Take a musical journey through the time when folk music met rock music and gave birth to an explosion of music that was danceable, singable and oh so romantic when the North Florida Community College Artist Series presents the national tour of California Dreaming on Friday, Feb. 28 at Van H. Priest Auditorium, 7 p.m.
California Dreaming celebrates that brief magical moment in the mid-’60s and early ’70s when American youth migrated to California by the millions and transformed pop culture forever. When well-groomed folk musicians grew out their hair and plugged in their Fenders and Rickenbackers, the radio began to sizzle with tight harmonies and dreamy lyrics.
California Dreaming features the music of groups like the Mamas and Papas, The Beach Boys, The 5th Dimension, The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. The show is a tribute to and filled with music that defined an era and introduced the world to the good vibrations of love, peace and summertime fun. Enjoy songs like “What a Day for a Daydream,” “I Get Around,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind,” “ Surfin’ U.S.A.,” “Our House,” “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” “Little GTO,” “Good Vibrations” and “California Dreamin’.”
The show is produced by Springer Theatricals, the national touring arm of the Springer Opera House, a 143-year-old National Historic Landmark theatre in Columbus, Ga.
California Dreaming will be performed at NFCC’s Van H. Priest Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. Tickets are on sale now at the NFCC College Advancement Office. Call (850) 973-1653 for tickets or more information. More information is also available at /community-programs/artist-series.