Any survivor of the 1970s is inevitably reminded of the disco group The Village People by the name of this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic hero, Mucho Macho Man. The Village People brought the phrase “macho man” into the vernacular through its hit disco anthem by that name.
Now nearly 40 years into their reign as the kings of disco, the six men of the legendary Village People — the cop, the military man, the Native American Indian, the construction worker, the cowboy and the biker — are set to turn Cobb Energy Centre into a disco/dance celebration. With lead singer Ray Simpson at the helm, this famously costumed group’s live shows are a high-energy run through some of the biggest hits of the ’70s and ’80s. From ‘Macho Man’ and ‘Y.M.C.A.’ to ‘In the Navy,’ ‘Go West’ and more, these timeless tunes are why the Village People have sold more than 100 million records and remain radio staples.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Pop stars of the 1960s and ’70s will belt out rock ‘n’ roll classics and “best-of” dance tunes for Flower Power concert guests during the 20th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Beginning March 8 and continuing each weekend, the electric Flower Power lineup of award-winning artists will feature two new-to-the-festival acts: The Village People (“Y.M.C.A”) and Tommy Roe (“DIZZY”). Kicking off the concert series March 8-10, The Monkees lead singer Micky Dolenz will return for fans who flocked to his May 2012 Epcot festival concerts. Dolenz appeared in concert to honor his beloved late band mate, Davy Jones, who had been a Flower Power fan favorite before dying of a heart attack near his home on Feb. 29, 2012. Performances are at America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. each Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
New Village People - Pick Your Own Contest Contest!
To celebrate their 35th anniversary of concerts and the most likeable music in the workd, VILLAGE PEOPLE invite you to a fun holiday competition for free concert tickets, t-shirts, autographed souvenir books and more.
The Pick Your Own Contest contest!
To be eligible, you must “like” us on Facebook - Tell your friends and family to use the Facebook link on our website: officialvillagepeople.com to like us. Entry directions and updates will be posted every week.
A celebrity judge will make a decision by January 31, 2013 and award prizes. We will announce winners on Facebook only.
Pick your own contest #1 #2 or #3. There will be winners in each category! You may enter as often as you want.
Contest #1: Dress up as any one VP character and email us a photo with your name & Facebook address & email address…so we know how to reach you if you are a winner. Entries: email@example.com.
Contest #2: Make a youtube video singing no more than 45 seconds of Macho Man using YOUR OWN LYRICS (nothing nasty please) and email us the YouTube link with your name & Facebook address & email address…so we know how to reach you if you are a winner. Entries: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contest #3: No work at all. All you need to do is to email us the line: “I have “liked” you on Facebook and I promise to tell my friends and family to do the same.” Include your name & Facebook address & email address…so we know how to reach you if you are a winner by a random drawing. Entries: email@example.com.
LEGAL: You give us your OK to share your submission(s) with the world. It’s that simple.
Happy 2013 to all, and we hope to see you dancing with us at a concert this year!
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