"Bruce in the USA" is coming to Ponca City on June 30
Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 30 because the world's best Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band "Bruce in the USA" is coming to Ponca City for the 4th of July holiday weekend and will be appearing at the Poncan Theatre for a two hour show starting at 7 pm.
My wife and I have seen this group twice now, both times appearing at Ram's Head in Annapolis Maryland. The last time we saw them in 2005, we went backstage and met Matt Ryan and told him "I want to bring you to my hometown, Ponca City, Oklahoma for 4th of July weekend next year" and he said "Great, we'd love to, where's Ponca City?"
This group is good. Music critic Greg Matlby said "If Matt Ryan and his band, American Dream, took the stage at a Springsteen concert ...few people would be able to tell the difference." Clarence Clemons himself, joined the band on stage in New York, claiming after the show that it was the greatest Tribute he’s ever seen.
Matt played the Springsteen character for eight years, in their full scale Las Vegas show. The great success with “Legends of Rock and Roll” evolved his character into the Bruce In the USA show. His amazing portrayal of “The Boss” (not to mention his jaw-dropping resemblance) is as close as you can get to see the real thing in concert. Bruce In the USA takes this genre of performance art to a whole new level making it the world’s #1 tribute to the E. Street Band’s legacy.
Vaudeville was at its peak when the Poncan Theatre was originally built and the theatre was designed for live performance so that makes it a great venue for live rock and roll. When my wife and I moved to Ponca City, we met with Dave May, manager of the Poncan Theatre, and told him we wanted to help bring more rock to Ponca City and make it available at an affordable price so we are pricing the tickets starting at $20 for the back balcony and going up to $35 for the prime seats in the front downstairs.
Support Ponca City and the local music scene, come out for a terrific 4th of July music holiday, enjoy yourself while listening to some of the best music of the past 35 years, and see a show you will never forget. Call Dave May at the Poncan Theatre at 580-716-7016 and reserve your tickets now. See you at the Poncan Theatre on Saturday, June 30.