2020 Winter Edition of Small Town, Big Beach Productions presents The Drifters
The City of Gulf Shores is excited to announce the 2020 Winter Edition Series coming to the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center. All shows will be held at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center, located at 1930 West 2nd Street. The doors will open at 6 p.m., and the show will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35. Tickets may be purchased online or in-person at the City Store, located at 1821 Gulf Shores Parkway in Gulf Shores.
The Drifters kick off the 2020 Winter Entertainment Series on January 27-28. Through their historical journey, The Drifters have had no less than five legendary lead singers, including Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Clyde McPhatter and Ben E. King.
The groups ongoing story has covered the entire spectrum of rock & roll. They were the first musical group to include string instruments into rhythm and blues music with their hauntingly beautiful song, There Goes My Baby. They were the first musical group to sell two 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 with 20 other million sellers following.