Big News: Little River Band to perform in Punxsy on Groundhog Day

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, the Australian group "Little River Band" will be performing on the stage of the Punxsutawney Area Community Center, located at 220 North Jefferson St.

This concert is part of the band's scheduled 2012 tour and will include several of its most popular recordings, including "It's a Long Way There," "Help Is on the Way," "Happy Anniversary," Reminiscing," "Lady," "Lonesome Loser," "Cool Change," "The Night Owls" and "Take It Easy on Me."

During its career, the band has sold more than 25 million records and has scored 13 American Top 40 hits.

The evening will begin with special guest Fran Cosmo, the former lead vocalist with the multi-platinum group "Boston.”

Cosmo is one of the main voices behind Boston's last couple of studio albums and was the frontman for Orion The Hunter (which was formed with Boston's Barry Goudreau).

On the last studio album "Corporate America," Cosmo was joined by his son Anton, a partnership they have continued on in their own band.

The band will be singing songs from their last album, along with favorite Boston harmonies.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Parking at the community center is designated for handicap, buses and support vehicles only.

Parking is available in the downtown area, including the Groundhog Plaza. Parking is also available at Walmart and the Punxy Plaza, with shuttle buses available to transport ticket holders to and from the concert.

The cost of the shuttle is $3 (round trip), and may be paid when purchasing tickets.

Tickets will go on sale beginning Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the community center.

Commencing Monday, Nov. 26, tickets will be available for purchase at 1325 Scotland Ave. (across from the school buses) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday.

Tickets can also be reserved by calling 814-938-9632.

A $3 per ticket processing fee will be applied if paying by credit card (Visa, Master Card or Discover).

If paying by check, a total processing fee of only $3 will be charged.

Tickets will be mailed within 10 business days from the date of purchase.

Tickets paid for in cash may be picked up at the time of purchase.

All tickets are non-refundable, unless the event is cancelled with no rescheduled date. If the event is rescheduled, all tickets will be honored.

All seats are reserved. Ticket prices are $60 and $50.

The community center will be selling refreshments. Ushers will be available to escort patrons to their seats.