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Perhaps inspired by U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name" concert atop a building in Los Angeles, the Roof Top Pool at The Colonnade Hotel has become one of the most unique spots in Boston to perform.
06-13-13 The American rock band from Jacksonville, FL lands at Boston's only Roof Top Pool courtesy of WAAF Boston.
"Shinedown are becoming Kings of the Rock Power Ballad. The kind of song where you find your arm reaching for a lighter once it starts. The kind of song that could be great for a slow dance but kicks in just enough to make it seem a little awkward. Must be their Duval County, Florida roots. Lynyrd Skynyrd are from the same area. One thing is for sure, Brent Smith's voice is for real. No auto-tune there." by Mike Hsu
For details on attending this private concert, direct yourself HERE.
What started out at the Rooftop Pool (with the sound check) ended up moving inside for an intimate concert due to the weather. We experienced as many rain delays as Fenway Park did this evening. Gavin Rossdale performed a few songs from their new album, Sea of Memories, which is coming out September 2011 along with some classic BUSH hits: Come Down, Glycerine. Many thanks to our friends at WAAF.
08-02-10: Sara Bareilles performed a great set at Boston's only Roof Top Pool for the MIXFest Pre-Party "Big Day Off" at 3:00 PM. Sara performed "Uncharted" "King of Anything" "Love Song" & "Single Ladies".
06-04-10: Michael Franti opened the Roof Top Pool season with a Mix 104.1 Special Summer Launch Mix Lounge. His music has been described as a kind of musical sun shower, a bright, beautiful and often buoyant song cycle created to bring all kinds of listeners a sense of hope during rough and rainy times for so many in our world. He declares "Music is Sunshine".
09-19-09 David Gray performs hits from his new album "Draw the Line" that features guest appearances by Annie Lennox and Jolie Holland. The album's first single "Fugitive" was released earlier this month. His smooth delivery captivated the audience from the very first note.
David Gray performed "Fugitive", "Draw the Line", "Jackdaw" (a Colonnade favorite), Babylon and This Year's Love (from his White Ladder album). This was his self-proclaimed first pool-side performance. Judging from the audience reaction, David Gray's music was made for roof tops.
08-18-09 CREED performed a live acoustic set at Boston's only Roof Top Pool on Tuesday. The band rocked it out performing some of their greatest hits including "Higher", "Arms Wide Open" and their new single "Overcome".
The official new single from Creed's new album is "Overcome," which will be digitally available on August 25. The long-awaited new album "Full Circle" will be out October 2009. Support CREED here.
08-13-09 O.A.R. (Of a Revolution) performed at Boston's only Roof Top Pool on Thursday, August 13, 2009 as part of the Mix 104.1 Lounge. O.A.R. is: Marc Roberge (vocals, guitar), Chris Culos (drums, percussion), Richard On (guitar, backing vocals), Benj Gershman (bass guitar), Jerry DePizzo (saxophone, guitar, backing vocals). Support O.A.R. here.
A hometown Boston favorite, Steven Page, formerly of Barenaked Ladies, performed brilliantly at the Mix 98.5 Movin' to Mix 104.1 Party. Steven was a huge hit performing classic Bare Naked Ladies hits like "Brian Wilson", "Old Apartment" and "Break Your Heart". Steven could not have been any more generous with his time and interaction with the fans. Follow Steven Page here.
08-05-09 Uncle Kracker visited Boston's Roof Top Pool at The Colonnade Hotel for the Mix 98.5 Mix Lounge series. His new album appropriately named "Happy Hour" hits stores on September 15th and features the new hit single "SMILE". Support Uncle Kracker at: http://www.unclekracker.com
Uncle Kracker performed several of his hit songs, including: "Follow Me", "Drift Away" and "Smile", signed autographs and took photos with fans. Uncle Kracker (Matthew Shafer) has been rocking out with Kid Rock and Kenny Chesney.
02-20-09 Nick Lachey performs a Mix Lounge on stage at The Colonnade Hotel. He performed 4 songs including “Patience” from his new album Coming Up for Air debuting in May 2009. Affable, self-effacing and a genuine are all good words to describe Nick and are all too uncommon in show business. He took the time to sign autographs and take photos for everyone in the room (100+ lucky attendees). LISTEN to the Concert at MIX.
