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Message from Eddie Jones

Head East drummer Eddie Jones talks about some of his favorite moments with Head East.

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Head East Celebrates Darren Walker's Birthday

The members of Head East recently got together for some long overdue band practice. They haven't played together since their appearance on the Rock Legends Cruise in late winter due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Since they missed lead singer Darren Walker's birthday back in June, they took the opportunity at practice this past weekend to carryout a long standing band tradition. Members are usually pied in the face on their birthday at live concerts but the band made an exception this time around and creamed Darren at practice.

HNS Concert Fundraiser Rescheduled for 2021

* UPDATE - JUNE 10, 2020

The Monroe County House of Neighborly Service (HNS) fundraiser concert scheduled for July 1st at The Falls Reception and Conference Center In Columbia, Illinois has been rescheduled for April 15, 2021. If you have already purchased tickets your tickets will be honored on the new date. If you have any questions, please call the Monroe County House of Neighborly Service at (618) 939-8900 or e-mail Tina at hns.tina@gmail.com or Kelly at KellyLLerch@gmail.com.

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Arnolds Park Roof Garden Concert

See Head East live in concert at Arnolds Park Amusement Park's Roof Garden concert venue in Arnolds Park Iowa on Friday, September 4th. Doors open at 6:30 pm and showtime is 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and are available on the Amusement Park's website. For more information and to purchase tickets visit the Arnolds Park Amusement Park website at the address below:


Head East & Iron Butterfly - Arcada Theatre

Head East and Iron Butterfly return to the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois on Saturday, October 10th. ark Iowa on Friday, September 4th. Doors open at 6:30 pm and showtime is 8:00 pm. Tickets prices range from $39 to $69 and can be purchased through Etix.com or at the Arcada Theatre box office. For more information and to purchase tickets visit the Arcada Theatre and Etix.com websites at the addresses below:

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Wildwood Springs Lodge Concerts

Head East will return to the historic Wildwood Springs Lodge in Steelville, Missouri for reunion shows on October 23rd & 24th. The reunion concerts will feature special guest appearances by classic A&M Records era members John Schlitt and Steve Huston along with Roger Boyd and the current line-up of Head East. A portion of each show will feature songs written by the late Mike Somerville who passed away on February 28, 2020. Mike was the lead guitarist and writer of several of the band's most popular songs including Never Been Any Reason and Love Me Tonight. You won't want to miss these great concerts at the intimate Wildwood Springs Lodge. Several ticket options are available including packages that include dinner or dinner and lodging. For more information visit the Wildwood Springs Lodge website linked below:

Wildwood Springs Lodge Website

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Message from Greg Manahan

Head East bassist Greg Manahan speaks from his home to fans about some of his favorite moments with Head East.

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Head East Concert Photos

Concert Photos from select shows over the past two years can be viewed on the Concert Gallery page of our website. Use the arrows at the bottom of each page of photos to navigate through all the posted concert photos.


Exchange Club of Naperville's Ribfest Canceled

The REO Speedwagon, Styx, and Head East concert scheduled for July 2nd at the The Exchanged Club of Naperville's Ribfest in Romeoville, IL has been canceled. The Exchange Club of Naperville, organizers of the 33rd annual Ribfest, have spent the past few months in constant careful situation analysis and discussion, in order to accurately and comprehensively assess the current climate for summer festivals. In consideration of the current COVID-19 conditions and recent capacity restrictions mandated by the state, the Club has concluded that the health and safety of Ribfest attendees, volunteers, and entertainers cannot be guaranteed for such a large-scale public event. Therefore, the Exchange Club of Naperville, along with the Village of Romeoville, regretfully believes that Ribfest simply cannot go forward this year.

The Exchange Club of Naperville is considering options regarding engaging musical entertainment acts for the 2021 festival, and will announce developments as they arise. Information regarding refunds will be made available shortly. Ticket holders will also be given the option of making a tax-deductible donation toward the Exchange Club of Naperville’s mission to prevent child abuse and domestic violence. For additional information visit the Ribfest''s Official website at the address below:


Madison County Fair & Rodeo Canceled

The Madison County Fair Board has announced that the 2020 Madison County Fair and Rodeo will not be held this year. They will be working with REO and Head East to appear at next years fair set for July 6 - 11, 2021. For additional information on the cancellation of the fair to include instructions for getting refunds read the press release on the Madison County Fair & Rodeo Website at the address linked below:

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Kearney Amphitheater 2020 Season Canceled

The Head East and Missouri concert scheduled for July 18th at the Kearney Amphitheater in Kearney, Nebraska has been canceled. Due to concerns over public gatherings and social distancing guidelines in place by Clay County in light of COVID-19, Kearney city leaders decided Monday, May 18, to cancel the Kearney Amphitheater's 2020 summer entertainment schedule. For additional information read the Clay County Courier Tribune article linked below:


Door County Fair Canceled

* UPDATE - MAY 27, 2020

We are sad to announce that the 2020 Door County Fair as been cancelled. Head East was originally scheduled to perform at this year's fair in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin on Friday, July 31st. With concern for the safety and health of the community, the exhibitors and their families, vendors, carnival workers, general public, and volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with a heavy heart that the Door County Fair Board and County Board have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Door County Fair.

For additional information contact the Fair by email at: adcfairinfo@gmail.com

Illinois Rock & Roll Museum Hall of Fame Inductees

UPDATE: March 13, 2020

The Illinois Rock & Roll Musuem on Route 66 has postponed their Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony originally scheduled for March 29th. A rescheduled date has yet to be determined. For more information visit their website at: https://www.roadtorock.org/


The Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 has announced their Hall of Fame Inductees for 2020 (see list below). The induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 29th, 2020 (date TBA) at the Renaissance Center Ballroom in Downtown Joliet, IL on 214 N. Ottawa Street. The Doors will open at 1:30 pm and the program is set to begin at 2:00 pm. Special guests, performers and presenters will be announced soon! Tickets are open to the public and are $50. For more information visit the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum's website linked below:

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This Year's Inductees

Performer Category - Chicago, Cheap Trick, Reo Speedwagon, The Ides of March, The Buckinghams, and Buddy Guy.

Non- Performer Categories - Dick Biondi (Lifetime Achievement Award), Larry Lujack (Disc Jockey), WLS AM Radio (Radio Station), Chess Records (Record Company), and The Thirsty Whale (Venue).


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