Dan Hicks Featured at Sunset Concert Series

Dan Hicks, one of America’s most distinctive songwriters, will take the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Art Center’s Sunset Concert Series on July 15 at 7 pm.

Since the early 1960s Hicks has deftly blended elements of swing, jazz, folk and country music to create the sound he sometimes calls “Folk Jazz.” Hicks’s sense of rhythm, hip lyrical styling, laid-back vocalizing, and infamous onstage wit make most listeners, fans for life.

Hicks has been involved in music his entire life, and originally put together an acoustic combo with two female backup singers, who were dubbed “Lickettes.”

Billed as Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks, the group got a deal with Blue Thumb Records and, with a few changes, the “classic” Hot Licks formed. The ensemble went on to produce the critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums Where’s The Money?, Striking It Rich and Last Train To Hicksville. Hicks broke up the Hot Licks in 1973, at the height of the band’s popularity.

Today, Hicks tours worldwide with an updated version of the Hot Licks. Hicks continues to delight long-time fans and has earned the attention of a whole new generation of music lovers.

The Peg Egan Center is an outdoor amphitheater located on Church Street in Egg Harbor. All concerts are free and open to the public. In case of rain, concerts are held at the Calvary Methodist Church 4650 County Rd E in Egg Harbor.

For more information call 920.493.5979.