The Brooksville retirement community of Brookridge will soon resound with the rich, vibrant melodies of days-gone-by as the Brookridge Entertainment group commences its 2022-2023 season. Seven entertainment acts, many of them regionally and nationally known, will deliver polished and dramatic performances of nostalgic favorites.
That’s the whole idea behind Brookridge Entertainment, where Administrator Dick Theriault is determined to bring quality music shows to his friends and neighbors. “This is a big benefit to our over 55 retired community in that it offers Las Vegas and cruise ship style entertainment for a very low cost,” he said.
“We always ensure that the lighting, the acoustics, the staging is top notch and professionally done,” he said. This season of Brookridge Entertainment promises to be a musically diverse and melodic blend of sounds. “Our shows run from October thru April. This year we have four Tribute Shows,” said Theriault. “In November, we have a tribute to the Statler Brothers. In December, we have a tribute to Franki Valli. In January, we have a tribute to Simon & Garfunkel. April, we have a Tribute to all of the great Duo’s of our time.”
Brookridge Entertainment offers biweekly shows close to home for residents. “Shows are every Second Thursday of each month from 7 pm till 9 pm,” said Theriault. This season will offer Rocky and the Rollers, a classic and nostalgic rock band that will perform on Oct. 13; The River City Boys’ Tribute to the Statler Brothers on Nov. 10; Let’s Hang On, a Tribute to Franki Valli Dec. 8; Forever Simon and Garfunkel on Jan. 12; Shake Baby Shake, featuring Broadway star and mid-century rock singer Lance Lipinsky on Feb. 9; Divas 3: Four Decades, featuring the music of everyone from Cher to Dolly Parton, Celine Dion to Whitney Houston on March 9; Super Duos performing the music of those that include Hall and Oates, The Everly Brothers, The Blues Brothers on April 13.
Rocky and the Rollers perform 200 shows a year around the world, both as a headlining act and as an opening act for The Animals, The Association, America, Bad Company, and others. They perform classic rock music from the 50s through the 70s. Learn more about the band at http://www.rockyandtherollers.com/.
Season Tickets for Brookridge Entertainment are $95 for Brookridge Residents and $112 for Non-residents. “That’s for all 7 shows,” said Theriault. “ We always have tickets at the door for every show.” For more information, call (352) 667-2947.