The Dowd Center Theatre is very proud to announce the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, THE DRIFTERS, are scheduled to perform Saturday, April 23, 2022, at The Dowd Center Theatre, located at 120 South Main Street in beautiful downtown Monroe, NC.
THE DRIFTERS…one of Rock & Roll’s founding vocal groups is once again touring the U.S. under the auspices of their original management team.
From their inception in the early 1950’s and up until recently THE DRIFTERS have a symbiotic relationship with Rock & Roll legend George Treadwell, who’s discovered and managed such famous artists as Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn and Nina Simone. The Treadwell Family was there when the original DRIFTERS formed and were responsible for guiding their career through 20 years of uninterrupted hits that include “Up on the Roof”, “Under the Boardwalk”, “This Magic Moment”, “There Goes My Baby”, “Dance with Me”, “Spanish Harlem” and “Stand by Me”. The list of hits goes on and on which has made them the second most successful recording artist of all time, according to Billboard Magazine.
Through an historical journey, which included no less than 5 legendary lead singers, including Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Clyde McPhatter and Ben E. King the group’s ongoing story has covered the entire spectrum of Rock & Roll. They were the first musical group to include string instruments into Rhythm & Blues music with their hauntingly beautiful song, “There Goes My Baby”. They were the first musical group to sell 2 million records with their pop classic, “Up On The Roof”. They were the first African American vocal group to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Along with fellow inductees the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Supremes, the Drifters were in the first class of Rock & Roll legends to be initiated into the Hall of Fame. Their classic tune “Under The Boardwalk” is the most played R & B record of all time. 20 other million sellers followed.
The newly-restored Dowd Center Theatre is the jewel in the crown of historic venues in downtown Monroe, North Carolina. A 560-capacity multi-purpose performing arts center, The Dowd Center Theatre offers patrons a unique and intimate entertainment experience through an array of arts & cultural events, national concerts, theatrical performances, comedy, dance and more.
Ticket Prices: $45, $40, $35