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Original Woodstock Poster hanging at the office of Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency

Woodstock, by Bob Lefsetz

Everybody was on the bill.

Back then there were two lanes, AM & FM, hits and album tracks.

Woodstock was a festival for the album tracks. An era that began with either “Sgt. Pepper” or “Rubber Soul,” depending on your viewpoint. Was your hair long or short? Were you for or against the war? These were lines of demarcation. And those who went to Woodstock were on the FM, long hair, against the war, peace side.

But no one knew the contingent was so big, NO ONE!

That was the essence of Woodstock, THAT EVERYBODY WENT!

I’m sick and tired of writers opining on Woodstock and getting it wrong.

No, I did not go to Woodstock, I was at a summer program in Chicago. But to tell you the truth, we never thought it would happen, it was too good to be true.

So everybody drives upstate and the straight press is overwhelmed.

Now, by this point there was an alternative press. “Rolling Stone” being the music bible. But even “Rolling Stone” didn’t gain mainstream credibility until its scoops on Patty Hearst, and that was five years later!

I’m trying to paint the picture for you. The counterculture was hiding in plain sight, but the establishment didn’t see it. And Woodstock was evidence of its humongous size, even its members were overwhelmed. It was a tribe. And from thereon forward, the younger generation ruled.

Oh, it’d been percolating since the early sixties. It was not like today,  your mom didn’t have to work, there was extra money, there were no homeless people. Money did not drive the culture, MUSIC DID! And the music was not mindless, not made for money, but a direct transcription from the players’ hearts to vinyl, which you purchased and ate up like manna from heaven.

And you didn’t only listen to hard rock, soft stuff resonated too. As evidenced by the inclusion of such disparate acts on the bill as the Incredible String Band and Jimi Hendrix. We were addicted to FM radio, we were addicted to the music.

And now we’ve got all these naysayers saying there were not enough black performers. You can’t look at the past through modern eyes. The truth was there was very little black music on FM radio. It was kinda like Bob Pittman saying that MTV was an AOR station. Sure, it switched, as did FM radio, but at the time, every act that was credible other than Bob Dylan was there, and the rumor was that he was gonna show up too.

Now we keep hearing from the musicians what a dump it was. About the delays. And the lack of infrastructure.

If you expect musicians to get it right, you expect them to be able to pick the single and understand the business, and these are very rare qualities. It was another gig.

But really it was about the audience, the fact that everybody showed up and there was peace.

There are school shootings today, but back then they shot the Kennedys, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and there were riots and Nixon ran on restoring law and order and then 400,000 kids show up and no one gets hurt? IMPOSSIBLE!

It’d be like having no security at the airport and no planes getting hijacked.

And speaking of killing the Kennedys, don’t compare Altamont to Woodstock. You can only do it once, you can only surprise people once, you can only make your point once, after that it’s a variation on a theme.

And that’s what the Stones did, in an ersatz fashion. Pushing their faux danger, hiring the Hells Angels for security. The band had no pulse on how America worked. And they were English. And although English bands appeared at Woodstock, it was quite definitely an American production.

Now you’ve got to know that Woodstock didn’t really blow up until the following April. With the three disc set and the movie. News doesn’t stick to your ribs like music.

You dropped the needle and you were there, but you weren’t. You reveled in the tunes, knew all the stage announcements.

And then the movie!

Oh, I’ve seen “Monterey Pop,” I’ve seen them all, and “Woodstock” is the best. Because first and foremost it’s a MOVIE! With interviews and special effects and you felt like you lived through the weekend, you didn’t want it to end, which is why it played through the summer and I saw it three times, some people even more.

That’s another thing that bugs me, the naysayers who say the music sucked. Come on, you ever been to a gig? The only time it’s perfect is when it’s on hard drive. Rock music is a feeling, an emotion, and when it resonates…

Kinda like when you listen to Creedence Clearwater Revival.

They were seen as a singles band, because their tracks were so good they crossed over to AM, and they were on a crappy label, Fantasy. Most people had never seen them. And then the trio hits the stage and…

Listen to the studio recordings, they’re slick, smooth, but rock music live is not like that, it’s rough, it’s got edges. Kinda like Creedence’s performance of “Born On The Bayou” at Woodstock.

