Bowzer, of Sha-Na-Na fame, is hosting his “Bowzer’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Volume XVIII” at the Mohegan Sun Arena Sunday, Jan. 20.
On the bill are Little Anthony & The Imperials, Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, Freddie “Boom Boom” Cannon, The Chiffons, The Harptones, Kathy Young, Johnny Contardo, Bowzer & The Sting Rays, Rocky & The Rollers, along with special guest NYC 9/11 firefighter Frank Pizarro.
Now 71, Jon “Bowzer” Bauman credits clean leaving, and luck, with his long run, as he told Melissa Ruggieri at ajc.com last summer.
“If you want to have a decent older life you have to keep yourself in shape and stay healthy and not abuse and push your body. We’re all kind of like that. Everybody on this show, the reason they can do this at this level is because they paid attention and took care of themselves.
“I’ve been very lucky, to be blunt about it. We were lucky to be very successful pretty young and it took some skill to not have that all go away in some kind of crazy lifestyle, but it was very fortunate to be successful right out of college and then have a long career and still have people showing up when we still do a show.”
Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Sunday, Jan. 20, 3 p.m. $35, $25. 888-226-7711, mohegansun.com