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  • August 28, 20197:00 pm
    ConocoPhillips Borealis Theatre
Ticket TypePriceConcert OnlyPriceW/Fair Admission
Lawn Area$35BUY TIX$45BUY TIX
Reserved Seating$55BUY TIX$65BUY TIX
Reserved Seating w/Meet & Greet$146.75BUY TIX$156.75BUY TIX

Fair admission additional. Convenience fees apply.
Tickets w/Fair admission ends August 21.

Biography

Since forming in Oakland, California, in 1968, Tower of Power has forged a reputation as a band of high-achieving musicians fluent in all realms of soul, rock and pop music coming together with the sophistication of a jazz big band.

The 10-piece Tower of Power band includes the world-famous, five-man Tower of Power Horns, a horn section known for its power-packed punch with two trumpets, two tenor saxophones and a baritone sax.

Including all studio albums, live albums and rarities anthologies, Tower of Power has 24 previous releases in its burgeoning catalog, from their first album, East Bay Grease, in 1970 to their 50th anniversary release of Soul Side of Town in 2018.

The band is known for intricate funk classics such as “Down to the Nightclub” and “Soul Vaccination,” as well as heart-stopping ballads like “You’re Still a Young Man” and “So Very Hard to Go.” Their song list also includes instrumentals such as “Squib Cakes,” “Walking Up Hip Street” and “Ebony Jam,” and spirit-lifting tunes like “Knock Yourself Out,” “You’ve Got to Funkifize” and “Credit.”

The talented musicians behind Tower of Power include Emilio Castillo, Stephen (“Doc”) Kupka, Francis Rocco Prestia, David Garibaldi, Roger Smith, Tom E. Politzer, Adolfo Acosta, Jerry Cortez, Sal Cracchiolo, Marcus Scott and Marc van Wageningen.

Seating Map

There are “wet” (alcohol consumption permitted) and “dry” (no alcohol) areas. To enter the “wet” area, you must be aged 21 or older and present a valid photo ID, or be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and present a valid photo ID. Wheelchair accessible seating areas are available in both the reserved and lawn areas. Some concerts have chairs in the reserved area. There are no chairs in the lawn area. Limited bleacher seating is available on the “wet” side of the lawn area. Please check each concert page for more information.

Theatre and Ticket Info

Concert ticket prices do not include Fair admission. Convenience fees apply. Babes-in-arms admitted for free; children aged 2 and up must have a ticket. During the Fair, concert tickets may also be purchased on the fairgrounds at the Borealis Box Office, adjacent to the Borealis Theatre.

Concert ticket prices do not include Fair admission. Convenience fees apply. Babes-in-arms admitted for free; children aged 2 and up must have a ticket. During the Fair, concert tickets may also be purchased on the fairgrounds at the ConocoPhillips Borealis Box Office, adjacent to the ConocoPhillips Borealis Theatre.

The ConocoPhillips Borealis Theatre is an open-air theatre; shows take place rain or shine. Both entrance gates open approximately one hour prior to the show. Personal chairs, professional grade cameras, cameras with detachable lenses and recording devices are strictly prohibited.

There are 2 entry gates to the theatre; a “wet” gate directly into the alcohol consumption areas and a “dry” gate accessible by all ages. If you enter through the “dry” gate, you may cross into the “wet” area once you’re inside the theatre. To access any area with alcohol consumption, including entering through the “wet” gate, you must be 21 or over and present a valid photo ID, or be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and present a valid photo ID.

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Author: Betty Shadura

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