Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers to perform at Destination: Tempe light rail opening event
Entertainment, family activities and free rides to mark light rail’s debut
Tempe, Arizona – What’s there to do in the Valley once the presents are unwrapped and the holiday leftovers have been gobbled up? Party in Tempe, of course!
The city is gearing up for a major celebration in conjunction with the opening of light rail on Saturday, Dec. 27, and has arranged a terrific lineup of entertainment to mark the occasion. Destination: Tempe includes the light rail grand opening, the Insight Bowl, Insight Fiesta Bowl Block Party, APS Fantasy of Lights, P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon and other fun celebrations of the season.
Residents across the Valley will mark the opening of the new 20-mile light rail system with parties along the alignment on Saturday, Dec. 27. That day in Tempe, there will be free celebrations at five of the city’s nine light rail stations, with a centerpiece community party from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. near the new Tempe Transportation Center at Fifth Street and College Avenue. The new Tempe Transportation Center also will be celebrated Dec. 27, alongside the light rail festivities. As the transit hub of Tempe, the center serves local and regional bus patrons and, starting in late December, light rail riders.
Arizona band Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers will headline Tempe’s main light rail station celebration from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. In addition, the Chris Parker Project will play two sets on the main stage from 2-3:45 p.m. Chuck E. Baby and the Allstars will play from 10 a.m. to noon, and Ringo McLennonSon will play from noon to 2 p.m. Fireworks over “A” Mountain will wrap up the day starting at 5:30 p.m.
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Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers’ well-known passion for green causes makes the band an especially good fit for Tempe’s biggest light rail celebration, which will focus on environmental sustainability. Clyne, an Arizona State University alumnus, started The Refreshments in the 1990s, which evolved into Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. Current band members include Clyne, P.H. Naffah, lead guitarist Steve Larson and bassist Nick Scropos. Their latest CD, Turbo Ocho, was released in March. More information about the band is available at www.azpeacemakers.com. A downloadable photo of the band is available at Tempe’s Web site, www.tempe.gov/newspix/RogerClynePeacemakers.jpg.
The Chris Parker Project, headed by Mix 96.9 FM disc jockey Chris Parker, is a popular cover band that performs the work of diverse artists from the country, hip-hop and rock genres. CPP’s unique sound includes a lively horn section and the powerful voice of lead singer Chris Parker. More information about the band is available at www.chrisparkerproject.com.
Chuck E. Baby and the Allstars is a lively Arizona cover band – more information is at www.chuckebaby.com. Ringo McLennonSon is a local Beatles tribune band – more information is at www.ringomclennonson.com.
Beyond the tents and attractions at Tempe’s largest party Dec. 27, there will be parties from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the light rail stations at: Priest Drive and Washington Street; Third Street and Mill Avenue; Dorsey Lane and Apache Boulevard; and Apache Boulevard and the Loop 101.
From Dec. 29 through Jan. 15, the Tempe Rail Rewards program will allow shoppers to collect 10 punches from participating businesses and be entered into a drawing for prizes such as a $250 US Airways gift card, tickets to the upcoming Childsplay production of Busytown and more. The drawing will take place Jan. 16. For more information and to get an entry form, visit www.destinationtempe.com. For questions, e-mail email@example.com or call 480-858-2059.
Just a few days after riding the rail, head over to Sun Devil Stadium on Wednesday, Dec. 31, to cheer on the Big Ten and Big 12 teams playing at the 20th annual Insight Bowl. The game kicks-off at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at www.insightbowl.org. Football fans can continue the festivities at the Insight Fiesta Bowl Block Party on the night of Dec. 31 in the Mill Avenue District. More than 100,000 revelers are expected to attend Arizona’s biggest and best midnight countdown event.
All things Destination: Tempe can be found at www.destinationtempe.com – check the site for updates each week until the event.
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Paul Green School of Rock Music Students to Attend Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers “Soundcheck Experience” at the Gothic November 22
(November 5, 2008) Englewood, CO - The internationally renowned Paul Green School of Rock Music and international touring and independent Arizona-based recording artists Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers are partnering up for rock music education “Soundcheck Experience” opportunity for young Denver musicians. Songwriter Roger Clyne was of The Refreshments whose 1996 release “Banditos” became a national hit. The Refreshments also wrote and recorded the “King of Hill” TV theme song, which Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers now perform. Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers have invited students from the School of Rock to attend a rock music workshop at their soundcheck for their upcoming November 22 show at the Gothic Theatre. Students will be attending the band’s soundcheck as music-industry insiders, and will be offered the opportunity to visit with the band and have a personal Q&A with the band. Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers make a stop on their national tour in Denver on November 22 at The Gothic Theater and are initiating a new music-education program as a part of their touring. As seasoned pros, and educated musicians, these veteran performers bring a wealth of experience that they can share with up-and-coming musicians, as well as a passion for educating the next generation of rockers about everything from life on the road, to the creative process, the decision to record as an indie band, how soundchecks work, etc. Students enrolled in the year-round School of Rock program in Denver take lessons and rehearse weekly in preparation for seasonal shows, while learning all about the rock-music business, from playing their instruments to promoting concerts. The school currently has students enrolled from all over the Denver metro region. Students have played concerts focusing on the music of Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Old School Punk and New Wave, and are currently rehearsing the music of Black Sabbath and The Who. The School Of Rock offers beginner programs, summer camps, workshops and clinics as well as ongoing regular music instruction. Guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals are the primary instruments taught at the school, though other instruments are welcome where appropriate. The online brochure and registration information for the School of Rock programs, including the Summer Boot Camp is available at http://www.schoolofrock.com/ About The World Famous School of Rock ...
The Paul Green School of Rock is the original and premier performance-based rock music school in the country for kids 7-18. Founded on Green’s original program of weekly, individualized instruction sessions augmented by rigorous group rehearsals, the Paul Green School of Rock effectively motivates students to practice—driven by frequent performances where they discover that how hard they work leads directly to applause, the most beautiful music of all. Each year, the 30+ School of Rock branches around the country give more than 1,000 concerts at established venues including The Whiskey, BB King’s and Carnegie Hall and at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, the Zappanale in Germany and the first ever SORFest (‘07). The School’s All-Stars have performed with Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, Ann Wilson (Heart), Skunk Baxter (Steely Dan), Adrian Belew (Talking Heads/King Crimson), Sting, Billy Idol, Marky Ramone, Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) and Perry Farrell, among others, and have toured with Jon Anderson of YES as his featured back-up band. The organization has already generated an A & E Films documentary, "Rock School," a summer music festival (SORFest), was the apparent inspiration for the Jack Black film “School of Rock”, and has garnered plenty of attention with its rapid growth throughout the country. Concert details: Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers with the Mother Truckers Saturday, November 22 Gothic Theatre 3263 South Broadway, Englewood, CO, 80113 (303) 788-0984 8:00p Tickets only $16 in advance or $18 at the door. Available through www.Ticketmaster.com & www.gothictheatre.com ID required for entry. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a guardian.
For interview or event coverage opportunities please contact Melissa Kaupke with Insight Mgt. (615-758-4588 | firstname.lastname@example.org). Both the band and a representative from the School of Rock are available for interviews.