Fogelberg Foundation Presents Tribute Concert at the Peoria Civic Center Theater September 29
July 9, 2012 (Peoria, IL) – The Fogelberg Foundation of Peoria is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Dan Fogelberg Celebration Weekend. The 2 day event begins Friday, September 28th. The Fogelberg Foundation will kick off the weekend with a welcome party featuring Fogelberg tribute artists from around the country in a very special 40th anniversary tribute to Dan’s first album, “Home Free.”
Saturday, September 29th will include a reunion picnic at the Dan Fogelberg Memorial site in Riverfront Park, concert at the Peoria Civic Center, a very special post-concert meet and greet and reception.
The Dan Fogelberg Tribute Concert at the Peoria Civic Center Theater begins at 7:30 pm with guest artists Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen and the Peoria Acoustic All Stars. Tickets will be $35 and go on sale July 13th, and can be purchased through the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at Ticketmaster.com. After the concert, the Fogelberg Foundation of Peoria will host a post-concert meet and greet and reception in the Civic Center Ballroom.
Chris Hillman is a past member of The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Manassas as well as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. On liner notes for The Innocent Age, Dan credited Chris Hillman for being an inspiration and influencer of his work. Herb Pedersen is a journeyman musician, having performed in the studio or on the road with a who’s who of music industry giants, including work with Dan during the recording and tour for High Country Snows. Both men have worked together for many years in the hugely successful Desert Rose Band. From music that inspired Dan, to music that was recorded by Dan, and some special stories about Dan from a couple of old friends, this show is certain to be the high point of our weekend celebration.
Tickets for the welcome party and post-show reception can be purchased at DFPeoria.com. The picnic is free and open to the public.
The Fogelberg Foundation of Peoria is a not-for-profit organization created to honor the musical legacy of Dan Fogelberg. The Foundation will also support local fine arts programs in the Peoria area. Proceeds from this year’s events will benefit the Sun Foundation. The Sun Foundation has worked to advance the arts and environmental sciences with children in the Peoria area since 1973. This year, the Caterpillar Foundation has given the Sun Foundation the opportunity to secure a matching grant challenge.
For more details, please visit www.dfpeoria.com
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