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’60s and ’70s hitmakers are ‘Happy Together’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 9

’60s and ’70s hitmakers are ‘Happy Together’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 9
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From a press release:

2021 will mark the 12th year of the highly successful, hit-filled summer package tour Happy Together, and this year will include a stop at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Monday, Aug. 9.

The touring sensation that has criss-crossed the nation (often coming to Jim Thorpe) and delighted audiences for over a decade returns this summer with a show full of chart-topping hits from the 1960s and ’70s – 40 undeniable solid gold smashes.

This annual tour is once again headlined by The Turtles, who also act as musical hosts for the evening. Supporting them will be Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Association, Classics IV, The Vogues, and The Cowsills.

Doors at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $45.50, $58.50, and $78.50, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, June 18 at 10 a.m.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, tickets are only available online at,, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins on Wednesday, June 16 at 10 a.m. Members can call 570-826-1100 to purchase tickets.

The Turtles are best known for their harmony-heavy California pop sound. With hits such as “Elenore,” “She’d Rather Be with Me,” “It Ain’t Me Babe,” “You Showed Me,” and the title of the tour, “Happy Together,” the band ruled the airwaves in the late ‘60s. Ron Dante joins the lineup to delight with his own mega-hit, “Sugar Sugar.”

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap is thrilled to be on the Happy Together Tour again. Puckett’s trademark voice will be belting out his hits one more time. Fans will affectionately remember “Young Girl,” “Over You,” “Woman, Woman,” “This Girl Is a Woman Now,” “Lady Willpower,” “Don’t Give in to Him,” and more.

Also returning to the tour in 2021 is The Association, who enjoyed massive radio success in the ’60s with such No. 1 hits as “Cherish,” “Windy,” “Never My Love,” and “Along Comes Mary.” This iconic vocal group was a staple on AM radio in that decade.

One of the most popular and influential pop groups of the ’60s and ’70s, Classics IV, is joining Happy Together in 2021 with their Southern soft rock sound. They achieved phenomenal success with multi-platinum hits like “Spooky,” “Stormy,” “Traces,” and “Every Day with You Girl.”

Brand new to the Happy Together touring family are The Vogues. Also known for their harmony-driven pop sound, The Vogues had numerous Top 10 hits with singles such as “Five O’Clock World,” “You’re the One,” “My Special Angel,” and “Turn Around Look at Me.”

Rounding out the bill are The Cowsills, the harmonious family act (two brothers and a sister) that inspired the smash hit television show “The Patridge Family.” They are sure to delight with their best-known songs – “Hair,” “Indian Lake,” “The Rain, the Park & Other Things (I Love the Flower Girl),” and more.