Legendary Foghat to Play Free Concert March 17 After 19th World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade® | Hot Springs National Park Arkansas

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Legendary Foghat to Play Free Concert March 17 After 19th World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade®

Published: 10/14/2021

(PHOTO CAPTION: Foghat.)

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — Foghat, the legendary rock band that created “Slow Ride” and other hits, will play a free public concert on March 17, 2022, immediately following the First Ever 19th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade® in downtown Hot Springs.

The concert will begin on the St. Patrick’s Day Stage at the intersection of World Famous Bridge Street, Broadway and Convention Boulevard as soon as the parade ends. It will be free and open to the public.

Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs and one of the founders of the world-famous 98-foot parade, said, “We are grateful that this legendary band, which we had scheduled to perform in our 2020 parade, has agreed to come to Hot Springs to help us celebrate the return of the full-fledged parade after two disruptions caused by COVID-19. They’ll provide a great conclusion to the 2022 celebration.”

Formed in 1971 when Lonesome Dave Peverett and drummer Roger Earl left the British blues-rock band, Savoy Brown, Foghat has earned eight gold records, one platinum record and one double-platinum record.

Their hits include “Slow Ride,” “I Just Want to Make Love to You,” “Fool for the City,” “Drivin’ Wheel” and others.

They continue to release new music every few years. They have never stopped touring and recording although there have been several ups and downs and changes over the years. They lost Lonesome Dave Peverett in 2000 and Rod Price in 2005, but Roger Earl kept banging and kicking to keep Foghat’s musical legacy going.

Present-day lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Charlie Huhn played with Ted Nugent, Gary Moore and Humble Pie, and lead/slide guitarist Bryan Bassett played with Wild Cherry and Molly Hatchet. Bass player Rodney O'Quinn came to Foghat via the Pat Travers band.

It was previously announced that Cheech Marin of the famed comedy duo Cheech and Chong would serve as 2022’s celebrity grand marshal and that “Machete” — actually actor Danny Trejo — will be the official starter for the parade.

The parade, which began in 2003, annually attracts upwards of 30,000 people to the city’s historic downtown district. The parade is immensely popular, with its insanely zany collection of marchers, strutters, dancers, waddlers and floats that cover the 98-foot length of Bridge Street in the heart of downtown Hot Springs.

For more information call Steve Arrison at 501-321-2027.

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