Schermerhorn Symphony Center was rockin’ last night in true 80s style with one of the most popular bands of that era, Huey Lewis and the News. Between 80s living legend Lewis, mostly original band members (The News) and long-time Doobie Brothers member John McFee sitting in on a couple of songs, the classic venue felt a bit like going Back to the Future and most definitely in the best way.
Striking Matches, managed by John Grady, head of Crush Management here in Nashville, were the show openers for Lewis last night; a cool duo who played a fantastic set, including two songs from hit television series "Nashville" and were amazing, definitely worth checking out.
The Power of Love streaming out at Lewis was evident in the crowd, especially from a balcony close to the side of the stage where a group of 60ish year olds all donned sunglasses at one point in the night and began dancing – somewhat in unison – proving it is still Hip to be Square.
Performing mostly old hits like “The Power of Love”, “I Want a New Drug” and “Hip to be Square”, Lewis proved he could still rock out with the best of them and still has what it takes to create good music, with a new song titled “When We Were Young” and even a Chicago Blues version of “Bad is Bad.”
If you love the oldies, visit nashvillesymphony.org to purchase tickets for Chicago, Foreigner and The Beach Boys, all coming soon to my favorite Nashville entertainment venue, Schermerhorn Symphony Center.