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Press Release: Billy McGuigan returns to the symphony with America’s answer to the British Invasion

Program includes “Good Vibrations,” “I’m a Believer,” “These Boots are Made for Walkin’,” more

OMAHA, Neb., March 19, 2019- In a dynamite follow-up to his 2017 smash-hit debut with the Omaha Symphony, local favorite Billy McGuigan and his band bring America’s answer to the British Invasion, in America Rocks the ‘60s, Saturday, March 30, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.

Led by Principal Pops Conductor Ernest Richardson, McGuigan and his band will perform with the orchestra the biggest hits of the 1960s by American artists, including The Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations,” the Doors’ “Light My Fire,” Simon and Garfunkel’s “Cecilia,” the Monkees’ “I’m a Believer,” Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots are Made for Walkin’,” the Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin’,” Jefferson Airplane’s “Somebody to Love,” and Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” among many more.

In addition to Billy McGuigan on vocals and guitar, additional performers in the band include Matthew McGuigan, vocals, bass, and musical director; Ryan McGuigan, vocals and guitar; Max Meyer, guitar and vocals; Adam Stoltenberg, drums; and Tara Vaughan, keyboard and vocals.

Billy McGuigan is an internationally recognized headliner and performer based in Omaha. Since his breakthrough role as Buddy Holly in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at the Omaha Community Playhouse in 2002, McGuigan has toured non-stop worldwide. He has written and directed several nationally touring shows including Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience, and Rock Twist. McGuigan made his Omaha Symphony debut in 2017 with the symphonic show The British Invasion.

McGuigan will return to the Omaha Symphony in The British Invasion Part II with Billy McGuigan in 2020, currently available for purchase as part of the 2019-20 Symphony Rocks Series season ticket package.

Tickets to the America Rocks the ‘60s with Billy McGuigan are extremely limited and start at $44. They can be purchased by visiting www.omahasymphony.org or by calling Ticket Omaha at 402.345.0606.

The Omaha Symphony Rocks series is sponsored by First National Bank.

The Omaha Symphony is a non-profit organization that presents more than 100 live orchestral performances from September through June. In addition to MasterWorks, Symphony Pops, Symphony Rocks, Movies, Symphony Joslyn, and Family series concerts, the Omaha Symphony’s nationally recognized education and community engagement programs touch the lives of more than 40,000 people each year. For tickets or information regarding the Omaha Symphony, call 402-345-0606 or visit omahasymphony.org.

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