The P83 Street Party has added two local popular bands, along with national recording artist Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, to its concert. High-energy alternative band Hello Swindon and classic-cover band The Elevens will perform at the Peoria event on Saturday, February 23.
The P83 Street Party is a concert to highlight the entertainment district surrounding the Peoria Sports Complex near 83rd Avenue and Bell Road in Peoria. The stage and event activities occur on 83rd Avenue, closing the street between Mariners Way and Paradise Lane. Street closures will begin at 4:00 a.m. on February 23, and reopen February 24 at 1:00 a.m.
Besides the concert, there is a beer, wine and spirits garden, and an interactive zone for adults and children including a zip line, a large "roller" ball and local vendors, including Flavors of Peoria featuring area restaurants and caterers. The Arizona SCITECH Festival will also be onsite to demonstrate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) efforts taking place in the City of Peoria. Participants will learn about the science behind making beer, music, baseball and biomedical devices.
General admission tickets cost $10. VIP tickets cost $25. Children under 12, when accompanied by an adult, are free for general admission only. Attendees to the Feb. 23 Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres spring training game get in to the event free with ticket stub. Learn more about the P83 Street Party in Peoria, and tickets, go to www.P83az.com, or call 623-773-7137.
The P83 Street Party begins at 3:00 p.m. with Hello Swindon on stage at 3:30 p.m. The Elevens starts at approximately 5:30 p.m. Mark McGrath will perform at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Mark McGrath is an American singer of the rock band Sugar Ray. McGrath is also known for his work as a co-host of the TV show Extra, and he was the host of Don't Forget the Lyrics! McGrath first appeared with his band, Sugar Ray then known as the Shrinky Dinx, in 1992. By 1997, the band's collaboration with reggae artist Super Cat resulted in the song "Fly," which became a national hit. Later that year, and following the success of their number-one hit, Sugar Ray released its second album, "Floored," which became a double platinum seller. Sugar Ray's success rocketed McGrath to pop-star status, appearing on the magazine covers of "Rolling Stone" and "Spin." "People" magazine included McGrath in their "Sexiest Man Alive" issue twice. He was also named "Sexiest Rocker" in 1998 and "Sexiest Co-Host" in 2004.
After "Floored," Sugar Ray released "14:59," in reference to its fading "15 minutes of fame." Ironically, the CD wound up outselling its predecessor, going triple-platinum with hit singles "Every Morning," "Someday" and "Falls Apart." Their success continued with the release of the self-titled album, "Sugar Ray," which garnered the band it's first-ever top-10 album in 2005.
Following a short hiatus, the band regrouped to produce their sixth studio album, "Music for Cougars" in 2009. For more information about the band and its music, go to www.sugarray.com.
Hello Swindon has been performing in the Valley since 1999, generating a large local following. The group has an eclectic style what blends acoustic and electric guitars, Latin percussion, thundering bass, tight rhythm and powerful vocals. The band is recognized for its fun, energetic live performances.
The Elevens, formed in 2008, are more than a Classic Rock band. They wear matching suites, looking like a band would have in 1965, playing the same music they would have. The Elevens cover range includes the Beatles to the The Doors, from the Rolling Stones to Jimi Hendrix. The band members have a theater background and relishes being on stage and getting their audiences to dance.