Legendary Rock Photographer Don Aters Coming to Allentown Sept. 21

Whether you’re a child of the 60’s, a fan of rock history, or a photographer, an evening with legendary rock photographer Don Aters will provide you with memorable stories, conversation, and the opportunity to ask questions to one of rock music’s legendary photographers.

Aters will come to Allentown’s Jetport Ballroom (3400 Airport Road) on Friday, September 21 at 6 p.m. The event will feature a meet and greet with Aters, who will be available for photos and a autograph signings of his work. The evening will also showcase rock performances from members of Blue Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, and Billy Joel, performing in the reconstituted bands of Blue Coupe and Off the Road. Danger Danger frontman Ted Poley will also be present in celebration of his new album, “Modern Art.”

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Aters is a legendary photographer, storyteller, author, and fabled documentarian of music’s role in the American counter-culture of the 1960s. His knack for making friends and becoming part of rock’s music circle afforded him the access to legendary performances, as well as their most intimate backstage and home settings. Aters captured some of the more notable events in American history including the Monterey Pop Festival (1967) and Woodstock, capturing some of the best known images of Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, Jim Morrison and the Doors, James Taylor, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, and the Grateful Dead.

Aters’ lens continues to capture the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, and Bob Dylan. His photo, film, and digital archive has been displayed in galleries and museums around the world, and his book, “Winds of Change,” documents the musicians that painted the tapestry of Woodstock Nation, from Monterey to the Fillmores, and his life amidst musical icons of the era.

Tickets to this evening with Don Aters can be purchased on Eventbrite, at the door, or by calling 610-871-1886.

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