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Kansas: Another Fork in the Road - 50th Anniversary Tour

Dec 6, 2024

Berglund Performing Arts Theatre

Ticket Prices: $124, $99, $69, $39 - VIP 1 - $304, VIP 2 - $234
Parking: $10.00

Show Start time: 7:30pm


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As a result of brisk ticket sales and numerous sellouts, America’s preeminent progressive rock band KANSAS is adding a third and final leg to their 50th Anniversary Tour. The “Another Fork in The Road” Tour celebrates 50 years of the band’s illustrious music history with concerts featuring two full hours of memorable hits, fan favorites and deep cuts rarely performed live. The tour has been hallmarked by energetic and spellbinding performances at some of the foremost theaters and performing arts centers across the United States and into Canada. 

“This tour has already been incredibly special for the band. The 50th Anniversary Tour started in 2023 which commemorates KANSAS’s first year as a band. It is continuing in 2024 which commemorates the release of the first KANSAS album,” comments KANSAS guitarist and original member Richard Williams. “There are so many places in the U.S. where we haven’t been able to play yet, Topeka and Wichita just to name two, we knew we would have to add a third and final leg to the tour. After such a successful and sold-out premiere of the tour in Pittsburgh, PA, we wanted to put an exclamation point on the tour by having the closing 50th Anniversary Tour concert take place back there at the Benedum Center.”

In a tribute to the band’s five decades of success, Billboard Magazine describes the basis for their longstanding appeal: “Blending blues-based hard rock and intricate progressive constructions, KANSAS staked out its own musical territory, at once original and accessible.” Billboard.com - KANSAS Hits 50

“The audiences for this 50th Anniversary Tour have been exhilarating,” adds KANSAS lead vocalist Ronnie Platt. “Let me tell you, after a decade of performing in the band, the energy the fans bring each night continues to give me goosebumps. Fans in attendance seem to continue to raise their energy level and that just makes it even more fun for us up on stage than it already is!”

“As in life, our entire career has been a winding journey,” adds original guitarist Richard Williams. “Whether it’s been the ‘original’ lineup signing with Don Kirshner, years on the bus, touring with Queen, and finally worldwide success peaking with Leftoverture & Point of Know Return.” Williams goes on to remember, “That was followed by various lineup changes, the valleys of the 90’s and ‘dinosaur bands’ losing steam, to our most recent ‘rebirth’ and success of our latest new music over the last decade.” Williams concludes, “There have been and continue to be several forks in the road of that journey. This 50th Anniversary Tour and release represent that journey and the forks along that road.”

To further celebrate the band’s 50th Anniversary, InsideOutMusic has released Another Fork in the Road – 50 Years of KANSAS. The 3-CD career-spanning collection features carefully selected tracks from across KANSAS’s sizable discography. It also includes a new version of the song ‘Can I Tell You.’ Originally released on their 1974 debut album, the song is updated by the current lineup. Another Fork in the Road – 50 Years of KANSAS is available now. Fans can order it here - https://kansas.lnk.to/AnotherForkInTheRoad-50YearsOfKansas

KANSAS boasts a lineup including original guitarist Richard Williams, bassist & vocalist Billy Greer, lead vocalist & keyboardist Ronnie Platt, keyboardist & vocalist Tom Brislin, violinist & guitarist Joe Deninzon, and original drummer Phil Ehart. Drummer Eric Holmquist is performing on drums while Phil Ehart continues to recover from a major heart attack.

This summer, KANSAS will take a break from its 50th Anniversary Tour to perform its KANSAS Classics set at different events across the United States

With no signs of slowing down, KANSAS continues to perform in front of large and enthusiastic audiences.

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 Time: 9am - 3pm
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Come out and get your Spring shopping done with us at the at the 9th Annual Spring Craft & Vendor Show! Over 240 vendors onsite for this FREE ADMISSION and FREE Parking event! 

 

Since it is May 4th we will Storm Troopers on site for photo opportunities along with vendors selling Star Wars items and who knows the vendors might dress up too! 

 

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will also be going on at the same time in Berglund Hall! Come out and have breakfast while supporting a great cause! 

 

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Come in person on Saturday, May 4 at the Berglund Center anytime between 7:00 am and 1:00 pm for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and yard sale. Individual tickets for breakfast are $7.00 when purchased in advance and $10.00 when purchased on-site; children 5 years of age and under are free. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausages, syrup and toppings, cold and hot drinks.

We are holding the event in person at the Berglund Center in partnership with the Spring Craft and Vendor Show. Thousands will be able to enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and shop all the vendors at the Craft Show.

For 25+ years, our Club has conducted an annual event to raise money by selling pancake breakfasts, conducting an auction, and conducting a yard sale. Each year, thousands of tickets are bought and thousands of pancakes served, hundreds of hours of Club member efforts are volunteered, countless items are sold, and tens of thousands of dollars are raised. We use the proceeds for grants to dozens of local non-profit and charitable organizations focused on children, the elderly, and the environment.

 

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BERGLUND CENTER

Ticket Prices: $49, $12, $9.

Children 12 & under free admission!
Event Start time: 12pm-5pm / VIP EARLY ENTRY AT 11 AM


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Ticket Options:

-VIP Package $49

  • 1 hour early access (11am)
  • Exclusive VIP Only Area
  • Exclusive VIP Necklace
  • Taco ‘Ritas shot glass
  • 3 Tacos
  • 1 Margarita Tasting Wristband
  • Exclusive Margarita purchase line and exclusive to VIP Margarita flavor!
  • Unlimited chips & salsa bar

- Margarita Drink Tastings Only (up to 5 samples) $12 (available for purchase day of the event at the gate)

-General Admission $9

-Children 12 & Under Free Admission!

 

VENDOR LIST (more to be added)

 

Big Daddy's Munchies

Cabo Fish Taco - Roanoke  

Diablos Taco Truck 

El Gordo’s Kitchen

Fonda Hernandez 

Empanada Nirvana Roanoke

Hangrcy Food Truck

HAV Crafts

Local Colors

Pop Up Smoke 

Queen's Vegan Cafe (Vegan Option)

Rock&Roll Diner

Salsa Noke

Tuco's Taqueria Garaje

Yayi’s Sweets (Mexican sweets)

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BERGLUND PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE

Broadway in Roanoke! Sponsored by George's Flowers and The Connor Group

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Parking = $10

Show Time = 7:30 PM

 

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Ticket Prices: $30, $75 (Meet & Greet $50 Add On)
Parking: $10.00

Show Start time: 7:30pm, Doors At: 6:30pm

 

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LEONID & FRIENDS have blown the minds of legions of fans with their uncanny ability to capture the spirit, musicality, and fire of American supergroup Chicago. Leonid Vorobyev's goal was a studio project in dedication to Chicago under the motto “musicians for musicians”. Their first video went viral, but they really gained traction when Chicago itself published the video on its official website. They have since expanded their repertoire to include Earth Wind & Fire, Blood Sweat & Tears, Ides of March, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, Deep Purple, and new original material. This incredible 11-piece band now has over 700,000 followers across social media, an astonishing 200 million+ video views, and over 200 successful US shows under their belt. The future is only looking up for Leonid & Friends.

 

For more on Leonid & Friends, visit http://www.leonidandfriends.band

 

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Parking: Free

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