Rick Derringer performs tomorrow at lodge


Rock and blues icon Rick Derringer will perform Saturday evening in the Holiday Bay Room at the lodge. Free Ride, Hang on Sloop and Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo are a few of Rick’s classic hits that he’ll be performing. Tickets are available at the POA office. If the show doesn’t sell out, tickets will be available for purchase at the door on Saturday evening. Photo provided by Doug Schultz

The final concert in the 2017 POA Concerts at the Lodge series will be tomorrow evening when rock and blues icon Rick Derringer takes the stage in the Holiday Bay Room. Concert-goers can look forward to an up-close performance and a Meet and Greet with the artist after the show.

Tickets for tomorrow evening’s concert are $30 for general admission; $55 for VIP tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the POA office. Tickets will be sold at the door if the show does not sell out.

Rick Derringer is a rock and blues Grammy award-winning producer and entertainer. He’s released 14 studio albums, three compilation albums and six live albums.

Rick was the lead guitarist and singer for The McCoys, who in 1965 recorded the smash hit “Hang On Sloopy.” In 1969, Rick joined Johnny and Edgar Winter and in 1971 was featured on three hit records. He was the guitar player and producer of the hit album “They only come out at night,” which featured the number one Grammy-nominated monster hits “Frankenstein” and “Free Ride.”

Throughout the 70s and 80s, Rick appeared on numerous albums and toured with Alice Cooper, Richie Havens, Todd Rundgren, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, Barbra Streisand and Kiss.

Rick has worked with “Weird Al” Yankovic, producing Al’s Grammy Award-winning songs “Eat It” and “Fat,” and with the World Wrestling Federation, penning entrance songs for Hulk Hogan and Demolition.

In 1970, Rick recorded “Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo,” which became a staple of 70s rock music compilations and classic rock radio.

Charlie Torres and Kenn Moutenot will be performing with Rick.

One Guy & A Chick, featuring Canyon Lake residents Aprile Deanne and Steve Adler, will open the show.

Aprile was the solo opening act for Berlin when they played at the lodge in June. She was so well received that Concert Producer Doug Schultz is bringing her back as her well-known duo One Guy & A Chick. Their song list for the upcoming concert will include an eclectic mix of recognizable hits.

“These are hits everyone will know,” said Aprile. “We hope the audience will sing along with us and have a great time.”

The Rick Derringer concert will be the eleventh concert in the series since it’s inception in 2015. Johnny Lee, David Cook, Hal Ketchum, Collin Raye, Suzy Bogguss, Darryl Worley, John Anderson, Berlin and Ty Herndon have all performed at the POA’s “Concerts at the Lodge.”

Doug Schultz, the producer of the POA’s concerts, said concert goers can look forward to the announcement of the 2018 POA Concerts at the Lodge line up.