July 27-29 2018

Solberg Airport - Readington, NJ 973-882-5464

Countdown to Festival Fun

 

Until the 2018
 Quick Chek New Jersey
Festival of Ballooning!

 

 

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Sunday Featured Concert

ALL ORDERS PLACED AFTER JULY 20th WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL
 
Creedence Clearwater Revival founding members and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford have been on quite a ride.
 
Not long after their induction into the rock Hall of Fame, they launched their Creedence Clearwater Revisited project and have now spent more than 20 years entertaining old and new generations of fans with their classic songs.
 
Creedence Clearwater Revisited in association with WCBSFM 101.1 will close out this year’s QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Association with PNC Bank concert series on Sunday, July 29, on the Progressive Insurance Main Stage at Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ. The three day festival is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America.
 
 
The legendary rhythm section led by Cook’s bass and Clifford’s drums helped produce classic hits including “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Travelin’ Band,” “Looking Out My Back Door,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” “Down on the Corner,” and “Up Around the Bend.”
 
Cook and Clifford didn’t intend for this happen, but their band not only took on a life of its own performing the hit songs of a generation, but it outlasted the group it originally paid tribute to, producing world tours and a platinum-selling album. 

During their short heyday from 1967-1972, Creedence Clearwater Revival cut a bunch of three-minute hit singles which have easily stood the test of time and become true classics. The group combined elements of rock-and-roll, rhythm and blues, blues, country, gospel, and various bayou styles – despite the fact that they hailed from the San Francisco Bay area and had never even seen the Mississippi bayou. The original lineup was Cook (bass), Clifford (drums), John Fogerty (vocals, guitar) and his brother Tom Fogerty (rhythm guitar).
 
Click HERE to listen to some of their music!
 
For two years, 1969 and 1970, Creedence was the most popular rock band in America. During that time the group released five of its seven albums and seven hit singles and performed at Woodstock.
 
In 1995 Clifford and Cook looked to once again perform live.
 
“In the beginning, Cosmo and I decided that if we could find the musicians that could capture the sound and re-create what the music was about, we’d do it,” said Cook. 

As fans around the world can attest, they did. Lead guitarist Kurt Griffey brings crowds to their feet and the front of the stage with his solos. The purity, power and range of lead vocal and rhythm guitarist Dan McGuinness hits right to the heart. Multi-instrumentalist Steve Gunner rounds out the group, providing live the sounds and overdubs that were on their early recordings. 

“Creedence was one of the greatest American rock-and-roll bands of all time,” said Festival Executive Producer Howard Freeman. “Their music is timeless. Whether you’re young or old, whether you listen to them on the radio or know their music from countless TV shows and movie soundtracks, you’ll love seeing Stu, Cosmo and Creedence Clearwater Revisited live.” 

Creedence Clearwater Revisited is continuing to wow audiences with their performances of fan favorites and original songs. Here is the setlist from their recent concert in Mexico City!
 
Setlist:
  • Born on the Bayou
  • Green River
  • Lodi
  • Commotion
  • Who'll Stop the Rain
  • Susie Q
  • Hey Tonight
  • Long as I Can See the Light
  • I Put a Spell on You
  • Down on the Corner
  • Lookin' Out My Back Door
  • I Heard It Through the Grapevine
  • Midnight Special
  • Bad Moon Rising
  • Proud Mary
  • Fortunate Son
Encore:
  • Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
  • Travelin' Band
  • Up Around the Bend

 


Concert seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Seats will be assigned to you when you place your order. Tickets will not be mailed until June or July. The last day to purchase tickets online and have them mailed to you is Friday, July 20th. Tickets purchased after July 20th will be held at the Will Call booth and will not include VIP Parking.

 

The festival is rain or shine. All sales are final. NO REFUNDS.

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