Pointer Sisters

CHANDLER — The 32nd annual Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival will feature three-time Grammy Award-winning R&B group The Pointer Sisters.

The trio will headline the festival on Sunday, March 15. Tickets are on sale now at OstrichFestival.com.

The Pointer Sisters are an American R&B vocal group originally from Oakland, California. They achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and ‘80s spanning over four decades with a repertoire that included genres such as pop, disco, jazz, bebop, blues, soul funk, dance, country and rock.

The Pointer Sisters first broke into the scene with their 1975 debut album featuring the hit single “Fairytale,” which earned them a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance. Their success continued well into the 1980s, when they won two Grammys for their top 10 hits “Jump (For My Love)” and “Automatic.” The group’s other U.S. top 10 hits include “Fire,” “He’s So Shy,” “Slow Hand,” the remixed version of “I’m So Excited” and “Neutron Dance.”

Billboard Magazine ranked The Pointer Sisters as the 80th most successful dance artists of all time, 93rd most successful Hot 100 artists of all time and the 32nd most successful Hot 100 woman artists of all time.

The trio currently consists of Ruth Pointer, her daughter Issa and granddaughter Sadako. They maintain a busy touring schedule and perform the music of The Pointer Sisters all over the world.

The 32nd annual Ostrich Festival will kick off with ‘90s pop band 98° on Friday, March 13, and Blues Traveler on Saturday, March 14.

Adult tickets will be $15, tickets for seniors 55-plus and children 12 and under will be $8, and children 3 and under will be admitted into the festival free. Limited VIP tickets will be available for purchase. Adult VIP tickets start at $50 and are subject to increase and VIP tickets for children will be $30. Adult ticket prices on Saturday and Sunday will increase to $20 at the gates after 2 p.m. Ride tickets and all-day ride passes must be purchased separately. Family packs are available for $80 at Bashas’ and Food City stores.

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce Ostrich Festival began in 1988 based on Chandler’s colorful early history of ostrich ranching. The event has grown into one of the premier festivals in the Southwest. The Ostrich Festival is a family-friendly event featuring ostrich-themed activities, national and regional entertainment, carnival midway, spectacular food and upscale arts and crafts. For more information on Chandler Ostrich Festival, visit OstrichFestival.com.

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