The 2006 Riverside Park Amphitheater Summer Concert Series continues Saturday with the third show of the season.

Two outstanding musical acts will take to the stage. The duo of Craig Moore and Tom Baumgardner, known as Revealed, will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. and will be the opening act for blues guitarist and renowned performer Duke Tumatoe and his band The All-Star Frogs.

Tumatoe is a legendary performer and has had a stellar career spanning four decades; he will take center stage Saturday around 8 p.m.

“Let’s just dispel the myth here and now, I was in the group REO Speedwagon for a short time in the late 1960s, but I left in 1968,” Tumatoe said with a laugh Wednesday morning.

When asked what locals could expect when he takes to the stage with his band, Tumatoe replied that he and his band will open their bag of tricks and hopefully provide a very entertaining show for those in attendance.

“I love to perform live and am looking forward to visiting Rushville. I’ve been on the road and am looking forward to the stop. Music stirs everyone—the band and the crowd,” Tumatoe said.

Tumatoe cites growing up in and around the Chicago music scene as having a lasting influence on his career. Over the years he has taken parts of jazz, blues, rock and funk and joined them into his own sound—one that has endeared him to fans throughout the area.

“I was talking to some friends and they did not know that Duke Tumatoe was even coming to town. I wonder how many others don’t know. People really need to come out and see this guy. He is really, really entertaining. Go and tell everyone you know to be here this will be quite a show,” Rushville resident Jim Payne said earlier this week.

Opening act Revealed plays contemporary music, both covers and original in nature. The pair can be found playing at a number of venues in the Indy music scene.

Patrons should arrive early and bring a lawn chair. A shuttle service is available to transport concert-goers to the amphitheater.

Admission is free.

The Rushville Republican is proud to be a platinum sponsor of this year’s summer concert series.

For additional concert or vendor information call (765) 932-3735.





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