Inaugural aTrolla Music Festival will take over lawn at Reunion Tower on May 6

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20

Inaugural aTrolla Music Festival will take over lawn at Reunion Tower on May 6


Music of the '60s, '70s and '80s was easy to categorize; it was either good or bad. And each had its place, mostly on the FM dial or shows such as Midnight Special or Solid Gold or Soul Train or American Bandstand. Fragmentation? Nah. Those were the times where a legendary performer could parlay a legendary song into a long and lucrative touring career.

Enter aTrolla Music Festival, with aims to bring back that loving feeling -- "whoa-o-o-o." The inaugural festival will play on two stages on the lawn at Reunion Tower on Saturday, May 6. Jaylene Moss founded the festival with her favorite bands and their fans in mind. And, just as the music in those decades played well across genres, this festival has been programmed the same. 

Run down the list, pick a decade and find a favorite, most on legendary status. You can put on your boogie shoes with KC and the Sunshine Band or let Dionne Warwick show you the way to San Jose. Emote and relive The Karate Kid 2 with Peter Cetera. The list includes: Tower of Power, Texan Carolyn Wonderland, Survivor, Grand Funk Railroad, The Spinners, WAR, The Romantics, The Zombies, Delbert McClinton and BJ Thomas.

One can only hope this isn't the last we see of this festival, which is also offering travel packages. There will be chairs for rent and merchandise, drinks and food for sale. Tickets are on sale at atrollafest.com for $89, with free admission for ages 5 and younger. VIP tickets are $310.00 and $550. Be warned: The closer the date of the fest gets, the more it will cost.

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