KC and The Sunshine Band will ‘Get Down’ at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 20
From a press release:
KC and The Sunshine Band, the widely popular group is known for multi-platinum hits like “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s the Way I Like It,” “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,” and “Boogie Shoes.” Selling over 100 million records and receiving nine Grammy nominations, three Grammy Awards, and an American Music Award, KC and The Sunshine Band was one of the most progressive bands of the ’70s and is credited with changing the sound of modern pop music.
The legendary band will be performing in the Keystone Grand Ballroom of Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29 and will go on sale on Friday, Sept. 2 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster’s national toll-free charge-by-phone number at 1-800-745-3000, or any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets are also available, free of service fees, at the Mohegan Sun Pocono box office (1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre).
KC’s music continues to be a favorite today, with his songs appeared in ads for companies like General Motors, Burger King, Payless Shoes, Papa John’s Pizza, Old Navy, and Nick at Night. His music has also been featured in over 200 commercials and movies such as “Forrest Gump” (“Get Down Tonight”), “Boogie Nights” (“Boogie Shoes”), “Boys Don’t Cry” (“Rock Your Baby”), “Rush Hour” (“Get Down Tonight”), “Carlito’s Way” (“Rock Your Baby,” “Shake Your Booty,” and “That’s The Way I Like It”), and “Austin Powers in Goldmember.”
The Sunshine band recently celebrated the release of a brand-new album, “Feeling You! The ’60s,” in 2015, a tribute to the era that shaped Harry Wayne Casey into the revolutionary artist he became in the ’70s. The brand new release is part one of the two-part “Feeling You Project” and features covers of songs by ’60s legends Bob Dylan, Ben E. King, The Kinks, The Righteous Brothers, Jackie DeShannon, Aaron Neville, and many more.
KC and The Sunshine Band aim to serve a single purpose – to create instant happiness through music. For over 40 years, the group has done just that, topping the charts with seven No. 1 singles which have become iconic hits. The band has also achieved three triple platinum albums, three Grammy Awards (including “Album of the Year” for the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack), and an American Music Award. In 1976, they became the first act since The Beatles to score four No. 1 pop singles in one 12-month period.
The band’s unique meeting of Caribbean, pop, R&B, and Latin-inspired infectious grooves have given life to countless ad campaigns, hundreds of movie soundtracks, and numerous television shows, including the BBC’s “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2014. In 2001, KC was honored with the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences Governor’s Award, the highest honor given by a chapter of the Academy. KC and The Sunshine Band have defined dance music and forever influenced music in general with their timeless sound and mission of getting people out of their seats to celebrate, which is still being fulfilled today.