Press Release: Catch the Big Wave on Feb 23 features Big Wave Dave and the Ripples

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DULUTH, Minnesota – The Twin Ports better get ready because of of Duluth’s biggest bands, Big Wave Dave and the Ripples, is teaming up with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra for a heart-pounding evening at Catch the Big Wave sponsored by Duluth News Tribune.

What: Catch the Big Wave // Pops III
When: Saturday, February 23, 2019 – 7 pm
Where: Symphony Hall at the DECC

Big Wave Dave and the Ripples

The DSSO is thrilled to be sharing the stage with Big Wave Dave and the Ripples! The band formed in early 2011 with the goal “Play the music they love and get people on the dance floor.” Big Wave Dave and the Ripples features front man Dave Adams, drummer Dave Mennes, guitarist Andy Olmstead, bassist Alex Piazza, trombonist Alex Nordehn, keyboardist Brian Wells, trumpeter David Rode, tenor saxophonist Steven Rogers, and baritone saxophonist Matt Wasmund. You can bet that you’ll be movin’ and groovin’ in your seat and the aisles as the Orchestra joins the band for some well-known covers and some of the band’s originals.

Maestro Christopher Zimmerman

The Orchestra will also be joined by guest conductor, Maestro Christopher Zimmerman of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra. Zimmerman has been with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony since 2013 and has worked closely with orchestras across the U.S. and Canada. The DSSO is excited to work with Zimmerman for this concert.

Tickets are on sale, starting at just $20 and are available for purchase through the DSSO box office at 130 W Superior St. Suite LL2-120, 218-623-DSSO (3776), in-person at the DECC ticket office – 350 Harbor Drive,, or by calling Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000 taxes and service fees do apply. Student and Military tickets are also available for just $10 with a valid ID.

TICKET PROMOTION: Tickets right now are Buy 3 Get 1 FREE through all outlets. It’s time to get your friends together, or have a double date and head to the symphony. This promotion is only valid on adult pricing. When purchasing through please be sure to select Me + 3 promotion when selecting ticket pricing. 

Interim Executive Director, Kevin Peterson and front man of Big Wave Dave and the Ripples, Dave Adams, are available for local interviews Feb 18-22, please contact Melissa Lentz or Heidi Lord to schedule a time. For orchestra and concert images, please email Melissa Lentz for a media package.

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