Rockin’ the town with bass-playing artistry
Lee Rocker and the Stray Cats sold more than 10 million records, garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum records worldwide, and were music video pioneers of MTV. The Stray Cat’s worldwide mega hits, “Stray Cat Strut,” “Sexy and Seventeen” and “Rock this Town” have become part of the fabric of rock ‘n’ roll. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame included “Rock this Town” as one of the 500 most important songs in rock. From the cover of Rolling Stone to appearing on Saturday Night Live, headlining the US Festival and touring with the Rolling Stones, Lee Rocker has seen and done it all. In addition to the Stray Cats and the Stones, he has toured and performed with George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell and John Fogerty. Lee and his father Stanley Drucker (classical clarinetist) both received Grammy nominations in 1982, something that has occurred only twice in Grammy history. In 2012, Lee appeared on Broadway in the hit musical, Million Dollar Quartet, and in 2014, he was inducted into the Bass Player Hall of Fame. Lee has been consistently touring, recording and performing around the globe since 1980 and has cultivated a fanatically loyal following of rockers, rebels and all types of music lovers. He is known for making his upright double bass appear as if it were a lightweight instrument as he spins, throws it in the air, catches and plays it on stages throughout the world. His concerts are a time for him to tell stories about his days on the road and in the music business for the last 35 years, including sharing stories about his adventures lugging a giant piece of equipment around.
Concerts are free and family-friendly. The Levitt Pavilion is located at 100 W. Abram St. in Founders Plaza on the corner of Abram and Center streets. For directions and parking, please see Directions & Parking. The Levitt is an open-lawn seating, outdoor concert venue. Visitors should bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Picnics and coolers are welcome. Please do not bring glass containers to the Levitt. Concessions are sold at the Levitt, including beer and wine. For additional information, please visit our FAQs, call the 24-hour information line at 817.543.4301, or email [email protected].