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CHRISTINE OHLMAN & REBEL MONTEZ…Welcome to the Hip-Shakin’ Summer of 2015!!!!
tix on sale!! Fri. May 29 8 pm CAFFE LENA Saratoga Springs, NY 47 Phila St. #1 call for tix: 1-800-838-3006 -TIX $25 public/$22 members ADVANCE TIX HERE !! The Beehive Queen returns with Cliff Goodwin, Michael Colbath and Larry Donahue to this lovely, historic performance space that has become a great favorite. Christine will introduce new tunes and rock the house gently, Beehive-style! more info and menu at: www.caffelena.org ALSO: CONCERT STREAMS LIVE ON CONCERT WINDOW.. PURCHASE TICKETS FOR $5 HERE AND JOIN US IN A VIRTUAL BEEHIVE WAY (CONCERT IS NOT RECORDED, BUT YOU CAN WATCH IT LIVE IN HD): https://www.concertwindow.com/caffelena
TIX ON SALE!! Sat. May 30 7:30 pm NEXT STAGE ARTS Putney VT 15 Kimball Hill Rd. – SUMMER RENOVATIONS KICKOFF DANCE PARTY!! ADVANCE TIX HERE !! TIX $18 advance/$20 day of show The Beehive fix will be on as the Queen returns to Next Stage and there’ll be room in the front for DANCING! Next Stage is a fab tin-roofed church performance space that is a recent winner of the ArtPlace America grant, AND THIS CONCERT WILL BE THE LAST BEFORE RENOVATIONS BEGIN! Rock with Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez as summer begins in a venue designed by artists, for artists!!! MORE VENUE INFO AT : www.nextstagearts.org
tix on sale! Fri. June 5 @8 pm (doors 7:30) THE RECORD COLLECTOR “Living Room Concert Series” Bordentown, NJ 358 Farnsworth Ave. 609.324.0880 ADVANCE TIX HERE! Join the Beehive Queen as she and the Montez Boys return to this super-cool performance space that’s also a top-notch record outpost (vinyl, CDs, and more!!) plus cafe. The SUMMERTIME Beehive hip-shake will be in full force among the LPs, 45s and vintage goodies!!!! Come on down to The Collector!!! More info and directions: www.the-record-collector.com P.S. This concert will be streamed live via www.40footholestudio.com, a 24 hour no-repeat radio station bringing you the best from indie artists worldwide.
tix on sale! Sat. June 6 7 pm (doors 6 pm-come early for drinks & dinner snacks) THE BIJOU THEATRE Bridgeport CT 275 Fairfield Ave. 203.332.3228 (Parking directly across the street)
AMERICANA THROWDOWN w.CHRISTINE OHLMAN & REBEL MONTEZ/The Paul Gabriel Blues Trio/Seth Adam !!! ADVANCE TIX HERE! Americana king Seth Adam, rockin’ Blues king & Connecticut legend Paul Gabriel (BMA nominee!) and the Queen Of The Beehive & Rebel Montez share the historic Bijou stage in cool, cool Bijou Square for a summer night of deep, deep soulfulness! All venue info at www.thebijoutheatre.com
new date! Tix on sale! Fri. June 12- 8 pm (note earlier show time!-doors 7 pm) The Knickerbocker Cafe Westerly RI 35 Railroad Ave. 401.315.5070 ADVANCE TIX HERE (general admission) It’s TGIF at the Knick as Christine Ohlman, Cliff Goodwin, Michael Colbath & Larry Donahue bring the hot, hot Beehive Hip-Shake to further warm up a summer’s eve. The Knick is famous for its great sight lines and big, big dance floor. There’s great food too (have the fish!!!) and the party lasts until 11 pm. Log on to www.theknickerbockercafe.com for more info and dinner reservations.
