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38 Special Takes the Funfest Amphitheater

Andy Bolig - July 25, 2014 10:34 AM


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I know 38 Special is going to deliver one amazing show

Legendary band brings their signature blast of Southern Rock to Effingham, Ill.

Mid America Motorworks is thrilled to announce that American rockers 38 Special are taking the stage at Corvette Funfest Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at the World’s Largest Corvette Party in Effingham, Ill. The band will perform a night of chart-topping classic rock hits including “Hold on Loosely,” “Caught Up In You” “Back Where You Belong” and “Rockin Into The Night,” sure to please all generations of classic rock lovers and Corvette enthusiasts. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20th at the 14,000-seat Funfest Amphitheater. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and prepare to rock out!

“We can’t wait to welcome 38 Special to Corvette Funfest and Mid America Motorworks,” said Mike Yager, the company’s Founder and Chief Cheerleader. “Every year we try to top the year before, and I know 38 Special is going to deliver one amazing show!”

38 Special got their start in Jacksonville, Fla. in 1974, when buddies Don Barnes and Donnie Van Zant decided to form a band. They have put out 15 albums in their 40-year career and have toured relentlessly since the ‘70s, sharing their blend of Southern Blues Rock with fans around the world.

“It's an emotional high for us to keep 'bringing it' after all these years,” Barnes said. “When those lights go down and we all walk up those steps to the stage and hear that crowd roar, it’s a real rush to the head. It feels like we're getting ready to strap ourselves in and it just takes off from there.”

The 21st Annual Corvette Funfest is scheduled for September 18-21, 2014 at Mid America Motorworks’ corporate campus in Effingham, Ill. The headlining Saturday evening concert is a highlight of the four-day event, honoring America’s Armed Forces with a “Vets with Vettes” theme. Past Funfest performers include Bachman & Turner, World Classic Rockers, Don Felder from the Eagles, REO Speedwagon, The Beach Boys and The Guess Who. Enthusiasts from all over the world attend Corvette Funfest to celebrate all aspects of America’s Sports Car, from seminars and displays, to outstanding entertainment.

Register today for Corvette Funfest 2014. The celebration is packed full of activities, including expert technical seminars, Veteran displays and tributes, celebrity guests, a Fun Run Road Tour, Annual Charity Event, Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall®, Celebrity Choice Awards, on-site installations and much more.