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    Styx coming to Ames for RAGBRAI

    Mid-Iowa Newspapers - RAGBRAI concert, featuring Styx and The Nadas, to benefit flood victims


    RAGBRAI concert, featuring Styx and The Nadas, to benefit flood victims


    The rock band Styx will perform at Ames RAGBRAI CYcling Country entertainment festival on Tuesday, July 22.
    The rock band Styx will headline the Ames RAGBRAI CYcling Country entertainment festival, which will benefit victims of the recent floods in Iowa.

    The concert will also include an appearance by the popular Iowa band The Nadas, who came together as Iowa State University students.

    The event will be from 5 p.m. to midnight Tuesday, July 22, in the Iowa State Center parking lots.

    T-shirt and autograph sales will benefit the Embrace Iowa: 2008 Disaster Fund. Donations will be accepted all day long at RAGBRAI information centers throughout Ames and at the evening festival. One hundred percent of donations will go to the relief fund.

    Karin Sevde, co-chair of the Ames RAGBRAI committee, said in a press release that the idea for a benefit concert came from the riders themselves.

    "The decision to work with RAGBRAI to create a fundraising event was driven by the many riders from the past that have been in touch with RAGBRAI on how they love Iowa and, when they heard about the flooding, wanted to help," she said.

    Ames Mayor Ann Campbell said that the floods of 2008 brought back memories of the flooding in 1993.

    "Now we have the tremendous opportunity to invite our RAGBRAI guests to join us in helping Iowans struggle to recover," she said.

    ISU President Greg Geoffroy said the benefit concert will be a great way for the university and Ames to show their support for those who were victims of the flooding.

    "I'm encouraging everyone to join us at the CYcling Country Festival and demonstrate our commitment to help those in great need," he said.

    Admission to the CYcling Country Festival will be $5 for registered RAGBRAI participants and $10 for the general public. Tickets will go on sale July 10. Admission will be free to those who wear their official tie-dye CYcling Country T-shirts, including sponsors and volunteers, as well as individuals who wear the CYcling Country event T-shirts with Cy on the front. Event T-shirts are $20 and also provide free transportation around Ames. Shirts are on sale at the University Book Store, Dogtown University and online at www.amesragbrai.com.

    The Embrace Iowa: 2008 Disaster Fund was established by Gov. Chet Culver and key Iowa business leaders, along with The Des Moines Register. Donations collected through the fund will go to Iowans who have experienced hardships during the floods of 2008.

    For more information about the Embrace Iowa: 2008 Disaster Fund, go to www.embraceiowa.org. To learn more about RAGBRAI's visit to Ames, go to www.amesragbrai.com.



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    Re: Styx coming to Ames for RAGBRAI

    Welcome to the Grand Illusion...



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    "The Greatest American Rock Band"


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    Is this sponsored by AARP or Cialis?

    In all seriousness though, this is a great way to raise money for the flood victims. I'm glad to see more celebrities getting involved.


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    Re: Styx coming to Ames for RAGBRAI

    Brutal.



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    Re: Styx coming to Ames for RAGBRAI

    Now there's a band from my era. Equinox is a fantastic album - Light Up, Lorelie, and Suite Madame Blue... Even the album cover with the ice cube on fire is a classic.


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    "And what did Sonny teach you?"

    "He taught me that Styx is the Greatest American Rock Band, and they only caught a bad rap 'cause all critics are cynical a--holes."



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    Re: Styx coming to Ames for RAGBRAI

    Will the crowd be asked to turn down their hearing-aids before the concert starts?



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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    Will the crowd be asked to turn down their hearing-aids before the concert starts?
    Possibly. They certainly have to make sure that it gets over by 1 or 2 in the afternoon for naptime.


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    Re: Styx coming to Ames for RAGBRAI

    If you miss them you can catch them again at Clear Lake on Aug 29th, and Waterloo on the 30th...



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    Re: Styx coming to Ames for RAGBRAI

    They don't even have Dennis DeYoung anymore....



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    Re: Styx coming to Ames for RAGBRAI

    Hey guys - we earned our hearing aids by listening to Styx in the first place.

    Styx is from the era when music was judged by the music, not the videos.

    Now, if you'll excuse me, it's time for my power nap.


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    Re: Styx coming to Ames for RAGBRAI

    Looking at styxworld.com, they are currently touring with Boston.... didn't their lead singer die a couple of years ago..



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    Re: Styx coming to Ames for RAGBRAI

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    They don't even have Dennis DeYoung anymore....

    That's like Faux Skid Row with the non-Sebastian Bach singer.

    Not nearly the same thing as the original. Styx-lite?


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    Quote Originally Posted by pulse View Post
    Looking at styxworld.com, they are currently touring with Boston.... didn't their lead singer die a couple of years ago..
    He merely went to the 3rd Stage.


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