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Head East

September 3 @ 7:30 pm CDT


Event Description

The legendary classic rock band Head East has long set the standard for authentic, full-vocal, goodtime rock harmonies that few bands can equal. Their high-energy shows are filled with superb vocals, flashy guitar work and memorable keyboard melodies that continue to rock audiences of all ages. Their signature song, “NEVER BEEN ANY REASON” with notable chorus “Save my life I’m going down for the last time” has long been considered by many radio stations across the country as “The Rock & Roll National Anthem.” This year Head East will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary by performing most cuts off of their iconic record “Flat As A Pancake”. The band has brought classic arena rock to countless audiences all across North America. According to founding member and keyboardist Roger Boyd, Head East will continue to bring their brand of dance and shout, good-time rock and roll to audiences of all ages for many years to come. “As long as I can lift my synthesizer over my head and the audience goes wild, we’ll keep rockin’ on!”

Their music has been featured in the cult movie classic Dazed and Confused, as well as Sahara and The Education of Charlie Banks, Emmy award winning TV shows Friday Night Lights and That 70s Show. Their newest release (April 2013), Raise A Little Hell, contains several Head East classic party rockers, including their monumental classic ‘There’s Never Been Any Reason (Save My Life),’ along with new, soon-to-be HE classics, that capture all of the excitement, energy and magic of their live shows.

Head East is a 5-piece band consisting of Roger Boyd (keyboards & vocals), Greg Manahan (bass, lead guitar & vocals), Glen Bridger (lead guitar & vocals), Eddy Jones (drums & vocals), and Darren Walker (lead vocals & bass). They have always been one of the friendliest, most approachable, professional bands in rock and roll who are willing to make themselves available at all times for interviews and “meet and greets”.

Head East maintains a close bond with their loyal fans through their official website, YouTube channel, Facebook and Twitter pages, and their official newsletter. The band is popular throughout the world and regularly receives fan correspondence from many nations and from across the United States.

Opener: Jade Murphy Band

Jade Murphy picked up his first guitar inspired by his mentor father, Minnesota’s own guitar legend, Steve Murphy. With his father’s guidance, Jade was deeply involved not only in learning to play guitar but incorporating his playing and his singing and songwriting skills from a very early age never stopping at a resting spot but always striving to learn more and more, always working at honing his talents to the best of his abilities.

Former leader of local Minnesota bands Turtlepurse and The Delaineys, Jade was sought out and was asked to join the very popular Minneapolis band “Dazy Head Mazy” as their lead guitarist. Over 200+ different venues per year, Jade had the pleasure to share the stage with national acts such as: The Gin Blossoms, Seven Mary Three, Dada, Colin Haye, Josh Joplin, Martin Zellar, The Nadas, Hello Dave, O.A.R, and countless others. His succession with Dazy Head Mazy led to nominations for ‘Best Pop Band’ by the Minnesota Music Association in 2003 and was awarded BEST REGIONAL BAND in 2001 by the Independent Music Awards. Two records and 7 years later, his desire to record and play his own music motivated him to leave DHM and seek a solo project.

On February 23rd, 2008, Jade’s first solo record entitled “Restless” was released on the Ultimasongs Record label. “Restless” was recorded and Produced at A440 studios in Minneapolis Minnesota and mixed and mastered at Catamount Studios in Cedar Falls, IA. Some reviews of the album “Infectious, Different”, “ A Great mixture of Power Pop Love Songs with an Edge”.

The Jade Murphy Band includes Tim Buelow on drums and Justin Mishler (former bassist for Dazy Head Mazy, Medium) on bass.


Additional Ticket Information

Show at 7:30, doors open at 6:30pm.
Tickets: $20 Advanced, $25 At The Door
Booths (Seats up to 8): $200 tickets not included

All ticket purchases are subject to a $5 ticket fee.




September 3
7:30 pm CDT
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Roof Garden Ballroom
91 Lake St
Arnolds Park, IA 51331 United States
(712) 332-2183


Opening Act
Jade Murphy Band

 *All ticket purchases are subject to a $5 processing fee.

 *All ticket purchases are subject to a $5 processing fee.