John Lennon tribute planned for Uptown

MARBLE FALLS — A John Lennon Tribute Show with the No. 9 Orchestra is scheduled for Sunday at the Uptown Marble Theater.

The show is 2 p.m. at the venue, 218 Main St.

According to promoters, former Beatles member Lennon would have celebrated his 68th birthday Oct. 9. He was gunned down in New York City in December 1980 by a deranged fan.

According to a news release, “(Lennon’s) more than 50 years of music is constantly being celebrated around the world. His impact on the modern musical scene can hardly be measured.”

Out of this cultural mix comes a group of musicians led by Stephen Doster who annually get together to pay tribute to their musical roots as the No. 9 Orchestra.  From the days of “cosmic cowboys,” to the pop songs of Christopher Cross, from Eric Johnson’s electrifying avant garde instrumentals to Shawn Colvin’s ballads, the members of the No. 9 Orchestra have provided many of the background parts of Austin’s musical heritage.  

This will be the 17th year for a tribute gathering to celebrate the music of the Beatles and especially this month to celebrate the life of Lennon. 

Joining Doster will be Andy Salmon, Tommy Taylor, Ben Cocke, Bruce Marton, Shanna Norton and Maria Nehring and maybe a surprise or two.  

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, and $20 for limited reserved table seating. They are available online at www.uptownmarble.com; at the R-Bar & Grill, 904 Third St.; and by calling the theater at (830) 693-9996.