Tickets: $50.00 • $45.00 • $40.00
Reserved Seating • Member Discount
Ticket price shown includes Historic Preservation Fee.
Mark Farner’s American Band – Saturday, July 18 – 7:30 p.m.
Center Stage Series Presenter: Lake Fanny Hooe Resort & Campground
Special Opening Act: Bob Hiltunen Band
Rock legend, Mark Farner was the engine that pulled the original Grand Funk Railroad to the top of the charts as the band’s lead singer, lead guitar player and primary songwriter. 30 million records sold wordwide. 16 gold and platinum records. Farner still commands the stage with the same intensity and outpouring of love as he did during the summer of ’69, and his fans are still flocking to the Captain. The rock patriot’s synergy and open heart come through in epic hits that defined a generation including “I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home)”.
After the 1969 Atlanta Pop Festival put Grand Funk Railroad on the fast track, the band topped the Billboard Chart twice with the anthem “We’re an American Band” (1973) and 1974’s “The Loco-Motion.” The Flint, Mich., trio reached the top 10 with “Some Kind of Wonderful” (No. 3) and “Bad Time” (No. 4) before GFR disbanded for the first time in 1976. Although Farner joined up with the band during its 1980s and 1990s reunifications and has collaborated with other artists over the years, he’s forged an enduring solo career focused on bringing a message of love to his fans in all corners.
The son of a World War II veteran/four-time bronze star recipient and career fireman knows the importance of brotherhood and commitment.. Farner’s work on and off the stage is focused on honoring service personnel and veterans and offering support to American farmers, individuals with disabilities, and downtrodden populations.
He wants everyone to remember the huge sacrifices the men and women of our armed services give up to protect our amazing country and our freedoms.