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Arlo Guthrie's 50th Anniversary of Alice's Restaurant Tour

When: Sat., Oct. 3, 8 p.m. 2015

Over the years, the appeal of “Alice's Restaurant Massacree," Arlo Guthrie’s rambling folk ditty about how dumping some garbage on Thanksgiving Day got him in a heap of trouble and inadvertently helped him avoid the draft for the Vietnam War thanks to his criminal record, hasn’t diminished. On Thanksgiving Day, classic rock stations throughout the country will spin the 18-plus minute song in its entirety. And Guthrie is on a lengthy tour to mark the 50th Anniversary of the event that inspired the song. On the current tour, he’ll perform the song in its entirety each night with some help from his backing band, which includes Terry Hall (drums), Bobby Sweet (guitar, vocals), Darren Todd (bass), and his son, Abe Guthrie (keyboards). Guthrie's daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie, a singer-songwriter who has a career of her own, will open select shows as well. The concerts will also feature an “awe-inspiring” light show created specifically for the tour by 44 Designs, Inc., along with previously unseen images from the Guthrie archives. More than 75,000 photos have recently been digitized, and selections will be projected during the evening. (Niesel)

Price: $46.50-$80.50

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