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Regional cover band to highlight Oregon Trail Days
April 13, 2011 Jerry Purvis    Courtsey Photo

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Nacho Men, a Denver-based band that covers musical genres from the 1950s through the 1980s, will appear at Five Rocks Amphitheater on July 16 as part of the Oregon Trail Days celebration.
The eight-member group covers a capella do-wop style music from the 1950s, disco, swing, and even does impressions of Michael Jackson and Sonny and Cher. The choreographed show full of costume changes and side-splitting humor will appeal to all age groups.
“We decided to go in a slightly different direction,” said event organizer Bill Peters. “We’re starting the concert early, so the band starts at 7 p.m. and we expect to be done by nine. That way, people can still hear the bands playing at the Oregon Trail Lounge and the Union Bar.”
Peters said they will also be, subject to necessary permits, serving beer and wine at the event. A number of food vendors will be in attendance.
“The economy is still rough, so we hope to reduce the overall expense to a more manageable level,” Peters said. “We’re putting on a quality show with good, fun music for people to enjoy. That’s the whole thrust of what we’re doing this year.”
Nacho Men opened for the Doobie Brothers at their concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater. They’ve also opened for acts like The Temptations, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and many others. In the process, they’ve played across America, Europe, even on luxury cruise lines. From swing to disco, from the ‘50s to the ‘80s, Nacho Men bring a distinct brand of music and humor to the stage.
Throughout their 30-year history, the Nacho Men bring a polished repertoire that will fit any occasion.
Over the years, the group has performed for Presidents George Bush and Gerald Ford. And they’ve recorded three CDs to raise thousands of dollars for charity and community organizations.
Tickets for the Nacho Men are $15 and will be available on the Oregon Trail Days website and at sponsor businesses at the end of April.

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