Nearly 20 years ago, well-traveled tribute band musician Craig Martin came up with one heck of a lightbulb moment. Forget the cringe-worthy impersonations and cheesy costumes and forego the over-the-top stage lighting. Keep it simple. Keep it real. Keep the music.

Classic Albums Live was born.

A mainstay of performing arts venues across the United States and Canada, Toronto-based Classic Albums Live has been part of the annual schedule at the King Center for 16 years. CAL concerts on the horizon this year include The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band” on June 19, AC/DC’s “Back in Black” on July 17, “Led Zeppelin IV” Aug. 14, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Chronicle” Sept. 18 and Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” Oct. 23. That’s five months of hits, folks.