The continued popularity of Elvis Presleys music keeps Todd Allen Herendeen coming back to Thomaston for the Ritz Theatres annual Birthday Tribute to Elvis.
This years show, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, will again feature Herendeen and his Follow That Dream band as they perform hits from two eras of Presleys life, the late 1960s-early 70s and the rhinestone era.
Well also have video of Elvis live playing on the screen, and well re-create those times for people, Herendeen said. We bring a lot of high energy and lot of memories.
The band has added Ronnie Knight, who has performed with Kenny Rogers, Jake Hess and the Blackwood Brothers, to sing bass.
The show is family friendly, and the audience always gets involved.
The show always has a lot of local flavor, Ritz owner Malcolm Neal said. We once had a 4-year-old boy in the audience who was dressed as Elvis, and he got dragged up on stage. If its someones birthday, the band often gets everyone to sing Happy Birthday, and (Herendeen) asks people who saw Elvis perform live to share those memories.
Birthday Tribute to Elvis
When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9
Where: Ritz Theatre, 114 S. Church St., Thomaston
Cost: $15 in advance; $20 at door
Information: 706-647-5372, evenings only