John Fogerty is screaming. In tune, because he needs no help, this was back when you had to have a great voice to front a band.

And as you listen, your head starts to nod, because the music has penetrated your soul and turned you into a follower.

This is how it was back then, that’s how powerful the music was. It was not background, but positively FOREGROUND!

And when I heard Creedence’s performance of “Proud Mary” on Deep Tracks yesterday, I didn’t wince, I got into it. This is the concert experience, first and foremost it’s about the energy, delivering the music, production was unseen and irrelevant back then.

And sure, you can talk about tracks on the original three disc set not even being recorded at the festival, but that was irrelevant, here was this SOUND!

And the bands that said no to being included. Like the Band, and Mountain and Creedence. Thereafter everybody said yes. Because Woodstock turned Ten Years After into an arena act overnight. Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez and John Sebastian got a second wind. Sly & the Family Stone crossed over to white people, now it was not only about the singles. Bottom line, if you played Woodstock you were a SUPERSTAR!

Do you know what it was like if you weren’t there?

Now you had to go to every rock festival thereafter, because of the fear of missing out. And none was ever as good. But boy, the music scene flipped, now it was all about FM and the album acts. Credit that to Woodstock.

So don’t talk about the business. Today’s festivals are nothing like Woodstock. They’re corrals to sell stuff and shoot selfies. It’s about the money. Woodstock was an experiment. What would happen if you got all the greatest bands together? Now we know what happened, fans came out of the woodwork to see them.

So yes, it was a moment in time. Never to be repeated. In the spring of ’70, students were shot at Kent State.

But the war eventually ended. And the youth and their protests helped make this happen. The youth are why Johnson didn’t run for another term and why Nixon kept trying to wind down the war. And even Nixon went out and talked to the protesters at the Jefferson Memorial. He may have been evil, he may have been tricky, but he had more of a heart and more of a sense of reality than Donald Trump.

That’s another point… Back then the youth were Democrats. There were no Republicans in the music scene. Sure, money mattered, but not as much as the music itself. Which spoke to the culture. The acts insisted on using the studios of their choice with their own engineers. Albums couldn’t be rejected. The covers were a big deal. It was not a product, but a STATEMENT!

And the story of the seventies was about ever bigger acts dominating. Hell, every show sold out, you couldn’t get a ticket. And when corporate rock got traction, it was all over, the audience tuned out and disco reigned and then the whole thing cratered.

And then we went to the monoculture known as MTV.

So what did we learn?

Woodstock was the cultural monolith it was considered to be and described as back then. Lack of shelter, lack of food, the inability to hear…that’s what boomers used to VIP say today. But back then there was no VIP. We were all equal. And then Reagan legitimized greed and we got income inequality and we can never recapture that spirit again.

We’ve gotten so far from the garden it’s nearly impossible to see it.

But the truth was music was the highest art form. Its profits built the Warner Cable system. Music made more money than movies. It was a juggernaut. Driven by the best and the brightest.

We didn’t want to work in government, never mind the bank. Our lives were experiments, we wanted to be the best we could be, the Army ended up ripping off our slogan. We wanted to follow our heroes, look to the Grateful Dead for example.

But in ’69 it was a choice. Not everybody was on the same page.

But by the following spring, when the youth were exposed to what really happened at Woodstock, they just could not get enough.

It was a giant victory lap, a consummation of the sixties, the straight and narrow disappeared and it was all about personal liberation. Funny how income inequality has enslaved today’s youth to play it safe, talk about going backwards.

And that’s why you see the Woodstock blowback. Most of the writers are pissed they missed it. They weren’t there or they weren’t old enough or they weren’t even born yet.

The sixties were something special.

And so was the music.

It was a can-do era. Against all odds, Woodstock happened. Credit those in charge, irrelevant of how disorganized and unprepared they were.

Today it’s all about finding scapegoats, the problem can’t be with yourself. And you play it straight for fear of falling behind. And we measure everything with money.

But back then we were all in it together.

You can get by with a little help from your friends.

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2019 Music & Entertainment Legend Award goes to Ms. Martha Reeves

2019 Music & Entertainment Legend

Each year the Casino Entertainment Awards honors a Casino Entertainer for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in the Casino Entertainment Industry.

