DEARBORN – “The Australian Bee Gees Show — A Tribute to the Bee Gees” will be the headline act Aug. 4 at the city’s 39th annual Homecoming festival at Ford Field Park.
Thirty of the best Bee Gees songs, dynamic visuals and audience participation will keep the fever lively for the 90-minute family friendly concert.
“In my opinion they are the best Bee Gees tribute in the world,” Terri Bridge, the president of the Bee Gees Official Fan Club USA, said of this renowned group.
The Bee Gees wrote over 1,000 songs, sold more than 220 million records worldwide, won 12 Grammy Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Their music became the soundtrack for lives across the globe as brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb pumped out hit after hit. They had seven No. 1 songs and wrote more than a dozen Billboard sensations for other artists. Their music filled airwaves and concert halls.
The acclaimed group is known for their tight three-part high harmonies and disco.
Classics include “How Deep is Your Love,” “Jive Talkin’,” “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,” “Night Fever,” “You Should Be Dancing,” “Too Much Heaven,” “I Started a Joke,” “I’ve Gotta Get a Message To You,” and “Stayin’ Alive.”
The Australian Bee Gees Show — A Tribute to The Bee Gees promises all these memorable hits and more as the music and style of one of the most successful acts in musical history is showcased.
The organization consists of both touring musicians and a Las Vegas show at the Excalibur Hotel Hotel and Casino. Performing together continuously since 1996 with more than 6,000 performances in over 50 countries, the acclaimed tribute group has also had its own PBS Television Special and performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra.
RuPaul exclaimed of the show, “(They) had me in tears by the second song.”
Explaining the popularity of The Australian Bee Gees Show — A Tribute to The Bee Gees, members recall, “Wherever we perform, audiences are on their feet, screaming, dancing, smiling and enjoying themselves.”
Bee Gees music continues to thrill audiences, from the 40th anniversary celebration in 2017 of the hit movie “Saturday Night Live” that starred John Travolta and featured Bee Gees hits, to a much anticipated in-the-works Bee Gees musical.
Fans looking forward to the music of one of the best-selling groups of all time are encouraged to arrive early for the Australian Bee Gees Show – A Tribute to The Bee Gees.
The concert is free, as is admission to Homecoming. A fireworks display follows the show at 10 p.m.
Now in its 39th year, the festival runs Aug. 3 to 5 at Ford Field Park, 22051 Cherry Hill Road.
Festival attendees can enjoy food, carnival rides, free family activities including games and contests, high school reunions, and entertainment.
Homecoming is organized by the city of Dearborn and the nonprofit Dearborn Community Fund. The presenting sponsor is Beaumont.
The popular event also includes more than 20 Dearborn-based nonprofit groups raising money for causes that support the community.
“Homecoming is a celebration for established residents and first time visitors,” Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. said. “I welcome everyone to enjoy this great concert and free weekend in our friendly and talented community.”