Indian Ranch adds country & classic rock favorites

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The summer concert series at Indian Ranch continues to take shape as organizers reveal more performers scheduled to perform at the intimate venue in Webster. Celebrating its 67th season, the intimate amphitheater nestled between pine trees along scenic Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg will once again host a range afternoon performances from country veterans including Jamey Johnson and Jo Dee Messina, and classic rock favorites like Peter Frampton, 38 Special, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo.

Jamey Johnson will hit Webster for a performance at Indian Ranch on Sunday, July 21. The veteran country star continues to tour in support of 2012’s Living For a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran. Produced by Buddy Cannon, he is joined by an array of special guests including Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Vince Gill, Ray Price, Merle Haggard, Leon Russell, Ronnie Dunn and more in this tribute to one of the most acclaimed songwriters in the history of country music. Johnson’s last offering of original material was 2010’s double album, The Guitar Song. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $32 and $39.50, will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

Jo Dee Messina will return home to Massachusetts for a performance at Indian Ranch on Saturday, June 29. The veteran country star is reportedly recording a new album with plans for a release this fall. Fans can get a taste of the new material with “Unbreakable”, a song she recorded with songwriter Alyssa Bonagura and is streaming here. It will mark Messina’s first full-length release since 2005’s Delicious Surprise. In 2010, she released a trio of EPs: Unmistakable: Love, Unmistakable: Drive and Unmistakable: Inspiration. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $35 to $47.50, are now on sale through Ticketmaster.

Peter Frampton’s summer outing will stop in Webster for an afternoon at Indian Ranch on Sunday, June 30. As part of his “Guitar Circus” tour, he’ll be joined by special guests Sonny Landreth. Frampton spent much of the past two years celebrating the 35th anniversary of his iconic live album, Frampton Comes Alive!. His last offering of all new material was 2010’s Thank You Mr. Churchill. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $47 to $59.50, are now on sale through Ticketmaster.

Other shows for classic rock fans include Three Dog Night on Saturday, July 27 (on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. for $32 to $42.50), The Marshall Tucker Band on Sunday, August 11 (on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. for $25 to $37.50), Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on Saturday, August 24 (on sale now for $37.50 to $55), and 38 Special on Sunday September 1 (on sale now for $32.50 to $45).

Indian Ranch will also host a reunion performance from Worcester-bred 70’s rock favorites Zonkaraz on Saturday, June 22. Tickets for the show are now on sale through Ticketmaster for $25 to $30.

Previously announced Indian Ranch concerts include Dwight Yoakam (Sunday, June 23), Montgomery Gentry (Sunday, July 7), Phil Vassar (Sunday, July 28), Scotty McCreery (Saturday, August 10) and The Charlie Daniels Band (Sunday, September 8).

Each of the concerts will begin at 2 p.m. More shows will be added to the Indian Ranch summer concert lineup over the next few months.

New to the Indian Ranch concert series this year will be a VIP Parking option allowing individuals to arrive when they want without worrying about where to park. VIP Parking will be available on a per show basis and can be purchased through Ticketmaster for $20.

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