Photo Credit: Tom Stokes

Sports+Music

Dec. 2016

This was supposed to be a pic of Eddie Money warming up the sax before taking stage but forgot to switch back from video. Glad I screwed up. -  Tom Stokes

Photo Credit: Tom Stokes

Sports+Music

Dec. 2016

ABOUT EDDIE MONEY:

Eddie Money was born Edward Joseph Mahoney on March 21, 1949, in Brooklyn, New York. Although he dreamed of being a musician, after high school, Eddie decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a police officer.

In 1968, after serving as a New York City Police Officer for two years, Money put his law enforcement career on hold to pursue music.

 

He moved to Berkeley, California and began performing at local clubs. Then, in 1976, after changing his surname from Mahoney to Money, Eddie’s fate changed when he was introduced to legendary promoter Bill Graham while performing at one of Graham’s events. The two quickly became close, with Graham serving as both a mentor and manager to Money. Said Graham of Money, “Eddie Money has it all…not only can he sing, write and play, but he is a natural performer.”

After signing a recording contract with Columbia Records, Money burst onto the scene with his eponymous debut album in 1977. Fans immediately fell in love with Money’s sound, and the album, which went double platinum, featured hits like “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.”

 

Money followed the success of his debut album with a stream of Top 40 hits, as well as some of the era’s most creative videos for songs like “Think I’m in Love” and “Shakin.” In 1986, Money released Can’t Hold Back, which featured the classic, Grammy-Nominated duet with Ronnie Spector, “Take Me Home Tonight.” The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album went platinum and also featured the hit “I Wanna Go Back.”

These days, Money continues to delight new and old fans alike at venues throughout the country. Having opened the summer concert season at the famous DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit for nearly 20 years, Money draws fans from all over who are eager to see the legendary musician. Ask any concert attendee and they’ll tell you he retains his signature style and performs with the same passion today as he did more than 30 years ago.

In addition to maintaining a busy touring schedule, Money has featured on hit television shows like “The King of Queens,” where he performed for his good friend Kevin James, and “The Drew Carey Show,” where he played Mimi’s ex-husband.

In recent years, Eddie has been joined on tour by his daughter, Jesse Money. Jesse, who was on MTV’s “Rock The Cradle,” is a talented and charismatic vocalist who has chosen to follow in her father’s footsteps. While on tour with Eddie, Jesse sings back-up vocals and adds an exciting twist to the duet “Take Me Home Tonight.” Eddie and his wife Laurie also have four sons – Zachary, Joseph, Desmond, and Julian.

As the years have passed, Money’s blue-collar brand of Rock n Roll has managed to transcend generations and continues to move audiences today. Along with having sold more than 28 million records, Money’s songs have appeared in dozens of movies and television shows, and have recently been included in hit video games like “Grand Theft Auto” and “Guitar Hero.”

Doors Open: 6:30PM

 

Entertainment as it should be at the beautifully renovated historic theater in downtown Greenville, TX! Get ready to be spoiled! Come enjoy an intimate show with close free parking, full 4 course dinner, luxurious seating, table service, and all gratuities included!

Relax while you enjoy Eddie Money in the newly renovated, state of the art, Texan Theater in Greenville Texas!

 

After you buy a ticket you can expect free parking, free dinner, and an intimate show! 

 

Employees are all paid a living wage so no need to tip.  You will only need to open the purse strings to buy artist merchandise.

 

It's been a pleasure working with Eddie and the family over the years. The Family has supported Sports PLUS from long ago and helped us establish the Sports PLUS Music side of the show. (Watch Eddie Money and Sports Plus Video to left) 

I produced a concert festival with Eddie and the family couple years ago in Chicago and I can easily say with NO reservations that all provided an excellent rock n roll Eddie Money experience for our guest and corporate sponsors.

 

Eddie has always exceeded my expectations and this show with the family was no different. I can even say it was better than I could even imagine.


Jesse Money, Desmond Money, and Julian Money were a joy to work with and they produced everything on a pro level . They are truly gifted, intelligent, personable young musicians that have inherited their fathers passion for music and this showed that night and others.

 

Their innate sense of musicianship along with their singing ability really puts them in a class by themselves and nothing less should be expected. 


After the show they were all very gracious with their time signing autographs and lending their image and likeness to several hundred fans that stayed for hours after the show to meet and greet them. 


It was a pleasure to partner with Eddie Money and his Family and we look for many other great events together. I am delighted to recommend them for any and all your LIVE entertainment needs. 

Hope to see you at The Eddie Money Show in Greenville, TX at the Texan Theater. 

10/05/2017 I  Tom Stokes Sports+Music