Grab your love beads, bell bottoms, tie dyed shirt and join the throngs March 1 in the Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College (CLC) when The Fabulous Armadillos present their tribute to the music of Woodstock. With two shows, one at 6 p.m. and another at 8:30 p.m., rock enthusiasts will relive the famous three days of love and music, and nothing but love and music.
“Over 300,000 people flocked to Woodstock in 1969,” says CLC Cultural Arts Series Producer Patrick Spradlin. “We seat 270 in the theatre. But I’d love to see thousands show up.”
The Fabulous Armadillos have become regulars in the Cultural Arts Series calendar. “I’ve hosted them for their tribute to Motown and twice for their Eagles show,” said Spradlin. “They never fail to provide an incredible show of music. They’re one of the biggest draws I’ve had in the series.”
The band has developed an obsessive following to come see and participate in their fun, and musically spot-on recreations of songs from their seven-year history of performing themed shows around the state. Their Woodstock show was one of their most requested themes ever.
Their 10-piece band will feature songs from the renowned 1969 Woodstock Concerts and will transport audiences to a time in history like no other. The show will feature songs from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; Creedence Clearwater Revival; Joe Cocker; Sly and the Family Stone; Jimi Hendrix; Jefferson Airplane; Janis Joplin; and many more including Santana.
As a very special guest, they are bringing in Alex Ligertwood (lead vocalist in Santana from 1979-1995) to perform some Santana songs and others with the band. “This is an incredible honor for us,” said Armadillos front man Greg Armstrong. “To have someone of Alex’s stature appear with us is incredible. He makes the show complete.”
Spradlin notes that tickets have been on sale since late January and both shows are filling fast. “I don’t know if we’ll hit the 300,000 mark for ticket requests, but I do know we’ll sell out both shows.”
Tickets are available from the CLC Theatre Box office at 855-8199 or online at clctickets.com. Prices are $22 and $27.
Spradlin also encourages audience members to come dressed for the era and the event. “I’ll be holding an informal kind of costume contest, with prizes for the winners. But the real incentive to come is the incredible musical virtuosity of the Armadillos.”