The funniest part of the day was the question and answer session. A nine year old guest asked him a question he had never heard before “Did you have your tonsils taken out?”. Nick had some nice words to say about Boston and the hotel. We’re grateful to host him and hope he returns soon. Trust us – if the single is anything like the rest of the album, it’s sure to be a massive hit. View the Boston Globe Article.
01-14-09 Due to the weather, The Fray performed for the Mix Lounge on stage in the Boston Ballroom at The Colonnade Hotel. We hope to have them back in the Summer for a performance at Boston's only Roof Top Pool. The Fray performed several songs including "How to Save A Life" and their new song "You Found Me". This Denver band is a big fan of Boston and we're certainly fans of theirs. It was a pleasure to host the Fray, who could not have been more gracious to the hotel and their fans. View The Fray Photo Gallery.
It's difficult to see but we noticed that one of the band members moved our signature yellow rubber duck above the Sony television in their Luxury Suite.
The Fray: Isaac Slade, Joe King, Dave Welsh, Ben Wysocki
08-05-08 The Welsh Singer and Songwriter, DUFFYperformed LIVE at Boston's Only Roof Top Pool for Mix 98.5's Mix Lounge Fest. Duffy stated it was her 1st time playing at a pool. She performed 3 songs; including Stepping Stone, Warwick Avenue and her hit song Mercy. View Duffy Photo Gallery.
This July, Duffy's album Rockferry has become the best selling album in the UK. Her CD may be purchased at Iamduffy.com Her song "Mercy" won the 2008 MOJO Song of the Year Award.
Duffy: vocals, Bernard Butler: guitar, piano, percussion, Makoto Sakamoto: drums, David McAlmont: vocals, Tobi Oyerinde: guitar, Ayo Oyerinde: keyboards, Tom Meadows: drums, Ben Epstein: bass, Jon Green: guitar, Josh McKenzie: percussion
07-21-08 The post grunge band from South Africa, SEETHER, performed LIVE on Monday, July 21, 2008 for the Toucher and Rich Show on WBCN at Boston's only Roof Top Pool.
Seether performed their hit song Rise Above This in front of an audience of loyal fans and contest winners.
Jimmy Buffett at RTP
Jimmy Buffett drops by the RTP. Pictured here is David Colella, Managing Director, Jimmy Buffett (Center), and Matt Siegel of Kiss 108.
08-28-07Papa Roach performed a few of their hits acoustically including their new single "Forever" and the popular -Scars as part of the WBCN series. Fans will notice Dave took a break from this performance and watched poolside. A down to earth band whose performance was "Off the Chain".
08-10-07Augustana takes a fan photo with our Managing Director, David Colella as part of the Mix Lounge Series. Inclimate weather brought the band inside where they performed on Boston Ballroom's stage. The band played their hit song Boston from their All the Stars and Boulevards album.
07-30-07 Scottish singer-songwriter K.T. Tunstall performs her hit songs Suddenly I See and Black Horse & the Cherry Tree from her debut album Eye to the Telescope at the Roof Top Pool for the Mix Lounge Series. Special thanks to Cali and Mike Mullaney.
08-31-03 The French Canadian Pop Punk Band SIMPLE PLAN from Montreal/Quebec rocked the Roof Top Pool with their hit song "Addicted" and "Perfect" from their album No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls.
(Look closely at the photo and you'll see David about 5 feet in the air.)
06-23-02 The singer-songwriter, actress and poet JEWEL performed live at Boston's Only Roof Top Pool for the Mix Lounge Series. A back injury from an equestrian accident didn't prevent Jewel from performing some of her hit songs including "Who Will Save Your Soul" and "You Were Meant For Me".
06-4-01 Fans gathered to listen to SISTER HAZEL, the musical group from Gainsville, Florida perform a few songs, including their hit "All For You" from their Somewhere More Familiar album. "All For You" reached #11 on Billboard Hot 100 list.
The weather cooperated and the fans came in number making an afternoon Mix 98.5 Mix Fest private concert a complete success.