Rockin’ the Holidays with Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals will come to the Eppley Auditorium stage for a special Huffington Concert Series performance on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at Culver Academies’ Steinbrenner Performing Arts Center Box Office or by contacting Marsha Coven via email or calling (574) 842-7058. Tickets will also be available at the Eppley Auditorium Box Office one hour before the performance.
Rockin’ the Holidays is an all-ages appropriate celebration of joy, compassion, and family. The concert blends the music of the holidays with classics from Cavaliere’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame career. Cavaliere formed the Young Rascals in 1965 with Dino Danelli, Eddie Brigati, and Gene Cornish. By February, 1966, the group was known as The Rascals and had produced a No. 1 hit in Good Lovin’. They followed up with a string of hits like I’ve Been Lonely Too Long, Groovin’, How Can I Be Sure, A Girl Like You, A Beautiful Morning, and People Got to Be Free during 1967 and 1968. By the 1970s, the band experimented with more jazz-influenced sounds before disbanding in 1972.
The Rascals are considered the best ‘blue-eyed soul’ group to come out of the 1960s, as well as one of the groups with the most record sales. The group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and Cavaliere has been inducted into the Songwriter Hall of Fame. Noted for his skill at playing the Hammond organ, Cavaliere went on to a solo career as well as producing for other artists. He is now based in Nashville, Tenn.