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'Rock of the 70s Tour' invades Erie County Fair's grandstand


Mon, May 22nd 2017 01:20 pm
Bill boasts The Guess Who, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Pure Prairie League & Pat Travers Band
The Erie County Fair has announced another addition to its National Grid Concert Series. The "Rock of the 70s" Tour will bring The Guess Who, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Pure Prairie League & Pat Travers Band together for one show on the Gusto Grandstand at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13.
The Pat Travers Band: Since his critically acclaimed 1976 debut album featuring his own brand of high-quality '70s guitar rock and roll, Travers has gone on to deliver melodic '80s rock, a blues period throughout most of the '90s, noted performances with various power trios during the millennium, and a full-blooded return to the trademark Pat Travers Band sound as he enters his fifth decade of performing and recording.
The Guess Who: This Canadian group was formed in Winnipeg in 1965. Initially gaining recognition across the border, The Guess Who found international success with hit singles that included "No Time," "American Woman," "Laughing," "These Eyes," "Undun" and "Share the Land." The band was inducted into The Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1987.
Atlanta Rhythm Section: Formed by a group of Atlanta studio musicians, the Atlanta Rhythm Section came together in 1970 after working on a Roy Orbison recording session. In 1977, "So In To You" became the band's breakthrough single, reaching the U.S. Top 10. Their platinum follow-up album, "Champagne Jam," broke into the Top 10 in 1978, together with the blockbuster single "Imaginary Lover."
Pure Prairie League: From their beginnings in mid-'60s Ohio as a group of friends playing cover tunes, to the present-day unit featuring founding member/pedal-steel innovator John David Call, veteran bassist Mike Reilly, propulsive drummer Scott Thompson and guitar ace Donnie Clark, Pure Prairie League continues to embellish the rich 40-year history of one of country-rock's pioneering forces.
Tickets ($30 reserved; $25 general admission) are now on sale and available through Tickets.com, by phone at 1-888-223-6000, or in person at the Fairgrounds main office (hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays). Tickets purchased prior to the day of the show include admission to the Erie County Fair on the day of the show.
The 178th Erie County Fair will be held Aug. 9-20. Visit www.ECFair.org.

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