Rex Fowler of the renowned folk/rock duo Aztec Two-Step will be celebrating Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday with a two-part show at the Towne Crier in Beacon on Thursday, January 8. The first part of the evening is given to a screening of 200 Cadillacs, a 60-minute documentary film conceived and co-produced by Fowler. The film explores the often-forgotten generosity of Elvis Presley.
Following the screening, Fowler will lead a question-and-answer session, and then will take to the stage with a concert of Presley’s early Sun and RCA Records classics performed by Rex and his Rockabilly Kings, a band that includes Hudson Valley players the Roués Brothers (Billy and Muddy) on electric guitar and slap-back bass, and on drums Joe Geary of the retro band the Wiyos. The Towne Crier will also be offering some special “Eat like Elvis” selections on the evening’s menu.
This unique celebration of the King’s birthday happens Thursday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m. Admission costs $20. The Towne Crier is located at 379 Main Street in Beacon. For more information, visit www.townecrier.com or call (845) 855-1300.