Foreigner tribute band to close GE Family Concert Series in Minden Park

The iconic band who spawned the hits “I Want to Know What Love Is” and “Hot Blooded” will be celebrated in a free outdoor concert on Friday, Aug. 26, in Minden Park.

Foreigner Unauthorized, a band who pays tribute to the British-American rock band, Foreigner, is closing out Douglas County Parks & Recreations’s 2016 GE Family Concert Series.

The tribute band, formed in 2012 in Fresno, Calif., plays covers of songs that helped shape three decades of rock and roll.

Its goal is to deliver passional music and showmanship filled with energy and soul, the band said. Lots of audience dancing and singing-along is standard fare at its shows.

Members include Allen Woodward on lead vocals; Max “Moon Walker” De Vivo on lead guitar and vocals; Rik Willmitch on guitar, synthesizer, saxophone and vocals; Jim Belt on bass; Scott Nielsen on drums; and David Locher on keys.

The music starts at 6 p.m. The free admission is made possible by contributions from local businesses and organizations.

Concessions will be available for purchase courtesy of Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley and the Carson Valley Lions Club.

Children must be supervised at all times, and dogs aren’t permitted. Fifth Street will be closed during the events to allow motor home parking and concessions. RV parking will be allowed in a designated area only starting at 9 a.m. on the day of the concerts; an RV pass, available by calling 775-782-5500, ext. 1, is required.

RV parking at other locations around the park obscures the line of sight for Minden homeowners around the park.

No lawn space can be reserved or sectioned off until 7 a.m. on the day of the concert, when reserved sections can be no larger than 10 feet by 10 feet each. Blankets are not permitted on the lawn until after 5 p.m. on the day of the event.

For more information, call the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department at 775-782-5500, ext. 1.


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