CASINO ENTERTAINER
MARTHA REEVES

R&B Singer, Actress, Author and Politician

For more than five decades, Martha Reeves has reigned as one of the legendary stars to emerge from Motown. In this 60th Anniversary of Motown her top 40 hits with her iconic vocal group Martha and the Vandellas include the still relevant tunes “Come & Get These Memories,” “Heat Wave,” “Nowhere to Run,” “I’m Ready for Love,” “Jimmy Mack” and her signature, “Dancing in The Street,” which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Ms. Reeves is a member of the Rock & Roll, Soul, Rhythm and Blues Music, Vocal Group and Alabama Music halls of fame. A former elected council woman for the City of Detroit, she has been an advocate on behalf of musicians, session singers and recording artists for better wages and royalties. More at www.mspentertainmentagency.com/marthareeves.

As her agent, Mark Sonder will be accompanying Ms. Reeves to receive this Lifetime Achievement Entertainment Award at the Casino Entertainment Awards Ceremony to be held in October at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Congratulations Ms. Martha Reeves for all you have done for music, entertainment, and the betterment of the world!

To book Martha & The Vandellas, at their Award Winning 2019 Special Fee, contact:

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Fundraisers: Boosting Attendance and Donations with Headline Entertainment

Fundraisers: Boosting Attendance and Donations with Headline Entertainment

Molly HatchetWhen the Golisano Children’s Hospital at The University of Rochester Medical Centre (New York), has a special fundraising event, who do they rely upon to send a great band who will bring in the VIPs and big donations? The award-winning nationwide firm Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency is the answer!

Coming off another fundraiser this past Saturday (July 14) at The Meadow Brook Theatre in (funny enough) Rochester, MI where the Entertainment Agency provided The Drifters to a SOLD OUT crowd paying between $85-$125 per ticket, Sonder Productions has chosen for the Rochester, NY engagement the Southern Classic Rock Band Molly Hatchet. This event will round out the month of July just prior to the band performing in Italy in August.

The Drifters 2018To boost your attendance at events engage headline entertainment from Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency. For the best in Motown, R&B, Classic Rock, and Latino music and entertainment.

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Coldplay At The Super Bowl by Bob Lefsetz

Bob LefsetzAnd the winner of the night?

HONDA! For offering free Uber rides home, at least in SoCal, where I was watching.

You make the most of an opportunity. The advertisements were so busy being clever that they missed their target. You want to make us believe in your product and want to use and buy it. But in an era where fame is everything and substance goes out the window it’s no surprise that Madison Avenue demonstrated cluelessness.

But the truth is our nation is in a mass upheaval. That’s the essence of both Trump and Sanders. We want the truth, authenticity and credibility, we want to be respected, and when you see only dollar signs we shrug and move on.

Sometimes you have to say no. All exposure isn’t good exposure. What was the chance casual Coldplay fans would be infected by the band’s performance and purchase tickets to their show? Close to nil.

Now the band has a stink upon it, relegated to second tier status in their own supposedly shining moment, they appeared to be smiling nitwits in a sea of humanity that resembled nothing so much as Up With People, the lame, safe, halftime show the NFL used to employ, when musicians abhorred the rules and regulations of sports, when they were all about rejecting cultural norms as opposed to embracing them for profit.

It’s a violent sport. What’s up with all the wimpy music?

Lady Gaga stretched out the national anthem to the degree there was barely time for football. She’s gotten a publicity pass she does not deserve, her last album was a stiff and her trek with Tony Bennett a sideshow. It’s a hits business, and she hasn’t had one in eons and probably will never have one again, why is she considered a national treasure?

Because the NFL and CBS don’t have their ear to the street. They don’t know there’s a generation gap. They just believe everyone will buy the crap they serve them. As if nobody under thirty wants to cut the cord, as if football deserves a spot in America’s heart along with apple pie and religion. Did you see the MVPs walk out at the beginning of the game? Terry Bradshaw could barely amble out. How could Goodell let this happen? How come everybody in the 1% has lost touch and perspective, not knowing their success depends on the little guy, who is arching his eyebrows and judging what they’re seeing?

Chris Martin looked like a dork. And although the video stage was cool, he and his band’s music never lit up the joint. And the diversions looked like something from the June Taylor Dancers, but Jackie Gleason would want nothing to do with them. You could barely hear the vocals and you had the nincompoop teens running out to swarm the stage, even though they were barely conscious the last time the band had a hit. It was a celebration the audience was left out of. You could do nothing but sit there and wonder why anybody cared.

