Wrapping up a summer weekend with a picnic and an evening of entertainment at the Starlight Bowl has become a tradition for many Burbankers and visitors from throughout the area. While the other two concert amphitheaters in the area — the Greek Theatre and the Hollywood Bowl — are perhaps better-known venues, there is no way they can compete with the Starlight when it comes to value. With tickets offered in the $6 to $22 range, it’s hard to beat the Starlight for an evening of family fun and entertainment.
This past Sunday evening, concert-goers, including Vice Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy, enjoyed the music of one of the country’s preeminent bass guitarists, Ethan Farmer, and The Long Run, widely acknowledged as the premier Eagles tribute band. Farmer, who has played with hundreds of artists including Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Hootie and the Blowfish and Patti Labelle, is preparing to go on tour with New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys. A Chicago native who has just released his first album, “Wine & Strings,” Farmer calls this offering “an odyssey that transports the listener to places in time that evoke feel-good emotions that I want to share with the universe.”