Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES—Cross Canadian Ragweed (CCR) will headline a concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, in Eastern New Mexico's Campus Union Ballroom in Portales. Helping CCR to make the Ballroom overflow with the sounds of country-rock-and-roll will be The Stoney LaRue Band, and Blackberry Smoke.
General admission tickets are available for $17.50 at the ENMU Bookstore, Joe's Boot Shop in Clovis, online at crosscanadianragweed.com or charge by phone at 800.462.7979. A limited number of discounted tickets will be available for $10 to ENMU students in the Campus Union Lobby from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Each student must have a current ENMU student ID, and will be able to purchase one ticket.
The Associated Student Activities Board (ASAB) is presenting the groups because of appeals from ENMU students. "Cross Canadian Ragweed is the top band requested from Eastern students to the ASAB," said interim director for Student Activities and Organizations Jeff Blake.
CCR has had an impressive career. Their last album, GARAGE, sold over 29,644 copies in the first week. The band has also had four #1 singles on the Texas Chart, spending a total of 19 weeks on top of the chart. Playing over 200 gigs a year, and having over 25,000 friends on MySpace, the group is in high demand, according to the ASAB.
Also playing at the concert will be the Stoney LaRue Band, a young and promising group of the country-rock genre. Their recently released album, "The Red Dirt Album," currently has the 6th ranked song, "One Chord Song," on the Texas Music Chart. Opening the concert will be Blackberry Smoke, a southern-rock band, with bluegrass influence.
For more information, check the ENMU website at www.enmu.edu or call 505.562.2631.