a full opening day of flying on Monday, July 27, at EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh 2009, AeroShell Square will feel the power of more than
aircraft, as the legendary Doobie Brothers take the stage that evening,
compliments of the Ford Motor Company.
The performance, free of charge to all
AirVenture guests that day, will be held adjacent to the Ford Motor
Company Hangar on AeroShell Square, immediately following the afternoon
“Over the last couple of years, a
question that I regularly receive from EAA members and AirVenture
attendees is ‘Who will be the opening-day concert at Oshkosh?’”
said Tom Poberezny, EAA president and AirVenture chairman. “Ford has
again made it possible for this popular tradition to continue by
supporting the appearance of the Doobie Brothers at AirVenture 2009.”
Like EAA AirVenture, the Doobie Brothers
are known the world over and have attracted multiple generations of
fans. Led by co-founding members Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons, the
Doobies have accumulated Grammy awards, gold and platinum records. They
are currently working on a new album of original material scheduled for
release this year.
“Over the past decade, Ford has been
proud to be a part EAA AirVenture, The World’s Greatest Aviation
Celebration,” said Kevin Keling, Ford Corporate Events Manager. “We’re
very happy to help support EAA, all EAA members and this great event in
a variety of ways, including bringing top entertainment such as the
Doobie Brothers to aviation’s annual family reunion.”
The Doobie Brothers’ unique style
defies a single definition, but has left its unquestioned mark on music
history. From their first top 40 hit in 1972, “Listen To The Music,”
through No. 1 hits such as “Black Water” and “What A Fool Believes”,
and classic songs such as “China Grove” and “Minute By Minute,”
the Doobie Brothers have created an instantly identifiable American
sound that continues to thrill longtime fans and welcome a new
generation to their music.
More information is available at the band’s
website at www.doobiebros.com.
The opening-day concert at EAA
AirVenture, along with Ford Motor Company’s support of the Fly-In
Theater and the vehicles used during the event, its notable consumer
presence at the fly-in and discounts on Ford Motor Company vehicles for
EAA members, continues to highlight Ford’s support for EAA members.
Ford will also offer additional highlights and benefits for EAA members
and AirVenture attendees during this year’s fly-in.