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SHOW LOUNGE SPOTLIGHT

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Show Lounge Spotlight


Head East

March 3, 2018 from 8 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
There will be no early seating for this concert. Standing room only. General admission section will open at 5 p.m.

The legendary classic rock band Head East has long set the standard for authentic, full-vocal, goodtime rock harmonies that few bands can equal. Their high-energy shows are filled with superb vocals, flashy guitar work and memorable keyboard melodies that continue to rock audiences of all ages. Their signature song, "THERE'S NEVER BEEN ANY REASON (Save My Life)" has long-been considered by many radio stations across the country as "The Rock & Roll National Anthem." For more than four decades the band has brought classic rock to countless audiences all across North America. According to founding member and keyboardist Roger Boyd, Head East will continue to bring their brand of dance and shout, good-time rock and roll to audiences of all ages for many years to come. "As long as I can lift my synthesizer over my head and the audience goes wild, we'll keep rockin' on!"

Their music has been featured in the cult movie classic Dazed and Confused, as well as Sahara and The Education of Charlie Banks, and Emmy award winning TV shows Friday Night Lights and That 70s Show. Their newest release (April, 2013), Raise A Little Hell, contains several Head East classic party rockers, including their monumental classic 'There's Never Been Any Reason (Save My Life),' along with new, soon-to-be HE classics, that capture all of the excitement, energy and magic of their live shows.

Head East is a 5-piece band consisting of Roger Boyd (keyboards & vocals), Greg Manahan (bass, lead guitar & vocals), Glen Bridger (lead guitar & vocals), Eddy Jones (drums & vocals), and Darren Walker (lead vocals & bass). They have always been one of the friendliest, most approachable, professional bands in rock and roll who are willing to make themselves available at all times for interviews and "meet and greets".

Head East maintains a close bond with their loyal fans through their official website, YouTube channel, Facebook and Twitter pages, and their official newsletter. The band is popular throughout the world and regularly receives fan correspondence from many nations and from across the United States.


The Johnny Holm Band

March 17, 2018 from 8:30 p.m. - Midnight

Leader and front man of the most widely known and traveled band in America, Johnny Holm is the most entertaining entertainer performing today. The show is dedicated to the fans, and they do most of the entertaining. Mostly impromptu, the show moves with the speed of lightning and changes direction as soon as "the pied piper" notices a lag. "Never a dull moment" was never a more true description.

Surrounding himself with the finest musicians in the Midwest, the band rocks, picks, and thunders along for 3-4 hours, almost non-stop from the first song to the last laugh.

Millions of people have seen Johnny over the years, and millions of people have been part of his fantourage.

The band plays in most of the United States but most dates are in the 5 state upper Midwest area.

Ask anyone with a twinkle in their eye or a knowing smile about Johnny. They'll try and tell you all about the mayhem that masquerades as a rock and roll band.

Be hip most of your life, but once and a while, let down and "get down Holm fever."


The Surfaris
with the Ventures

April 21, 2018 from 8 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Bob Berryhill, original guitarist of the surf rock group The Surfaris, began his professional music career by co-composing and recording Wipe Out, one of the most popular and influential instrumental songs of all time, as recognized by Billboard Magazine and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Wipe Out, Surfer Joe and others captured the sound of the early 1960's.

Initially catapulted by the California surf culture, The Surfaris transcended the local scene into international stardom. Bob continues to play the music and tell the amazing story behind the music of THE SURFARIS. The band just celebrated Wipe Out's 50th Anniversary with a tour covering CA, HI, AZ, SD, NV, IL.


The Ventures
with the Surfaris

April 21, 2018 from 8 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

In 1958, Bob Bogle and Don Wilson, formed the nucleus of the original music group, The Ventures. The duo was joined a few years later by Nokie Edwards to record “Walk, Don’t Run”. The song hit Billboard’s Singles Chart on July 18, 1960 and peaked at #2. The band was prolific during the 60’s with touring and recording albums.

Since that spectacular beginning, The Ventures-later joined by Mel Taylor, Gerry McGee, Leon Taylor and Bob Spalding-have gone on to help define an often overlooked branch of rock and roll music-Instrumental Rock. The band is credited by many guitar legends as being an influence on them. Their style and music is certainly unique.

