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12th Annual Blast From The Past, Saturday, August 20, 2011 - illustration by Jack Adkins
Illustration by Jack Adkins

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR! FANTASTIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR TONIGHT,
COME OUT AND PARTY WITH OVER 400 OF YOUR SPRINGER FRIENDS!!

"We Dance So They Can Walk"
Net proceeds of this event are for the benefit of Shriners Hospitals for Children
(Over $36,000 has been raised from Blast ticket sales since 2004!)

Saturday, August 24th 2013, The Acca Shriner’s Patrol and The Springer Connection
present the 12th Annual Blast from the Past.

The Blast From The Past will feature the best of 60's and 70's Rock and Roll with
The BARRACUDAS and The ENGLISH CHANNEL

BONUS: The last 20 minutes of the Blast will complete the party with BOTH BANDS playing together in the All-Star Springer ENCORE JAM SESSION. This Jam format has been a big hit the last four years, with all the songs pre-planned from the bands' own songlists, and will be followed again this year.

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PERTINENT BLAST DETAILS:

WHEN: Saturday, August 24, 2013
8:00pm to 12 Midnight
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is First Come, First Served.

PRICE: $30

WHERE:
Acca Shriner’s Ballroom
1712 Bellevue Avenue in Richmond, off I-95 and Hermitage Road near Bryan Park
Click HERE for a Map >>

Dress Theme: Tropical ( if you have it - not a requirement! )

BYOB - all snacks, sodas, setups, ice and cups provided! (NOTE: Write your name on your liqour or wine with a marker or sticker to save time when you arrive - otherwise the Shriners will have you do it then).

NO COOLERS OR OUTSIDE BEER ARE ALLOWED. Cold Beer is for sale in the snack bar adjacent to the ballroom. Guests may bring their own wine or liquor.

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MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED BY (in order of appearance:)

The BARRACUDAS
It was 1964 when the Barracudas sprang from Sandston. Mike Parker, lead singer for The Barracudas has brought bands to all the previous Blasts, and the 12th is no exception. Previous years featured Mike's bands Backstage Pass and the River Rockers, as well as the Original Barracudas.

The Barracudas include:
Mike Parker - (HSHS Class of '67) Guitar and Vocals
Donnie Thurston - (HSHS Class of '67) Drums and Vocals
Pat Gregory - keyboards
Richard Johnson - Bass and Vocals
Gary Hartle - saxaphone


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The ENGLISH CHANNEL, featuring Springer musician Buzzy Lawler, HSHS Class of '69.

Formed in 2001, The English Channel authentically recreates British rock and pop from the mid ‘60’s to the mid ‘70’s. That’s all they do, but that’s plenty. Someone had to do it...there was so much great music from that era and so many different styles to play. The members of this band have a love for this music and it shows.

They don’t wear wigs or pretend to be British or someone else they're not. But they play each song with passion and energy, “just like the record” and just like you remember it

Who they are:

Bob Quarles - Keyboards, Vocals
Julie Quarles - Vocals, Percussion
Marion Hodges - Guitar, Vocals
Richard Cowles - Bass, Vocals
Buzzy Lawler - (HSHS Class of '69) Guitar, Vocals
Bobby “Rico” Antonelli - Drums


Check out their performance schedule, songlists and more at The English Channel website >>

Net proceeds of this event are for the benefit of Shriners Hospitals for Children

 
 We Dance So They Can Walk!

Net proceeds of this event are for the benefit of Shriners Hospitals for Children
Click for more information on Shriner's Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 pediatric hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Mexico providing specialized care for orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate.

All services are provided at no charge. Eligibility for care is not based on financial need or relationship to a Shriner.
  Click for more information on Shriners Hospitals for Children
If you know of a child Shriners Hospitals might be able to help, please call our toll-free patient referral line: 1-800-237-5055.

The Blast From The Past has raised over $36,000 in ticket sales since 2004! We Dance So They Can Walk!

More info at
Shriners Hospital site >>

Blast Photos: 2002-2011



This is THE Big Party of the year, every year! Check out the photos from these years:

2011 |2010 |2009 | 2008 | 2007
2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002