Let’s face it: Unless you have a DeLorean, a flux capacitor and 1.21 gigawatts of electricity generated by a bolt of lightning or plutonium stolen from Libyan terrorists, you are unlikely to see The Temptations and The Four Tops, Diana Ross and The Supremes, The Jackson Five, Glady Knight, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin or Stevie Wonder live any time soon.
This is where Masters of Motown, the tribute act that is coming to Bend’s Tower Theatre on Monday, comes in.
You, my 21st century friend, can relive the magic of the Motor City music scene thanks to these masters, who not only sing the songs of all of the above (in front of a live band), but dress the part and pull off some sweet choreography, too.
It’s an immersive experience that may sound a bit like Motown karaoke, but at least it’s karaoke by people who can sing!
Masters of Motown; 7:30 p.m. Monday; $35, $40 and $45, plus fees, available through the venue; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; www.towertheatre.org or 541-317-0700.