Feb. 16, 2016 By Michael Florio
A Sunnyside bar will be paying tribute to the late music legend David Bowie this weekend.
The Globe Tavern, located at 49-10 Skillman Ave., along with Trevor Bowen Music will host “Bowie Sound + Vision” this Sunday, starting at 6 p.m.
Close to 20 local musicians will perform a variety of Bowie hits, including “Life On Mars” and “Ziggy Stardust,” as a celebration of the artist, who passed away last month.
“We want to celebrate his life,” Trevor Bowen, who organized this event, said. “He was an icon and deserves to be celebrated.”
“His passing was a shock to a lot of people,” Bowen added.
Bowen decided to organize the event not only to pay tribute to Bowie, but also to help bring other fans in the community together.
He pitched the idea to the owner of the Globe Tavern, Rena Hershberger, who instantly told him to go forward with it. He said that there was also immediate interest from musicians.
“Within 20 minutes of announcing it, half of the song spots were filled,” Bowen said.
Hershberger, whose bar often hosts music events, will also perform during the Bowie tribute, singing “Let’s Dance” and a duet of “Space Oddity.”
“It is great for the community for our musicians to come together and pay tribute to a legend,” she said. “It is going to be a really exciting night.”
The event is free, although Bowen encourages attendees to purchase a drink. Bowen is expecting the bar, which can hold up to 60 customers, to be completely full.
Bowen has already hosted a similar event, where local musicians performed the entire Beatles album Abbey Road in December. He also hosts open mics at the Globe Tavern, which will pick up again on Feb. 25 and run every other Thursday.