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A Band Called Honalee to bring ‘60s folk rock music to Mitchell

The smooth sounds of folk rock will soon fill the Corn Palace. A Band Called Honalee will be making a pitstop by Mitchell at 2 p.m. Sunday for the third concert of the 2016-17 Mitchell Area Concert Association series. A Band Called Honalee is des...

A Band Called Honalee will be performing at 2 p.m. Sunday at the World's Only Corn Palace. A Band Called Honalee is the third concert of the 2016-17 Mitchell Area Concert Association series. (Submitted photo)
A Band Called Honalee will be performing at 2 p.m. Sunday at the World's Only Corn Palace. A Band Called Honalee is the third concert of the 2016-17 Mitchell Area Concert Association series. (Submitted photo)

The smooth sounds of folk rock will soon fill the Corn Palace.

A Band Called Honalee will be making a pitstop by Mitchell at 2 p.m. Sunday for the third concert of the 2016-17 Mitchell Area Concert Association series.

A Band Called Honalee is described as a modern-day folk trio inspired by the music and legacy of Peter, Paul and Mary. Some of their recordings have been featured on The Folk Connection radio and more recently, they participated in several educational outreach programs in the United States. While participating, the band worked with music students in songwriting and exploring cultural relevance in American music.

"They are '60s group and a lot of our patrons are from that era ... " said Marlys Sprang, the president of the Mitchell Area Concert Association. "They're just taking people back to that era of the folk songs that were sung at that time. And we figured people would enjoy listening to that."

The band has roster of eight vocalists, who are all members of the Honalee family. A band called Honalee all believe the messages of the 1960's folk and folk/rock era are just as relevant today.

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They will involve the audience with a sing-along with such familiar tunes as "Puff the Magic Dragon," "This Land is Your Land," "Blowin' In the Wind," "Turn, Turn, Turn" and a medley of Mamas and Papas tunes.

Following A Band Called Honalee, the rest of the 2016-17 season features the Kickin' Brass Band and Tribute to the King.

Each concert costs $25, and $10 for students. Anyone can purchase a season membership for $55. Family memberships with one adult are also $55. Family memberships with two adults costs $110.

"This group on their brochure say their mission is to share this uniquely American music with new audiences, so hopefully the younger group will get to know the music of Peter, Paul and Mary," Sprang said.

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