With its string of gold and platinum records and hit singles, REO Speedwagon forged the path for such rock groups as Styx, Kansas, Cheap Trick and others. REO performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 First St., Jacksonville.
The band continues to record albums and tour. Singer, songwriter and former Supertramp member Carl Verheyen and his band will open the show, and local musicians Rob Tyre and Teri Cote will perform at 6 p.m. on the Table Rock City Stage.
Tickets cost $276 for premium blanket seating for four; $39 for lawn seating; and $29 for ages 12 and younger. Call 541-773-6077 or see www.brittfest.org.