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Bueller bringing sound of the '80s to Main Street
A tribute to the 1980s will be offered Friday night at Main Street Live. Bueller, with Amy Walsh, will be providing the best of ’80s music. Pictured is bass guitarist and vocalist Dave Tough. When asked which he preferred, Madonna or Cyndi Lauper, he picked, “Cyndi, definitely.” - photo by Lisa Hobbs

Bueller will be in attendance when roll call is taken Friday at 7 p.m. at the Main Street Live summer concert series.

A tribute band out of Nashville, Bueller provides the best in 1980s music and takes its named after “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” a 1986 comedy starring Matthew Broderick as Ferris. 

“We hope to have people dancing, laughing and remembering the songs from their youth as well as introducing the kids to some good music,” said Dave Tough, who plays bass guitar and sings for Bueller. “The audience will not be listening to one person sing all night long. Everyone in the band sings lead vocals, so there is a lot of variety in our set list from roots rock like Mellencamp, hair bands like Journey, and English pop like Aha.”

Rounding out the other band members are Jack Taylor on guitar, Jon Lechner on keyboard, Dan Eldem on drums, and Amy Walsh on vocals. 

When asked what song the band enjoys performing the most, Tough stated, “One of our favorites is our Bust a Move medley. We think that technique is one thing that differentiates us from other bands. It keeps the music going. We have been known to do an hour medley before.” 

Little known facts about some band members: 

Lechner has every episode of the A-Team on Beta and his favorite hobby is programming his Yamaha DX7 synthesizer, because “It will come back in style. Trust me.” 

Tough owns a Nerf football collection and is an Eagle Scout. His hobby is making female friends on the internet, editing audio, drumming and collecting Star Wars figures. 

Taylor still watches the rare ’80s short film “Attack of the 50-foot Shrunken Apple-Head Woman” and his favorite hobby is beer. 

Food vendors are an integral part of the Main Street Live experience. Vendors include The Greek Station, Sparky’s Popcorn, Tako Sushi, Begonias, Dirty Dogs, Topz, and mouth-watering desserts from First National Bank. Added to that lineup last Friday night was Happy Days Grill.

Main Street Live is a production of Main Street McMinnville and is held on the West Lawn of Security Federal. Events are free thanks to sponsorship by Dr Pepper Bottling Company, the Law Offices of Galligan and Newman, Security Federal Savings Bank, Ascension Saint Thomas River Park Hospital, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, Ben Lomand Connect, city of McMinnville, Peg Broadcasting and the Southern Standard, your source for local news.

Food vendors open at 6 p.m. Music begins at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the sounds.