L.C. Symphony Goes Vegas — The Rat Pack
The year was 1961 and an historic meeting was taking place much as it is today. The President of the United States, John Kennedy, was staging a summit with the notorious . The historic meeting was grabbing headlines all over the world, but big things were brewing in Vegas as well and the entertainment world, at least as far as Las Vegas shows goes, was about to be set on its ear.
It seems that, while the whole Kennedy/Khrushchev Summit was going on, a collection of some of America’s biggest entertainers announced that they were going to have a little summit of their own. The billing for the show as a who’s who of entertainment giants at the time. Sammy Davis Jr. was, without a doubt the hottest name in live entertainment at the time. Davis was joined by two men who had already established themselves as entertainment legends; Dean martin and, the Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra.
There were other members of the Rat Pack, but none had the drawing power of Frank, Dean and Sammy. The show broke Las Vegas records that had stood for years. their hi jinks made the news and more people followed the story of the Rat Pack than followed the actual summit between Kennedy and Khrushchev
Flash forward to today and The Rat Pack is actually hotter than ever, but, thanks to the Lake Charles Symphony’s Summer Pops Concert, we’re going to get to relive those great Rat Pack shows.
I’ve never been to a Lake Charles Symphony Summer Pops show that wasn’t great and I’ll bet this year is going to be no exception. No doubt it will be just like Frank, Dean and Sammy are up there, once again, bring the brand of entertainment that could have only existed in 1962 and great songs we all know and love.
The show is this Friday and tickets are going fast. Child Riser Seats 6 & Under Free; Student Riser Seats $15; Adult Riser Seats $30; Reserved Table Seat on Floor $50; Reserved Table of 8: $400; Reserved Table of 10 $500; Premium table of 8: $1,000; Premium table of 10 $1,250
By the way, there will also be pizza and a variety of drinks available. Unlike most symphony concerts, this one is casual and fun! You can get more information and tickets HERE