Jam VI moves to three-day event
Set for July 10-12
Pilot-Independent, February 27, 1997
By Paul Nye
In each of its five years, Moondance Jam has taken a step up in the
quality of production and the national groups that are drawn to the jam
This year is no different. In addition to expanding Moondance Jam VI
to three days, July 10-12, three national acts have been confirmed for
Confirmed already are southern rockers Marshall Tucker, The Classic
Rock All-Stars and REO Speedwagon. Negotiations are pending with several
other national acts, along with a roster of regional bands -- a Moondance
Marshall Tucker will bring to the stage 25 years of hit songs such as " Heard
It In A Love Song," "Searchin' For A Rainbow," "Can't
You See," and more. Borrowing a name from a blind piano tuner from
Columbia, South Carolina, the original Marshall Tucker Band produced
14 albums between 1973 and 1984, selling more than 10 million records.
The Classic Rock All-Stars are made up of four former lead singers from
popular bands from the '70s. Guitarist Mike Pinera formerly played with
the Iron Butterfly and Blues Image. Keyboardist Jerry Corbetta formerly
played with Sugarloaf. Drummer Peter Rivera formerly played with Rare
Earth and bassist Dennis Noda is formerly with Cannibal and the Headhunters.
Together the group puts on a high energy, power-packed classic rock show
that has received rave reviews across the country. The Classic Rock All-Stars
released a double compact disk set in 1996 which includes some of the
popular songs they sang with their former groups. Included on the CD: "Get
Ready," "Don't Call Us, We'll Call You," "Green-Eyed
Lady," " In A Gadda Da Vida," and more.
The Classic Rock All-Stars will perform at Moondance Jam VI all three
A new, enlarged camping area of 160 acres north of the performance site
will also be available to festivalgoers.
Jack Thibault of TEA Productions in Minnetonka, the agency which books
the national acts, expects the national lineup to be completed by mid-March.
Tickets should go on sale shortly thereafter.