Posted on March 29, 2022
LINE-UP FEATURES RETURNING FAVORITES AND NEW ADDITIONS: THE TURTLES, GARY PUCKETT & THE UNION GAP, THE ASSOCIATION, THE BUCKINGHAMS, THE VOGUES AND THE COWSILLS
March 29, 2022
HAMBURG, NEW YORK – An ensemble lineup of legendary pop music superstars from the 60s & 70s return to The Buffalo News Grandstand at the 2022 Erie County Fair. The Happy Together Tour will take to the stage on Tuesday, August 16th at 8:00pm.
2022 will mark the 13th year of the highly successful, hit-filled summer package, THE “HAPPY TOGETHER” TOUR. The touring sensation that has criss-crossed the nation delighting audiences for over a decade returns this summer with a show full of chart-topping hits from the ‘60s and ‘70s – an undeniable 61 Billboard Top 40 smashes. The Tour is once again joined by THE TURTLES, who also act as musical hosts for the evening. Along with THE TURTLES will be GARY PUCKETT & THE UNION GAP, THE ASSOCIATION, THE BUCKINGHAMS, THE VOGUES and THE COWSILLS.
THE TURTLES are best known for their harmony-heavy California pop sound. With such hits as “Elenore,” “She’d Rather Be With Me,” “It Ain’t Me Babe,” “You Showed Me” and the title of the tour, “Happy Together,” the band ruled the airwaves in the late ‘60s. Ron Dante joins the line-up to delight with his own mega-hits, “Sugar Sugar” and “Tracy.”
We are thrilled to have GARY PUCKETT & THE UNION GAP back on THE “HAPPY TOGETHER” TOUR. Gary’s trademark voice will be belting out his hits one more time. Fans will affectionately remember “Young Girl,” “Over You,” “Woman, Woman,” “This Girl Is A Woman Now,” “Lady Willpower,” “Don’t Give In To Him” and more.
Also returning to the tour for 2022, THE ASSOCIATION, who enjoyed massive radio success in the ‘60s with such #1 hits as “Cherish,” “Windy,” “Never My Love” and “Along Comes Mary”. This iconic vocal group was a staple on the radio airways in the 1960s.
THE BUCKINGHAMS were formed in 1966, and went on to become one of the top selling acts of late 1960’s, including their #1 hit “Kind of a Drag,” and other hits “Don’t You Care,” ”Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” and “Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song.” With 3 chart hits at one time on 2 labels in 1967, Billboard Magazine named them “The Most Listened to Band in America.”
THE VOGUES, are also known for their harmony-driven soaring pop sound. THE VOGUES had numerous Top 10 hits with singles such as “Five O’Clock World”, “You’re The One,” “My Special Angel” and “Turn Around Look At Me,” among others.
Rounding out the bill are THE COWSILLS, the harmonious family act (two brothers and a sister) that inspired the smash ‘60s hit television show, THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY. They are sure to delight with their best-known songs, “Hair,” “Indian Lake,” “The Rain The Park & Other Things (I Love The Flower Girl)” and more.
The tour has played more than 50 plus shows a year and 2022 will be no exception.
Tickets for the Happy Together Tour, will go on sale Friday, June 10th. Preferred track seats are $40, reserved track seats are $35 and general admission tickets are $30. Tickets may be purchased online via Tickets.com. Big WECK, Buffalo’s Oldies Station, proudly plays the chart topping hits from these bands.
• The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute – Wednesday, August 10th at 8:00pm. The show is FREE with gate admission to the Fair.
• Riley Green – Thursday, August 11th at 8:00pm
Tickets for all paid shows in The Buffalo News Grandstand will go on sale June 10th at 9:00am available only at Tickets.com. Tickets purchased prior to the day of the show will include admission to the Fair on the day of the performance. For members of the Erie County Agricultural Society, tickets will go on sale one day early June 9th. To become a member, visit https://www.ecfair.org/ecasmembership before May 31, 2022.
Stay tuned for more show announcements coming in the next few weeks.
About the Erie County Fair
The Erie County Agricultural Society is a private not-for-profit membership organization. Established in 1819, the Society is the oldest civic organization in Western New York. The mission of the Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS), sponsors of the Erie County Fair, is to preserve and enhance, by educational endeavors, the agricultural and historical legacy of New York State. The Fair strives to fulfill appropriate aspects of the agricultural, educational, entertainment and recreational needs of Western New York. The Erie County Fair will be held August 10th-21st, 2022. (www.ECFair.org)