The Long Run makes the long trip back home
An Eagles tribute band will find themselves back in Missouri this fall.
Capital Region MU Health Care Amphitheater will be featuring The Long Run, an Eagles tribute band, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2.
The band, which calls themselves “Colorado’s Tribute to the Eagles,” has been entertaining for 12 years. It consists of locals from the Rockies, including past members of Colorado-based ‘70’s band, Firefall. The family of The Long Run’s founding member, Mark Trippensee, grew up visiting his family in Jefferson City, so this will also be a homecoming for him.
Trippensee’s parents attended Jefferson City High School, and he remembers visiting the city every summer, even walking in the ‘70s to Ellis-Porter Riverside Park from his grandma’s house.
“It’s all coming full circle to come back to my parent’s hometown to do the show,” he said, adding his family is coming to the show. “It’ll be really nice to get back — and take my guys on the prison tour.”
The band will be singing the National Anthem at the St. Louis Cardinals game the same week. Trippensee said these big opportunities are in part thanks to their material: covers of a classic rock band.
“I think what helps is we represent America’s best selling rock band in history,” he said. “That doesn’t hurt.”
Other upcoming amphitheater shows include “Darci Lynne: My Lips Are Sealed (Except When They’re Not)” featuring young ventriloquist Darci Lynne at 7 p.m. Friday and Phil Vassar at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22. All events will take place rain or shine, according to a news release.
Tickets are currently on sale and can be found on ticketmaster.com. Prices range from $25-$39 depending on seating.
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