Win Tickets ($130): Tony Starlight’s AM Gold Seventies Soft Rock Show | Featuring a Special 75th Birthday Tribute to Barry Manilow

We are giving away a pair of tickets to on June 15. Answer this question to win two dinner and show tickets: Why on earth should we do a tribute to Barry Manilow? Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 11.


From our sponsors:
AM Gold Seventies Soft Rock Show 75th Birthday Tribute to Barry Manilow
June 15, 2018
Dinner 6:45 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | 21+
Premier Dinner & Show $75 (private table close to stage)
Standard Dinner & Show $65
General Admission Show Only $30 (Bar height seating, limited small plate menu available, $10 minimum)
More info:

Tony Starlight’s Showroom

1125 SE Madison Ave. Portland, OR 97214

Featuring a special 75th birthday tribute to Barry Manilow!

Party like it’s 1979! Why Seventies Soft Rock? “The radio was the soundtrack to the 1970s, the era in which I grew up.”

The first set will be a tribute to great Barry Manilow. Sure, I jokingly call him “Barely Man-enough” on occasion, but that’s only because he wrote a song called “I Made It Through The Rain.” To people in Oregon, that’s nothing to brag about. Luckily, he wrote and sang a number of other classics. Songs like “Copacabana”, “Mandy”, “Weekend in New England”, “Could It Be Magic?”, “Somewhere In The Night”, “Bandstand Boogie”, “I Write The Songs” and more…

The second set will be our usual tribute the greats of the AM Dial in the ‘70s.

“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.

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24 Responses to Win Tickets ($130): Tony Starlight’s AM Gold Seventies Soft Rock Show | Featuring a Special 75th Birthday Tribute to Barry Manilow

  1. Cindy Early McDermid June 6, 2018 at 1:56 pm #

    Barry Manilow is an all-time great! So, yeah, he’s no Neil Diamond – but I clearly remember hearing Mandy for the first time when I was an adolescent girl and, now, to think back to 1974 – those were special times. And Barry did it again, and again with so many other great songs. So, yeah, Tony – he’s worthy of a tribute. Your audience will love it! And.I.Must.Be.There!


  2. Paul June 6, 2018 at 2:10 pm #

    Man, I would love to take the SO to see a tony starlight show. She would love it!

  3. Chris Webb June 7, 2018 at 9:30 am #

    Because aside from being a musical legend, he has done so much as a humanitarian with aiding in natural disaster relief.

  4. Julie Faucher June 7, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

    Because Barry was a ‘Studio Musician’ that I saw on tour first in 1980 and who I saw last for his ‘One Last Time Tour’ in Portland, Oregon and is still touring for his fans!!! He is a true blue spectacle, a miracle come true!!

  5. Hayley June 7, 2018 at 3:14 pm #

    Alright! Sounds like a winner.

  6. Ben June 7, 2018 at 3:52 pm #

    My mom loves Barry Manilow! It’d be great to be able to take her!

  7. Kevin Scott Williams June 7, 2018 at 6:45 pm #

    Nothing says 70’s like Mr. Manilow

  8. amy harris June 7, 2018 at 8:56 pm #

    Tony Starlight is really great. Very talented, funny, and fantastic with the crowd. I would love to see this show!!!!

  9. Lizz June 7, 2018 at 10:50 pm #

    I love this without irony, maybe because I existed in the time cited in your reference.

  10. Megan June 8, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

    This sounds like a blast! Who wouldn’t want to see a Manilow tribute :)

  11. Kathy Rankin June 8, 2018 at 5:20 pm #

    Because there is only ONE barry Manilow and no one compares! Lets see how Tony Starlight can pull this one off,
    I know he does a good tribute to Neil Diamond, lets see if his tribute to Barry is just as sweet! I am waiting, prove it to me!

  12. Molli Taylor June 11, 2018 at 8:31 am #

    i’ve been in portland for 14 years and have never been to tony starlights. i have to remedy that

  13. Steve Graeper June 11, 2018 at 10:14 am #

    Why on earth should we do a tribute to Barry Manilow?
    Because… It’s Barry Manilow for cryin’ out loud! He’s “Like a Good Neighbor” and we’re “Stuck On” him!
    Why not “Give Your Face Something to Smile About”? “You deserve a Break today”, we should be “Feelin’ Free” and pay tribute to the greatest song writing and performing talent since Neil Diamond!

  14. Dawn McNeill June 12, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

    I am a lover of the cheesiest, cheesiest 70s stuff out there. I NEED these tickets. Please pick me!

  15. Jenn June 12, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

    Oh, yes please!

  16. Danielle C Henry June 12, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

    Please pick me! This seems like a dream come true…love Barry!

  17. Jessica June 12, 2018 at 1:22 pm #

    Fingers crossed!!

  18. Erin B June 12, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

    … because the millennials have no idea! haha :)

  19. CHRIS MILLER June 12, 2018 at 3:27 pm #

    My Wife LOVES Barry

  20. Brig Otis June 12, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

    Because it’s Barry, of course. Loved seeing Tony in the Grand Floral Parade. Keep it up Tony. Love you!!

  21. Heidi June 12, 2018 at 4:04 pm #

    Oh my gosh! I would love to take my mom to this for her birthday!!!

  22. Sascha June 12, 2018 at 10:42 pm #

    Because he writes the songs that make the whole world sing!

  23. Aleks June 13, 2018 at 7:58 am #

    I think my husband would like this.

  24. Debi July 18, 2018 at 5:45 pm #

    Omg! I have to go to this! My grandmother just gave me all her Barry Manilow original almost new condition albums! Please pick me!

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