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CCR, Foghat to headline 3rd annual Mosaic concert

Rock band Creedence Clearwater Revisited -- better known by their former name, Creedence Clearwater Revival -- and Foghat will headline Mosaic's third annual rock concert later this summer, Mosaic announced this week.

Date: 12/31/1969

By SHAJIA AHMAD sahmad@gctelegram.com (Promotional Photo Creedence Clearwater Revisted, along with Rock band Foghat, will perform during this yearŐs Mosaic benefit concert.)With 1960s and 70s era hits from CCR like "Born On the Bayou" and "Bad Moon Rising," and Foghat's "Slow Ride," the annual fundraiser for the nonprofit, faith-based agency that assists individuals with developmental disabilities will feature the American and British rock bands Aug. 28 at the Finney County Fairgrounds in Garden City. The fairgrounds concert is the final of three fundraising events that together form Mosaic's Rock 'N Roll Rally, previously known as Run, Rock 'N Roll. "We're excited to continue hosting this unique event that brings the community out to have a good time and support people with intellectual disabilities," Debbie Reynolds, Mosaic's executive director, said. "In a short time, this event has become a Garden City tradition that people are excited about." The events begin June 26 with 10- and 5-kilometer runs and a 1-mile walk at the Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City. People of all abilities are encouraged to participate. The same evening, a Battle of the Bands concert for local bands to compete for the opportunity to be the opening act for CCR and Foghat is scheduled at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave. Race registration forms, Battle of the Bands contest rules and additional information can be found at www.mosaicingardencity.org. Additional information regarding a Poker Run and VIP pre-party events to take place on Aug. 28 will be announced later, according to Brian Schwindt, community relations manager with Mosaic. Bands interested in competing in the local battle of the bands competition should call Bill Knight at 275-5858. Creedence Clearwater Revival was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, and former band members Stu Cook and Doug "Cosmo" Clifford initially had planned to play only at private parties when they got back together in 1995 to perform their former band's hits, according to their Web site. Creedence Clearwater Revisited now performs up to 100 shows a year and has released the album "Recollection." Other band members include lead singer and rhythm guitarist John Tristao, lead guitarist Tal Morris, and multi-instrumentalist Steve Gunner. Foghat is a British rock band that had its peak success in the mid- to late-1970s, achieving five gold records. The band's style can be described as blues-rock, dominated by electric and electric slide guitar. They also are touring again with the current lineup of Roger Earl, Craig MacGregor, Bryan Bassett and Charlie Huhn.