Tix ON SALE! Sat. June 13 – 7:30 pm The 1794 Meetinghouse 26 South Main Street New Salem, MA 978.544.5200 Tix $20/$15 students/children under 12 free ADVANCE TIX HERE! Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez are honored to kick off the season at this wonderful, historic Northern Massachusetts performance space set in the pristine, tiny village of New Salem. The Beehive Queen cherishes the many beautiful friendships formed here, and the B-Queen Hipshake will be on, big-time! Admission $20/children under 12 Free. Log on to www.1794meetinghouse.org for more info
new date!! tix on sale! Sat. June 20 8 pm BAYSTREET THEATER Sag Harbor NY 1 Main St. “GE SMITH & SNL BAND MEMBERS” ADVANCE TIX HERE! Christine guests with members of the SNL Band present and past and other special guests in a first-weekend-of-summer musical celebration with her longtime musical brother GE. For more info: www.baystreet.org Venue: 1 Bay St. (corner of Bay and Main Sts.) Box Office: 631.725.9500 (tix also avail by calling box office)
tix on sale!! Sun. June 28 4:30 pm MYSTIC BLUES FESTIVAL FINALE ALL-STAR JAM…Main Stage @ Mystic Shipyards- 100 Essex St. Mystic, CT ADVANCE TIX HERE!!!
The Beehive Queen appears with The Knickerbocker All-Stars alongside special guests like James Montgomery for a kick-out-the-jams closeout to this year’s Blues Fest at the Mystic Shipyard on the beautiful Connecticut shoreline. Rebel Montez guitarist Cliff Goodwin will also join in the fun…more guests to be announced! Join Christine and Cliff for this great finale! Fest runs Fri-Sunday, June 26-27-28…More details at www.mysticbluesfestival.com
ON THE HORIZON….
FREE! Wed. July 1 7:30 pm The MADISON BEACH HOTEL Madison, CT 94 West Wharf Road RAIN OR SHINE! SUMMER KICKOFF CONCERT… FREE….. The Beehive Queen opens the “Concerts on The Grassy Strip” series and kicks off the Hip-Shakin’ Summer of 2015 right where she used to, and you NEED to be there….This free early-evening concert is a great chance to hang at on the beautiful lawn with its gorgeous beach view. Make dinner reservations earlier and then join the crowd on the lawn, or just come for the Beehive Concert! All ages are welcome, bring your own chair, and PARTY WITH THE QUEEN. As always, if you want to book a room at the hotel to stay the night, don’t wait! EVENT MOVES TO GRAND BALLROOM IN EVENT OF RAIN…
More info at www.madisonbeachhotel.com or by calling 203.245.1404
new date! Free admission! Sat. July 4 7 pm RIVERLINK CONCERT SERIES Amsterdam, NY at Riverlink Park- 25 Church St. The Beehive Queen rocks this gorgeous waterfront amphitheatre on the most fab summer night of all, the Fourth of July! Concerts sponsored by the Amsterdam Waterfront Foundation. Enjoy dinner at the Riverlink Cafe and swing on over for the Beehive HipShake! More info at: www.riverlinkconcerts.com
tix on sale!! Saturday, July 11 – 9 pm (w.special guest Lovelace Stoltz at 8 pm..one show only) BRIDGE STREET LIVE 41 Bridge St. Collinsville, CT 860.693.9762 ADVANCE TIX HERE The Beehive Queen returns to this pristine Northern-CT concert room that showcases the best in music with great sight lines and a fab dinner menu. Her fab friends, the Americana duo Lovelace/Stoltz, do their wonderful thang at 8 pm. Directions, menu, more info at: www.41bridgestreet.com
Fri. July 17- Opening Parade and Concert: The WC Handy Festival, Muscle Shoals AL- Christine serves as this year’s festival Grand Marshall, ridin’ in the Cadillac in the opening parade! More details on Handy Week follow…..
Tix on sale! Fri. July 17 8:30 (8 pm doors-The Local Saints open at 8:30) THE SHOALS THEATER Florence AL Christine Ohlman & Travis Wammack w/special guests: “THE SNAKE KING MEETS THE BEEHIVE QUEEN” ADVANCE TIX HERE!! Travis Wammack is one of the pre-eminent session guitarists to come out of the Memphis-Muscle Shoals scene, and a blue-eyed soul singer beyond compare. Christine is proud to be teaming with this great musician for a show to benefit the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and The Shoals Theatre. Killer Americana heroes The Local Saints open at 8:30, and special guests will include the ultra-wonderful Donnie Fritts, Kelvin Holly, Wayne Chaney, Will McFarlane, Travis “Monkey Man” Wammack, and more! . SPONSORED BY THE TASUS CORPORATION OF FLORENCE AL…. Stay tuned for more news and ticket link!!!!
