July 4 - Music of Springsteen
Richard Kaufman, conductor
Matt Ryan & The American Dream
Pre-concert entertainment by the Orange County Wind Ensemble from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Plaza Pacifica entrance.
Born to rock in the U.S.A.!
Celebrate the Fourth with this high-energy tribute to “The Boss,” America’s most iconic singer-songwriter. Pacific Symphony welcomes Matt Ryan & The American Dream to center stage, seasoned musicians famous for recreating Bruce Springsteen’s marathon, party-like shows. You’ll be on your feet cheering for such hits as “Born in the USA,” “My Hometown” and “Hungry Heart.” And no July 4th evening is complete without the Symphony's traditional salute to the U.S. Armed Forces and patriotic favorites, before closing with a brilliant fireworks finale.
You are allowed to bring your own food, wine and non-alcoholic beverages onto the premises, but please note that glass containers and glassware are not permitted inside the amphitheater itself. Outside beer is not allowed. Additional food and beverages may be purchased at the concession stands inside the amphitheater. The gates open at 6 p.m. for picnicking. Picnic tables will be available at the Plaza Pacifica entrance. Or, if you prefer, you can picnic at your seats.
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Matt Ryan - Bruce in the USA
Bruce In The USA is much more than just another tribute…. This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band show. Matt Ryan, from the world famous “Legends in Concert” cast, began playing the Springsteen character in 2000, in Legends full-scale Las Vegas show. The great success in the famous Las Vegas show brought him to performances across the world, eventually evolving his character into the Bruce in the USA show.
The Bruce in the USA band consists of seasoned world-class professional musicians. The show has hosted musicians who have performed with Queen and Paul Rodgers, Meat Loaf, Blue Öyster Cult, Hall & Oates, Joe Cocker, The O’Jays, Aretha Franklin, David Cassidy, The Temptations, Slash and so many more. This high-end powerhouse band has taken this genre of performance art to a whole new level, making it the world’s number one tribute to the E Street Band’s musical legacy.