E1Presents: River of Dreams and American Elton

E1Presents: River of Dreams and American Elton

Friday, February 9, 8:00 pm until 10:30 pm
'Piano Man meets Rocket Man!' . TICKETS: $30/$35 in advance/ upper and lower level GA seating. Doors at 7:00

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The Shea Presents:

River of Dreams and American Elton

“Piano Man meets Rocket Man!”

WHEN: Friday, February 9th 2024 at 8pm

WHERE: Shea Theater Arts Center, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA

TICKETS: $30/$35 in advance/ upper and lower level seating

Accessibility Notice: Our theater and first-floor gender-neutral restroom are wheelchair accessible. There will be alcohol on-site for this event.


Band leader, John Cozolino, looks and sounds just like Billy Joel and is a true replica and amazing classically trained pianist earning two honorable mentions on billboard songwriting contests. This tribute band sells out theaters, and is a highly sought after tribute to Billy Joel. You won't want to miss these guys performing as they are highly engaging and most enjoyable to watch!

River Of Dreams brings the most talented group of musicians on the entire East Coast, from Kinny Landrum have playing musically in Grammy award-winning TV series Twin Peaks, to John Cozolino and Kinny both separately creating major national jingles for major companies including Toyota, Coca Cola, Ford, and more..to David Bond playing with major artists like Jewel, Peter Frampton and others. So many stories to be told about this group of musicians that you should just come check them out yourselves! You won't regret it, I guarantee that.


American Elton AKA Bill Connors has portrayed The Rocket Man from Hawaii to England, San Francisco to Florida. Featured on America's Got Talent and currently in "The greatest Piano Men" Showin Vegas, He has also performed “Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds” at the official Liverpool Celebration of Sgt. Pepper's 50th Anniversary. In over 3000 performances as Captain Fantastic he's won several “Best Of” awards. Dazzling world-class costumes, an uncanny resemblance to the PinBall Wizard and the attention to detail all help American Elton bring these incredible songs to life. A true American Elton John tribute!


The Shea provides performance space for a variety of attractions designed to appeal to the widest range of tastes. Musical offerings include folk, pop, rock, swing, jazz, country and traditional. Theatrical productions encompass musical comedy, drama, comedy, and political satire. In addition, audiences can take advantage of magic shows, children's shows and silent film revivals.

The Shea, with the help of a wonderful corps of volunteers, has been attracting a growing audience and as a result is bringing people into Turners Falls from an ever larger geographical area. This growth has put the Shea on a firmer financial footing, providing the basis for expectations of an even more exciting future for this vital community asset.



All ages


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Special thanks to the Mass Cultural Council for their vital support this year in the form of a Cultural Sector Recovery Grant for Organizations, as well as a Festivals & Projects Grant. We'd also like to thank the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for their support in the form of a Flexible Funding grant. We couldn't do this work without you!