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June 12, 2014

Ambrosini’s summer schedule chock-full of live music

Ambrosini’s summer schedule chock-full of live music

The summer heat has arrived, and so has Ambrosini’s summer lineup for Finally Fridays.

Since launching the weekend starting event in January, Finally Fridays has become a big favorite, according to Steve Smith, Ambrosini’s owner.

“We’ve been really happy with the turnout,” Smith said. “The format was something no one else was doing: free food, live music and karaoke — something to appeal to everyone. We’ve loved the results.”

The summer season kicked off last Friday with Jimmy Hollingsworth and Rik Padgett, Hall of Fame musicians who have been playing together for more than a decade in a dozen or so different bands. Both are currently members of Acoustic Dogg and Ace in the Whole. They will appear the first Friday in July and August.

The Flying Jacksons — Eric Jackson and Trever Jackson — also are returning to their regular third Friday of each month. The two first cousins are fourth generation musicians who have been playing together for decades. They will appear June 20, July 18 and Aug. 15.

The final “Finally Friday” of each month will feature Acoustic Crowe — Mike Rowe and Mark Wright. A smaller version of their popular Crowe Committee line, Rowe and Wright specialize in great harmonies. They will appear June 27, July 25 and Aug. 29.

The remaining schedule will feature a few local favorites and a surprise or two.

On June 13, The Band Tichenor-Jeffries returns to Ambrosini’s. Featuring the husband and wife team of Ric and Linda Jeffries, the band offers a wide range of selections, from the 1960s to today.

On July 11, Greg Meiners will bring the King to life at Ambrosini’s, with his special tribute to Elvis Presley. Meiners’ show will focus on the three eras of Elvis: early Elvis, Hollywood Elvis and Vegas Elvis.

On Aug. 8, The Rasley Family Band returns to Ambrosini’s. Featuring Eric Rasley from the Dave Frisse Band and Rachel Rasley from Yearbook Committee, the Rasleys — along with several of their friends — offer rock and folk standards and some great original pieces. Several of their friends will no doubt join them again this time as well.

Finally on Aug. 22, two award-winning musicians with worldwide appeal will perform at Ambrosini’s Friday program. Brent McPike and Solly Burton will take the stage with their musical talents. McPike is the head of the guitar program at Indiana State University and a world-renown guitarist. Solly Burton from Graysville is arguably the best mandolin player in the world, having won nearly every competition he has entered across the last eight years or so.

As with every other Finally Friday, the night begins at 5 p.m. with free appetizers and snacks.

“We’ve offered everything from pizza samples, to nachos, to onion rings and mushrooms, and we’ll probably continue that,” Smith said. “However, don’t be surprised to drive by and see us grilling out front as well.”

And it wouldn’t be Finally Friday without Terre Haute’s favorite karaoke DJ, Big Daddy Bracken, winner of the last three Tribune-Star favorite polls.

“Everyone loves Big Daddy,” Smith said.

For more information or for reservations, call 812-235-1445, or visit facebook.com/ambrosinis.

Summer lineup

The complete lineup (Live music is from 7 to 10 each Friday):

This Friday, The Band Tichenor-Jeffries; June 20, The Flying Jacksons; June 27, Acoustic Crowe; July 4, Jimmy & Rik; July 11, Greg Meiners’ Elvis Tribute; July 18, The Flying Jacksons; July 25, Acoustic Crowe; Aug. 1, Jimmy and Rik; Aug. 8, The Rasley Family Band; Aug. 15, The Flying Jacksons; Aug. 22, Brent McPike and Solly Burton; Aug. 29, Acoustic Crowe.

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