Visitors to Friday night’s Main Street Live summer concert series will be witness to a “Variety of Legends” tribute show offered by singing impressionist Conner Lorre.
“I’m super excited about Friday,” said Lorre. “I love what I do. I’ve been chomping at the bit because of this pandemic. The McMinnville gig will be the first one I’ve done since February, so I’m looking forward to it. I love Tennessee. I’ve had the pleasure of performing in 39 states. I know which ones are my favorites and Tennessee is at the top of the list.”
Lorre travels nationwide thrilling audiences as a singing impressionist and as a Neil Diamond impersonator. For Main Street Live, he will be impersonating a wide variety of singers including George Strait, Elvis, Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, Elton John, and of course Neil Diamond.
“Because I’ll be in Tennessee, I must perform ‘Rocky Top,’” said Lorre. “I plan to close the show with one of the best songs ever written. If you want to know what that song is, you’ll have to stick around until 9 p.m. No leaving early.”
The “Variety of Legends” tribute show was created in 2007. While performing in Panama City Beach, Lorre was abruptly fired in the middle of his gig. He was accused of lip-syncing. Although flattered by the accusation, he needed to save his job. Lorre offered the general manager $1,000 if he could catch him lip-syncing. The GM agreed, but was stunned to discover Lorre was indeed singing. That experience inspired Lorre to create the tribute show.
Concerts are offered on the West Lawn of Security Federal Savings Bank on Main Street. The summer concert series is a production of Main Street McMinnville. Concerts are free thanks to generous local sponsors.
Conner Lorre takes the stage at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 19. Food vendors open at 6 p.m. The Vietnam Veterans of America, Royce Davenport Chapter 1112, is collecting nonperishable food for Warren County Emergency Food Bank.