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Celebrate St. Peters to include classic rock, circa 1970

Major musical acts with hits that go back to the 1960s and 1970s will provide the main stage entertainment at the annual Celebrate St. Peters festival set for Sept. 16-17.

Lisa Bedian, St. Peter’s communications director, announced the musical lineup – which includes Firefall, Orleans and Randy Bachman, co-founder of Bachman, Turner Overdrive – at the city’s Board of Aldermen work session on June 23.

Firefall, whose hits include “Strange Way” and “Just Remember I Love You” takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16. The band also all appeared at the celebration last year.

Following Firefall will be Orleans, known for the hits “Dance with Me,” “Love Takes Time,” and “Still the One.” The group was founded by guitarist, songwriter and now former U.S. Congressman John Hall.

Rogers and Nienhaus, who perform songs from The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young as well as their own material will be the opening act at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17.

After fireworks scheduled for 8 p.m., Randy Bachman, co-founder of the Guess Who and Bachman, Turner Overdrive, will take the stage at about 8:30 p.m.

Bachman is known for such hits as “Taking Care of Business,” “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” “Rolling Down the Highway” and co-writing “These Eyes” with Burton Cummings. He remains a popular Canadian radio host.

Celebrate St. Peters, held at 370 Lakeside Park, features entertainment, carnival games and rides as well as food, craft and merchandise booths. Admission is free.

 

 

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