Debuted August 2021
Ives Auditorium in the Masonic Heritage Center, Bloomington, MN
And what a beautiful debut it was. This show is Unique. Imaginative. Historical. Artful. EVERYBODY should have the experience!
Here are comments from audience members:
"GREAT GREAT GREAT SHOW!!!”
"Omgoodness! That was the best!!!!I hope we have the opportunity to see it again!”
"Wow! Loved it! ...Ben's light show was fantabulous! All your performers were such fine singers and musicians and obviously really into it; the coordination between light show and live performing was perfect!”
"...fabulous concert last night! Such talent. Looked like you were having a lot of fun too."
"It really was incredible!"
"...was an amazing show- a feast for the eyes and the ears!!"
"VERY talented and entertaining group of musicians. A trip way back in time to 1967!"
Songs That Will Feed Your Head,
And a Light Show That Will Blow Your Mind!
A Song Sampling:
Light My Fire The Doors
White Rabbit Jefferson Airplane
Uncle John’s Band Grateful Dead
A Little Help From My Friends Joe Cocker
Piece of My Heart Janis Joplin
Sunshine of Your Love Cream (featuring Eric Clapton)
San Francisco Scott MacKenzie
California Dreaming Mamas and Papas
Whiter Shade of Pale Procol Harum
Ruby Tuesday Rolling Stones
About the Show:
Magic Carpet Ride is a trip back in time to San Francisco and the heyday of psychedelic music and the innovative lighting featured at Bill Graham's Fillmore West. Aside from the exacting musicianship of the quintet and the iconic songs, the light show itself is a highlight of this experience, "...conjuring up swiftly changing, kaleidoscopic images that ebb and flow with the music;" for all practical purposes the lighting operator is the 5th member of the band!
*Ben Krywosz (Nautilus Music Theater) is our lighting consultant. Ben 's lighting company, Albatross, designed and operated lighting for many national groups at Fillmore West and other Bay area venues in San Francisco between 1967 and 1972, among them, BLUE CHEER and IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY. They also provided lighting for productions of TOMMY and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.