BAY VIEW -- With the musical sensation "Mamma Mia" playing theaters all over the world and reviving the disco-themed party music of the Swedish band ABBA, Bay View Music Festival is planning to throw its own party.
The tribute band, which calls itself Thank You For the Music, one of ABBA's hit tunes, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, in Hall auditorium in Bay View.
ABBA was a Swedish rock band formed in 1972, which quickly became one of the most commercially popular groups of its kind, performing across the globe from 1972 to 1982.
The original ABBA band sold more than 370 million records featuring a hit songs including "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance On Me," "Waterloo," "Fernando," "Mamma Mia," "S.O.S.," "Money Money Money," "Knowing Me Knowing You" and "Thank You for the Music."
Audience members will be treated not just to great four-part harmony vocals, but lights, sound and a live band featuring Bay View's own Tony Patterson.
The Bay View Music Festival continues through Aug. 12. To order tickets, call (800) 595-4849 or go online at www.bayviewfestival.org. For those wanting to purchase in person, the Bay View box office is open 9:30 a.m.-noon Monday through Saturday.