Dennis DeYoung And The Music of Styx coming to Levitt Pavilion

August Zadra, left, Dennis DeYoung and Jim Leahey performing in April in New York City. DeYoung and the Music of Styx is coming to Westport’s Levitt Pavilion Aug. 15.

August Zadra, left, Dennis DeYoung and Jim Leahey performing in April in New York City. DeYoung and the Music of Styx is coming to Westport’s Levitt Pavilion Aug. 15.

Photo: Debra L Rothenberg / Getty Images

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Photo: Debra L Rothenberg / Getty Images

August Zadra, left, Dennis DeYoung and Jim Leahey performing in April in New York City. DeYoung and the Music of Styx is coming to Westport’s Levitt Pavilion Aug. 15.

August Zadra, left, Dennis DeYoung and Jim Leahey performing in April in New York City. DeYoung and the Music of Styx is coming to Westport’s Levitt Pavilion Aug. 15.

Photo: Debra L Rothenberg / Getty Images

Dennis DeYoung And The Music of Styx coming to Levitt Pavilion

Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx is coming to Wesport’s Levitt Pavilion Thursday, Aug. 15, in a benefit concert in support of the venue’s free summer season.

DeYoung, a founding member of Styx whose tenure that lasted from 1970 until June 1999, reportedly is credited as the writer of more Styx songs than any other member. He’s also band’s most successful writer, penning seven of the band’s eight Billboard Top 10 singles as well as a solo Top 10 single.

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The vocalist/keyboardist is touring with a six-piece band, showcasing all the Styx greatest hits from the ’70s to the ’90s, including “Babe,” “Mr. Roboto,” “Lady” and “Come Sail Away.”

Sterling Whitaker, of ultimateclassicrock.com, wrote in a recent review: “DeYoung’s always been a technically exceptional vocalist, but he’s singing his old catalog with more emotion than he has in the past, imbuing the songs he’s sung so many times with a new vulnerability. You can almost hear in his voice the realization that there are far more many such great nights onstage behind him as there are in front of him.”

Tickets are required for this fundraising concert, and the venue can’t guarantee that tickets will be available for walk-up purchase the day of the event, so advance booking is best.

For this ticketed benefit, seating is general admission within each section except where otherwise noted. Lawn tickets are BYO-lawn chair and no large coolers or tables will be allowed. Proceeds from this special event will help to underwrite the Levitt’ssummer season, featuring its signature “50 Free Nights under the Stars” program.

Levitt Pavilion, 40 Jessup Road, Westport. Thursday, Aug. 15, 8 p.m. $165-$50. 866-811-4111

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