Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts will be returning to the Wilsonville Rotary Summer Concerts stage on July 21, 2016. This will be the 12th consecutive year performing at the series for the legendary combo affectionately known as “Wilsonville Rotary’s House Band,” and there’s a reason for that. The Lugnuts always pack the house — then they tear it down.
Starting as a party gag in 1978, Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts have become one of the most popular bands to perform the classic hits from the ’50s and ’60s. The Lugnuts fame spread beyond the Pacific Northwest, dazzling audiences from Washington State to Washington, D.C. Their performances have been enthusiastically received at corporate parties, civic celebrations, fairs, fundraisers, concert halls, conventions and televised events.
The long list of annual return engagements is testament to the fact that Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts are “Can’t miss” entertainment and a hit with all ages … from kids to grandparents.
Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts have shared the stage with many national acts including Chuck Berry, Chubby Checker, the Righteous Brothers, the Mamas and the Papas, Three Dog Night, Jan and Dean, Johnny Rivers, Rick Nelson, The Ventures and Paul Revere and the Raiders. They toured the Far East with stops in Japan, Korea, and the Philippines. The Lugnuts played for the Oakland A’s at the opening game and were invited by Nike to perform for a special party at the close of the Los Angeles Olympics. Each year the list continues to grow.
A Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts show is a toe-tappin’ tour of the Golden Era of Rock and Roll as they play tributes to such legendary artists as Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and the Supremes.
The nine member band includes a knockout horn section that really swings on tunes from Memphis to Motown, and a female vocalist, allowing the band to feature many of the talented ladies of rock. In addition to the great music, the show features colorful costuming and energetic choreography which always brings rave reviews.
Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts emphasize showmanship, creating a never-ending energy on stage. The electricity generated by this sight and sound experience results in packed dance floors at every performance. Ask anyone who has experienced Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts and they’ll tell you … “Rock and Roll will never die and the Lugnuts are the reason why”
For more information, visit their website at www.johnnylimbo.com.