"Dancing Queen" and "Tell Her About It" are two of the songs likely to be sung in separate concerts at Penn's Peak this weekend. And although Abba and Billy Joel won't actually be singing them, it will appear as though they are.
Tomorrow night at the Jim Thorpe venue, Arrival brings "The Music of Abba" in a concert starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28 and $23.
Saturday night, it is Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot Performing the music of Billy Joel and more. The concert is at 8 p.m. and tickets are $17 in advance and $22 at the door.
The Swedish band Arrival is the largest touring ABBA show in the world and the only one with exclusive rights (granted by ABBA's original clothing designer Owe Sandström) to identically create exact versions of ABBA's original outfits.
They have been touring for 12 years all over the world.
Their lineup includes 12 members, two of which are original ABBA members Finn Sjöberg (guitar) and Roger Palm (drums).They perform everything live and they are so convincing that even die-hard ABBA enthusiasts on Swedish radio believed Arrival's version of "Dancing Queen" was really ABBA.
The band recently received exclusive permission from ABBA to perform and record the unreleased ABBA song "Just A Notion."
Big Shot is committed to performing the most accurate reenactment of Billy Joel's music.
Big Shot performs all of Billy Joel's greatest hits and even some of the lesser known tunes that only a true die-hard would know and appreciate.
Mike DelGuidice, the well known Long Island musician and a dead ringer sound alike for Billy Joel, fronts Big Shot.
The other members of the band are: Mark Fineberg, sax, a 30 year veteran with a diversified career in many different musical genres, Ken Cino, a former member of Kid Gloves and a set of strong vocal chords is on guitar, Nick Dimichino, the quintessential addition to the rhythm section, on bass, Carmine Giglio, who has also performed with Movin' Out is on the keyboard and Mike Sorrentino, once a member of Kid Gloves and also part of the musical Movin' Out, is on drums.
The complete list of upcoming Penn's Peak events is as follows:
Ÿ 11 - ARRIVAL- The Music of ABBA, 8 p.m. Tickets $28 and $23.
Ÿ 12 - Big Shot, The Ultimate Billy Joel Experience, 8 p.m. Tickets $17 advance, $22 day of show.
Ÿ 19 - Loretta Lynn. Opening act, The Secret Sister, 8 p.m. Tickets $48 and $38.
Ÿ 24 - Thin Lizzie, 8 p.m. Tickets $32 and $27.
Ÿ 25 - Slaughter, with guests Taunted By Tomorrow and Wicked Sins, 8 p.m. Tickets $24.
Ÿ 26 - Molly Hatchet & Blackfoot, 8 p.m. Tickets $22 advance, $27 day of show.
Ÿ 30 - Yes, 8 p.m. Tickets $50 and $45.
Ÿ 1 - Randy Travis, with opening act Nicole Rose. 8 p.m. Tickets $44 and $39.
Ÿ 2 - Live Wire (World's Ultimate AC/DC Tribute Band) with special guest Beautiful Day (U2 Tribute), 8 p.m. Tickets $20 advance, $25 day of show.
Ÿ 14 - Dave Mason, 8 p.m. Tickets $22 advance, $27 day of show.
Ÿ 15 - Get the Led Out, 8 p.m. Tickets $23 to $33.
Ÿ 29 - Travis Tritt, 8 p.m. Tickets $42 and $37.
Ÿ 6 - Gary Allan, 8 p.m. Tickets $45 and $40 (Tickets go on sale Feb. 26).
Ÿ 19 - The Wailers with special guest Duane Stephenson, 8 p.m. Tickets $20 advance, $25 day of show.
Ÿ 2 - Easton Corbin, with special guest Joanna Smith, 8 p.m. Tickets $20 advance and $25 day of show.
Ÿ 18 - Robin Trower, 8 p.m. Tickets $27 advance, $32 day of show.
Ÿ 24 - Uriah Heep, 8 p.m. Tickets $22 advance and $27 day of show.
Ÿ 9 - Raymond the Amish Comic, 8 p.m. Tickets $15 advance, $20 day of show.
Ÿ 22 - Herman's Hermits, starring Peter Noone, 8 p.m. Tickets $32 and $27.
Ÿ 25 - Don Williams, Don Williams with opening act Nicole Rose, 8 p.m. Tickets $32 and $27.
Ÿ 26 - Styx, 8 p.m. Tickets $49 and $44.
Ÿ 27 - The Outlaws with special guest Blackberry Smoke, 8 p.m. Tickets $27 advance, $32 day of show.
Ÿ 2 - Gordon Lightfoot, 8 p.m. Tickets $45 and $42.
Ÿ Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, luncheon show. April 26 & 27.
Ÿ Swing Into Branson (Branson Fever: Tim Gillis and Twitty Fever), luncheon show. May 3, 4, and 5.
Ÿ King Henry & The Showmen, luncheon show. May 10, 11, and 12.
Ÿ The Swing Dolls, luncheon show. May 17 & 18.
Ÿ From Branson to the Blue Mountains (Branson Fever: Tim Gillis & Twitty Fever), Oct. 4 & 5.
Ÿ Portrait of Sinatra, luncheon show. Oct. 11 & 12.
Ÿ A Tribute to Benny Goodman & Peggy Lee, luncheon show. Oct. 13.
Ÿ King Henry & The Showmen, luncheon show. Oct. 18, 19, and 20.
Ÿ The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, luncheon show. Oct. 25 & 26.
Ÿ Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians Directed by Al Pierson Christmas Show, luncheon show, Dec. 6 & 7,
For tickets call toll-free: (877) SO-GO-EAT (877) 764-6328
Reservations are required for the luncheon shows.