Main Street Live will not be “Heartless” this summer. A tribute band to the rock group Heart will take the stage Friday night in the first installment of the concert series.
Little Queen – the Music of Heart is the only Heart tribute act authorized by Heart to perform its music. The five-member band is from Nashville and consists of Shonna Harrison, Andra Durham, Sean Harrison, Phil Wilson and Jeff Gibson.
“It’s always exciting for us to bring our show to people who enjoy good times and good music,” said Harrison.
“Having grown up in a small town with a tight-knit community, I am personally looking forward to being in McMinnville to experience that atmosphere again and interact with the people, which is my favorite part of every show – the audience,” Harrison added.
Recent performances include 22 shows at Walt Disney World’s Sounds Like Summer Concert Series 2011 at Epcot, where the band performed for over 20,000 fans.
Being authorized by the original band means Little Queen tries to be true to Heart.
“We strive to be as technically accurate as possible with the music of Heart and still loose enough to have a good time and make sure others are doing the same,” said Harrison
Harrison, who is the Ann Wilson of the group, is the lead singer. She grew up in central Ohio, first taking the state at age 3 with her father and continuing to sing with her father’s country band throughout adolescence.
Durham, who is the Nancy Wilson of the group, is the guitarist. She began her lifelong obsession with music at age 3 when she saw a performance of the Nutcracker Ballet and became enthralled with the pit orchestra.
On the song list are “Heartless,” “Barracuda,” “These Dreams,” “Alone,” “Kick It Out,” “Love Alive,” “What About Love,” “Never,” “Stranded,” “Nothing at All,” “Crazy on You,” “Wild Child,” and “Cook with Fire.”
Also, the band performes “Great Gig in the Sky” and “Rock and Roll” by Pink Floyd, “Battle of Evermore” by Led Zeppelin, and “Love Reign O’er Me” by The Who.
There will be a variety of food and beverages available from vendors. Parking and admission are free so bring a chair and enjoy the music. Come early and stake out a good spot.
Little Queen will take the stage and begin entertaining at 7 p.m. on the West Lawn of Security Federal. Food and beverage vendors open at 6 p.m. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Smoking is not allowed in the crowd.
Main Street Live summer concert series is a production of Main Street McMinnville. Events are free due to sponsorship by Dr Pepper, 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, Peg Broadcasting and the Southern Standard, your source for local news.