Classic rock in Lincoln City

Grand Funk Railroad will be performing at Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City at 8 p.m. on both Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30. (Courtesy photo)

Grand Funk Railroad coming to Chinook Winds

Grand Funk Railroad will be performing at Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City at 8 p.m. on both Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30.

Formed in 1969, Grand Funk was born out of the ashes of Terry Knight & The Pack, another band from Flint, Mich. This year, the group is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the lineup that includes original founding members Don Brewer (vocals and drums, writer and singer of the hit, "We're An American Band") and bassist Mel Schacher.

Joining Brewer and Schacher are Max Carl (38 Special, Jack Mack and the Heart Attack, Max Carl and Big Dance), lead guitarist Bruce Kulick (12 years with KISS and credits with Michael Bolton, Meatloaf and Billy Squier), and keyboardist Tim Cashion (Bob Seger and Robert Palmer).

Together, Brewer and Schacher have created a dynamic and multi-talented five-piece band that will not only carry on the tradition of Grand Funk hits, but also has the potential to create a new chapter in the legacy of Grand Funk Railroad. 

With Grand Funk reforming in 2000, this new chapter in the band's biography is being written daily. Both seasoned Grand Funk lovers and contemporary rock fans discovering the group for the first time will be able to see and hear firsthand that Grand Funk Railroad's train is back on track.

Tickets range from $40 to $55 (must be 16 or older to attend). Tickets can be purchased by phone at 1-888-MAIN ACT (1-888-624-6228), in person at the Chinook Winds Box Office, or online at chinookwindscasino.com (click on “Entertainment,” then “Top Notch Entertainment Headliners”).

Chinook Winds is located on the north end of Lincoln City at 1501 NW 40th Place.

Grand Funk Railroad will be performing at Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City at 8 p.m. on both Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30. (Courtesy photo)