October 1 – Jim Peterik’s Lifeforce and Mindi Abair


Jim Peterik

Best known as the founder of the band Survivor, Jim Peterik brings an alternative to the raucousness of rock with Lifeforce. This ensemble creates a powerful collection of diverse rock, pop, soul, worldbeat, and contemporary jazz tunes right before your eyes. You will enjoy this crisp ensemble action within a game of musical chairs, joyfully jumping from one vibe to the next. Fans of all genres will love this high energy show!

While still a grade school student in 1964, Jim Peterik was playing in a garage band named The Renegades. When guitarist Larry Millas recruited him to join his group they eventually changed the name to the Ides of March. Their breakthrough moment came when they signed with Warner Brothers and recorded “Vehicle” a song Jim wrote for his future wife, Karen. Powered by a dynamic horn section, the band was propelled into sudden fame when it hit #2 on the Billboard Pop Charts in 1970 and became the fastest-selling record in Warner Brothers history. The song ultimately went Platinum and they went on tour opening for acts like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and Janis Joplin.

After the Ides of March took a long break, Jim co-founded the band Survivor and charted with songs like “Somewhere in America,” “Poor Man’s Son,” and “Eye of the Tiger.”

Mindi Abair

In a career that spans seven solo albums and countless collaborations, Mindi Abair has made her mark as one of the most recognizable saxophonists in the US. Her newest recording, Wild Heart, harkens back to the days when saxophone was as integral an instrument as the guitar in the early days of rock and soul.

She picked up the saxophone in the fourth grade and took part in every band program available in elementary, middle, and high school. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in woodwind performance from Berklee College of Music.

Having performed with some of the most well respected musicians of this age including Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, and the CBS Orchestra on the Late Show with David Letterman, she considers herself the luckiest person in the world to be surrounded by such talent and true artistry.

Ticket Information
Tickets are $23.00 & $33.00 plus applicable service charges and are on sale now. Tickets are available by visiting the Genesee Theatre Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, & Ticketmaster charge by phone at 800-982-2787.

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Jim Peterik’s Lifeforce with Special Guests THIS FRIDAY!

Get tickets HERE for a very special show this FRIDAY at Genesee Theatre.

Genesee Theatre is proud to present Jim Peterik’s Lifeforce featuring Mindi Abair, Steve Oliver, & Lisa McClowry, Casey Abrams, Marzette and Sijay with special guests Lake Effect and Michael Avery – hosted by Rick O’dellon Friday, September 28 at 7:30PM.

Join us before the show for a Smooth Sipping Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Reception – Just $16! Purchase through Ticketmaster when you reserve your seats or inquire with the Box Office.


Jim Peterik’s Lifeforce with Special Guests at the Genesee Theatre

Jim Peterik’s Lifeforce performs September 28, 2012 at Genessee Theatre at 7:30pm. The show is going to be amazing with performances by Mindi Abair, Casey Abrams, Lisa McClowry, Steve Oliver, Marzette Griffith, Sijay and special guest Lake Effect with Michael Avery. Hosted by Rick O’Dell.

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