July 11, 2011 Highmount, NY – The “soundtrack of a generation” will spring to life when Creedence Clearwater Revisited plays the Belleayre Music Festival on Saturday, July 16 at 8 p.m. Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo, ” the original rhythm section of Creedence Clearwater Revival, will crank up classics like “Proud Mary,” “Heard it Through the Grapevine,” “Fortunate Son,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain” and a string of other hits that helped define an era. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rhythm section (Stu on bass and Cosmo on drums) from the legendary group, launched the Creedence Clearwater Revisited project in 1995 to once again perform Creedence Clearwater Revival hits that are touchstones of the 1960s and ’70s. Creedence Clearwater Revisited now performs up to 100 shows a year and released the album “Recollection.” The double live CD features passionate, authoritative version of 22 classic hits and was the result of public demand. Listeners – of all ages- know every tune as Creedence Clearwater Revisited takes the audience on a remarkable journey through rock-n-roll’s most glorious period. The reaction to Creedence Clearwater Revisited’s concerts has been astounding. Interestingly, the success has been driven in part by a generation of kids who, as Cosmo says, “weren’t even born when the music came out.” Stu recalls, “In the beginning Cosmo and I decided that if we could find the musicians that could capture the sound and recreate what the music was about, we’d do it.” As fans who have experienced a Creedence Clearwater Revisited concert can attest, Stu and Cosmo found the right players. Lead singer/rhythm guitar player John Tristao, a powerful tenor with the energy to power songs, initially rose to prominence as lead singer for the band People when their hit “I Love You” bulleted into the top ten. The newest touring member of Creedence Clearwater Revisited is lead guitarist Kurt Griffey. Stu and Cosmo and their band Creedence Clearwater Revisited add a new chapter to their legacy with vibrant and exhilarating energy and pure American spirit.
Belleayre season passes for the 2011-2012 skiing and riding season are now on sale at deeply discounted rates. People who purchase their passes during July receive a 20% savings off of the early bird rate of any season pass. Passholders who purchase in August will receive a $50 savings off of any season pass and a free Weekend Workshop with the purchase of a full Adult or Senior Season Pass or a free Midweek workshop with the purchase of a Midweek Season Pass. People who purchase their passes in September get $50 savings off of any season pass and five discounted guest passes that can be used anytime during the season.
Belleayre Mountain would like to invite people to participate in the 32nd Annual Fall Festival which will be held at the Overlook Lodge of Belleayre Mountain October 8 & 9 on Columbus Day Weekend. This year’s event promises to be as exciting and entertaining as festivals in the past. As always, the Fall Festival will feature the prestigious Craft Fair showcasing local artisans, the Uber Winter Equipment & Apparel Sale, the Sky Ride, German Fare Food and an expanded Food Court, an Entertainment Village, an Outdoor Expo and much more. For registration forms or additional information, contact Belleayre Monday – Friday between the hours of 7am – 3:30pm at 845-254-5600 ext. 2473.
Belleayre Mountain is a year-round outdoor recreation area in the Catskill Mountains operated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The Belleayre Music Festival is a non-profit 501c3 organization that partners with Belleayre Mountain to promote art and culture in the Catskill Mountains.