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Bowzer Rock & Roll Doo-Wop Show

Saturday, October 19 • 8:00 pm

Country Tonite presents Bowzer Rock & Roll as part of their 2019 Celebrity Concert Series.

The stunning disparity between mild-mannered Jon Bauman and his creation and alter ego, the inimitable “Bowzer,” has raised a lot of eyebrows in the entertainment industry. That’s because Jon’s portrayal of “Bowzer,” star of “Sha Na Na” for 14 years, was so convincing that the casual observer was certain this hilarious, gangly greaser actually stalked the streets of Brooklyn when he wasn’t appearing with the group. Later, when Jon Bauman washed the grease right out of “Bowzer’s” hair, he surfaced as one of the most multi-dimensional performers in show business today, with careers as host, producer, writer, performer, actor, musician and social activist!

Jon, like “Bowzer,” was born in Brooklyn, but there the resemblance ends. Jon was something of a child prodigy at the piano, and started classical lessons at age seven. He attended the prestigious Juilliard School beginning age 12 and ultimately graduated Magna Cum Laude from equally prestigious Columbia College in New York.

In 1969, Jon joined several of his Columbia classmates in “Sha Na Na” and created the character of “Bowzer.” With “Bowzer” the dominant character on stage, Jon was a major force in leading the group to their successful TV series. At its peak, “Sha Na Na” was the #1 syndicated show in America, and was also seen in 32 foreign countries. The series ran for four years first-run and another three in syndicated strip.

While remaining the star of “Sha Na Na,” Jon branched out on his own and made over 150 solo appearances. He guest starred on programs ranging from “The Barbara Mandrell Show” to “Super Password,” and guest hosted such shows as “An Evening at the Improv.” He also appeared with the group in the phenomenally successful movie, “Grease,” and sang the “Born To Hand Jive” number on the “Grease” album, then the biggest-selling soundtrack album of all time. [Read More About Bowzer →]

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, March 19th at 9:00AM! See the Country Tonite show for half price with your celebrity concert ticket! Use promo code CONCERT19.

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Saturday, October 19 • 8:00 pm

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