more info at: www.shoalstheatre.org 123 N. Seminary St. Florence AL 256.764.1700
2015 Handy Festival!! Sat. July 18 4 pm THE CONCERT ON SHOAL CREEK 384 Johnson Drive Florence,Al CHRISTINE OHLMAN w. Fathers and Sons and special guest The Mary Mason Band The Beehive Queen rocks the traditional first-week-end-of-Handy afternoon concert on the Creek….. Fathers and Sons are Shoals guitar gods Kelvin Holly (The Decoys/ Pegi Young Band) and Will McFarlane (Bonnie Raitt) with Jamie McFarlane and Justin Holder (The Local Saints). Soul goddess Mary Mason opens with her great band. It’ll be a party to start the party!
2015 Handy Festival!! Monday July 20 7:30 pm THE MUSCLE SHOALS ALL-STARS in Concert (W.C. Handy Music Festival) Shoals Marriott Hotel Florence, AL 10 Hightower Pl. (256) 246-3600
Christine guests with the Swampers, including the legendary David Hood and Jimmy Johnson, in a romp through the classics of Shoals Soul. All the greats of the Shoals music scene will be on stage, and The Beehive Queen is honored to be asked to sit in! Don’t miss it!
2015 Handy Festival! Thurs. July 23 7 pm Cypress Lakes Golf Course (W.C. Handy Music Festival) 1311 E 6th St. Muscle Shoals (256) 386-7783 Christine Ohlman w/The Decoys & special guest Brad Guin. The Beehive Queen gets down hard with “The House Band Of The Shoals,” the Decoys, in a concert that’s become a Handy tradition, outdoors on the spectacular grounds at Cypress Lakes. The always-fabulous Kelvin Holly, Scott Boyer, NC Thurman, Mike Dillon and Jimmy Clay will be joined by sax king Brad Guin. Bring a chair and your dancing shoes, and get down seriously with The Queen and the Cream of the Shoals!!!!
TIX ON SALE!! Sat. Aug. 1 – 7 pm – THE IRON HORSE Northampton, MA- 20 Center St. – 413.586.8686 ADVANCE TIX HERE! Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez w. special guests THE REPROBATE BLUES BAND blow the roof off the Horse for the second summer in a row. Northampton is an especially rockin’ town, and The Queen can’t wait to return! Watch for tix link and get info at: www.iheg.com
new date! FREE admission! Wed, Aug. 5 6-8 pm. ROCK THE DOCKS – Norwich CT – Howard Brown Park, Chelsea Harbor Drive (on the Norwich Waterfront) FREE ADMISSION (RAIN DATE Wed. Aug. 12) The Beehive Queen & The Montez Boys rock this long-running CT weeknight fest on the beautiful Norwich waterfront. (Concert moves one week ahead to Aug. 12 in the event of very inclement weather)
More Info: www.norwichchamber.com
new date! tix on sale!! Friday August 7 9 pm Daryl’s House Club – Pawling NY 130 Rt. 22 845.289.0185 w.SPECIAL GUEST HAMELL ON TRIAL! ADVANCE TIX HERE! The Beehive Queen & The Montez Boys premier at the “House of Dary Hall” with ultra-rocking troubadour Hamell on Trial opening!! (for those of you who’ve been clubbing around the area of decades, you’ll recognize the address as the former home of the Towne Cryer). Join The Queen for the hot, hot, High-Summer hip-shake. There’s a killer restaurant here, too, so come hungry. Reservations recommended. More info: www.darylshouseclub.com
Sat. Aug. 8 – 4 pm – THE TEA FOR 200 to benefit the New Milford Hospice and VNA…. 63 River Road Washington Depot, CT This yearly fling features a throw-down by Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez on the grounds of a beautiful private residence under a festive dance-floor-equipped tent. There’s fabulous food and drink, a riotous hat contest that’s become a wonderful tradition, and it’s all for one of the best causes around. The Tea rules!!!!
