2020 Music Fest

Alex Shillo

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Saturday, June 20th at 6:30 PM

Celebrating The Music of Bruce Springsteen

Alex Shillo might have been raised in Manchester, CT, but the young singer-songwriter is as worldly as most. His Dad’s influence, and his hero Bruce Springsteen shows in his eclectic brand of Rock/Country music

Alex’s tribute to Bruce Springsteen, is made up of top-notch musicians from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island who have performed with artists such as Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, Aretha Franklin, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Johnny Mathis, Gloria Gaynor, and John Cafferty to name a few. Their ability to capture the essence of “The Boss’ both with their spot-on vocal harmonies and advanced instrumental abilities makes them the top choice for a Springsteen Tribute act.

Alex is not an impersonator, he’s a talented musician that loves playing Bruce’s great music, and also showcases 1 or 2 of his own original songs.

Despite his young age, the multi-instrumentalist has experienced a lot of life. Alex spent a lot of his life on the CT Shoreline, cut his teeth as a touring musician with his Dad’s band Silverado.

Alex has been enthralled by the music business ever since he was a real young boy and has gotten to enjoy different areas of the industry. His experience started at a very young age in large part (if not entirely!) because his father, Carl Shillo, founder/leader/singer/songwriter of the band SILVERADO. In the late 70’s and early 80’s Silverado were signed to RCA records, had songs on the Billboard charts, toured the world with Steppenwolf and a bunch others.

When Alex was growing up, there was always a recording studio in their home and it was like a revolving door of different musicians, song writers and record producers. He was lucky to learn a great deal about the art of recording, performing and songwriting from a young age!

Because of his background, he always felt comfortable in the recording studio and on a stage. So when he began to compose his own songs, it was such a rewarding experience to him.

Playing live came easy as well. He and his brother Andrew formed a few bands at a very young age and regularly played the local scene. Plus, when Silverado (with Alex on Rhythm Guitar and support Vocals) decided to recently tour again up and down the East Coast opening for major acts like Big & Rich, Eric Church, and many others with Silverado, he rose to that challenge as well.

Visit Alex’s Website: – www.alexshillo.com

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Essential Tips for Attending the Festival

CASH ONLY for all parking and beer gardens (there is an inside ATM at Ambler Savings Bank)

ROAD CLOSURES: At 2 PM on Friday, June 19th Butler Ave will close from Main Street to Lindenwold.  Partial closures of Poplar & Ridge Streets. begin Friday at 2 AM.  For detailed listing of closures click here.

All performances are FREE

The music and stage will be in the Cavalier Drive Parking Lot again this year.

No Glass Containers - Glass containers (bottles, drinkware, etc.) and coolers are not allowed.

BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) seating is limited.

The Ambler Arts & Music Festival will run RAIN or SHINE

Ambler Arts & Music Festival Presented by:

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