The Buckinghams Celebrate Coleraine Centennial in Concert April 17, at Greenway Auditorium
The Buckinghams are set to entertain for Coleraine, Minnesota's 100th anniversary at a concert Friday, April 17th, 7:30 pm, at Greenway High School Auditorium. The Buckinghams are best known for their hits Kind of a Drag, Hey Baby They're Playing Our Song, Don't You Care, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, and Susan. Reserved seating is $30 with Centennial Special of 4 tickets for $100. Contact Reif Center Box Office 218-327-5780 or www.reifcenter.org/wheretobuy.html for ticket info.
The Buckinghams, who began their careers in Chicago, IL, are best known for Top 10 hits including “Kind of a Drag,” “Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song,” “Don’t You Care,” “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” and “Susan.” Lead singer Carl Giammarese says, “The Buckinghams are pleased to return to Minnesota, and we’ll be performing all our 60s hits, plus songs from Solid Gold favorite bands during that same time.” The group’s latest release, “Reaching Back,” is available nationally on Fuel Records.
The event marks the 100th anniversary of the town built and planned as a ‘model village’ for the mining area. The city was dubbed Coleraine by John C. Greenway, a member of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, in honor of Oliver Cole, then president of Oliver Mining Company. Greenway was instrumental in developing the Mesabi iron ore range.
The concert in Greenway High School Auditorium begins at 7:30 pm. Bass player Nick Fortuna notes, “The Buckinghams began our career playing for high school dances, so it’s like coming home to playing the Greenway Auditorium for this celebration.” Reserved seating is $30 per ticket, with a Centennial special of 4 tickets available for only $100. The concert begins at 7:30 pm.
For tickets, contact the Reif Center Box Office, 720 Conifer Drive, Grand Rapids, MN 55744. Call 218-327-5780 for more information or visit online at http://www.reifcenter.org/wheretobuy.html.
For more information on The Buckinghams, visit www.thebuckinghams.com or go to www.myspace.com/thebuckinghams.
Dawn Lee Wakefield