Free Concerts Saturday at Ferdinand 175th
FERDINAND (NNDC) – Four free concerts – open to all ages – are scheduled Saturday evening at the Ferdinand 175 Celebration. Rock ‘n roll hall of famers The Lovin’ Spoonful headline four groups performing on the main stage downtown.
Music begins at 6 o’clock with The Easthills, a rock band based in central Indiana. The band, which will entertain from 6 to 6:30, has received critical acclaim for its debut album “Death of a Salesman” and its follow up EP. Easthills has performed at a number of major festivals and have been the opening act for REO Speedwagon, Blues Traveler, Tesla, Cracker, Fastball, and others.
The Georgia Satellites take the stage from 7 to 8. The band, founded in 1985, shot into the upper reaches of the pop charts with their number 2 hit “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” and went, almost overnight, from being a struggling bar band to a national touring act, opening for top names such as Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band.
County rockers Pure Prairie League will perform from 8:30 to 9:30. Over the last 40 years the group has produced a long line of hits including “Let Me Love You Tonight,” “Falling In and Out of Love,” and their classic, perhaps best known song “Aimie.”
The Lovin’ Spoonful, who produced some of the most iconic songs of the 1960’s folk rock revival, will perform from 10:15 to 11:15. They have had a number of top-selling albums – “Do You Believe in Magic?,” “Daydream,” “You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice,” “Nashville Cats,” “Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?”, “Rain on the Roof,” and “Summer in the City.”
The entertainment will also feature two local bands. “Ready-R-Not” will open the evening, “The High Road” will close the evening.