TOWER OF POWER
SATURDAY, JULY 20
WEESNER FAMILY AMPHITHEATER
APPLE VALLEY, MINNESOTA
7:00PM Doors | 7:30PM Music
TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, APRIL 20 at 10AM
VIP Box Seat $60.00 | Reserved Seats $47.50
(plus applicable fees)
Tower of Power has partnered with Sweet Relief Musicians Fund so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to provide assistance to career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.
R&B-based horn-section and band Tower of Power returns to the Weesner Family Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo on Saturday, July 20 on their 50th Anniversary tour and for the 27th season of Music in the Zoo!
About Tower of Power
Oakland, California music legends Tower of Power – the most dynamic and distinctive band of survivors in Soul Music – roared into its unprecedented 50th anniversary in 2018 with a dynamic new album of all new material. Since its formation in Oakland, California in 1968, Tower of Power has forged a reputation as a crack band of high achieving musicians fluent in all realms of Soul, Rock and Pop music with a sophistication and punch like that of a Jazz big band. From their first album East Bay Grease (1970) on Rock impresario Bill Graham’s San Francisco Records label (distributed by Atlantic), the interracial band became pillars and signatures of The Bay Area Music Scene that included pioneering like-minded bands such as Sly & The Family Stone, Cold Blood, Graham Central Station, The Pointer Sisters and The Sons of Champlin plus rock-oriented outfits such as Santana, Betty Davis and Journey. Beginning with their sophomore release, Tower of Power came to prominence with a string of acclaimed albums on Warner Bros. Records: Bump City (1972), Tower of Power (1973), Back to Oakland (1974), Urban Renewal (1974), In the Slot (1975) and Live and in Living Color (1976). A move to Columbia Records resulted in three more major label releases and their last top-charting hit, “You Ought To Be Havin’ Fun.” Including all studio albums, live albums and rarities anthologies, Tower of Power has 24 previous releases in its burgeoning catalog.