Originally Published: June 22, 2018 5:56 a.m.
The salute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – known as “Love the One You’re With,” starring Five Way Street – returns to the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center this weekend.
The band is always making little tweaks to the show in order to make it better, said Five Way Street leader Mike Serres. The more they do it, the more polished it becomes over the course of time, he said. Further, researching facts about the songs and the original group also sets them apart from other tribute shows because they offer a story and trivia about the group and their songs.
“It becomes storytelling throughout the show,” Serres said. “Not just songs, songs, songs, songs.”
Five Way Street takes the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for seniors and available online at www.prescottelkstheater.com, by calling 928-777-1370 or at the door one hour prior to the performance.
The music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is timeless, Serres said. At the shows, the crowd is made up of both the older generation who grew up with the music and the younger generation who have discovered it in one way or another.
Five Way Street got to meet David Crosby at one point after a show he did in Tucson, Serres said. He was generous and complementary, telling them to make the music their own. As such, while they may stretch out a couple of songs and jam, the core of the songs remain the same.
As a whole, Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young were prominent stars in their own right who came together to form an iconic band, Serres said. “Four superstars came together. There was also amazing amount of iconic music being played.”
The band is excited to be coming back to Prescott to perform, he said. Not only is the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center a great venue, but the community is supportive.
For more information about Five Way Street, who also other classic rock shows including a tribute to the British Invasion, visit www.fivewaystreet.com.
The Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center is located at 117 E. Gurley St.