Relive your favorite musical era with tribute shows

Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 04:02 PM.

PANAMA CITY — It isn’t easy adopting the persona of a legend, but the effort is a real crowd-pleaser.

“Some audience members have told me they enjoy the concerts because the music takes them back to times from the past which they cherish,” said Margo Anderson, who tours the country to perform tribute shows to legendary singers. “Others just love particular artists, many who are no longer living.”

Anderson will take on the costumes and sounds of both Patsy Cline and Celine Dion in a tribute concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at GulfWorld Marine Park, 15412 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach. The show is part of the 2013 Winter Concert Series. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Details: 234-5271.

Anderson said she enjoys the challenge of trying to look and sound like the artists to whom she is paying tribute.

“I use vintage costumes, wigs styled to match their hairstyles, and I read several biographies and autobiographies about the artists to try and portray their stories factually through both song and narratives on stage,” she said.

She added that one of the biggest challenges is keeping the experience fresh from concert to concert.

“I tour so much with our shows that the audiences are different, but I have done the Patsy Cline tribute for nine years now, and when we return to the same towns for performances, we have many people who have come back year after year,” she said.

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