March 11, 2014 | Queensborough Community College
March 11, 2014 (Bayside, N.Y.) — Swing, ska, rockabilly, funk and soul are just a few of the diverse genres of music that the thrilling and unique Cherry Poppin’ Daddies will bring to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Saturday, March 22 at 8:00 p.m.
The band’s big break came in 1997 with the contagious swing dance hit, Zoot Suit Riot, which sold over two million copies in the U.S. Songs performed in their Rat Pack era-inspired Vegas show include Come Fly With Me, Ain’t That A Kick In The Head and The Lady is a Tramp.
Part Sinatra, Elvis, Prima, Armstrong, and Michael Buble, the Daddies have appeared on The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve, The View and were the sole musical act featured in a tribute to Duke Ellington in an hour-long special on the American Movie Classics channel.
“I love watching who shows up for their shows. Twenty-something’s sit along eight-something’s and everyone has a great time!” said Susan Agin, Executive and Artistic Director of the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC). “These guys are the hippest cats around!”
Don’t let the high cost of shows in Manhattan plus the added expense of parking your car stop you from seeing quality entertainment. QPAC’s excellent location, diverse schedule of events, reasonable ticket prices, free parking, beautiful theatre, infrared listening devices and exceptional service make it an excellent choice for a memorable outing.
Distinguished artists who have performed throughout the decades at QPAC include jazz legend Thelonius Monk; renowned dance choreographer Merce Cunningham; 60’s folksinger Judy Collins; and more recently Dionne Warwick, Joan Rivers, Joel Grey, Robert Klein, Ben Vereen, Wayne Newton, Chita Rivera, Mandy Patinkin, Rob Schneider, Tommy Tune and Michael Bolton.