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Partying like it's 1999 for 30 more years: The Revolution rock Sheldon Theatre

The Revolutions' bassist Brownmark, guest singer Stokley Williams and lead guitarist Wendy Melvoin dance across the stage during a concert Sept. 29 to celebrate the Sheldon Theatre's reopening. Rachel Fergus / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 3
The Revolution's drum set was on stage for visitors to see and photograph during the Sheldon Theatre's opening celebration Sept. 29, 2019. Rachel Fergus / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 3
Before Revolution came onstage, the two keyboards and drum set were on display Sept. 29, 2018. The purple light pays tribute to Prince and is also one of the Sheldon Theatre's colors. Rachel Fergus / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 3

On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Sheldon Theatre celebrated its grand reopening. After a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an open house for guests to explore the updated interior, The Revolution, known by many as Prince's band, performed for a full house. The audience comprised people of all ages and generations.

The 2018-2019 season at the Sheldon will be filled with a variety of shows and performers. The Revolution was the first act in a season with the slogan "30 more," which is a nod to the 30 years between the theatrer's full renovation in 1988 and the renovation that was completed this September.

The "30 more" celebration continues at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, with a house party. The theater will be open to the public to explore the renovated spaces, mingle, eat appetizers provided by local businesses and listen to music from The New Standards, Davina & and Vagabonds, and Monroe Crossing.

For more information about the open house and upcoming events, visit: https://www.sheldontheatre.org.

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