Wish You Were Here - The Sight & Sound Of Pink Floyd presents a benefit for Akron Children’s Hospital Palliative Care Center at Akron Civic Theatre on Saturday December 11 at 8pm.
Wish You Were Here brings its aptly-named Coming Back to Life 2021 Tour to Akron, performing Pink Floyd's greatest hits, classics and obscurities - with the stage production of lasers, videos and inflatables that is part of the band’s 26-year tradition. This will be the band's 6th show at the Akron Civic, on the same stage that Pink Floyd played in 1972. Since 2013, Wish You Were Here’s past 5 benefit concerts in conjunction with the Akron Civic Theater and WONE have raised over $108,988 for Akron Children’s Hospital primarily, and also Cassidy's Hope Foundation. This year's beneficiary, The Akron Children’s Hospital Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center, provides care to children, prenatal to young adult, with complex, chronic or serious conditions and their families, enhancing quality of life in partnership with cure-directed care. These organizations also have personal significance to the band.
Wish You Were Here’s theatrical concert presentation combines Sight and Sound to capture the mood, emotions, and intensity of the Pink Floyd experience. The show utilizes a veteran 10-piece musical ensemble featuring 7 vocalists, including 2 female vocalists, and a Floydian stage production of sound effects, videos on a large circle screen, Wall set pieces, multiple flying inflatables, and a choreographed light show with rolling fog, moving lasers and state-of-the-art intelligent lighting - all produced by experienced industry professionals with a fan's obsession for detail. The band authentically recreates the music from Pink Floyd's entire career, performing the crowd favorites that all rock fans recognize, interspersed with the show-stoppers that appease even the most ardent Floyd fanatics.
Formed in 1987 under the moniker of “Harvest Pink Floyd Revue” as one of the first bands in America to tribute Pink Floyd, and revised in 1995 as Wish You Were Here, the band is one of the longest continually-performing Pink Floyd tribute acts in the world. Its core members have been at the forefront of the tribute band movement for 34 years, with an unparalleled history of record-breaking concerts and celebrated theatrical productions thoughout Ohio and the Midwest.