Hollywood Nights, Bob Seger tribute band, rocks Pennypack Park concert

As many as a 1,000 families, friends and neighbors put down lawn chairs, rolled out blankets and fanned out in front of the stage at Pennypack Park last night to hear Hollywood Nights, the popular tribute to Bob Seger and the Silver Bulet Band.

The familiar presence in the popular, summer-long Pennypack Concert Series was the second to last of the season.

Rick Murphy, who handles Seger’s vocals, repeatedly said how warm and welcoming the audience was. He made a series of references to Pennypack and the Northeast, including making a playful mention of ‘Little City,’ the quiet paved area near the Rhawn Street Parking Lot of the park where teens have been long known to congregate for informal parties.

The South Jersey-based band did versions of all of Seger’s big hits, including ‘Against the Wind,’ ‘Like a Rock,’ ‘Old Time Rock & Roll’ and others, in addition to songs that Seger wrote but perhaps isn’t well known for.

The final show in the concert series is in two weeks, on Wed. Sept. 15, when ‘Simply the Best,’ the Tina Turner tribune band, will rock the park. Details here. See a printable PDF schedule here.

Hollywood Nights, the Bob Seger tribute band, featuring Rick Murphy on lead vocals.
(Hollywood Nights, the Bob Seger tribute band, featuring Rick Murphy on lead vocals.)

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