July 4th show with Pacific Symphony and “Almost Elton John”


Craig A. Meyer as almost Elton John

Elton John performed “Saturday Night’s Alright”, but this July 4th is Sunday night that all will be well when Craig A. Meyer (“Almost Elton John”) brings his tribute show to Elton John at FivePoint Amphitheater in Irvine, supported by the Pacific Symphony conducted by Richard Kaufman.

This is the first full-scale performance of the summer in Orange County and the Symphony’s first live public performance since March 2020.

Meyer and his Rocket Band will perform classic Elton John hits like “Your Song”, “Rocket Man”, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, “Benny and the Jets” and many more. It’s an added treat to have the Pacific Symphony playing live music with Meyer.

Craig A. Meyer as almost Elton John

In addition to the tribute to Elton John, the evening features patriotic favorites, the traditional symphony salute to the United States Armed Forces and, of course, a brilliant fireworks finale to live music courtesy of Pacific Symphony.

The real Elton John has resumed his farewell tour and will arrive at Dodger Stadium in November 2022, nearly 50 years after his legendary Dodger Stadium concert in 1975.

However, why wait? “Almost Elton John” offers a memorable spectacle filled with costume changes and unforgettable songs. And of course there is Meyer, who has made his mark in theater, film, television and music.

Craig A Meyer – photo credit Bjoern Kommerell

On Broadway, Meyer toured nationally in “Cats” and “Starlight Express” and performed regionally in “Forever Plaid,” “42sd Street ”and many other musicals.

In music, Meyer has toured internationally and recorded with music legends Barry Manilow and Frankie Valli, and has been the headliner for Princess Cruises worldwide.

Throughout his career, Meyer has been approached on several occasions about his resemblance to Elton John and his ability to resemble the rock and roll legend. Meyer was eventually persuaded to expand his repertoire and is now considered the best Elton John tribute artist.

When asked to perform his favorite Elton John song, Meyer replied, “I love them all and it really depends on the night. I try to approach each song and each concert as a new experience for me. It has a lot to do with how the audience feeds us with their energy. “

Meyers added that one of her favorite moments from her previous shows was meeting a three-year-old girl in a post-concert meetup. “She wanted to see my sparkly shoes because she had them too, so we compared the shoes. It was a great moment. “

Craig A. Meyer as almost Elton John

Audiences will be guaranteed many great moments when they come to see “Almost Elton John” with the Pacific Symphony.

Single tickets for this concert start at $ 25. The concert takes place at 8 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Pacific Symphony Patron Services at (714) 755-5799, or visit www.PacificSymphony.org. The FivePoint amphitheater is located at 14800 Chinon in the Grand Parc d’Irvine.

“Almost Elton John: Kicks off a three-concert series of the Pacific Symphony called Summerfest ’21. Season tickets for all three Pacific Symphony concerts are available, and include the West Coast premiere of a live-to-movie event called “Toy Story in Concert” at the Pacific Amphitheater on August 21, and the annual Tchaikovsky show. at Pacific Amphitheater on September 11 with the “1812” Overture with cannons and fireworks.

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