Until Bruno Mars took the stage.

Bruno knew it was not about music so much as show, and he delivered. Slinking around on stage with his backup singers you were energized and enticed. It may have been meaningless, but at least it was satisfying. Music is like porn, you know it when you see it. And Mars was the only person on stage who seemed to come from the music business.

Beyonce came from the gym. She was working so hard that when she aligned with Chris and Bruno in the finale she was nearly exhausted. She too missed the message, 2016 isn’t about reveling in your excellence, adoring you from afar, but embracing you when you get down in the pit with us, your audience. I’m not in that good a shape and most Americans aren’t either. Watching Bey was like watching an Olympian, you could respect her, but you just could nor warm up to her.

Never mind the chutzpah of doing her new song. I give her credit for that actually, most of the audience was unfamiliar with most of Coldplay’s material so what difference will it make? Did it help her sell tickets?

Not much.

Not for Coldplay either.

You see we’re inundated with marketing messages. And we choose what to pull in, what to embrace. We have no problem watching entertainment and then discarding it nearly instantly. I mean who at home is sitting there saying…I didn’t know Beyonce was going on the road, let me fire up my credit card and drop $100+ a ticket. No, the decision to go is much more considered these days. Sure, it’s hard to get the message out, but it’s not hard to say no if you’re a customer.

So why is it so hard for a manager to say no?

Come on, you see witless actors whoring themselves out, everybody from Anthony Hopkins to Christopher Walken to Helen Mirren. But they’re chameleons, filling roles. We don’t believe in their personalities, we don’t even really know who they are!

But musicians touch our souls. They’re consistent. They stand for something.

But the only thing Chris Martin and company stood for is promotion. And we know hype when we see it.

It was a strange game, dominated by defense. It may have been Peyton’s last, but one wonders if Brock Osweiler could have done just as well. Still, it was riveting to see Cam Newton, the biggest star on the gridiron according to the industrial hype machine, be completely hamstrung. Not so much by any individual, but a team, the Denver defense.

After losing the Super Bowl two years ago, Elway retooled. Threw out what didn’t work. He didn’t put new paint on an old edifice, he got a clean piece of paper and started over. Kudos to him, it worked!

We need a clean piece of paper in music. We need musicians who have some self-respect, who think they’re bigger than the game, who are willing to turn down promotional opportunities because they make them look small, like Coldplay.

But the NFL knows nothing about music. It wants something entertaining, but not edgy. But in music, that’s death. Then again, we’ve got so much of that on today’s scene. It’s almost like the string-pullers don’t want to champion anything outside the box, they want it safe.

But the world is dangerous.

Music used to reflect this.

The only peril on the field today was to the players.

Coldplay was immune.

No, that’s not true. By refusing to turn down this promotional opportunity they revealed the band to be the sham that it is. Four blokes who should have stayed in college who appeal to white people afraid of edge.

Sid Vicious is rolling in his grave.

Remember, you win in music when you’re outside, when you play by your own rules, when you behave like the rock star you are, not a tool of the man.

It wasn’t quite Billy Squier territory, but Coldplay’s career was stopped in its tracks today. Now fans will be subjected to hatred for their choice. We all saw the show and said HUH?

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Jo Dee Messina and Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency, Alright Together

Jo Dee Messina and Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency, Alright Together

for Meetings, Conventions, Special Events, Club, Concerts, Collegiate and Festivals

Jo Dee Messina 202-369-1063Mark Sonder, MM, CSEP and Chief Entertainment Officer at Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency is proud to announce that his award winning 30 year old international company has booked Jo Dee Messina for one of its clients this week.

Jo Dee is a country music artist who crosses over to pop and works fine for special events.. She has charted nine number one singles on the Billboard country music charts. She has been honored by the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. She was the first female country artist to score three multiple-week Number One songs from the same album. To date, she has two Platinum and three Gold-certified albums by the RIAA.

