Sneak Prevue of The Voice That Rocked America: The Dick Biondi Story

Sunday, Jul. 09 | 1:00pm ET (12:00pm CT)


A documentary about legendary Rock & Roll Radio icon, Dick Biondi, the groundbreaking pioneer who introduced the country to the greatest artists of the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, including Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Bobby Darin, Frankie Valli, The Beatles, and the Rolling Stones and so many more. In February of 1963, Biondi was the first DJ in the U.S. to spin a Beatles record on the radio, a full year before they appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. At KRLA in Los Angeles, Biondi helped launch the career of the Beach Boys by playing their first ballad, Surfer Girl, on air.

Featuring live music from Gnari before the film – a band of three brothers with diverse musical tastes. They play everything from Blues and Jazz standards to 50s to Italian classics. Gnari means “the guys” in Italian.

Doors open at 12 noon ET with live music from 12-1 from Gnari. The film screening will begin at 1pm ET / 12pm CT. There will be a Q&A with the filmmaker following the screening.


RESERVED SEATING DONATION option includes a $25 tax-deductible donation to The Acorn and guarantees you a seat with optimal sightlines. $25 Donation per ticket holder in your group.

Turn your show experience into a memorable stay! The Loft at The Acorn offers a spacious, industrial-chic apartment above The Acorn theater. Click here for photos and rental information.


Box Office opens at 11am ET
Starts 1:00pm, doors open 12:00pm

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About The Acorn Center for the Performing Arts

The Acorn brings great known performers and amazing new ones to southwest Michigan.  Located in the historic featherbone factory, The Acorn’s friendly staff and volunteers, and an acoustically rich sound system combine for memorable experiences. We’re located in Three Oaks, Michigan …  just over an hour from downtown Chicago and 30 minutes from South Bend, IN.

The Acorn, a nonprofit organization, annually hosts a singer songwriter competition and a Spectacular Tournament of Playwrights. Our Open Mic nights showcase a variety of strong talent and our educational workshops include songwriting and master classes in performance.

The Acorn’s Mission

To offer a broad range of high-quality arts and education programming that nurtures cultural experience, participation and community engagement among residents and visitors of all ages and enhances the economic vitality of the region.

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