Mahaiwe Performing Arts Presents The Four Tops
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center will present a performance by The Four Tops on Sunday, August 3, at 7 p.m. An all-star local horn section will back the Motown legends. The Four Tops teamed up in high school in 1954 and become one of Motown’s most consistent hit makers. In 1990, the group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Duke Fakir, the quartet’s sole surviving member, has kept The Four Tops alive by teaming up with the group’s newest members, Theo Peoples, formerly of The Temptations, Lawrence Payton, Junior, the son of founding member Lawrence Payton, and Ronnie McNair, a Motown acquaintance.
The group in its present incarnation continues to be a hit on tour, providing a towering testament to the enduring legacy of the Motown Sound they helped to shape and define. For their appearance at the Mahaiwe,
they will be accompanied by a stellar local horn section, which includes Jeff Stevens on trumpet and flugelhorn, Micah Maurio on trumpet, Alex Lee-Clark on trumpet and flugelhorn, Alfred Brewer and Don Mikkelsen on trombone, Charlie Tokarz and Bruce Krasin on alto sax, Frank Newton on tenor sax and Matt Schumer on baritone sax.
For information and to order tickets, call 413-528-0100 or visit the website at mahaiwe.org. The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is located at 14 Castle Street in Great Barrington, Mass.