Hit songs you can expect to experience at her up to 90 minute show:

  • Jo Dee Messina 540-636-1640“I’m Alright”
  • “You’re Not in Kansas Anymore”
  • “Heads Carolina, Tails California”
  • “Bye Bye”
  • “Bring on the Rain”
  • “Because You Love Me”
  • “He’d Never Seen Julie Cry”
  • “Do You Wanna Make Something of It”
  • “Downtime”
  • “Burn”

From established to upcoming, from country, rock and pop to world music Mark Sonder Productions books them all, all over the country and abroad for meetings, conventions, events, collegiate and facilities.

About Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency:

Created in 1985 to fill a growing need for music, entertainment, speakers, headline entertainers and supportive production in corporate and association meetings, conventions and special events plus facilities, clubs, casinos and concerts, the company in its 30 years, has worked in the US, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, South America, Europe and Southeast Asia.

Contact: +1-540-636-1640 or msonder(at)marksonderproductions(dot)com to book this great contemporary artist for your event today and see what Mark can do for you!

 

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At Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency We Are “Proud To Be An American,” so we hired Lee Greenwood

At Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency We Are “Proud To Be An American,” so we hired Lee Greenwood

Lee Greenwood 202-369-1063Mark Sonder Productions just acquired Lee Greenwood for one of our client’s events.

When you are deciding what entertainment to have at your themed meeting, convention, event, or collegiate function, think of Lee Greenwood.

From a theme of country, pride, nationalism, The US, God, leadership, stars & stripes, the flag, July 4th, Independence Day, Washington DC, to praise, workship and motivation, etc. Lee can answer all those calls with his special brand of music and entertainment.

Lee is a country music artist that has released more than twenty major-label albums and has charted more than 35 singles on the country music charts. He is best known for his single and signature song “God Bless the USA”, which was very popular back when it was originally released in 1984, and became popular again after the September 11, 2001 attacks (becoming his highest charting pop hit, reaching No. 16 on the Hot 100). He also has charted seven No. 1 hits in his career.

From established to upcoming, from country, rock and pop to world music Mark Sonder Productions books them all, all over the USA and abroad. God Bless The USA!  Call today to book him as well as your other favorite artists 202-369-1063.

About Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency:

Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency Logo 540-636-1640Created in 1985 to fill a growing need for music, entertainment, speakers, headline entertainers and supportive production in corporate and association meetings, conventions and special events plus facilities, clubs, casinos and concerts, the company in its 30 years, has worked in the US, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, South America, Europe and Southeast Asia.

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Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency Hits a Double-Header This Week with The Outlaws and Blackhawk

Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency Hits a Double-Header This Week with

The Outlaws and Blackhawk

The Outlaws 540-636-1640Buying entertainment for meetings, conventions, trade shows, expositions, special events, festivals, casinos, clubs, collegiate, and concerts, the 30 year old award winning national entertainment agency has acquired both The Outlaws and Blackhawk for its clients this week.

The Outlaws are a Southern rock/country rock band best known for their 1975 hits “There Goes Another Love Song” and “Green Grass and High Tides.”

Blackhawk, with their musical ties to The Outlaws, are best known for their hits, “Goodbye Says It All” and “There You Have It.”

Blackhawk 540-636-1640So there you have it, from its classical and jazz roots to pop, rock, world and Southern rock/country Mark Sonder Productions books it all, all around the country!

Call today and ask, “What can Mark do for you?”

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Blinddog Smokin’, Bobby Rush and Gerardo Contino All In One Week!

Mark Sonder Productions booked Blinddog Smokin’, Bobby Rush and Gerardo Contino All In One Week

Entertainment Takes a Bow at Nationwide Event Entertainment Agency

Logo of Mark Sonder Productions, Inc.Mark Sonder, MM, CSEP and The Chief Entertainment Officer at the award-winning national entertainment agency Mark Sonder Productions had the trifecta of events last week booking headline entertainment.

This run of three grand special events has chosen Mark Sonder Productions to book their entertainment.  Sonder actually combined two great artists, Bobby Rush, whose style incorporates elements of blues, rap and funk and on June 6, 2015 Rush was inducted into the Official Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame in Clarksdale, MS with the 2015 Grammy Award nominee Blinddog Smokin’.  Also last week Sonder acquired Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros to perform. Named, “El Abogado de la Salsa,” Gerardo is a Cuban singer and songwriter, featuring an elite lineup of some of New York’s most highly regarded Cuban and Latino musicians.

