Win Tickets ($60): Tony Starlight’s Tribute to Elton John’s 70th Birthday | Featuring AM Gold Seventies Soft Rock Band Performing Elton John and Bernie Taupin Classics

We are giving away a pair of show only tickets to Tony Starlight’s Tribute to Elton John’s 70th Birthday on March 25. To win, comment on this post: What’s your favorite Elton John song and why? Winner will be drawn and emailed Wednesday, March 22.


From our sponsors:
Tony Starlight’s Tribute to Elton John’s 70th Birthday
March 25, 2017
Dinner 6:45 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | 21+
Premier Dinner & Show $74 (private table close to stage)
Standard Dinner & Show $64
General Admission Show Only $30 (Bar height seating, limited small plate menu available, $10 minimum)

Tony Starlight Showroom
1125 SE Madison, Suite 103G, Portland, OR 97214

March 25 is Elton John’s birthday and we want to celebrate. Along with the great lyrics of Bernie Taupin, Elton John created and performed some of the best pop music the world has ever known. The first set will be nothing but Elton John and Bernie Taupin classics like “Your Song”, “Daniel”, “Rocket Man”, “Honkey Cat”, “Philadelphia Freedom”, “Benny and the Jets”, “Crocodile Rock” and many others. The second set will be our usual AM Gold show, featuring soft rock hits from the AM dial.

Why AM Gold?

“Not every radio had FM capabilities, especially in cars. The AM dial was played in stores and restaurants and in the Country Squire Station Wagon that I rode in, sans seat belts. I absorbed these songs and they are a part of me. A few lines of ‘Rocket Man’ and I’m taken back to a time of polyester, bell bottoms and Evel Knievel.”

“We are always shocked at how the audience seems to know all the words to every song in our playlist. To hear the crowd sing “even though we ain’t got money, I’m so in love with you honey” or “give me the beat boys and free my soul, I wanna get lost in your Rock n’ Roll and drift away” is magical. It’s like a big campfire sing-along, K-Tel style!” -Tony Starlight, AM Gold Seventies Soft Rock Show

What started as a monthly Neil Diamond Tribute has grown into a soft rock explosion! Tony Starlight makes an evening out of performing songs from the stalwarts of the AM dial in the 1970s. Artists like Elton John, Neil Diamond, Carole King, Jim Croce, Little River Band, Carly Simon, Gordon Lightfoot, Paul Simon, Barry Manilow and Billy Joel. One hit wonders like “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)”, “Dancin’ In The Moonlight”, “Welcome Back”, “Seasons In The Sun” and much, much more.


Tony Starlight: Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Craig Bidondo: Pianist
Bo Ayars: Keyboards
Micah Hummel: Drums
Dennis Caiazza: Bass
Barbara Ayars: Vocals
Nick O’Donnell: Electric Guitar

Sean Chiles: Lighting
Aaron Barryman: Sound and video

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27 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Tony Starlight’s Tribute to Elton John’s 70th Birthday | Featuring AM Gold Seventies Soft Rock Band Performing Elton John and Bernie Taupin Classics

  1. Brad March 14, 2017 at 6:43 pm #

    This sounds Awesome! Fun date night!

  2. Ian Mitchell March 14, 2017 at 7:26 pm #

    My favorite song by elton john is candle in the wind. His vocals mixed with the amazing piano cannot be beat! I sure hope I can go to this!

  3. Susan M Brodesser March 14, 2017 at 10:13 pm #

    Would LOVE to see this! Saw Elton in the 80’s, one of my favorites

  4. molli taylor March 16, 2017 at 10:12 am #

    been in portland 12 years, still have never been to tony starlights. help a girl out, huh?

  5. Amy March 16, 2017 at 1:16 pm #

    “Don’t go breaking my heart” ❤️ Listened to the vinyl over and over again sophomore year in college b/c my roommate bought it. Love the romance and the fun vibe.

