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Head East - Taste of Omaha

The 2018 "TASTE OF OMAHA presented by Cox" will showcase outstanding restaurants and exciting live entertainment daily with activities on two riverfront parks, the Heartland of America Park and Lewis & Clark Landing. This year the Annual Event will add more entertainment for everyone's taste on 6 stages throughout the festival which runs 1-3 June. All stage shows during the 3-day extravaganza are free to attend.

Head East will perform in the evening on the opening day of this event on Friday, June 1st at 9:00 pm on the Heartland Main Stage. For additional information on bands, restaurants, and activities for this event visit the Taste of Omaha website online at:


Head East and Rick Derringer - Old Shawnee Days See Rick Derringer and Head East live in concert on June 2nd on the main stage at Old Shawnee Days. This is a free outdoor show held at Shawnee Town 1929 in Shawnee, Kansas. Guitar Legend Rick Derringer will start things off on the main stage at 7:30 pm. Rick had a #1 hit as a member of the McCoy's in 1965 with "Hang On Sloopy" and went on to play with many rock and roll greats including both Johnny and Edgar Winter.

Head East will follow Derringer and close the show with a 90 minute set of Head East classics, fan favorites, and songs from their latest CDs. Don't miss this great concert with two legendary bands. For more information on this event visit the Old Shawnee Days website.

For more information on Rick Derringer visit his official site at http://www.rickderringer.com/.

Head East Returns To Ballwin Days Celebration

Head East returns to Ballwin, Missouri to headline the 2018 Ballwin Days celebration on Saturday, June 9th. The band previously performed at Ballwin Days in 2013 and looks forward to returning to the city that once was their home. After signing with A&M Records in the mid-70s, the band moved their base of operations from Champaign, Illinois to the St. Louis area and lived in Ballwin for a few years.

The concert will take place in Ballwin's Vlasis Park where Rogers & Nienhaus will open the evening's entertainment at 7:00 pm. Head East will take the stage at approx. 9:30 pm and close the show with a 90 minute set. A fireworks display will be held between acts and is scheduled for 9:15 pm. For more information visit the Ballwin Days website at the address below:


Head East Will Headline Parnell Music Festival

KRNA 94.1 FM has teamed up with local sponsors to launch the inaugural Parnell Music Festival which will be held in Parnell, Iowa on Saturday, June 16th. This is a free outdoor show for ages 21 and over that will be held in downtown Parnell on Cleveland Street near the Parnell Tavern. Gates open at noon with music beginning at 3:00 pm when local rockers Hard Barney take the stage. They will be followed by Slap n' Tickle, AC/DC tribute band Electric Shock, and Head East who will headline and close the show with a 90 minute set beginning around 10 pm.

For more information visit the KRNA website or the Parnell Tavern Facebook Page linked below:

KRNA 94.1 FM Website

Parnell Tavern Facebook Page

JQH Arena Concert Photos

Concert photos from Head East's March 24th appearance at JQH Arena on the Missouri State University campus in Springfield, Missouri can be viewed in our 2018 Concert Gallery linked below.


Head East & April Wine - Medina Entertainment Center

Head East returns to the Medina Entertainment Center in Medina, MN along with April Wine on Saturday, October 20th. Ticket go on sale to the public on Saturday, March 31st at 11:00 am (CDT) and are available at the Medina's box office by calling (763) 478-6661 or online through TicketFly.com linked below. Advance tickets are $35.33 for general admission, $45.01 for reserved, and $52.54 for gold (includes taxes and fees).

For additional information visit the Medina Entertainment Center Website. To purchase tickets online visit TicketFly.com.

Head East - Sundown Salute

Sundown Salute in Junction City, Kansas is the largest free multi-day 4th of July Celebration in the state running from June 29th through July 4th at Historic Heritage Park. It will feature a diverse genre of music each night on the main stage. Head East will headline the evening's entertainment on Tuesday, July 3rd and will perform a 75 minute set. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information visit the Sundown Salute website at the address below:


Head East - Harmony By The Bay

See Head East at the Harmony By The Bay Summer Concert Series held at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 25th. Be sure to bring your blankets or lawn chairs for this free outdoor show. For more information visit the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center Website at the address below:


Rockin' The Rivers Music Festival

See Head East at the Rockin' The Rivers Music Festival near Three Forks, Montana. Single and multi-day tickets are now on sale through the Rockin' The Rivers Music Festival website. This outdoor Festival runs August 10-12 and is preceeded by a pre-party on Thursday evening August 9th. Head East will play on Friday, August 10th only along with the bands Everlast, Skid Row, Stephen Pearcy of Ratt, Eve 6 and a few regional and local opening acts. For more information visit the Rockin' The Rivers website at the addresses below:

Festival Homepage - www.rockintherivers.com

Ticket Information - www.rockintherivers.com/tickets-vv9hw

KBACK Rock Radio - Roger Boyd Interview

Head East band leader and keyboardist Roger Boyd was recently interviewed by KBACK Rock Radio serving greater Sioux Falls, SD in conjunction with the band's upcoming show at Grand Falls Casino on March 3rd. Click the play button below to listen to the interview.

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Riviera Theatre Concert Photos

Concert photos from Head East's recent appearance at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda, New York can be viewed in our 2018 Concert Gallery linked below. The gallery contains photos of Roger Boyd playing the Riviera Theatre's Mighty Wurlitzer Organ during "Jefftown Creek" and special guest and former Head East Alumnus Tony Gross on guitar during "Never Been Any Reason".


Head East Anthem Featured in Upcoming Film

The Head East anthem "Never Been Any Reason" will be featured in the upcoming film "High On The Hog". The movie is an action-packed grindhouse crime thriller starring Sid Haig, Joe Estevez, and Robert Z'Dar. Written and Produced by Kevin Lockhart, this exploitation film features some of the most controversial topics of our time. Shot in beautiful Northwest Illinois, the story shows the difficulties of the life of a simple hog farmer who has chosen the illegal route of growing marijuana in order to keep his family farm and the choices he has to make to ensure the safety of his "family".

Visit the movies official website at:  www.highonthehogthemovie.com/

View a short promo video for "High on the Hog"

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Golden Voice Recording Studio Documentary

Head East recorded their first two studio albums (Flat As A Pancake and Get Yourself Up) in their home state at Golden Voice Recording Studios in South Pekin, Illinois. Golden Voice Recording Company, which was started by Mary Ann Milam and her husband Jerry in the early 60s, will be the subject of a documentary expected to be completed later this year.

Golden Voice was the studio of choice for several local Illinois bands and solo artists, many of which would go on to greater success, including Dan Fogelberg, Gary Richrath (REO Speedwagon), Jonathan Cain (Journey), and Head East. For more information on this upcoming documentary visit the Pekin Daily Times newspaper article linked below:

Pekin Daily Times Newspaper Article

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