Havin' a flashback?

VERGENNES-The Vergennes Opera House and the Burlington band, Mellow Yellow are teaming up to create the ultimate Sixties Flashback Party.

The doors open at 8 p.m., Friday, April 16, at the Opera House, 120 Main Street in Vergennes.

The event features live music, an authentic psychedelic light show and even go-go dancers. In addition, there will be a costume contest with prizes for the most outrageous sixties outfits, so guests are encouraged to "let it all hang out".

Mellow Yellow is quickly gaining a reputation as the most authentic sounding, and looking, sixties tribute band anywhere. "Not only is the band tight, but the songs they play captivate you", said Lynn Mason, director of the Rotary Concert Series. "Their outfits quickly put you into a wonderful mood of 'where was I when that song came out.' They are a not to miss performance."

While their repertoire includes well-known radio hits from artists like the Beatles, the Monkees, Tommy James, the Supremes and the Grass Roots, they also choose songs that embody the creative spirit of the era.

According to Ken French, who plays guitar, keyboards and sings in the band, "We look for songs that really pushed the creative envelope, songs like 'I am the Walrus' or 'Itchykoo Park' and then we take the song apart and recreate every sound in detail. It's a lot of fun!"

This is an all-ages event. Tickets are $8 and are available at Vergennes Opera House or Classic Stitching, Main St., Vergennes; also at Viva Espresso, 197 N.Winooski Ave., Burlington.

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