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  • Courtesy Todd Harrold will perform a tribute to Stevie Wonder with Nick Bobay at Down the Line 12 on Saturday.

Friday, March 02, 2018 1:00 am

Bands pay tribute to rock legends in Down the Line 12

If you go

What: Down the Line 12

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Admission: $15 and $20; Embassy box office, Ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000

Tributes • Todd Harrold & Nick Bobay performing Stevie Wonder • March On, Comrade performing Phil Collins • The Be Colony performing Radiohead • Unlikely Alibi performing The Police • Pink Droyd performing Styx

Local bands will pay tribute to rock 'n' roll legends Saturday during Down the Line 12 at Embassy Theatre.

Phil Collins, Radiohead, The Police and Styx are among performers being covered. The Todd Harrold & Nick Bobay Duo will open the night with a tribute to Stevie Wonder.

“I've been a Stevie Wonder fan since I was, like, 12 years old,” Harrold says. That's when he bought the album “Innervisions.”

Harrold has performed the singer's music his whole career and suggested a tribute to Wonder when approached to perform at Down the Line.

“He's just the soul music archetype, he's the soul music icon,” he says. “And I just thought that would be a good place to go (for the show).”

Harrold says he isn't trying to copy what Wonder does. His section of the show will be songs people know such as “Superstition,” but with a bit of a surprise.

Harrold performed in a tribute to Steely Dan at Down the Line 6 in 2012. The all-ages annual series is a fundraiser for the Embassy.

– Corey McMaken, The Journal Gazette