Funk and soul artists The Commodores will appear on the Coca-Cola Stage at the 2009 Riverbend Festival. They will be performing on Wednesday, June 10, at 9:30 p.m.
Review for The Commodores:
As Motown's largest selling act in the 70's and 80's, The Commodores racked up a string of hits including "Machine Gun," "Brick House," "Easy," "Three Times A Lady," "Sail On," "Oh No," "Slippery When Wet," "Too Hot Ta Trot" and many others that literally moved an entire generation. The trio now consists of Walter "Clyde" Orange, William "Wak" King and James Dean "J.D." Nicholas.
Reggae legends and former Bob Marley backup band The Wailers will perform Sunday, June 7, at 7:45 p.m. on the Bud Light Stage.
Review for The Wailers:
The Wailers formed in Kingston, Jamaica in 1963 as the support band for Bob Marley. With groundbreaking hits like "Stir It Up," "Trenchtown Rock" and "Get Up, Stand Up," The Wailers had a role in shaping the history of reggae and have remained a force on the music scene for more than four decades.
Their current lineup includes Junior Marvin on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Al Anderson on Lead Guitar, Aston "Family Man" Barrett on Bass, Keith Sterling on Keys, Drummie Zeb on Drums, Marcia Griffiths on background vocals (aka Wailers Sister).
"The Wailers are a Coca-Cola Stage caliber act, and we are blessed with being able to present them on the Bud Light Stage," said Friends of the Festival Talent and Production Coordinator Joe "Dixie" Fuller.
Previously announced headlining artists for Riverbend 2009 are country music duo, Montgomery Gentry.
Reserved Star Seating Tickets are available for most Coca-Cola Stage artists. Call 756-2211 for tickets.
Riverbend 2009 is scheduled for June 5-13, and advance discounted pins go on sale in late April at area Mapco Mart locations.