Atlanta Rhythm Section

 Thursday, July 26, 2018 
8:15pm-9:45pm  
Hoover Auditorium

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Formed from the best of Atlanta’s studio musicians, the Atlanta Rhythm Section (ARS) came together in 1970 after working on a Roy Orbison recording session.

For more than 30 years, the ARS has entertained audiences around the world. Their signature 'southern rock' sound has helped them attract generations of loyal fans.

Dean Daughtry (keyboards) and Robert Nix (drums) had been members of Orbison’s backing group, the Candymen; and Daughtry and J.R. Cobb (guitar) had been members of the Top 40 hit makers Classics IV. Rounding out the original ARS lineup were Rodney Justo (vocals), Barry Bailey (guitar) and Paul Goddard (bass).

ARS recorded two albums for Decca Records in 1972, neither of which made an impact, before signing to Polydor Records in 1974. Their first album with that company, Third Annual Pipe Dream, only reached No. 74 in the U.S.

Finally in 1977, “So into You” became the band’s breakthrough single, reaching the U.S. Top 10, and the album from which it came, A Rock and Roll Alternative, went gold. Some of their other hits include "Spooky" and "I'm Not Gonna Let it Bother Me Tonight."

Their platinum follow up album, Champagne Jam, broke into the Top 10 in 1978, together with the blockbuster single “Imaginary Lover.” During this same time, the ARS had the honor of performing at the White House for President Jimmy Carter.

After an extended break and some personnel changes, the band reunited in the mid-1990s and re-recorded some of their best and most well-known-songs. The live, in-studio sound of Atlanta Rhythm Section ’96 presents a different, less polished take on some classics and captures the sound of their live performances from that period. Around this same time, ARS was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

Despite some band members pursuing new opportunities, and the unfortunate passing of Goddard, the band is still touring with original members, showcasing their many classic hits and outstanding musical abilities.


Admission & Parking
Purchasing a Daily, Saturday or Season Chautauqua Pass includes admission to Lakeside Chautauqua and all shows in Hoover Auditorium, plus additional benefits. A separate ‘ticket’ is not necessary to attend a show or concert. As always, kids age 12 & under and guests over age 90 are always free. Parking is an additional fee. A Daily or Saturday Chautauqua Pass is valid from the time it is purchased until 7 p.m. the following day. Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased online at tickets.lakesideohio.com or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. Please allow two weeks for online processing.

The doors to Hoover Auditorium open a half-hour prior to the start of the show or concert. Seats are not reserved, but available on a first-come, first-served basis. Food and beverages are prohibited inside Hoover Auditorium. Please present your Chautauqua Pass upon entering and exiting Hoover Auditorium and the Lakeside Chautauqua gates.

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