The Commodores opened the show, performing hit after hit, with the full house singing along. They got the crowd going with one of their top 10 hits, “Lady.” They didn’t stop there. “Brickhouse,” perhaps the group’s signature song, kept the crowd on their feet.
Walter Orange commanded the full stage with his “Nightshift” pitch with William King and JD Nicholas backing up his top hits. Just when you thought the evening of rolling down memory lane couldn’t get any better, one of the more socially conscious bands of all time took the stage soon after The Commodores’ set.
WAR stage right opened up ripping up “Cisco Kid” with Lonnie Jordan lighting up the stage.
Throughout the night his storytelling songs keep the crowd reminiscing and sing along to “Low Rider,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends” and so many top tracks rocking the house.
The stellar performances of both The Commodores and WAR were perfect in the Pacific Amphitheatre. It was a lovely summer evening perfect to reminisce about these oldies but goodies!
Featured Image Caption: Lonnie Jordan and WAR performing during the Pacific Amphitheatre’s Summer Concert Series at the Orange County Fair. Photo by Melinda Meijer for News4usonline