Vince Gill with Time Jumpers, 5th Dimension shows coming to Harrington

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The Time Jumpers, featuring Vince Gill, will perform at Harrington Raceway and Casino’s Exhibit Hall in April. (Submitted photo)

Two upcoming shows were announced Thursday as part of the On Stage – Harrington series lineup at Harrington Raceway and Casino.

The 5th Dimension featuring Florence LaRue will perform at Exhibit Hall on Saturday, Jan. 23 while The Time Jumpers featuring country legend Vince Gill, Kenny Sears and “Ranger Doug” Green are scheduled to perform there April 8.

With over 20 million records sold worldwide, 22 Top 40 Hits, five No. 1 hits and six Grammys, Florence LaRue and The 5th Dimension have a repertoire of classic songs, whichi include ”Up, Up, And Away,” “One Less Bell To Answer,” “Last Night I Didn’t get To Sleep At All,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” “Stoned Soul Picnic,” and the iconic “Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In.”

Formed in 1965 as a group called The Versatiles by original members Ms. LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis, Jr., LaMonte McLemore, and Ron Townson, it only took a year for the new group to decide they wanted a name change and The 5th Dimension was born.

The Time Jumpers were established in Nashville in 1998 by an assemblage of high-dollar studio musicians who wanted to spend some spare time drinking beer and jamming with their sonically gifted buddies. The notion of building a rabidly devoted following was the last thing on their minds. But that’s what happened. Learning that Monday evenings were the slowest in the week for the Station Inn bluegrass club in Nashville, the super pickers settled in that fabled venue at the start of each week and set up shop. Pretty soon Monday nights were sounding a lot like Saturday nights – drawing commensurately lively crowds.

As word spread along Nashville’s Music Row that something special was happening at the Station Inn, big stars began dropping by, some to sit in with the band, others just to enjoy the vast array of country, swing, jazz and pop standards The Time Jumpers rejoiced in playing. Among those drop-bys were Bonnie Raitt, Reba McEntire, Norah Jones, Robert Plant, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon, Jimmy Buffet and Kelly Clarkson.

Tickets for the 5th Dimension are $34 with The Time Jumpers’ show costing $49. Both shows are at 8 p.m. with tickets going on sale for both on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m.

Exhibit Hall will also see Gin Blossoms on Saturday night. Tickets for the 8 p.m. concert are $39.

All shows can be purchased online at www.harringtonraceway.com, by calling 888-887-5687,  Ext. 5246 or stopping by the Casino Gift Shop.

Reach features editor Craig Horleman at chorl@newszap.com

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