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Hendrix tribute will rock Hardtails

Hardtails Bar & Grill is launching its season of tribute shows - with some new highlights for hard-core rockers.

"We have a few of the 'favorites' returning, Petty Fever, Gold Dust, and In the Pink," said owner Steve Macey. "New band is Valhalla, (a) Led Zep tribute."

A special show set for July 29 is Jimi Hendrix Experience Tribute artist Randy Hansen.

For nearly three decades, the world-renowned guitarist has acquired a reputation as being one of the best Hendrix impersonators on the Third Stone from the Sun.

Releasing countless discs through the years featuring both stellar Hendrix jams and his own authentic Hendrix-inspired riffage, Hansen is a true guitar legend in every sense of the word.

Petty Fever has become an annual favorite, honoring the late, great Tom Petty, and Gold Dust is regarded as a top tribute band to Fleetwood Mac. Interest in Fleetwood Mac's music has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years, and Gold Dust captures the magic. In the Pink is an exceptional tribute to the music of Pink Floyd.

Tickets for the Hardtails summer series sell fast. They are available through Bend Ticket at

Macey noted that a series of free shows will also be mixed in through the summer.


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