(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) –Legendary New Jersey party band Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes performs at the Colonial Theatre on Thursday, August 25 at 7:30 pm. Led by “Southside” Johnny Lyons, a longtime friend and musical confederate of Bruce Springsteen and “Miami” Steve Van Zandt (later “Little Steven”), who was a co-founder, producer, and songwriter for the Jukes, the group keeps alive the Asbury Park, N.J., sound from which Springsteen evolved — a more horn-influenced style of R&B based in early New York-style rock ‘n’ roll than what Springsteen would go on to play, although the band’s repertoire includes many Springsteen-penned songs, including “The Fever,” “Trapped Again,” “Hearts of Stone” and one of the group’s signature tunes, “Talk to Me,” the others being Van Zandt’s “I Don’t Want to Go Home” and the band’s rendition of Sam Cooke’s “Havin’ a Party.”
Tickets are $15–$55 with a limited number of VIP (premium orchestra seating) tickets at $60. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street or by calling 413.997.4444 or online at the Colonial Theatre. The Ticket Office is open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10-2 or on any performance day from 10am until intermission.