Frankie Avalon is a name recognized across generations. Beginning in the 1950s, the former teen idol found great success as a singer, actor, and playwright, and, as one of the most recognizable stars in entertainment, has built a career that continues to captivate audiences of all ages. The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts proudly welcomes Avalon to its stage on Friday, Feb. 13. Showtime is set for 7:30 p.m., and tickets start at $35.
Perhaps best known for performing “Beauty School Dropout” in Grease, Avalon began entertaining audiences as a young trumpet player. He caught the attention of a talent scout by age 14, leading to his storied solo career. By age 20, he recorded two successful albums and charted numerous billboard hits, including “Venus,” “Why,” and “Just Ask Your Heart” – paving the way for success in several 1960’s “beach party” comedies. Today, this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee maintains a busy schedule, appearing before packed venues across the country.