  6. Tom P March 16, 2017 at 2:57 pm #

    He’s 70? I feel better about growing old. I’d like to win these tickets

  7. Thorin March 16, 2017 at 5:57 pm #

    How about “Burn Down the Mission?”

  8. Alan M. March 16, 2017 at 8:29 pm #

    The bitch is back.

  9. Shasha Andrews March 16, 2017 at 8:38 pm #

    OMG! Sir Elton is 70?! Where DOES the time go? I would simply ADORE these tickets, although I don’t know anyone who loves Sir Elton as much as I do to take with me! I will have to smack someone over the head with a club & drag em with me by the hair. Makes for great conversation…
    Anyhoo- I would love to sing along w/ Tony Starlight. I have heard his Liberacci, his hands are flawless!! He has quite a flair, and would do Sir Elton much justice!

  10. LAURA MCNAMARA March 16, 2017 at 9:27 pm #

    I have the perfect outfit for this!

  11. Frank Byers March 17, 2017 at 11:10 am #

    Buh-buh-buh-Bennie and the Jets … Been a fan of Tony and Elton for decades!

  12. Robin Brantley March 18, 2017 at 8:56 am #

    YESSSSSSSSSSSS, Honey! We should win these tixx as we were actually alive during the 70’s AM Radio Revolution and we know all the words to all the songs…!!! And we can carry a tune ;) Thanks for the shot!

  13. Valerie Humke March 18, 2017 at 8:38 pm #

    I do remember when. . .

  14. Tam March 20, 2017 at 9:02 am #

    Oh how awesome!
    Bennie and the jets, grew up with these songs

  15. Jamie Adney March 20, 2017 at 11:16 am #

    I’d LOVE to see this show!

  16. Joe Cowan March 20, 2017 at 11:49 pm #

    CANDLE IN THE WIND ..for all those beautiful lights that have gone. Marillyn, Princess Diana, whitney.
    AH the 70’s..the music…lights..patchouli… Flower children. Our spirit is anchored by those things. I think of the flat windshield in my 1969 bug I drove in Boston , the Ventures my parents favorite LP…

  17. TRISTAN March 21, 2017 at 12:17 pm #

    My fiance’ and I saw Tony Starlight a few years ago and it was such a fun and memorable night! We haven’t had the chance to be back since and also a date night would be really great right about now for us! :) Time to get outta the rain and listen to Tony pay tribute to the amazing Sir Elton John!

  18. Chris March 21, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

    Now this is 70’s fun

  19. Sandra Tate March 21, 2017 at 12:27 pm #

    I love Tony’s AM Gold 70’s show!

  20. BN March 21, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

    This would be great to get as a gift for my parents.

  21. Kathy Rankin March 21, 2017 at 1:37 pm #

    I saw him at differerent park concerts but I have really wanted to see his show in the theatre setting, or the venue that is inside rather than in a park. This is going to be so much fun, and I love Elton John so I should feel very comfortable here.

  22. Christina Larson March 21, 2017 at 1:48 pm #

    I grew up with his and Taupin’s hits. They’re in my bones. I sure hope to meet fellow fans and have a good sing a long at some point.

  23. tracy March 21, 2017 at 1:48 pm #

    Tony does Elton, can it get any better?

  24. Cherie March 21, 2017 at 5:45 pm #


  25. rossana sutherland March 21, 2017 at 10:14 pm #

    Bennie and the Jets ! Love that

  26. Joseph March 22, 2017 at 5:21 am #

    This Tiny Dancer hopes the yellow brick road will lead him back to Daniel. I would also like to bring my friend rocket man. Will sad songs say so much? I will still stand for that. Please send the tickets to a mansion on a hill. Kiki Dee would like to come too!

  27. Kekainani Osorno March 22, 2017 at 6:59 pm #

    70 years young¿¿¿¡¡¡ WOW! I would love to be a part of celebrating this legendary icon☆☆☆!!! Winning tickets would be the only way I would be able see the show… fingers crossed!!! ♡

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