The City of Pleasanton and the Firehouse Arts Center celebrate Memorial Weekend with the welcome return of Jim Anderson & The Rebels. Always a sell-out, Anderson presents for the first time a salute to the G.I. songbook that Elvis Presley made famous. One show only: Sunday, May 26, 7:00 p.m.
Elvis’ Army career began in 1958, and two years later he returned to the U.S. starring in his first film as a military veteran, “G.I. Blues.” From “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Hound Dog,” to “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Jailhouse Rock,” the show will be full of the songs that keep the legend alive.
Vocalist Jim Anderson has made a big name for himself with his tribute to the early years (1954-1966) and early hits of Elvis Presley. Selling out most venues, including their appearances at the Firehouse in record-breaking time, the five-member group has been touted by lifelong Elvis fans as, “The most authentic tribute to early Elvis Presley to date.” Jim says he is not an ‘Elvis Impersonator.’ He is, however, considered by many critics to be the best interpreter of Elvis’ early music performing today.
The hip swiveling, body gyrating, and leg wiggling show presents Elvis’s music when his brand of rock ‘n’ roll was considered “dangerous,” showcases the songs that changed the direction of music forever, and reminds us why Elvis was, and still is, the KING.