Originating from Flint, Michigan in 1969, this top selling American rock group of the ’70s is “Comin’ to your town to help you party it down.” Grand Funk Railroad takes the stage at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 18th at 7:30 p.m.
Grand Funk laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with its signature hard driving sound, soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation and forceful pop melodies. The fact that Grand Funk’s legacy still reigns over the Classic Rock landscape forty years after its 1969 birth in Flint, Michigan is a testament to the group’s influence and staying power. Mega-hits “We’re an American Band,” “I’m Your Captain/Closer to Home,” “Locomotion,” and “Some Kind of Wonderful” still receive continuous airplay on Classic Rock radio. Over their career, Grand Funk has had 19 charted singles, 8 Top 40 hits and two #1 singles. The group has now accumulated 13 gold and 10 platinum records with record sales in excess of 25 million copies sold worldwide.
Known as “The American Band,” the high-energy five-piece group includes original founding members Don Brewer and Mel Schacher. Joining Don and Mel are singer Max Carl, a rock veteran from 38 Special, lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, and keyboardist Tim Cashion.
Reminisce with Grand Funk Railroad, only $40 balcony tickets remain. Tickets are on sale now for all performances for the entire 2017-2018 season and may be purchased online at NPACgreeneville.com, in person at the NPAC box office, or by calling 423-638-1679. NPAC offers online seat selection with no processing or delivery fees. There is an additional $1.50 ticketing fee per ticket regardless of purchase method. The box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Located adjacent to the campus of Greeneville High School. For venue information, and to purchase tickets, please visit npacgreeneville.com.