Elk River Reunion - Legends of Classic Rock
Blue Oyster Cult, Jefferson Starship, Steve Fulton Music, Midlife Chryslers
56th St W & Central Ave
Billings, MT, 59106
Doors 4:00 PM (event ends at 11:59 PM)
Elk River Reunion - Legends of Classic Rock
Hear the classic rock hits from the bands who made them!
Blue Oyster Cult and Jefferson Starship will co-headline the festival with support by Steve Fulton Music, Midlife Chryslers and Mojo.
The music begins at 4:30pm; gates open at 4pm and at 12 noon for Extended Stay patrons.
Blue Oyster Cult
For over four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, NY-‐based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. Blue Öyster Cult occupies a unique place in rock history because it's one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success.
The band is often cited as a major influence by other acts such as Metallica, and BÖC was listed in VH1's countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time.
Upon the release of BÖC's self-‐titled debut album in 1972, the band was praised for its catchy-‐yet-‐heavy music and lyrics that could be provocative, terrifying, funny or ambiguous, often all in the same song. BÖC's canon includes three stone-‐cold classic songs that will waft through the cosmos long after the sun has burned out: The truly haunting "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" from 1976's Agents of Fortune, the pummeling "Godzilla" from 1977's Spectres and the hypnotically melodic "Burnin' for You" from1981's Fire of Unknown Origin. Other notable BÖC songs include "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll," "Then Came the Last Days of May," "I Love the Night," "In Thee,""Veteran of the Psychic Wars," "Dominance and Submission," "Astronomy," "Black Blade" and "Shooting Shark."
The intense creative vision of BÖC's original core duo of vocalist/lead guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser, and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom are complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar and keyboards, and the longtime rhythm section of bass guitarist Kasim Sulton, and drummer Jules Radino.
PAUL KANTNER founded JEFFERSON AIRPLANE in 1965. THE AIRPLANE were the biggest rock group in America during the 1960s and the first San Francisco band to sign a major record deal, paving the way for other legends like GRATEFUL DEAD & JANIS JOPLIN. They headlined the original WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL in 1969 and like THE BEATLES with whom they are critically compared, lasted a mere 7 years ... though their influence and impact on rock music continues well into the 21st century. In 1974 Mr. KANTNER created JEFFERSON STARSHIP and again enjoyed chart-topping success. PAUL, & JEFFERSON AIRPLANE were inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, the same year as PINK FLOYD.
JEFFERSON STARSHIP, the name created by PAUL for his 1971 solo debut "Blows Against The Empire" recording, has endured 40 years as one of rock's most legendary bands. That recording was the first and only to ever be nominated for literary science fiction's Hugo Award … a stellar achievement. Co-founder DAVID FREIBERG also started the legendary QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE, the Fillmore era San Francisco band who often shared the bill with THE DEAD & THE AIRPLANE). DAVID is a world famous singer, producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist. He was also a member of JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, and co-wrote one of JEFFERSON STARSHIP's all-time biggest hits, "Jane" – which he performs.
DONNY BALDWIN became part of the San Francisco music scene in the early 70s growing, up there. From 1973 to 1978 Donny was with the "Elvin Bishop" Band. During this time he toured and recorded six albums, which included the #1 hit single, "Fooled Around and Fell In Love". From 1981 to 1989, Donny was a member of JEFFERSON STARSHIP. In January 1994, he joined the JERRY GARCIA BAND. He has toured, recorded and played with Artista such as KENNY LOGGINS, PABLO CRUISE, CHUCK BERRY, VAN MORRISON, RONNIE MONTROSE, GREGG ALLMAN, HEART, LYDIA PENSE & COLD BLOOD, 38 SPECIAL and EDDIE MONEY.
CHRIS SMITH joined JEFFERSON STARSHIP in 1998, instantly winning the job of keyboardist, having toured with THE SUPREMES and LOU BEGA. CHRIS has gone on to place music in film and television including the #1 rated series "CSI." In 2000 he assumed the seeming impossible task of playing piano AND (synth) bass simultaneously … a feat only duplicated by the legendary RAY MANZAREK of THE DOORS. CHRIS has been keyboardist longer than any in the band's fabled history.
CATHY RICHARDSON joined JEFFERSON STARSHIP in 2008, and anchors the historic 'role' made famous by GRACE SLICK. She is an award winning music artist, graphic artist, and clothing designer. Her professional credits include fronting her own successful rock band, producing and releasing seven albums on various indie record labels. She was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Art Direction of her band's 2003 release, "The Road to Bliss," which also received two DIY Awards (Do It Yourself in Film, Books and Music) for Album Art of the Year and Producer of the Year. Her latest release, "Delusions of Grandeur," topped the 2007 DIYs when she won both Album and Producer of the Year. She portrayed Janis Joplin in the original Off Broadway cast of the hit show "Love, Janis" and also in Chicago, Sag Harbor, NY, San Francisco, Phoenix and Tucson.
JUDE GOLD is an acclaimed lead guitarist - joining in 2012 for a 10 country, three-month international tour - replacing longtime lead player Slick Aguilar who recently underwent a liver transplant. JUDE also tours with contemporary stars MIGUEL MIGS, STU HAMM and JGB (Jerry Garcia's Band) before that. He is also a "professor" at the acclaimed Musician's Institute in Los Angeles.
$35.00 - $45.00
Tickets Available at the Door
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