John Fogerty Delivers the Timeless Essence
of His Music @ bergenPAC
Julie Fogerty and her husband, rocker John Fogerty,
are joined by Mayor Michael and Amy Wildes backstage at bergenPAC
after Fogerty's live concert broadcast on September 22nd.
Wildes called the packed house event, "a crowning demonstration of what a public,
private and citizen partnership is all about."
Mayor Michael Wildes called the Englewood's live John Fogerty concert a "win-win" for Englewood because it not only showcased a revamped John Harms Center (now bergenPAC), but the technical capabilities of the Bennett Recording Studios as well.
John Fogerty rocked bergenPAC on Septmber 22 nd with a surprise two-hour concert broadcast live on the A&E network. The concert was simulcast on local radio stations, A&E's "Live By Request", which is produced by Danny and Dae Bennett, sons of the legendary crooner Tony Bennett.
The Fogerty show was the first broadcast use of an optic fiber cable link between bergenPAC and the Bennett Recording Studios for a live broadcast, a revolutionary capacity in the region many believe will make Englewood a likely choice as a recording and broadcast venue for major artists.
Fogerty fans lined Van Brunt Street waiting for the doors to open, coming from all over the country after obtaining tickets through Fogerty' website. The concert was closed to the public.
"I'm proud of what we county and city elected officials have been a part of here," said Wildes. "But our roles pale in comparison to the individual volunteers who gave of their time and talent to make this vision of bergenPAC a reality."
Patti LaBelle is scheduled to perform at the Grand Opening of bergenPAC on Oct. 2.
Paid for by Friends of Michael J. Wildes, Claudia Colbert, Treasurer