Key West hosts The Temptations at Sunset Green Event Lawn on April 5 as part of the 2019/2020 Concert Series at the venue.
For more than 50 years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world. “The crowds are bigger, the sales are sizzling,” says one industry report. “The outpouring of affection for this super-group has never been greater.” The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. It wasn’t until 1964 however, that the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced “The Way You Do the Things You Do” turned the guys into stars.
No matter the change in personnel within the band, The Temptations have remained true to The Temptations tradition. They survived the whims of fashion, whether disco or techno, and have stuck to their guns. When the sixties and seventies turned political, The Temps got serious. They changed their tone, dress and music. Producer Norman Whitfield led the way with his Temptations hits that burned with intensity. “Runaway Child” “Cloud Nine,” “I Can’t Get Next to You,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone”, and “Psychedelic Shack” still smolder today.
Make your way to Sunset Green Event Lawn this coming spring to catch one of the country’s most legendary bands to come out of the hopping Motown era. The Temptations are not to be missed!
Sunset Green Event Lawn is a new multipurpose event lawn situated between 24 North and The Gates hotel’s on North Roosevelt Boulevard. The venue can host well over 1,000 concert goers, has multiple bars, a food truck, a large parking lot behind the venue and the accessibility of two hotels just steps away. Also accessible by cab, Uber, and Lyft the entrance to Sunset Green Event Lawn is impossible to miss. Tickets are available at www.keywestconcertseries.com.