- Classic Rock
- Presented by
- Texas Health/Arlington Memorial Hospital
Fall in love with Starship all over again!
Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, requires a ticket purchase. Tickets are $45 for general admission and will be available at the gates located at Abram and Pecan streets. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. For the Starship concert, chairs will be provided, and concessions will be sold. Please do not bring chairs, coolers, outside food and beverages, or pets to the Starship concert. Proceeds from tonight’s concert support more than 50 free concerts at Levitt Pavilion Arlington.
Mickey Thomas is the owner of the soaring voice that propelled Starship through the decades of the ’80s and ’90s. With his soulful and compelling vocals, Mickey established himself as one of rock music’s most recognizable stars. He made his mark in 1976 as lead vocalist on the mega-hit “”Fooled Around and Fell in Love” with The Elvin Bishop Band. In 1979, Mickey joined Jefferson Starship as lead vocalist after the departure of Grace Slick and Marty Balin. Backed by the power of Mickey’s vocals, Jefferson Starship immediately scored a number one hit with “Jane.” With this new sound and powerful new vocals, the group was renamed Starship and continued to record an amazing string of hits including “No Way Out,” “We Built This City” and “Sara” and scored an Oscar nomination for the number one hit, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” from the movie, Mannequin. Other top hits include “Find Your Way Back,” “Stranger,” “Laying It on the Line” and “It’s Not Over Till It’s Over,” which became Major League Baseball’s theme in 1987. Moreover, every Starship album released since 1979 has gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum. Mickey’s stellar voice and video charisma on Starship’s video classics, like “We Built This City” and “Sara,” have become staples on MTV and VH1. Material covered in Starship’s live performances range from Mickey’s tenure with The Elvin Bishop Band and Starship as well as songs from his two solo albums. Mickey will be backed by the band Starship, featuring Jeff Adams (bass), John Roth (guitar), Phil Bennett (keyboards), Darrell Verdusco (drums) and Stephanie Calvert (vocals).
Free admission. Open lawn seating on lawn chairs and blankets. Picnics, snacks and coolers with beverages are allowed, including beer and wine, but no glass containers, please.
For more details about visiting the Levitt Pavilion, please see Your Visit.
The Levitt Pavilion is located in Founders Plaza, 100 W. Abram St., at the corner of Abram and Center streets. For directions and parking, please see Directions & Parking.