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Gigs in September – Unusually Cool! (blog: Sept. 1 ’09)

Gigs in September – Unusually Cool!

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Some different and SPECIAL gigs happening this month. And even if you’re not local to ANYwhere (other than planet Earth), you’ll be able to catch at least one of them! Check it out —

First up is the coming Labor Day Weekend (here in the states).
On Friday, we’re VERY much looking forward to being on the bill with Little River Band!

Friday, September 4th – 8 PM
Virginia Beach, VA
American Music Festival, 31st St. Stage
with Little River Band

Then it’s off to the birthplace of Orleans, Woodstock, NY!

This is our “Homecoming” gig, in the long-standing tradition of the many years we performed on Labor Day Weekend at the unbelievably awesome Opus 40. This year, for the first time since we played there in 1974, we return to the Woodstock Playhouse!

Saturday/Sunday, September 5th & 6th
Woodstock, NY
Woodstock Playhouse


The following weekend finds Rock & Pop Masters near Buffalo, NY.

Saturday, September 12th
Silver Creek, NY (Buffalo area)
Willow Creek Winery
“Jammin’ at the Creek” Concert Series
Rock and Pop Masters featuring Alex Ligertwood (Santana),
Jeff Scott Soto (Journey), Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad)



This is the first of its kind for us … a web-simulcast performance, live in-studio. If you are in the Orlando, FL area, you can be in the house at the time of the show. If you’re not, you can still get to experience it LIVE from ANYwhere in the world! Check out the Video Promo below.

Wednesday, September 23rd
RPM Web simulcast featuring Jimi Jamison,
John Caffery (Beaver Brown Band) and Larry Hoppen (Orleans)
From Greg Rike’s Studio in Orlando, FL
See the Video Trailer

On Thursday, the 24th, we have a private corporate gig at the Hard Rock in Orlando, but then we head to …

Friday, September 25th
Nashville, TN
Orleans & Friends 2nd Annual Fundraiser for YHTP
with special guests Jimi Jamison, John Cafferty
(Beaver Brown Band), Joe Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult)
and Wayne Nelson (Little River Band)
TPAC’s War Memorial Auditorium

I can’t say enough about this Nashville show, which is a repeat of a similar show we did last October. Your best bet is to visit the webpage at www.OrleansOnline.com/Nashville.html where you can see pics, hear audio, watch video … even see a couple of complete tunes from last year’s show.

Now you’re armed with all the info you need to tap into some FUN in September. Hope to see as many of as can make it in VA Beach, Woodstock and Silver Creek. I’ll REMIND you about the webcast … so EVERYone can catch that!


Lance Hoppen

for the entire Orleans Ground Crew

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