NEWRY, Maine ??вЂќ As the opening act of the Bud Light Concert Series at Sunday River, the Gin Blossoms take the stage upstairs in the White Cap Lodge on the evening of Saturday, Nov 26. Other bands upcoming in the Series include the James Montgomery Blues Band on Saturday, Dec. 3 and the reggae sounds of The Wailers on Saturday, Jan. 5.
“We’ve got a great venue in White Cap,” said Jordan Ginsberg, Sunday River events manager. “Our concert line-up has been growing over the last few seasons to the point that now we’re rockin’ the mountains non-stop November to April.”
The Gin Blossoms have been making waves on the rock music scene since 1987 with hits including “Hey Jealousy,” “Found Out About You,” and “Follow You Down,” which was featured on the soundtrack of the recent box office movie ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 days.’
The band has achieved both commercial and fan base success since they first formed in the late 80’s. Patrick Schabe, a music reviewer for www.popmatters.com wrote, “before all the hype and glamour and success, the Gin Blossoms were just another rock band, strumming their strings and pushing their wares in the dusty Arizona night, and Tempe is hardly the kind of place that Hollywood mines for talent. If the Gin Blossoms formula of blues-rock, country twang, and Southwestern moodiness might have been responsible for some of the adult alternative spawn of the 1990s, it wasn’t without its peers. Following in R.E.M.’s footsteps, the Gin Blossoms carved out their niche in the company of Cracker and the Judybats, and they left a commercial trail that would only benefit alternative acts like Wilco and the Jayhawks in years to come.”
Sunday River’s Bud Light Concert Series continues with the 5th Annual Santa Sunday Weekend on Dec. 3 and 4. On Saturday night White Cap will welcome Legendary bluesman James Montgomery, who has performed with the likes of Gregg Allman, Kid Rock, John Lee Hooker, Charlie Daniels, Bonnie Raitt and many more.
Tickets for all Bud Light Concert Series shows at Sunday River may be purchased in advance by calling (800) 543-2SKI. Gin Blossoms tickets are $20 if purchased in advance or $25 at the door. 21+ with positive ID required. Doors open at 8 p.m. More information on show dates and times is available at www.sundayriver.com/concerts.
Thanksgiving Weekend Ski and Stay packages are available starting at $69.95 per person per night and may be reserved at www.sundayriver.com or by calling (800) 543-2SKI.