The “Hippiefest” lineup is made up of artists who first achieved success during the 1960s and ‘70s. For Dave Mason it means his years with Traffic as well as his solo work. Farner comes to the party as an original member of Grand Funk Railroad, Derringer’s place in the Hippiefest universe dates back to when he was the McCoys’ lead singer belting out “Hang On Sloopy” and Gary Wright’s ‘60s pedigree goes back to the time he was a member of Spooky Tooth.
Of course, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals has a direct line back to the ‘60s decade via The Rascals’ legacy and hits such as 1966’s “Good Lovin,’” ‘67’s “Groovin’” and “People Got To Be Free” in ’68.
Projecting a vibe straight out of 1967’s “Summer of Love,” “Hippiefest” embarks on its 2011 adventure in San Diego at Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay Aug. 3. Other destinations include Los Angeles at The Greek Theatre Aug. 4; Phoenix at Comerica Theatre Aug. 5; Englewood, N.J., at the Bergen Performing Arts Center Aug. 12; Clarkston, Mich., at the DTE Energy Music Theatre Aug. 18; Melbourne, Fla., at the King Center Aug. 2; Clearwater, Fla., at Ruth Eckerd Hall Aug. 27; Mobile, Ala., at Saenger Theatre Sept. 1 and New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Sept. 4.
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