Foghat and Firefall with Uptown Music Collective
Opening Act: Uptown Music Collective
Middle Act: Firefall
Are you ready to take a ‘SLOW RIDE’? Just great Rock ‘n Roll/Boogie & Blues With the band as high energy and intense as ever, Foghat’s audience now consists of fans of all ages. Kids who learned about Foghat from Guitar Hero III, the ‘Dazed & Confused’ generation & the boomers who bought their Vinyl or 8 tracks!
Foghat’s live performances show why the band is still around today and why they will be able to keep on rockin’ as long as they want. This band truly is timeless. Constant touring is part of their DNA and the band just loves to play. Their live show is as intense as ever with the incredible energy and musicianship that one would expect and hope for from a seasoned band with such a long musical history and they are bringing their fans along for the ride. Not content to rest on their laurels, the band released a great new studio album in June 2016 titled “Under the Influence”, and another ‘live’ album in June of 2017 called ‘Live at the Belly Up’. Both were given great reviews by press audience alike. To keep the ball rolling, they are planning to release a live DVD in 2018!
The genealogy and musical roots of Firefall run deep in the fertile soil of American Folk/Rock music. Defying industry labels, they melded country, folk, easy listening and rock ‘n’ roll, creating a sound uniquely their own, helping to define a generation and forever changing the landscape of contemporary music. One of the few surviving bands of their genre, Firefall has remained true to the founding vision throughout the band’s 30-year history.
Firefall saturated the airwaves with a string of Top 20 hits, earning two platinum and three gold records for their efforts. Their dynamic live performances gained them a huge and loyal fan base – one that continues to grow even now. In their current live shows, the band both nurtures and expands on their distinctive melodic sound. Their much-loved hits are faithfully recreated with a freshness rare in live performances of such classics. With their newer material, they continue to demonstrate the diversity of the band’s musical excellence. In keeping with the times, the shows often include acoustic “mini sets” and extended jams, which speak directly to their ever growing new generation of fans.
Uptown Music Collective:
UMC provides exceptional music education and high-impact musical experiences that instill a love of music and an understanding of the importance of discipline, hard work, and community. Students come together to create exciting musical performances!