Fri. August 21 7:30 pm (HEADLINER) The Hamburg Fair LYME, CT 263 Hamburg Rd. Join The Beehive Queen as Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez headline this great late-summer fair that is a more-than-100-year Connecticut tradition. Come join the summertime Beehive party…Admission $5/children free…. More info at: www.hamburgfair.org
FREE! Wed. Aug. 26 7:30 pm The MADISON BEACH HOTEL Madison, CT 94 West Wharf Road RAIN OR SHINE! SUMMER KICKOFF CONCERT… FREE….. The Beehive Queen closes out the “Concerts on The Grassy Strip” series and the Hip-Shakin’ Summer of 2015 right where she used to, and you NEED to be there….This free early-evening concert is a great chance to hang at on the beautiful lawn with its gorgeous beach view. Make dinner reservations earlier and then join the crowd on the lawn, or just come for the Beehive Concert! All ages are welcome, bring your own chair, and PARTY WITH THE QUEEN. As always, if you want to book a room at the hotel to stay the night, don’t wait! EVENT MOVES TO GRAND BALLROOM IN EVENT OF RAIN…
More info at www.madisonbeachhotel.com or by calling 203.245.1404
Sat. Sept. 12 9 pm BLACK-EYED SALLY’S Hartford CT 350 Asylum St. 860.278.7427 The Beehive Queen rocks the Capitol Area’s Home Of The Blues as summer turns to Fall…Sally’s rules the blues scene, and the Queen loves it! Make it a total blues fling with dinner and dancing…because there’s great Southern cooking from the kitchen, too! Reservations recommended at www.blackeyedsallys.com
tix on sale soon! Sat. Oct. 17 7:30 pm (doors 6 pm for refreshments and auction item viewing) AHM Fall Foliage Concert & Auction Presented by AHM Youth & Family Services Hebron, CT 25 Pendleton Drive Call for tix: 860.228.9488 The Beehive Queen & The Montez Boys will rock this great yearly event. Come listen, dance, and participate in a fun auction that helps support the great work that AHM does in the communities of Andover, Hebron, Marlborough and Columbia CT. More info: http://ahmyouth.org/fundraisers-and-events/fall-foliage-auction-concert
Fri. Nov. 27 9 pm BLACK-EYED SALLY’S Hartford CT 350 Asylum St. 860.278.7427 The Beehive Queen gets down seriously with Cliff Goodwin, Michael Colbath, and Larry Donahue for her annual Thanksgiving Friday extravaganza (p.s. it’s her birthday week…shhhh!!) This show will sell out…reservations recommended! Throw the leftover turkey in the ‘fridge and join the Queen for a hip-shakin’ blues fling…and there’s great Southern cooking from Sally’s kitchen, too! Info and reservations at: www.blackeyedsallys.com
Christine appears on the new Blu-Ray revamp of the historic PBS concert at Madison Square Garden for Bob Dylan’s 30th Columbia Records Anniversary ..with George Harrison, Johnny Cash, Neil Young and SO many more… ORDER ON AMAZON HERE
CHRISTINE appears on Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Andrew Loog Oldham’s historic “Andrew Loog Oldham and Friends Sing the Rolling Stones Songbook Vol. 2″ ORDER HERE
CHRISTINE APPEARS ON Ian’ Hunter’s latest, “When I’m President” Order on Amazon
The Deep End…Latest release…Five national End-Of-Year Top Ten honors…
ORDER THE DEEP END ON AMAZON HERE
“Tough, tender, thoughtful and sassy– R-E-A-L, as Sam Phillips was wont to say.”- Peter Guralnick, Award-Winning Author and Musicologist (Last Train To Memphis, Sweet Soul Music)
MAINSTREAM RECORDS COMP RELEASED IN THE UK…The Wrongh Black Bag was Christine & brother Vic Steffens’ “baby” garage band. This cool comp on Ace Records UK features “I Dont Know Why,” the B-side of The Bag’s only 45. The Amboy Dukes were the kings of Mainstream, and the Wrongh Black Bag was the “teen-dream” band. Amazon Link Here
LIVE HIVE…The first-ever concert DVD by Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez ..available NOW on Amazon. “[Ohlman] is a visual feast. If you haven’t seen a live performance, you’ve missed half the show. With this video, you get a front-row seat”- Kay Cordtz, Elmore Magazine, Jan. 2012
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CHRISTINE PERFORMS THE TITLE TRACK to “The Deep End”
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR “LOVE MAKE YOU DO STUPID THINGS” feat. special guest Eric “Roscoe” Ambel of the Del Lords:
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