Grand Funk Railroad and Gordon Lightfoot: 50 Years on the Carefree Highway Tour

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  • Grand Funk Railroad or Gordon Lightfoot: 50 Years on the Carefree Highway Tour
  • When: Friday, August 7 or Saturday, August 8, at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Paramount Theater
  • Seating: Mezzanine
  • Door time: 7 p.m.

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Grand Funk Railroad

  • Grand Funk tune you’ve sung along to: “We’re an American Band”
  • Grand Funk tune you’ve danced to: “The Locomotion”
  • Grand Funk tune that shares its title with a seminal ’80s teen movie: “Some Kind of Wonderful”
  • Why the band’s name is misleading: they’re more blues rock than funk
  • Cartoon claim to fame: they’re one of Homer Simpson’s favorite groups
  • Why?: According to Homer, “Grand Funk Railroad paved the way for Jefferson Airplane, which cleared the way for Jefferson starship. The stage was now set for The Alan Parson’s Project, which I believe was some sort of hovercraft.”
  • Musicians who have joined original bassist Mel Schacher and original drummer Don Brewer: former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick, former Bob Seeger keyboardist Tim Cashion, and former 38 Special vocalist Max Carl

Gordon Lightfoot

  • The man: a folk singer-songwriter best known for runaway ‘70s hits such as “Sundown” and “If You Could Read My Mind”
  • His sound: an earnest baritone textured by a richly twinkling acoustic guitar
  • His reputation: a troubadour widely respected as a songwriter’s songwriter
  • His famous fans: his music has been recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Barbara Streisand, Eric Clapton, and Bob Dylan, who said “whenever I hear a song of his, it’s like I wish it would last forever.”
  • His number of albums: 21, from 1966’s Lightfoot! through 2012’s All Live
  • His number of Juno Awards: 16
  • His number of Grammy nominations: 5

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Promotional value expires Aug 8, 2015. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on 8/7 for a ticket at venue box office. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects merchant's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Ticket value includes all fees. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Paramount Hudson Valley


"A Paramount All-Talking Picture" starring Maurice Chevalier and Claudette Colbert drew great public fanfare when the Paramount Hudson Valley debuted in 1930. Then known as the Peekskill Paramount Theater, and owned by a subsidiary of mega-studio Paramount Pictures, the Westchester County Landmark stifled Great Depression and World War II woes as a grand movie house for decades. After shopping malls and TV thwarted its status as a movie house in the '70s, the palace recently reemerged as the Paramount Hudson Valley and now attracts top-name live performers. Lovingly renovated to its original 1930s sheen, the theater sports new carpet, refurbished vintage theater seats, hand-painted ceiling canvas, and opera boxes.

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