Chris Ruggiero & Jimmie Ross
October 8, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
Chris Ruggiero comes to Pittsburgh for one night only! joined by Pittsburgh icon Jimmie Ross and special guest star Donna Groom.
Chris has been touring the country at a dizzying pace, taking his audiences on a musical journey through the golden age of rock and roll. His PBS-TV appearances, feature on Good Morning America and hit albums have brought an even bigger audience, selling out shows all over the country on his recent 37-city tour! Chris shares his incredible story by breathing new life into the timeless music of the 50s, 60s & 70s with a live 6-piece band. If you remember songs like “Unchained Melody,” “My Cherie Amour,” & “This Magic Moment,” you’ll relish an evening spent with Chris. His unique interpretations of those and more are not only vocal triumphs, they feature brand new orchestrations by Four Seasons arranger and pop-rock legend Charlie Calello.
Jimmie Ross may be best known as the leader of The Jaggerz, but his solo shows, singles and album have been garnering more attention as of late, including his recording of “The Impossible Dream” which The Times cited for its elegance and “soulful sheen.” Jimmie’s current show consists of songs such as “Gotta Find My Way Back Home,” “Statue of a Fool,” and more iconic songs from his career. And, of course, considering Jimmie and Chris brought the house down with a duet the last time they appeared together at the Benedum, there’s always a chance for a magic moment or two when they’re under the same roof. You can also expect a special guest appearance from Donna Groom, whose duet with Jimmie on “I’m on the Outside (Looking In) / It’s Gonna Take a Miracle” has been the talk of the town lately.