Music on the River - New Riders of the Purple Sage
|Date:||August 4, 2014|
|Time:||6:30 PM - 8:30 PM|
Location: Green of the Goodspeed Opera House
New Riders of the Purple Sage, an American Country Rock Band, emerged from the psychedelic rock scene in San Francisco in 1969. The original group included co-founders John Dawson and David Nelson with Jerry Garcia and several members of the Grateful Dead. As the Grateful Dead personnel moved on to concentrate on their own sound, the New Riders enjoyed the adulation of an established audience. Their hit songs “Panama Red”, “Glendale Train”, “Truck Drivin’ Man” appealed to both the counter culture movement and the Cowboy Outlaw genre of the 70’s & 80’s. The New Riders of the Purple Sage continue to bring audiences together to celebrate a bit of nostalgia, fine music, and dancing.
All concerts are held on Monday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the green of the Goodspeed Opera House. If it rains, the concerts will be moved to the High School Auditorium (please call the Recreation Office for location information if weather is questionable; 860-873-5058). Great food and drinks will be available to purchase at the Gelston House, or you may bring a picnic dinner. Parking is available in the Goodspeed Opera House parking lot, behind the Gelston House. The Music on the River site is made possible through the generous support of Goodspeed Musicals. Please leave all dogs at home.