OSWEGO, New York – â€œParrotheadsâ€ will be flocking to the Oswego Speedway August 14th as nationally known Jimmy Buffet tribute band, Changes in Latitudes, performs at the Rev & Rock Classic Rock Festival at Oswego Speedway, according to Chuck Handley, Chairman of Rev & Rock Festival Committee.
The event, to be held on the grassy infield of the Oswego Speedway, will kick off with gates opening at 1 p.m. and live music at 2 p.m., plus multiple food vendors and attractions, high energy and relaxation. Advanced-sale tickets, available now, are $20 per person, and $25 per person after August 1st.
Changes in Latitudes is recognized as one of Americaâ€™s premier tribute shows to singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffet, master of the tropical lifestyle. Every performance by this nine-piece band is a fun and relaxed atmosphere with beach balls and tropical leis.
All concert goers entering the gates between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. for Changes in Latitudeâ€™s performance will receive a special commemorative gift celebrating Margaritaville at Oswego Speedway. In addition, the Rev & Rock Festival will host a contest for the best â€œParrotheadâ€ costume from during Changes in Latitudeâ€™s performance. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.
â€œThe Changes in Latitudeâ€™s performance will also kick off a dramatic stage layout as well for their concert and the others during the day,â€ Handley said. â€œWe will be turning the front part of the audience setting into a beach theme complete with sand. The atmosphere should be a lot of fun and enjoyable for the crowd.â€
According to Handley the lead singer, guitarist, and Changes in Latitudeâ€™s creator, Steve Kareta has followed Jimmy Buffet all over the United States. He has also spent time touring as a pro audio engineer for artists such as Joe Cocker, Paul Anka, and Peter Wolf. The band also includes Guy Wallis, keyboardist/mandolin/vocals; Brandon Marger, percussionist; Mark Neveu, bass guitarist; Clark Seibold, drums; Lyn Ryan Porter, saxophone/accordion; Amy Sullivan and Jenn Judd, vocalists.
Changes in Latitudes is first in the line-up of Oswegoâ€™s Rev & Rock Festival playing at 2 p.m. with such hit tribute songs as â€œHey Good Looking,â€ â€œMargaritaville,â€ â€œBrown-Eyed Girl,â€ and of course the Alan Jackson/Jimmy Buffet Smash hit, â€œItâ€™s Five Oâ€™clock Somewhere.â€
Three other nationally known tribute bands will also be performing at the Rev & Rock Festival including Separate Ways, Draw The Line, and Hotel California. Also on the schedule is Oswegoâ€™s own original southern rock band, Frostbit Blue.
According to Handley, Rev & Rock guarantees its audience a diverse collection of music and entertainment throughout the day. All four tribute bands will provide a unique complement to some of the music industryâ€™s greatest performers of the past 50 years.
For ticket information on Rev & Rock Classic Rock Festival please call Oswego Speedway at (315) 342-0646 or for additional information visit www.oswegospeedway.com.