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First Friday to feature Elton John tribute band
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SPRINGFIELD --  Enjoy an iconic songbook from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, "Still Standing, an Elton John Tribute," will perform live at the Mars Theatre on June 3 at 7 p.m.

"Still Standing" is a performance group based in Florida, playing venues throughout the Southeast, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic and Mid-Western states. As its namesake implies, the show carries on the legacy and amazing music of the iconic Sir Elton John. 

Close your eyes and you will swear you are listening to John in person, as the amazing Ben Frey looks and sounds just like the legend. Expect all the huge hits, including "Candle in the Wind," "Rocket Man," "Bennie & the Jets," "Tiny Dancer," "Your Song,"" Circle of Life," "Crocodile Rock" and many others. 

Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Ben “Almost Elton” Frey has been referred to as the closest representation of Elton’s look and vocals on the tribute circuit. He and his band of professionals are dedicated to working on every detail that deliver an incredible Elton John experience. 

Tickets range in price from $25-$45 and can be purchased online at, in person at the theatre or at Springfield City Hall, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (912-754-7617). Beer and wine are available at all live shows.

 For more information on upcoming shows and movies visit, or call 912-754-1118. 

Prior to the show, enjoy First Friday in the Mars Theatre parking lot. Food trucks and beverage service will begin at 4:00. The Market will be on location at The Railyard with many local offerings. We will give free rhinestone, “Elton John” sunglasses to the first 100 that check in at the Mars. No purchase necessary and tickets to the show are not required. Foodboxx and G’Ma’s are scheduled to be on site. 

In true theme, we are inviting all in attendance to dress in their favorite retro gear – from any decade, while we crank out the retro tunes. 

First Friday is open to all.