More than 49 years later - with record sales approaching 100 million-with 14 songs that hit the Singles Charts-with 37 LPs that hit the Album Charts-with a lineup that remains solid-The Ventures style and sound is as pure and powerful as ever.

The Ventures are:
Don Wilson - Rhythm Guitar - (co-founder in 1958)
Nokie Edwards - Lead Guitar - (joined in 1960)
Gerry McGee - Lead Guitar - (joined in 1968)
Bob Spalding - Lead Guitar and Bass Guitar - (joined in 1981)
Leon Taylor - Drums - (joined in 1996 after the passing of his father, Mel Taylor)
Bob Bogle - Lead and Bass Guitar - (co-founder in 1958) - Passed away June 14th, 2009
Mel Taylor - Drums - (member from 1962 – 1996) - Passed away August 11th, 1996

The Legend Lives On
The Ventures remain active, recording and touring to the delight of fans around the world. 2007 has been a good year. 2008 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the band, truly a remarkable accomplishment. It is certain to be a year to remember.

The Ventures are considered by many to be the greatest “surf band”. While it is true that The Ventures style and music helped define that musical genre as much as anyone, they are much more than that. Surf is just a subset of what The Ventures are.


Fresh Horses

May 19, 2018 from 8 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Fresh Horses is a high energy show band that performs all the hits of Garth Brooks. Fresh Horses tours North America and has received excellent reviews along with a great following of fans.

Les Smith the Band Leader looks and sounds so much like Brooks that people comment that they forget they are watching a Tribute Act. Fresh Horses please crowds of all ages with their music and entertaining show. All music lovers can enjoy the songs of Garth Brooks as the music crosses all barriers. Fresh Horses is known for their professional attitude and excellent showmanship. They will leave you with a sense of “more than your money’s worth”. Fresh Horses will definitely be an asset to your lineup of entertainment!

Garth Brooks The Legend
Troyal Garth Brooks was born in 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was the youngest of Troyal Raymond Brooks, Jr. and his wife, Colleen McElroy Carroll. His father was a draftsman for an oil company, but Garth got his singing talent from his mother, who was a 1950s era country singer, recording on Capitol Records and appearing on the Ozark Jubilee show. He received a track scholarship to Oklahoma State University, and began his professional music career in 1984 after graduating with a degree in advertising. He was most fond of rock music, citing as his influences James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg and Townes Van Zandt - until he heard George Strait’s debut single, Unwound, in 1981. He then switched to country music. His breakthrough first album featured country hits “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old),” “If Tomorrow Never Comes,” and “The Dance.” Over the years, Garth has claimed that the song, “The Dance,” is his favorite.

Professional Showmanship
One of the best attributes of the Fresh Horses Garth Brooks Tribute is their professional attitude and excellent showmanship, which many people say is well worth the ticket price. Their shows are consistently sold out and music lovers of all genres will enjoy their stage presence. Fresh Horses sings such Garth favorites as:
Standing Outside the Fire
Friends in Low Places
The Dance
Two of A Kind
The Thunder Rolls
Baton Rouge

Fans can also expect to hear not only Garth’s most popular songs, but some that may be less recognizable as well.


Trick Pony

June 16, 2018 from 8 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

If you were to choose one word for Heidi Newfield and Keith Burns it could very well be ‘resilient’. From their Trick Pony years as a group, to a split to explore individual pursuits, then back again to a reformation with the original members and finally to a move from group to duo, they have continued as one of the highest energy and truly unique acts in country music. 

As the duo tells us, this re-emergence has had a profound positive effect on the duo. As Keith Burns put it, “We began this process with a complete overhaul of our organization. This has resulted in a flood of creativity and passion that has been contagious.” 

Heidi Newfield added that the end result will be the best music they have ever made. “This will be the first time in our history that we will have complete creative control of a project. We finally have the creative freedom to which every true artist aspires. We can’t wait to share our musical vision with our fans and fans of music everywhere.”  

Between tour dates, Heidi and Keith will be recording their new Trick Pony album that is slated for release in the second quarter of 2017.