Sat, Aug 12|
The Ledge Amphitheater
Grand Funk Railroad with Jefferson Starship
Box Office Opens 4PM, Parking Opens 5PM, Doors Open 6PM Food Vendors - Mr. Twisty's, ODB's, Waldo's Pizza, Amaizen Grazen
Time & Location
Aug 12, 2023, 7:00 PM
The Ledge Amphitheater, 1700 Parkway Dr, Waite Park, MN 56387, USA
About the event
Originating from Flint, Michigan in 1969, this top selling American rock group of the 70’s is “COMIN’ TO YOUR TOWN TO HELP YOU PARTY IT DOWN.” Grand Funk Railroad is extremely excited to make a stop at The Ledge Amphitheater in Waite Park, MN on Saturday, August 12th. Special guests Jefferson Starship. Tickets on sale this Friday (3/31) at 10:00 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com and The Ledge Amphitheater Box Office.
After playing to millions of fans on the band’s tours from 1996 to 2022, Grand Funk will continue to reach both new and long-time fans. Known as “The American Band,” the high-energy five-piece group will play forty shows all over the USA this year. Grand Funk Railroad includes original founding members Don Brewer (vocals and drums, writer and singer of the multi-million selling hit, We’re an American Band) and bassist Mel Schacher, “The God of Thunder.” Joining Don and Mel are true “All Stars.” Singer Max Carl is a rock veteran from 38 Special. Max penned and sang 38’s highest-charting hit Second Chance and was co-founder of California’s legendary Jack Mack and the Heart Attack. Don refers to Max as “the best blue-eyed soul singer on the planet.” Lead guitarist Bruce Kulick is best known for his 12 years with KISS and also has credits with Michael Bolton, Meatloaf and Billy Squier. (KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were influenced early on by Grand Funk.) Keyboardist Tim Cashion has a master’s degree in music from the University of Miami. Affectionately called “Dr. Tim,” his credits include stints with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and English soul man Robert Palmer.
Jefferson Starship is one of the most successful arena rock groups of the 1970s and 80s, earning 3 platinum and 8 gold records, as well as numerous Top 40 singles. Jefferson Starship continues to tour today with with original member David Freiberg, drummer Donny Baldwin (whose Jefferson Starship roots go back to 1982), keyboardist Chris Smith (who joined in 1998), guitarist Jude Gold (who joined in 2012), and singer and guitarist Cathy Richardson who joined in 2008.