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Classic Motown group the Commodores get funky at Mt. Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono on May 27

Classic Motown group the Commodores get funky at Mt. Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono on May 27
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From a press release:

Classic funk/soul band the Commodores, known for ’70s and ’80s hits like “Brick House,” “Lady (You Bring Me Up),” “Fancy Dancer,” “Too Hot ta Trot,” “Easy,” “Three Times a Lady,” and “Nightshift,” will be performing in Gypsies Lounge at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono on Saturday, May 27 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $55 and $65, plus fees, are on sale now and can be purchased via and all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Mount Airy Casino Resort box office (312 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono).

For three decades, the Commodores have remained a force in the music industry. They aren’t just any group; they have staying power. Just like their hit song “Brick House,” the Commodores have created a foundation that just won’t budge. After churning out hit after hit in the Motown days, the Commodores still hadn’t achieved Grammy recognition. This wasn’t to be until 1986, without Lionel Richie, when the Commodores released “Nightshift.”

In 1968, the group was formed while all the members were in college at Tuskeegee University. After being discovered by Berry Gordy, the Commodores went on to sell over 60 million records for Motown. With hits like “Machine Gun” and “Sail On,” the Commodores became proven artists. They proved it then. They proved it in 1986 with “Nightshift,” and now they are ready to prove it again.

Unlike many other groups, the Commodores haven’t rested on their early hits. Quite the contrary, they have continued to put out quality work. With the creation of their new label, the Commodores released “Commodores Hits Vol. I,” “Commodores Hits Vol. II,” “Commodores Christmas,” “Commodores XX – No Tricks,” and “Commodores Live,” which was recorded during the group’s 1997 U.S. tour and released in December 1998, along with a TV special.

The successful Commodores of the present have not only produced six new albums and embarked on a worldwide tour, but they have created their own record label, Commodores Records & Entertainment. Today, the Commodores stand not only as talented and successful musicians, but as artists determined to continue their success into the future.