Starship to Headline Downtown Jonesboro Music Festival Next Month

SEPTEMBER 25, 2006 - Posted at 4:24 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO, AR - The band know for 1980s rock radio hits 'Sara', 'We Built This City' and others will headline next month's Rockin' On The Ridge music festival in downtown Jonesboro.

The band, featuring lead vocalist Mickey Thomas, also scored and 80s hit with 'Nothing's Gonna' Stop Us Now' and 'Jane' in 1979.  The event is set for October 28 from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Starship will take the stage at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Other acts for this year's event include "Bowlegged Rooster" featuring Tony Spinner, Further Down, Jimbo Mathus' Knockdown South!, and Duwayne Burnside & The Mississippi Mafia.  Several other acts are also scheduled.

Advance tickets are $7 and available at GuitDown Music on Main Street, or the Triple FM Studios at 314 Union Avenue.  Gate admission is $10.