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    The Del Shannon Show

    Starring James Popenhagen

    Friday, June 28th @ 7PM

    Del Shannon
    Kellogg Arena - Battle Creek, Michigan
    Opening Act: Glad All Over
    This 2nd Annual concert event is the start of Del Shannon Weekend in Battle Creek, Michigan. The concert will feature a tribute to the music legend Del Shannon by James Popenhagen. Classic hits like 'Runaway', 'Hats off to Larry', 'Little Town Flirt', 'Stranger in Town', 'Keep Searchin (We'll Follow the Sun)' will be featured, as well as many others songs by the artist.

    The Del Shannon Show is a unique concert experience with James Popenhagen that could only be performed with accurate detail and energy by a close friend of the late artist. James Popenhagen has performed The Del Shannon Show from coast to coast in the US, also in England, Ireland , Scotland just to name a few… James’s tribute is the only Del Shannon tribute endorsed by Del Shannon’s family.

    James Popenhagen

    Michigan native, James Popenhagen, is far from your average artist, he is a multi-talented well rounded individual sculpted by his love for music from the 1950’s and 60’s. James has been performing since the age of eight after meeting his grandfather’s friend, Del Shannon, best known for his number one hit “Runaway.”

    From that moment on, James began pursuing a career in the music industry and didn’t waste a moment getting started. He taught himself to play 8 different instruments and formed his first band at the age of 12, filling various shoes, from bassist and piano player, to finally guitarist and front man.

    Del Shannon

    His grandfather Bob Popenhagen, was Shannon’s lead guitar player at the HiLo Club in downtown Battle Creek, Michigan back in the 1950’s and 60’s. Shannon and the Popenhagen’s would keep a close friendship until the legend's untimely death in 1990.

    James has performed and become associated with the likes of Johnny Rivers, Lloyd Price, Chubby Checker, Tommy Roe, Brian Hyland, Frankie Ford, Vince Gill, Bill Anderson and countless other performers from many genres and eras. He has released two solo albums and has collaborated with Nashville music legend Johnny Carver of “Tie a Yellow Ribbon” fame. James produced the album with Carver in his own state of the art recording studio, “Steel Dog Studios” where he produces artist when not on the road.

    James also wrote seven of the songs with Carver featured on the album. Additionally, he has contributed to over two dozen albums as a musician and producer during the past 26 years and has over 150 over a original songs he’s penned himself. When not traveling with the Del Shannon Show, James can be found in the studio producing his original songs, as well as other artist, playing all the instruments on the recordings.  Get ready for an epic show!

    Glad All Over
    Glad All Over will open the show

    The opening act 'Glad All Over' is a 60's tribute band known for their high energy music featuring Bob Prescott, Dan Cosgrove, Laura Cosgrove, Lee Armstrong, Dave Johnson and Freddy Fox. They are a group of six musicians dedicated to the songs and sounds of the 60's with perfection! They will definitely get you on your feet dancing to hits from the Beatles, Monkees, Yardbirds, Animals and so many other artists of the genre. 

    Other Information:

    Battle Creek Regional History Museum

    Seating at the concert is general admission.

    There will be food and drink concessions (no alcohol).

    All proceeds for this concert will benefit the Battle Creek Regional History Museum.

    Prior to & after the concert: Del Shannon Weekend T-shirts will be available, as well as a limited quantity of tickets for the Music Legacy Event at the Battle Creek Regional History Museum on Sunday, June 30th from 1-3 PM.  The Del Shannon Car Show is being held at the Leila Arboretum on Saturday, June 29th from 11 AM to 4 PM.

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