It has been almost 30 years since senior Ferris Bueller took the day off from school in what would become a much-loved 1980s film. Re-live that decade this Friday night when Bueller, a premiere 80s tribute band, takes Main Street Live stage at 7 p.m.
“We are really looking forward to Friday night,” said Bueller member Dave Tough, who plays bass and is on vocals. “We’ve never played in Warren County before. I don’t know if we are going to dress in our 80s attire or just our suits. We will have to see.”
The five-member band also consists of Jack Taylor on guitar and vocals, Jon Lechner on keyboards and vocals, Dan Eidem on drums and vocals, and Amy Walsh on vocals. From synthesizer-led Flock of Seagulls and Van Halen to classic metal of Poison and Def Leppard, Bueller is all about the 80s.
An extensive song list also includes hits from AC/DC, Aha, Beastie Boys, Billy Idol, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, The Cars, The Clash, Cyndi Lauper, Dire Straits, Don Henley, Duran Duran, Flock of Seagulls, Georgia Satellites, Guns ‘n Roses, Henley/Ataris, John Mellencamp, Journey, Kenny Loggins, Loverboy, Michael Jackson, Modern English, Motley Crue, Peter Gabriel, Prince, Rick Springfield, among many others.
"Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" was released in 1986 and featured Matthew Broderick as Ferris, who decided he wanted to take the day off from school with his girlfriend, Sloane, and his best friend, Cameron, and developed an incredibly sophisticated plan to pull it off. However, Principal Ed Rooney is convinced that Ferris is playing hooky and sets out to prove it.
Just like Main Street Live, the band is celebrating 10 years together.
“We got together in 2004, which is 10 years,” said Tough. “We selected the name Bueller from the movie. We liked the character Ferris Bueller. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t watched the movie and the scene where the teacher says “Bueller…, Bueller…, Anyone?”
Downtown After Dark, a 5K race, begins at 7 p.m. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Exchange Furniture and is $25 for the run. Trophies will be awarded to Top Male and Top Female finishers in each category.
American Legion will be accepting non-perishable food for the Warren County Emergency Food Bank during this year’s Main Street Live events. Donations can be placed in marked boxes located next to the stage.
Because Main Street Live is a family oriented event, alcoholic beverages are prohibited and smoking is not allowed in the crowd. All animals need to be leashed and owners must clean up after their pets.
Bueller will take the stage and begin entertaining at 7 p.m. on the West Lawn of Security Federal. There will be a variety of food and beverages available from vendors beginning at 6 p.m. Parking and admission are free. Bring a chair and enjoy the music.
Main Street Live summer concert series is a production of Main Street McMinnville. Events are free due to sponsorship by Dr Pepper Bottling Company, the Law Offices of Galligan and Newman, Security Federal Savings Bank, River Park Hospital, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, Ben Lomand, McMinnville Electric System, city of McMinnville, Tennessee Arts Commission, Peg Broadcasting and the Southern Standard, your source for local news.