Elton John impersonator to perform in Butte to raise money for the arts

Posted at 11:20 AM, Mar 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-04 13:20:06-05

BUTTE – An Anaconda musician will take on his famous alter-ego to raise money in Butte for performing arts organizations this weekend.

Fred Crase will take on the role of Elton John and perform some of John’s great hits as a fundraiser for the Orphan Girl Children’s Theater and the Mining City Choral Union. Crase describes himself as a “metalhead,” but loves Elton John’s music.

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Fred Crase of Anaconda will do his Elton John impersonation at the Butte Elks Club Saturday, March 5th at 7 p.m.

“What really got me into music were things like Metallica, Pantera and Meshuggah and like super heavy type of stuff. But I also grew up listening to Elton John, The Moody Blues, Bob Seger,” said Crase.

The show takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday evening at the Butte Elks Lodge and it's $35 in advance or $40 at the door.