GLENMONT — Classic Rock Productions will host one of its signature concerts at Jericho Drive-in on Friday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m.
Entry price is per car and ranges anywhere from $60 to $90, with higher ticket prices being sold at the gate that night. Organizer Gary Weinlein said proceeds will benefit the Blue Star Mothers of America, much like previous events.
Classic Rock Legends of the Vietnam War will host tributes to acts like Jim Morrison, John Lennon, John Fogerty and Eric Burdon. Performers for this year’s concert include Weinlein, Lou Chitty, Kris Coleman, Jake Konisky, Jack Koretnicki, Greg Nash and Tom Raider.
Classic Rock Legends of the Vietnam War has headlined The Golden Nugget’s Deckstock Festival in Atlantic City for 10 consecutive years. Cast members have performed many major festival events throughout the northeast, including the prestigious Oyster Bay Music Under The Stars Festival and The Great Neck Music Festival on Long Island.
Each year, Gary Weinlein organizes a concert that benefits servicemen and women. His concerts showcase local performers who embody iconic musicians of recent past. Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker — are just a few stars who slip through the passage of time to return back in front of a live audience. The music is as authentic as their visage, drawing audiences back each year. Patrons are awarded with a different show each time. And, proceeds always go to a special cause.
The music of the time was a sounding board for a generation. Neil Young’s “Ohio” mirrored the anger of the homefront, as Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” helped listeners to escape down the hole. In between the time that separated a thoughtful care package from home, soldiers clung to songs from home.
Other notable events over the past years have been at major theaters in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Vermont. New York shows include the Capital District at Proctors, the Palace Theatre and The Egg.
For more information, visit www.jerichodrive-in.com or www.groovin-amusicaljourney.com.