By Sherry Miller….
All the “oldies but goodies” songs of the past will echo again on Saturday, Sept. 25, amid the magical and spectacularly lighted new gardens of Cauley Square Historic Railroad Village. The evening offers both a fabulous concert from 8 to 11 p.m. preceded by a buffet dinner served from 5 to 8 p.m. for concertgoers desiring to dine under the stars.
Talented maestro of nostalgic music Kim Bankston takes the stage performing cutting-edge Jobim Jazz and instrumentals on flute, saxophone and keyboard. Superstar friends will take the garden concert microphone and share center stage as the New International Platters and the New International Supremes perform songs such as Get Ready, Stand by Me, Great Pretender, Magic Touch, Harbor Lights, Only You, Forever Gold, Twilight Time, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and a medley of the best of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s as well as songs from Bankston’s new Forever Gold Vol. II CD from Kimstar Enterprises.
The oldies Top 10 melodies and tunes will be performed by Bankston and his artist colleagues: Tangela Flowers, Theresa Pryor and Nyann Young of the New International Supremes Revue and James Hazelhurst and Derek Hadley of the New International Platters, as well as Marvelettes’ Carol Allen (Mr. Post Man and Heat Wave).
Bankston’s weekly performances at Cauley Square have attracted a large following every Saturday night and every second Friday, 7-11 p.m., at the Village Chalet Restaurant.
Cauley Square hosted a Bankston Concert in February for Valentine’s Day and, by popular demand, the “Oldies But Goodies” concert will tale place on Sept. 25 and is scheduled additionally for Nov. 16, especially for families in time for the holidays.
The concert buffet from the Village Chalet is being served adjacent to the concert area from 5 to 8 p.m. and is priced at $19.95 per person, one serving per person, plus tax and tip. A cash bar for beer, wine and beverages will be available for the entire night with free parking.
Reservations for the concert buffet must be paid in advance by calling direct to the Cauley Square Administrative Offices at 305-258-3543 or to the Village Chalet Restaurant at 305-878-1410.
Concert tickets are on sale in advance at $10 per person and may be purchased at the Village Chalet Restaurant, open seven days a week, and/or the Administrative Offices at Cauley Square located on the second floor of the main building in the village. Tickets will on sale at the door at $12 per person.
Cauley Square Village is located at 22400 Old Dixie Hwy. (Take US1 to SW 224th Street). For more information, call 305-258-3543 or visit online at www.cauleysquare.com.