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'80s acts set to rock Evans Towne Center Park

Posted: October 7, 2012 - 12:02am
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Break out the parachute pants and leg-warmers. Friday, Columbia County will be rocking and rolling to the sounds of the ’70s and ’80s.

Legendary rockers Eddie Money and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas will perform at the Lady Antebellum Pavilion for the ’80s Flashback Fall Fest.

Gates open at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.

Money hit the road after the release of his first album, which had classics such as Baby Hold On and Two Tickets to Paradise, and he’s still on it. “I’ve been touring the United States since 1977,” said Money. “That’s a long time, and we’ve got a lot of great fans out there. It should really be a wonderful show.”

Money’s set will include Walk on Water, I Wanna Go Back, Take Me Home Tonight, I Think I’m in Love, Wanna Be a Rock ‘N’ Roll Star, Shakin’ and One More Soldier Coming Home.

“I mean, the set list is a lot of fun, a lot of people get a chance to reminisce,” Money said.

Money released One More Soldier Coming Home in 2010. He sells the single on his Web site and proceeds go to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

“It’s for these kids coming back from Afghanistan with these head trauma injuries,” Money said. “

Thomas helped revive Jefferson Starship, which dates back to the’60s, in 1979, and quickly released the hit Jane. In 1984, the band changed its name to Starship. In 1985, the band released the album Knee Deep in the Hoopla, which produced the hits Sara and We Built This City. Starship earned an Oscar nomination for Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now.

The band lost longtime guitarist Mark Abrahamian when he collapsed and died after a performance Sept. 2. Former Starship guitarist Jeff Tamelier has taken his place.

Tickets cost $30 for general admission in advance, $35 at the door and stagefront seats are $45. Military discounts are available and children 12 and under are admitted free.

Go to evanstownecenterpark.com or call (706) 312-7192 to purchase tickets.

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