By MARK EVANS
STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD
Some familiar names and sounds will be on tap for the 14th Annual Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce Summer Music Series.
Four of the groups return from last year, including the popular Bob Seger tribute band, Silver Bullet STL, which is already sold out for the final concert on July 29.
Blue Marlin, who leads things off June 3, Grand Allusion, and Trixie Delight are all back from the 2021 lineup.
There has already been one change to the original lineup, however. Trezz Hombrezz, a ZZ Top tribute band, was scheduled for the second slot on June 10. A car accident in which two of the members were seriously injured, however, forced the group to drop out.
Fortunately, an old local favorite was available. Crossroads, featuring Police Chief Eric Bennett, will take the June 10 slot.
“I appreciate Eric working with me on it,” Chamber Director Dena Kreitler said. “Luckily for us, they were available for that Friday night. After a couple of days trying to find a tribute replacement, I was a little bit nervous that we weren’t going to be able to fill the show date, so I reached out to Eric.”
Crossroads is a known commodity, so Kreitler isn’t worried about the switch.
“I feel like they always are a crowd-drawer, so I don’t see how that is going to hurt us any in attendance,” she said. “They always have a very well-thought out show.”
Actually, ZZ Top is one of the bands whose songs Crossroad plays.
Those who bought tickets for Trezz Hombrezz may use them to see Crossroads, or may turn them in by June 1 to get a refund. This is the only performance that can be refunded.
Tickets are going fast with Silver Bullet STL already sold out.