer of Love Concert can also feature Marc Rubinstein’s Pig Light Show which is recognized as one of the most famous psychedelic light shows in rock history and is well known for its use in the late 1960’s as the house light show at Bill Graham’s legendary New York City concert hall, the Fillmore East.
“Relive the Memories, Share the Spirit (with family and friends) and Celebrate the Songs of the Woodstock Generation, The Music That Changed the World” with The Summer of Love Concert featuring Glen Burtnik and the Summer of Love Experience. We hope to see you soon.
Glen Burtnik's Big Band brings the soundtrack of the Summer of Love to Wayne
The Summer of Love was alive and well at the Shea Center for Performing Arts in Wayne, New Jersey. On May 5, 2013 Glen Burtnik and the Summer of Love Experience showcased the music of the 60's in a series that has become known as the Summer of Love Concerts.
Shoreworld: Glen Burtnik’s Summer Of Love LIVE! – Count Basie Theatre – March 15
It’s been a long, cruel winter. Ever since Hurricane Sandy knocked us for a loop, the weather has been unforgiving in its constant bombardment of our coast. Flood-related repairs have been breathing at our neck for months and it’s driving people to the edge of sanity. But with the arrival of brighter, longer days comes the realization that the sunny season of summer will be upon us soon. With a sigh of relief, we know that things will be returning to some semblance of normalcy.
"Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love Concert, a tribute to the music of the Woodstock Generation packed more astounding talent onto my stage than any other single performance during the entire 2012/2013 season. The dead-on recreations of so many great artists –Crosby Stills and Nash, Grace Slick, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, and Richie Havens, among others, brought so many requests from patrons to bring it back to the Shea Center, I was prompted to book Summer of Love again for next year. The feedback was tremendous and unanimous. The show is a winner!"
Executive Director University Performing Arts
William Paterson University
"The Summer of Love Concert, led by Glen Burtnik along with his incredible Summer of Love Experience, was, for me, one of the highlights of this year’s concert going experience…..and........I go to a LOT of shows.”
Senior Special Projects Writer and Rhythm Room blogger
Pulitzer Prize Finalist
Asbury Park Press
"Glen Burtnik and friends kicked off this groovy "love fest" with over two solid hours of hits from the Woodstock era of rock...truth be told, everyone should be applauded for their contributions".
"Time stood still at last night's concert…..Thanks so much....We had a fab time!"
Mark and Joan Lipman
Count Basie Theatre,
Red Bank, NJ,