From established to upcoming to world music Mark Sonder Productions books them all, all over the USA and abroad.

For all bookings of music, entertainment and production call on Mark Sonder.

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The Platters for your next Special Event

The Platters will not be Pretending when they perform at your Event

presented by Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency

The Platters 202-369-1063Mark Sonder, MM, CSEP and the Chief Entertainment Officer at the award winning worldwide entertainment agency Mark Sonder Productions, Inc. is proud to acquire for your club, casino, festival, meeting, convention or special event the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer group The Platters.

Their debut hit single “Only You (and You Alone)” that launched The Platters as superstars on the world stage was actually an error. A popular DJ, Alan Freed, accidentally played their Mercury Records debut single on air during a “prime” time that was traditionally reserved for white artists. The ballad, based on the then groundbreaking Tin Pan Alley sound, became an instant hit with the public and would eventually reach number five on the Pop charts. Soon after, The Platters released “The Great Pretender,” which propelled them to the number one spot on the charts, providing the launch pad for their meteoric rise. As a result, they became the first African American group to achieve international superstardom. Both songs have since been declared important musical works of the 20th century by the Grammy Foundation. After decades out of the spotlight, The Platters have restarted the evolution of the group with their well-known crisp, vocal stylings. Don’t miss their timeless performance.

Mark Sonder Productions has booked The Platters, the tenth in a series of special musical presentations, at the 500 seat Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club this Friday evening (7/26) in support of the agency’s 30th anniversary celebration.  Other shows that are or have been featured in the company’s 30th celebration year are: Jo Dee Messina, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Eddie Money, Lee Greenwood, The Outlaws, Rare Earth, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Tito Puente Jr., The Hit Men, Larry Carlton, Blackhawk, The Drifters and many more.

Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency 202-369-1063About Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency:

Created in 1985 to fill a growing need for music, entertainment, speakers, headline entertainers and supportive production in corporate and association meetings, conventions and special events plus facilities, casinos and concerts, the company in its 30 years, has worked in the US, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, South America, Europe and Southeast Asia.

Contact: +1-540-636-1640 or msonder(at)marksonderproductions(dot)com

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Martha Reeves Creates Media Frenzy in Nation’s Capital!

Martha Reeves Creates Buzz in Washington DC

presented by Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency

Martha Reeves 202-369-1063Martha Reeves and The Vandellas are a wonderful musical addition to any meetings, conventions, fairs, festivals, casinos, clubs and events around the US. Call today to book this legendary artist 202-369-1063.

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Mark Sonder, MM, CSEP and the Chief Entertainment Officer at the award winning worldwide entertainment agency Mark Sonder Productions, Inc. is proud to announce that Martha Reeves and The Vandellas will be performing for one night only in the Washington DC metro area, this Friday, June 12 at The 500 seat Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club in support of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of his company.

In anticipation of the sold out crowd, Martha has created a huge buzz in our nation’s capital as she will be on:

Jason Fraley’s show on WTOP radio to air Thursday (6/11) as his cover story
— WTTG-TV. Good Day DC Interview is at 10:45am Thursday
— ABC morning show for Friday (6/12), at approximately 8:30am
— WJLA-TV, Good Morning Washington, Friday morning

These media shows are generally reserved for top headline entertainers, which is why when Martha visits the Washington DC metro area people take note.

“Here in DC we will be ‘Dancing in the Street’ and having a ‘Heat Wave’ with Martha coming into town,” said Mark Sonder.

This is the ninth in a series of special musical presentations set up by Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency at this supper club in support of the agency’s 30th anniversary celebration.  Other shows that are or have been featured in the company’s 30th celebration year are: Jo Dee Messina, Eddie Money, Lee Greenwood, The Outlaws, Rare Earth, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Tito Puente Jr., The Hit Men, Larry Carlton, Blackhawk, The Drifters and many more.

Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency 202-369-1063About Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency:

Created in 1985 to fill a growing need for music, entertainment, speakers, headline entertainers and supportive production in corporate and association meetings, conventions and special events plus facilities, casinos and concerts, the company in its 30 years, has worked in the US, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, South America, Europe and Southeast Asia.

Contact: +1-540-636-1640 or msonder(at)marksonderproductions(dot)com

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