Whenever Peter Rivera plays a show in these parts, it’s a celebration. The former lead singer and drummer of Rare Earth always puts together a killer show based around some of the giant hits that made him classic-rock royalty way back when: “Get Ready,” “Born to Wander,” “I Just Want to Celebrate!” On Saturday, he’ll pack his Celebrate orchestra (sensing a theme yet?) along with backup singers and a horn section to the Bing for a show that not only offers a great reason to get out of the house; it’s also one of the few non-holiday-themed parties in store this month! Local up-and-comer Olivia Vika and her band the Velvets will open the show with a taste of psychedelic blues that should fit right in with Rivera’s jams.
Peter Rivera with Vika and the Velvets • Sat, Dec. 4 at 7:30 pm • All ages • $27 • Bing Crosby Theater • 901 W. Sprague Ave. • bingcrosbytheater.com • 509-227-7638
— Dan Nailen