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The Furious Bongos (A Frank Zappa Tribute)

Thursday, November 05, 2020 8:00 PM
Redstone Room
$10 adv / $12 day of show

Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
Opening Act: None
Age Restriction: All Ages
Web: https://thefuriousbongos.com
Genre: Tribute



All tickets are general admission. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a seat.
 
We’re only in it for the money.
 
HAHAHAHA
 
Actually, we’re just a bunch of professional musicians with pretty diverse backgrounds who decided to take on a pretty big challenge and have some fun in the process.
 
Now, you might ask, “Oh yeah? ‘Professional’ musicians, eh? What makes you think you can play Frank’s music as well as [insert Zappa family member here]?”
 
Well…you might not have heard of us individually, but you have heard of the people we’ve spent our careers working with (and we don’t mean “I played a 10am slot at a festival once that was headlined by Mr. Big Name Artist Guy”):
 
Yo Yo Ma, Mick Fleetwood, BB King, REM, Vinnie Colaiuta, Oasis, LA Philharmonic, Madison Symphony, Arthur Barrow, Munich Philharmonic, Camille Zamora, India Arie, Popa Chubby, Limelight: A Tribute To Rush, Pinetop Perkins, Chicago Lyric Opera, Arrested Development, Madison Opera, blah blah blah....you get the idea.
 
When it came to the music, Frank was constantly changing things, and he allowed his band members to bring their unique voices to the table. He also understood that his live performances were entertainment - it's supposed to be a rock show, not a piano recital.
 
With that in mind, we don’t think playing Song X from Album Y note-for-note while staring at our shoes is the proper way to go about this.
 
The result of that approach (combined with a lot of homework and being lucky enough to have a killer complement of musicians) is a show that pays respect to Zappa’s legacy, but is still new and different and dangerous and FUN, with lots of eyebrows.
 
Kinda like Frank.



*Seating Disclaimer*

The Redstone Room at River Music Experience is a standing room only concert venue. All tickets are General Admission unless otherwise stated. For the comfort of our guests, a limited amount of seating is available on a first come first serve basis:
  • Reserved Tables: a limited number of tables are for sale in advance, sold through our ticketing service. You will need to add both your General Admission tickets AND your Reserved Tables to the cart for purchase. Reserve Tables come with 4 seats to a table. 
  • General Admission Tables: A number of tables are available when doors open. First come first serve.  
  • Disability: If you require handicap accessible seating, you will need to purchase your General Admission ticket first, and then call the box office to reserve up to 2 seats. Tables must be purchased separately.
*Ticket Disclaimer*

All tickets for RME events are sold via Eventbrite and all carry applicable transaction fees. Tickets can be purchased the day of event online, at the RME Box office during business hours, and at the door (subject to availability). All tickets purchased with credit cards and/or cash will be subject to all applicable service fees whether the purchase takes place online, over the phone, or at the RME box office. Ticket fees also still apply for admission at the door.

TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

River Music Experience
129. N. Main Street
Davenport, IA 52801
Mon: Closed
Tues: 12pm - 6pm
Wed: 12pm - 6pm
Thurs: 12pm - 6pm
Fri: 12pm - 6pm
Sat: 12pm - 6pm
Sun: Closed

*Box Office hours may vary due to event schedules

Eventbrite
Online: www.eventbrite.com
FAQs
 
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Most shows in the Redstone Room are 19+, unless otherwise noted, but minors may attend if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
 
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
RME & The Redstone Room are in the heart of downtown Davenport, and accessible by public transportation or cabs & ride-share apps (Uber, Lyft). There is a paid parking garage right next to the RME that only costs a couple of dollars for an evening. When using the ramp, make sure that you prepay at the pay stations in the garage stairwell or on the Parkmobile app. Free street parking is available, but sometimes hard to find on concert nights.
 
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You may call the RME's box office at (563)326-1333 or email feedback@rivermusicexperience.org
 
What's the refund policy?
Purchased tickets are nonrefundable.