Philly Loves Bowie 2019
A Night Of Stardust
A Night of Stardust returns to Union Transfer in 2019 once again as the grand finale of Philly Loves Bowie Week. The event has sold out three years in a row, Wilmington in 2016, World Cafe Live in Philly in 2017, and at Union Transfer in 2018, and is returning to the stage with an all-star lineup. Dan Kauffman (Glim Dropper) returns as the music director for 2019 bringing back many of the same amazing backing band featured last year with a few changes. Dan will be on drums this year, Keith Giosa returns on keys, Vahe Sarkissian on guitar, and Joe Grillo on sax. Newcomers this year are Richard Ratner on Bass, and Mark Teague on guitar. Lance Davis (Grady Hoss and the Sidewinders) returns as the vocal director and has tapped Jeffrey Gaines, Ari Rubin from MINKA, Michael Baker from OOLALA, and Richard Bush from Peace Creeps to sing the music you know and love. In addition, Phoebe Legere, (The Four Nurses of the Apocalypse) who opened for the entire Sound+Vision tour, will be joining the cast as a vocalist this year. Main Light is generously sponsoring this event and providing a full light show. A huge silent auction will be taking place at the venue during the event with all sorts of Bowie related souvenirs, proceeds of the auction, and a portion of proceeds from ticketing will benefit CHOP.
We all know David Bowie’s death on January 10th sent a ripple effect to people all over the world. The music legend is easily one of the most influential musicians and creative innovators of all time. His impact on music, fashion, movies, art and style is almost impossible to measure. His courage to be different helped change the lives of millions, and helped shape the true artists of today.
A Night of Stardust will be a chance to celebrate his life with one of the biggest Bowie devoted shows you will EVER see. The event will feature over 25 of Bowie’s greatest songs and will cover Bowie’s catalog from Space Oddity to Lazarus. This will be a true Bowie experience that won’t want to be missed by true fans of his music, art and fashion. We challenge concertgoers to be as outrageous as you can with fashion. Dress like you always wanted to be, but maybe never had a reason to do so in the past. Now’s your chance – Bowie would’ve wanted it that way!
From the vision of Gregory Shelton, and music direction of Dan Kauffman and Lance Davis, we’re excited as hell to bring you ”A Night of Stardust” A concert truly dedicated to one of the most important artists of our time and presented by some of the best musicians and artists in the DE/Philly/NYC/Baltimore area.