Poodle skirts, saddle shoes, slicked back hair and pony tails will rule when residents are taken on a trip back to the '50s and '60s for the holidays, as the Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce and Accent Business Products present, in concert, the Legendary Rock and Roll Group, The Diamond's.
The "Silver Bells and Diamond's" Christmas Show will be held at the Lehigh Acres Senior High School Auditorium, at 901 Gunnery Road N., on Saturday, Dec. 8, starting at 7 p.m.
"This is a great show for the whole family," said Gary Bright, chamber president and chief executive officer, said. "The program will feature all of the hits from the '50s and '60s with the second half of the show highlighting everyone's holiday favorites. All ages will enjoy this show and it will make a great gift to kick off the holiday season."
In 1957, The Diamond's released the hit "Lil Darlin'," which has become a rock 'n' roll classic, selling over 20 million copies worldwide. Other Diamond's hits include "The Stroll" and "Silhouettes."
In addition to these three gold records, the group made 33 appearance on American Bandstand, been featured on the American Graffiti Soundtrack and have been inducted into both the Rock and Roll and Do-Wop Halls of Fame.
A portion of the proceeds from the concert will go to the chamber's education program. The education committee awards college scholarships to graduating seniors from Lehigh Acres Area High Schools and also honors outstanding teachers each May at an awards banquet.
"Silver Bells and Diamond's" Christmas Show
Dec. 8 starting at 7 p.m.
Lehigh Acres Senior High School auditorium, at 901 Gunnery Road N.
Tickets are $27 and $22
Tickets are now on sale at the GLACC Office, at 25 Homestead Road N. Tickets are $27 and $22. Tickets may also be ordered by phone, with a Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card, by calling 369-3322. Ticket orders of 10 or more will receive a 10 percent discount off the total order.
"The chamber will also be working with the band program at Lehigh Acres Senior High to help raise funds for their projects," Bright said. "The band will be serving dinner before the show from 4 to 6 p.m. as a fund-raiser. The meal, which includes a hamburger or hot dog, cheeseburger fries a drink and a root beer float is just $7."
Dinner tickets are available at the chamber office and at the high school band events.
Whether you were there when they first recorded their hit records or you're just a rock 'n roll fan at heart, don't miss "Silver Bells and Diamonds," featuring the legendary rock 'n roll group The Diamonds.
For information and to order tickets, contact the Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce at 369-3322.