Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets to perform for Family Weekend

Staff Report

Featuring silly hats and zany antics, Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets will perform a family-oriented show at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

According to a press release, the concert is presented in conjunction with the festivities of Family Weekend.

A picnic is set for 5:30 p.m. before the concert in Doudna’s Performance Courtyard. Tickets are $10 per person and food will feature a pork burger, baked potato, coleslaw, dessert and a drink.

Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets is consistently voted best regional band, per the press release. The Champaign-based band has brought their show to more than a million people since 1980. They have performed in Wrigley and Soldier Fields, Memorial Stadium, the Chicago Air and Water Show, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and Casino in Nassau, Bahamas.

The group have been in concert with The Association, Sawyer Brown, Tommy James and the Shondells and Beach Boy Carl Wilson.

“I am sure it’s going to be fun night,” said Dan Crews, programming director at the Doudna Fine Arts Center, in the press release.“You really can’t go wrong with you have a group of excellent musicians that play the high-energy music of the ‘50s and ’60s.”

Tickets to the concert are $10 general admission and $5 for students.

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