Fremont Street Experience presents “Summer of the ’70s” welcomes Escape, a seasoned Journey tribute band. Performing free concerts August 17-21, reminisce with the band’s multi-platinum selling hits like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Open Arms,” “Any Way You Want It,” and “Separate Ways.” Escape will perform three sets a night – at 9, 10 and 11 p.m. — each starting after the top-of-the-hour Viva Vision shows.
The lead singer, Dave Alcantar, is from Orange County, Calif., and the rest of the band is from the Greater L.A. area. Its talented members include a former keyboardist for the rock band Poison, a guitarist who toured with Lauryn Hill and a bass player and vocalist who played on the actual 2001 Journey tour. The impressive tribute band has received much attention, even being asked to record a Journey cover for the opening sequence of the Miramax film, “View from the Top.”
The band consists of veteran musicians who love performing the music of Journey as accurately as possible while bringing a dynamic high-energy presentation to every show. Escape consists of keyboardist Stu Simone, drummer Gary Ponder, bass player Clark Souter, guitarist Jay Gore and lead singer Dave Alcantar. Hear the next best thing to Journey itself, live and free on Fremont Street Experience’s 3rd Street Stage.